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The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine (Paperback) by Sandra Gulland

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In the first volume of a new trilogy that combines meticulously researched history and superb storytelling, Gulland recounts the story of a young Josephine Bonaparte, who is destined to become one of the most sophisticated and powerful women in history.



Book Synopsis



Passion intertwines with fate in this riveting and historically rich novel about the journey of a woman from poverty to ultimate power in Revolution-era France.

In this first of three books inspired by the life of Josephine Bonaparte, Sandra Gulland has created a novel of immense and magical proportions. We meet Josephine in the exotic and lush Martinico, where an old island woman predicts that one day she will be queen. The journey from the remote village of her birth to the height of European elegance is long, but Josephine's fortune proves to be true. By way of fictionalized diary entries, we traverse her early years as she marries her one true love, bears his children, and is left betrayed, widowed, and penniless. It is Josephine's extraordinary charm, cunning, and will to survive that catapults her to the heart of society, where she meets Napoleon, whose destiny will prove to be irrevocably intertwined with hers.



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In this first of three books inspired by the life of Josephine Bonaparte, Sandra Gulland has created a novel of immense and magical proportions. We meet Josephine in the exotic and lush Martinico, where an old island woman predicts that one day she will be queen. The journey from the remote village of her birth to the height of European elegance is long, but Josephine's fortune proves to be true. By way of fictionalized diary entries, we traverse her early years as she marries her one true love, bears his children, and is left betrayed, widowed, and penniless. It is Josephine's extraordinary charm, cunning, and will to survive that catapults her to the heart of society, where she meets Napoleon, whose destiny will prove to be irrevocably intertwined with hers.



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Judith Merkle Riley author of The Oracle Glass I was immediately captivated. Here is a novel beautifully visualized, which takes the reader from the world of the Voodoo queens of the Caribbean to the prisons of the French terror, following the determined rise of a woman who refuses to be crushed beneath fate, society, or poverty. A delicious historical treat.

Margaret George author of The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel The legendary wife and love of Napoleon recounts the events in her life. It is easy to escape into her world and not want to return.

Robin Maxwell author of The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn and The Queen's Bastard What a joy! Historical fiction with equal measures heart, soul, and intellect. With complete authority and searing intimacy, Ms. Gulland has captured and delivered to us the voice of one of history's most fascinating women....Thoroughly compulsive reading. Bring on part two!



About The Author



Sandra Gulland is the author of Mistress of the Sun; The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.; Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe; and The Last Great Dance on Earth. She lives in Killaloe, Ontario, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.04 Inches (H) x 5.32 Inches (W) x .98 Inches (D)
Weight: .81 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 436
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Sandra Gulland
Language: English
Street Date: August 3, 1999
TCIN: 11341031
UPC: 9780684856063
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2218
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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