Monday, 19 December 2011

'The Second Empress' by Michelle Moran


Release date: 5th July 2012
Published by: Quercus Books
ISBN No: 9780857388605

Empress Josephine's family has been called to Napoleon's court for the terrible news that he intends to divorce his barren wife of thirteen years and take a younger bride, the Austrian Princess Marie-Louise. 

For Josephine's daughter, Hortense, this means she is free to leave her husband, Napoleon's brother, having given the Bonapartes three heirs. As she looks for love, she must support her mother through the terrible grief of Napoleon's betrayal. 

For his new wife, it is a terrible duty she must take on in her father's name. She has nothing in common with the strange, older man she has married and can find little in her life to enjoy. But an unlikely friendship with Hortense will bring her much comfort, especially as she must fight for her own happiness. 

For Napoleon's sister, Pauline Bonaparte, it is yet another woman stealing her brother's attention and affection. Having spent years attempting to control his power and his influence, she must fight harder and dirtier if she is to win... 

Copyright: Quercus Books

1 comment:

  1. this is a gorgeous cover.

    stop by my latest post?! It needs some comment love.

    http://www.lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/writing-inspiration-quotes-from-some-of.html

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