By Heather Webb
Readers are fascinated by the other halves of recognized males. In Becoming Josephine, debut novelist Heather Webb follows Rose Tascher as she sails from her Martinique plantation to Paris, wanting to get pleasure from a chic lifestyles on the royal court docket. as soon as there, even if, Rose's aristocratic soldier-husband dashes her desires by way of forsaking her amid the tumult of the French Revolution. After narrowly escaping loss of life, Rose reinvents herself as Josephine, a gorgeous socialite wooed by means of a clumsy suitor--Napoleon Bonaparte.
"Webb's portrayal of the variety of Josephine's experience--narrow escapes from bloodshed and ailment, dinner-table international relations, and her helpless love for Napoleon, her teenagers and a small dog--is enormously concise and colourful. A valuable fictional primer on Empress Josephine."--Kirkus Reviews
"Webb holds up a gentle into the internal recesses of a desirable and contradictory lady . . . changing into Josephine is an comprehensive debut."--New York magazine of Books
"Heather Webb's deft
storytelling sweeps the reader into the realm of Rose Tascher, the Creole girl
who may develop 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, virtually 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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