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 in California. While getting her Masters at Claremont Graduate University, Michelle published her first historical fiction novel, Jezebel. She has traveled around the world - including to Israel, where she participated in an archaeological dig that inspired her to begin writing historical fiction. She lives in Southern California.