[AZW] ✓ The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court | BY ↠ Michelle Moran #2020
The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court By Michelle Moran National bestselling author Michelle Moran returns to Paris, this time under the rule of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte as he casts aside his beautiful wife to marry a Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear him a royal heirAfter the bloody French Revolution, Emperor Napoleon s power is absolute When Marie Louise, the eighteen year old daughter of the King of Austria, is told thNational bestselling author Michelle Moran returns to Paris, this time under the rule of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte as he casts aside his beautiful wife to marry a Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear him a royal heirAfter the bloody French Revolution, Emperor Napoleon s power is absolute When Marie Louise, the eighteen year old daughter of the King of Austria, is told that the Emperor has demanded her hand in marriage, her father presents her with a terrible choice marry the cruel, capricious Napoleon, leaving the man she loves and her home forever, or say no, and plunge her country into war.Marie Louise knows what she must do, and she travels to France, determined to be a good wife despite Napoleon s reputation But lavish parties greet her in Paris, and at the extravagant French court, she finds many rivals for her husband s affection, including Napoleon s first wife, Jos phine, and his sister Pauline, the only woman as ambitious as the emperor himself Beloved by some and infamous to many, Pauline is fiercely loyal to her brother She is also convinced that Napoleon is destined to become the modern Pharaoh of Egypt Indeed, her greatest hope is to rule alongside him as his queen a brother sister marriage just as the ancient Egyptian royals practiced Determined to see this dream come to pass, Pauline embarks on a campaign to undermine the new empress and convince Napoleon to divorce Marie Louise.As Pauline s insightful Haitian servant, Paul, watches these two women clash, he is torn between his love for Pauline and his sympathy for Marie Louise But there are greater concerns than Pauline s jealousy plaguing the court of France While Napoleon becomes increasingly desperate for an heir, the empire s peace looks increasingly unstable When war once again sweeps the continent and bloodshed threatens Marie Louise s family in Austria, the second Empress is forced to make choices that will determine her place in history and change the course of her life.Based on primary resources from the time, The Second Empress takes readers back to Napoleon s empire, where royals and servants alike live at the whim of one man, and two women vie to change their destinies.
Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information Michelle Moran is the international bestselling author of six historical novels, including Madame Tussaud, which was optioned for a mini series in 2011 Her books have been translated into than twenty languages.A native of southern California, Michelle attended Pomona College, then earned a Masters Degree from the Claremont Graduate University During her six years as a public high school teacher, she used her summers to travel around the world, and it was her experiences as a volunteer on archaeological digs that inspired her to write historical fiction In 2012 Michelle was married in India, inspiring her seventh book, Rebel Queen, which is set in the East Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, and archaeology She is also fascinated by archaeogenetics, particularly since her children s heritages are so mixed But above all these things, Michelle is passionate about reading, and can often be found with her nose in a good book A frequent traveler, she currently resides with her husband, son, and daughter in the US.
The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court By Michelle Moran
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