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[EPUB] ✼ The Second Empress Author Michelle Moran – Tushna-hram.ru 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 Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear EPUB The Second Empress Author Michelle Moran Tushna hramru 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 Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear 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 Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear him a royal heir After the bloody French Revolution Emperor Napoleon’s 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 father presents her with a terrible choice marry the cruel capricious Napoleon leaving the The Second PDFEPUB ²

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S man she loves and her home forever or say no and plunge 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 lavish 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 royals practiced Determined to see this dream come to pass Pauline embarks on a campaign to undermi

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The Second EmpressNe the new empress and convince Napoleon to divorce Marie Louise As Pauline’s insightful Haitian servant Paul watches these two women clash he is torn between his love for Pauline and his sympathy for Marie Louise But there are greater concerns than Pauline’s jealousy plaguing the court of France While Napoleon becomes increasingly desperate for an heir the empire’s peace 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 place in history—and change the course of her life Based on primary 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 destinies

ePub Á The Second Empress Read » tushnahram See this thread for information Michelle Moran is the international bestselling author of six historical novels including Madame Tussaud which was optioned for a mini series in Her books have been translated into than twenty languagesA native of southern California Michelle attended Pomona College then earned a Masters Degree from the Claremont Graduate University During her six years as a public high school teacher she used her summers to travel around the world and it was her experiences as a volunteer on archaeological digs that The Second PDF/EPUB ² inspired her to write historical fiction In Michelle was married in India inspiring her seventh book Rebel ueen which is set in the East Her hobbies include hiking traveling and archaeology She is also fascinated by archaeogenetics particularly since her children's heritages are so mixed But above all these things Michelle is passionate about reading and can often be found with her nose in a good book A freuent traveler she currently resides with her husband son and daughter in the US.

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  • Iset

    ePub Á The Second Empress Read » tushnahram The Second EmpressFull disclosure I was provided with an Advanced Reader Copy of the book by the publishersI've read all of Moran's previous novels and it's been a bit of a mixed bag for me I didn't like her ancient Egypt novels at all the protagonists were too one dimensional t


  • Lois

    ePub Á The Second Empress Read » tushnahram The Second EmpressThis is well written interesting well researched and fun Napoleon and family were very weird


  • Jane

    ePub Á The Second Empress Read » tushnahram The Second EmpressWhere I got the book electronic ARC from EdelweissI don't think I've read a novel about Napoleon this one doesn't really count since Désirée so Moran gets points for tackling what feels to me like a neglected historical niche unless there's a whole slew of Napoleon books I don't know about somewhere This story covers the latter part of the French Emperor's reign when Napoleon starts getting dynastic ambitions and divorces Joséphine so that he can bring in Austrian princess Marie Louise as a brood mare And then decides that it would be a really good idea to invade RussiaThe story is told from the point of view of three characters the aforesaid Austrian princess Napoleon's sis


  • Rio (Lynne)

    ePub Á The Second Empress Read » tushnahram The Second Empress35 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 actual political wars This being my first read on Napoleon I wasn't sure of how accurate it was I didn't want to google until I finished Other's have mentioned in their reviews that this wasn't accurate but from what I have now searched except for some minor things dates etcwhich the author mentions in her notes it seemed pretty close to history This b


  • Nikki

    ePub Á The Second Empress Read » tushnahram The Second Empresssigh It seems as though Michelle Moran's novels are hit or miss for me I absolutely loved Madame Tussaud and Cleopatra's Daughter but cared little for Nefertiti or The Heretic ueen Unfortunately The Second Empress will be joining the latter category very disappointingThe Second Empress has a number of issues including the way in which it was told Moran chose to have three narrators alternating I felt this was absolutely unnecessary Marie Louise the actual second Empress Napoleon's sister Pauline and her chamberlain Paul all tell the story First of all Paul was pointless and I felt it caused entirely too much focus to continue upon Pauline In essence this is the story of creepy sister Pauline and her brother Napoleon Marie Louise had potential as a character but I felt she fell flat while Pauline came through vividly and crazily Moran seems to have taken many liberties with situations and Marie Louise's character as historical sources seem to paint he


  • Brittany B.

    ePub Á The Second Empress Read » tushnahram The Second EmpressWhat an incredibly pleasant 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


  • Yeny

    ePub Á The Second Empress Read » tushnahram The Second EmpressThe Second Empress focused on the last few years of Napoleon’s reign The author looked at this chaotic period through 3 people with different views – Pauline Paul and Marie Louise After reading this book I came to realize that I know so little about Napoleon’s rise and fall After reading this book I also felt that this book did not help me gain insights to Napoleon’s rise and fall The book is easy to read and fast paced But it left me with a feeling of dissatisfaction No substance after 300 pages I felt “empty” Perhaps the author was trying to simplify a very complicated period of time During this simplifying process a lot of nuances and details were lost so the characters seemed one dimensional – Napoleon was a brute Pauline was crazy and Marie Louise deserved sympathy But I think to m


  • Ashley Marie

    ePub Á The Second Empress Read » tushnahram The Second EmpressPauline is delusional I have no words for Napoleon than history hasn't already given him Maria Lucia is everything and I'm so glad she was able to live her life the way she wanted in the


  • MAP

    ePub Á The Second Empress Read » tushnahram The Second EmpressThis book follows the last 6 or so years of Napoleon’s reign from the point of view of his second wife his sister and his sister’s chamberlain The POVs vary from interesting to boring Wife sister chamberlain and likable to unlikable Wife chamberlain sister but as this was a period of history I know less about I found it enjoyable and appreciated the historical note at the end I know I have Michelle Morans on my bookshelf and will probably gravitate towards them soon


  • Jo Anne B

    ePub Á The Second Empress Read » tushnahram The Second EmpressThe best part of this book was all the history of Napoleon Bonaparte I think the author lured readers into this book by putting 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 pointless and made the story focus on Pauline rather than the Empress who was supposed to be the focus of the book per its title I wanted of her internal monologue emotions and feelings Instead most of the book was about Pauline's slew of STDs and her desire to be her brother's wife Other than that it was pretty shallow reading It did make me lo