I’m so thrilled that today the talented Heather Webb’s novel, BECOMING JOSEPHINE, releases today. This book sounds so amazing, I can’t wait to dive in. Here’s a little bit about the book and a few reviews. Check out the Holiday Guest Post Heather did for the blog, as well. There are some fun facts and yummy recipe from her novel. I hope you’ll buy your copy of BECOMING JOSEPHINE today to help support such a wonderful writer and friend to the writing community.
Rose Tascher sails from her Martinique plantation to Paris, eager to enjoy an elegant life at the royal court. Once there, Rose’s aristocratic soldier-husband dashes her dreams by abandoning her amid the tumult of the French Revolution. After narrowly escaping death, Rose reinvents herself as Josephine, a beautiful socialite wooed by an awkward suitor—Napoleon Bonaparte. BECOMING JOSEPHINE is a novel of one woman’s journey to find eternal love and stability, and ultimately to find herself.
“Webb’s portrayal of the range of Josephine’s experience—narrow escapes from bloodshed and disease, dinner-table diplomacy, and her helpless love for Napoleon, her children and a small dog—is exceptionally concise and colorful. A worthy fictional primer on Empress Josephine.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Webb holds up a light into the inner recesses of a fascinating and contradictory woman . . . Becoming Josephine is an accomplished debut.” -The New York Journal of Books