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.
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.
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!