Becoming Josephine: A Novel by Heather Webb PDF

By Heather Webb

ISBN-10: 0142180653

ISBN-13: 9780142180655

A sweeping old debut concerning the Creole socialite who reworked herself into an empress

Readers are desirous about the other halves of well-known males. In Becoming Josephine, debut novelist Heather Webb follows Rose Tascher as she sails from her Martinique plantation to Paris, wanting to take pleasure in a chic lifestyles on the royal courtroom. as soon as there, even though, Rose's aristocratic soldier-husband dashes her goals through forsaking her amid the tumult of the French Revolution. After narrowly escaping dying, Rose reinvents herself as Josephine, a stunning socialite wooed by means of an ungainly suitor--Napoleon Bonaparte.

"Webb's portrayal of the variety of Josephine's experience--narrow escapes from bloodshed and sickness, dinner-table international relations, and her helpless love for Napoleon, her kids and a small dog--is quite concise and colourful. A important fictional primer on Empress Josephine."--Kirkus Reviews

"Webb holds up a gentle into the interior recesses of a desirable and contradictory girl . . . turning into Josephine is an comprehensive debut."--New York magazine of Books

"Heather Webb's deft
storytelling sweeps the reader into the area of Rose Tascher, the Creole girl
who could turn into the Empress Josephine Bonaparte. Rose leaps to
life from the 1st web page, a cute, plausible personality who needs to search her own
place in a tumultuous, nearly incredible period in France. Her compelling
tale, enriched with luxurious aspect, dazzles. do not pass over it!" 
--Lynn Cullen, bestselling writer of Mrs. Poe


"A debut as bewitching as its protagonist." --Erika Robuck, writer of Hemingway's lady and Call Me Zelda

"Vivid and passionate." --Susan Spann, writer of The Shinobi Mysteries

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