A New York instances
bestseller, The unintended Empress
is the “captivating, soaking up, and wonderfully informed” (Kathleen Grissom) love tale of “Sisi” the Austro-Hungarian empress and spouse of Emperor Franz Joseph.
The yr is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s strongest ruling relatives. together with his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is younger, wealthy, and able to marry.
Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, “Sisi,” Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg court docket along with her older sister, who's betrothed to the younger emperor. yet almost immediately after her arrival at court docket, Sisi reveals herself in an unforeseen challenge: she has inadvertently fallen for and gained the center of her sister’s groom. Franz Joseph reneges on his past inspiration and broadcasts his purpose to marry Sisi instead.
Thrust onto the throne of Europe’s such a lot treacherous imperial courtroom, Sisi upsets political and familial loyalties in her quest to win, and hold, the affection of her emperor, her humans, and of the world.
With Pataki’s wealthy interval aspect and forged of advanced, bewitching characters, The unintended Empress deals “another totally compelling tale” (Mary Higgins Clark) with this glimpse into one in every of history’s so much exciting royal households, laying off new gentle at the glittering Hapsburg Empire and its such a lot enchanting, such a lot liked “Fairy Queen.”