I received this book for free from . This review is voluntary. My opinion is not influenced in any way.Becoming Josephine on December 31, 2013
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Rose Tascher sails from her Martinique plantation to Paris to trade her Creole black magic culture for love and adventure. She arrives exultant to follow her dreams of attending Court with Alexandre, her elegant aristocrat and soldier husband. But Alexandre dashes her hopes and abandons her amid the tumult of the French Revolution.
Through her savoir faire, Rose secures her footing in high society, reveling in handsome men and glitzy balls—until the heads of her friends begin to roll.
After narrowly escaping death in the blood-drenched cells of Les Carmes prison, she reinvents herself as Josephine, a socialite of status and power. Yet her youth is fading, and Josephine must choose between a precarious independence and the love of an awkward suitor. Little does she know, he would become the most powerful man of his century- Napoleon Bonaparte.
BECOMING JOSEPHINE is a novel of one woman’s journey to find eternal love and stability, and ultimately to find herself.
Becoming Josephine by Heather Webb is a fascinating historical read. I could not put it down. I found myself at work, thinking of it and wishing I was reading it. It stuck with me throughout the day and I fell asleep reading it. I loved the story that Heather has written. All the elements came together perfectly. The characters are beautifully and intricately developed. The settings were marvelous and I truly felt transported reading Becoming Josephine by Heather Webb. The plot was full of action and never let up. I would give this ten stars if I could. This is one of those stories that I wish I could forget simply so I could have the pleasure of reading it for the first time again.
I fell in love with the characters, the story and the writing. Heather Webb is an author that I will be putting on my auto-buy list. I can’t wait to read more from her!