Following Madame Tussaud, Michelle Moran continues the story of France with a depiction of life in Napoleon's court.
1810. Palais des Tuileries, France.
As a princess of the Holy Roman Empire, Marie-Louise Habsburg knows the importance of family loyalty. So when her father asks her to save his crown by marrying a foreign stranger twice her age she has no choice but to obey.
But when she arrives in Paris, is becomes clear that Marie-Louise will have to fight for a place in her new husband's affections.
Between a scorned first wife determined to hold on to her title and a fiendishly devious sister-in-law, will the young princess ever be able to win her rightful place at court?
Meet Marie-Louise Bonaparte, youngest wife of Napoleon the Great and France's unwilling Second Empress.
Michelle Moran was born and grew up in California. She worked as a public school teacher for six years, travelling around the world during school holidays, including to an archaeological dig in Israel, which inspired her to write. Her novels include Nefertiti, The Heretic Queen, Cleopatra's Daughter and The Second Empress. She lives in California with her husband.