Book Details

Fiction
Anne and Charles

It's 1488, and eleven-year-old Anne of Brittany is thrust into a desperate situation when she becomes ruler of her duchy. Besieged on all sides, she eventually agrees to marry Charles VIII, King of France, to save Brittany from plunder.


A fiery relationship as they unexpectedly fall in love. Yet Charles cannot shake the bad habits he brings to their marriage, and Anne cannot pull him out of his darkest depths of struggle.

Together, they usher the Italian Renaissance into France, building a glorious court at their royal residence in Amboise. But year after year, they fail to accomplish their most important  aim: to secure the future of their kingdom.


As they pursue their shared dream, will an unexpected twist of fate change the fortunes of Anne and Charles, two of fifteenth-century Europe's most star-crossed rulers?


Anne & Charles is Book One of the Anne of Brittany Series, the gripping tale of a larger than life queen. Next in the series is Anne and Louis, general fiction winner of the Publishers Weekly 2018 BookLife Prize.

Author Details

Rozsa Gaston
ROZSA GASTON writes historical fiction. She studied European history at Yale, and received her Master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University. She worked at Institutional Investor, then as a hedge funds marketer. Gaston lives in Bronxville, NY with her family and is currently working on Anne and Louis: Final Years, Book Four of the Anne of Brittany Series. Other books include Sense of Touch (Prequel to the Anne of Brittany Series), Anne and Louis (Book Two), Anne and Louis: Rulers and Lovers (Book Three), Budapest Romance, Dog Sitters, Paris Adieu and Black is Not a Color.