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The Queen's Fortune: A Novel of Desiree, Napoleon, and the Dynasty That Outlasted the Empire

Author: Allison Pataki.

The Queen's Fortune: A Novel of Desiree, Napoleon, and the Dynasty That Outlasted the Empire

Author: Allison Pataki.

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Item #: D23264
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: Ballantine
ISBN: 9780593128183
As the French revolution ravages the country, Desiree Clary is striving to save her family from the guillotine. When her sister marries Napoleon Bonaparte's brother Joseph, Desiree and the future emperor enter their own passionate courtship. Even as Napoleon turns to the rising star of Parisian society, Josephine de Beauharnais, Desiree weds his star general, Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte. As the two ... More
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As the French revolution ravages the country, Desiree Clary is striving to save her family from the guillotine. When her sister marries Napoleon Bonaparte's brother Joseph, Desiree and the future emperor enter their own passionate courtship. Even as Napoleon turns to the rising star of Parisian society, Josephine de Beauharnais, Desiree weds his star general, Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte. As the two men in Desiree's life become political rivals and military foes, she must choose between the love of her new husband and France's new ruler.

"This impeccably researched, expertly rendered historical from Pataki gloriously re-creates the personal dramas surrounding Napoleon Bonaparte."—Publishers Weekly

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