Please join author Juliet Grey as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for the second book in her Marie Antoinette trilogy, Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow from October 1st – November 2nd!

Publication Date:  May 15, 2012
Ballantine Books


A captivating novel of rich spectacle and royal scandal, Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow spans fifteen years in the fateful reign of Marie Antoinette, France’s most legendary and notorious queen.

Paris, 1774. At the tender age of eighteen, Marie Antoinette ascends to the French throne alongside her husband, Louis XVI. But behind the extravagance of the young queen’s elaborate silk gowns and dizzyingly high coiffures, she harbors deeper fears for her future and that of the Bourbon dynasty.

From the early growing pains of marriage to the joy of conceiving a child, from her passion for Swedish military attaché Axel von Fersen to the devastating Affair of the Diamond Necklace, Marie Antoinette tries to rise above the gossip and rivalries that encircle her. But as revolution blossoms in America, a much larger threat looms beyond the gilded gates of Versailles—one that could sweep away the French monarchy forever.

Praise for Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow

“Charming….Juliet Grey creates an unforgettable tapestry of court intrigue, royal scandals, and dangerous romances all set against the spectacular background of Versailles.  Grey spoils her readers with her deliciously descriptive details of eighteenth-century fashion.”  —

“It’s a mixture of sober historical fiction and fluff that will appeal to many readers.”  —Seven Days

“This engaging voice, coupled with vibrant descriptions of clothing, palaces, masques, and dinners, really thrusts the reader into the story…Exceptionally well done!”  —Historical Novel Review

“Grey has the gift of truly bringing Marie Antoinette to life.  Many authors have written about the Queen of France, but no one has managed to give her such a voice as Grey.  —

“This is a full and rich look at Marie Antoinette’s life as queen….Grey really does offer the best portrayal of Marie Antoinette in historical fiction.”  —Pittsburgh Historical Fiction Examiner


Juliet Grey is the author of Becoming Marie Antoinette. She has extensively researched European royalty and is a particular devotee of Marie Antoinette, as well as a classically trained professional actress with numerous portrayals of virgins, vixens, and villainesses to her credit. She and her husband divide their time between New York City and southern Vermont.  


Monday, October 1
Feature & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, October 2
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, October 3
Review at The Musings of a Book Junkie

Monday, October 8
Review at A Writer’s Life: Working With the Muse
Review & Giveaway at Devourer of Books

Tuesday, October 9
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection

Wednesday, October 10
Review at The Broke and The Bookish

Thursday, October 11
Author Interview at A Writer’s Life: Working With the Muse

Friday, October 12
Review at A Bookish Libraria

Monday, October 15
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews

Tuesday, October 16
Author Guest Post at The Musings of a Book Junkie

Wednesday, October 17
Author Interview & Giveaway at Ageless Pages Reviews

Thursday, October 18
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Friday, October 19
Review at Medieval Bookworm

Monday, October 22
Review at A Library of My Own

Tuesday, October 23
Review at A Bookish Affair

Wednesday, October 24
Review at Confessions of an Avid Reader

Friday, October 26 
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

Monday, October 29
Review & Giveaway at The Maiden’s Court

Tuesday, October 30
Author Guest Post at Historical Boys

Wednesday, October 31
Review at Tiny Library

Thursday, November 1
Review & Giveaway at Luxury Reading

Friday, November 2
Review at The Lady Gwyn’s Kingdom
Review & Giveaway at The True Book Addict

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One response to “Juliet Grey on tour for Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow,
October 1 – November 2”

  1. How exciting. I ADORED the first book

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