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history of Napoleon Bonaparte think the author lured readers into this book by utting a woman on the front cover but she wasn t even the focus of the book whereas Napoleon and his sister Pauline were I did not like how the story was told by three narrators alternating each chapter These were Napoelon s wife the Empress Maria Lucia his sister Pauline and Pauline s servant Paul that loved her I thought Paul s narration was ointless and made the story focus onThe History Of Napoleon Bonaparte
Pauline Rather Than Therather than the who was supposed to be the focus of the book er its title I wanted of her internal monologue "emotions and feelings Instead most of the book was about Pauline s "and feelings Instead most of the book was about Pauline s of STDs and her desire to be her brother s wife Other than that it was retty shallow reading It did make me look up the history of Napoleon and enjoy much discussion about him as well as rove how truthful the author wasThis is the first book I read by this author and I will read her others which get a better rating I am a sucker for well written historical fiction novels with a bit of assion thrown in for Film on the Left pleasure Pauline is delusional I have no words for Napoleon than history hasn t already given him Maria Lucia. National bestselling author Michelle Moran returns to Paris this time under the rule of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte as he casts aside his beautiful wife to marry a Hapsburgrincess he hopes will bear him a royal heir After the bloody French Revolution Emperor Napoleon’s Public Policy Making power is absolute When Marie Louise the eighteen year old daughter of the King of Austria is told that the Emperor has demanded her hand in marriage her fatherresents her with a terrible choice marry the cruel capricious Napoleon leaving the man she loves and her home forever or say no and lunge her country into war Marie Louise knows what she must do and she travels to France determined to be a good wife despite Napoleon’s reputation But lavi. Is everything and I m so glad she was able to live he What an incredibly leasant surprise I ended up loving this bookI have little interest in Napoleon up till now but this book has sparked great curiosity How did this family become so damned dysfunctional And they really are a messed up crew Between Napoleon and his sister Paulina there is constant insanity in this book Both are selfish suspicion jealous very cruel and conniving Napoleon s greed brings him down as we know And Paulina s nymphomania seems the culprit for her demise Lol I m serious TOGETHER THE TWO FEED OFF THEIR the two feed off their ambition and erhaps even shared lust Yep It is one heck of a story Lastly I don t want "TO LEAVE OUT THE BOOK S "leave out the book s Marie Louise of Austria who was the grand niece of Marie Antoinette Napoleon Who Killed Blanche DuBois? picked her for her noble blood and ability to have children Obviously it is deeply ironic that the ueen of Englan 35 StarsI enjoyed this book Like Moran s other novels it was easy and light to read It was full of history but at the same time not heavily detailed Moran focused on the relationships than the actualolitical wars This being my first read on Napoleon I wasn t sure of how accurate it was I didn t want to google until Sh Utopia parties greet her in Paris and at the extravagant French court she finds many rivals for her husband’s affection including Napoleon’s first wife Joséphine and his sister Pauline the only woman as ambitious as the emperor himself Beloved by some and infamous to many Pauline is fiercely loyal to her brother She is also convinced that Napoleon is destined to become the modern Pharaoh of Egypt Indeed her greatest hope is to rule alongside him as his ueen a brother sister marriage just as the ancient Egyptian royalsracticed Determined to see this dream come to ass Pauline embarks on a campaign to undermine the new empress and convince Napoleon to divorce Marie Louise As Pauline’s insightful Haitian servant .
Finished Other s have mentioned in their reviews that this wasn t
Accurate But From What Ibut from what I now searched except for some minor things dates etcwhich the author mentions in her notes it seemed retty close to history This book covers Napoleon s last 7 years Marie Louise from Austria was forced into marrying Napoleon Like many royal marriages she did not want to marry him but had to so her father could keep his crown Napoleon s first wife Josephine could not give him a son so he divorced her and it became Marie s The Wedding Day place The story is told through threeeople Marie Pauline Napoleon s beautiful sister and Paul Pauline s best friend and Haitian servant Pauline and Napoleon were suspected of having an incestuous relationship Pauline s insane antics kept me turning the ages Moran does a good job of showing you the strong and vulnerable side to each character I recommend this to those who are just learning about this era If you are very familiar with it you might find it too light That is why I am going with 35 stars It was missing some depth but overall an enjoyable readMarie LouisePauline Bonaparte Princess Borghese This
Is Well Written Interestingwell written interesting researched and fun Napoleon and family "were very weird. Aul watches these two women clash he is torn between his "very weird. Aul watches these two women clash he is torn between his for Pauline and his sympathy for Marie Louise But there are greater concerns than Pauline’s jealousy laguing the court of France While Napoleon becomes increasingly desperate for an heir the empire’s eace looks increasingly unstable When war once again sweeps the continent and bloodshed threatens Marie Louise’s family in Austria the second Empress is forced to make choices that will determine her lace in history and change the course of her life Based on rimary resources from the time The Second Empress takes readers back to Napoleon’s empire where royals and servants alike live at the whim of one man and two women vie to change their destinie.