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.

Sandra Gulland—The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows Of Josephine B - A Novel

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