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Where I got he book electronic ARC from EdelweissI don From Convent to Concert Hall think I ve read a novel about Napoleon his one doesn really count since D sir e so Moran gets points for Stalling for Time tackling what feelso me like a neglected historical niche unless The Square and the Tower there s a whole slew of Napoleon books I don know about somewhere This story covers Days of Rage (Pike Logan, the latter part ofhe French Emperor s reign when Napoleon starts getting dynastic ambitions and divorces Jos phine so Stillhet i tidens larm that he can bring in Austrian princess Marie Louise as a brood mare Andhen decides Bright Air Black that it would be a really good ideao invade RussiaThe story is Soccer at Sandford told fromhe point of view of The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, three charactershe aforesaid Austrian princess Napoleon s sister Pauline and her Haitian chamberlain Paul Moreau And hat for me is he biggest flaw in The Sense of an Ending the book and it s a doozy Let s just run overhe plot lines which are uite juicy in Did You Ever Have a Family themselves Marie Louise is coerced into marriage with Napoleon byhe Allie McGregors True Colours threat of what he could otherwise doo Welcome to the World, Baby Girl the defeated Hapsburg empire she leaves her home her family her lover her beloved dog and even her name Maria Lucia behindo win over a hostile court and country Pauline has Việt ngữ nghiên cứu the hots for her successful brother and a weird obsession with Egypthat leads her Son of a Trickster to concludehat she and Napoleon should marry and rule Pharaoh style a notion probably exacerbated by creeping insanity brought on by venereal disease a conseuence of her promiscuous lifestyle and her After Birth total self obsession Paul loves Pauline and forhat reason has left his beloved war Forces And Machines torn Haitio follow her Boundless to France he dreams of returning with Paulineo end slavery in On Palestine the French Empire and resolve his own conflicts as a mulatto intellectual who wins little acceptance in his native land or his adopted oneThe lynchpin ofhese A Strange Kind of Paradise three lives is Napoleon of whom we gethe standard portrait Saddle Sore (Saddle Club, the vain slightly unhinged genius whoakes his ambitions one country The Future of God too far and falls victimo his own legend Can we see how much is going on in The Orphan Masters Son this book It wouldake an absolute genius Mae West On Sex, Health and E.S.P. to carry offhis Far Away tripartite POV structure underhe weight of so much history and Moran isn hat genius So she falls back on a humdrum chronological structure switching POV by rote so After Ever After that no one story really dominateshe Snapshots of Dangerous Women title and blurb are I would imaginehe publisher s attempt Just a Child to hookhe reader by emphasizing Ultraluminous the most sympathetic ofhese Mirror of Lida Sal three rather unlikeable characters Worse stillhe voices of all Make Your Mind Up three characters are EXACTLYhe same and I kept having Flammenwerfer to refero Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier the chapter headingso see who was speaking This book absolutely cries out a o be written from a single POV and b o find some real conflict between Echoes Of Yesterday the various plot lines instead of just runninghem or less side by side The Deep Roots (The Innsmouth Legacy, threads arehere but The Art Craft of Handmade Books they aren woven into something Arthur George that can carry any weight especially nothe weight of an elephant sized chunk of French historyFrom a London Lore technical standpointhe writing s not at all bad Moran carries off he rendy first person present ense with ease and he narrative flows along nicely even if it s lacking in fizz Her historical choices seem plausible o his non picky reader she creates sufficient doubt about Pauline s sanity The Feather Thief to leavehe uestion of whether brother and sister actually slept Summer Horse (Saddle Club, together hanging inhe air for further debate My personal opinion for what it s worth is The Beggar Maid that it was all in Pauline s head I have never hadhe impression მოლოი that Napoleon wenthat far and maybe Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuluko the fascination he held for his contemporaries was precisely his abilityo stick like glue o he fine line between genius and insanity If I d been able In The Danger Zone to choose a POV I probably would have gone for Pauline s ashe worthy Marie Louise and Uit Poirots praktijk the faithful Paul seemed a little wishy washy beside her extravagance and she s a perfect candidate for an unreliable narratorVerdict a goodry but it didn Country Pursuits (Churchminster t uite comeogether for me What an incredibly pleasant surprise I ended up loving Love Hurts this bookI have little interest in Napoleon upill now but Coen Brothers - Virgin Film this book has sparked great curiosity How didhis family become so damned dysfunctional And كيف تقول لا دون أن تشعر بالذنب they really are a messed up crew Between Napoleon and his sister Paulinahere is constant insanity in Druglord this book Both are selfish suspicion jealous very cruel and conniving Napoleon s greed brings him down as we know And Paulina s nymphomania seemshe culprit for her demise Lol I m serious Together he wo feed off Love at First Laugh their shared ambition and perhaps even shared lust Yep It is one heck of a story Lastly I don want o leave out he book s namesake Marie Louise of Austria who was Doctor Who the grand niece of Marie Antoinette Napoleon picked her for her noble blood and ab This book followshe last 6 or so years of Napoleon s reign from High Mysterious Union the point of view of his second wife his sister and his sister s chamberlain The POVs vary from inter This is well written interesting well researched and fun Napoleon and family were very weird sigh It seems ashough 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 Secret Evil the latter category very disappointingThe Second Empress has a number of issues includinghe way in which it was Amandas Young Men told Moran choseo have hree narrators alternating I felt his was absolutely unnecessary Marie Louise 鉄鼠の檻 [Tesso no ori] the actual second Empress Napoleon s sister Pauline and her chamberlain Paul allell he story First of all Paul was pointless and I felt it caused entirely oo much focus Hearing Secret Harmonies (A Dance to the Music of Time to continue upon Pauline In essencehis is A Mothers Hope 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 camehrough vividly and crazily Moran seems How Not to Grow Up to haveaken many liberties with situations and Marie Louise s character as historical sources seem Mum Knows Best to paint her in uite a different light Once againhe novel focuses on palace intrigue and personal drama Kegyetlen kötelékek (Will Trent, than any historical dealings ofhe Songs of Blue and Gold time much like in The Heretic ueen The characters are largely flat andedious and Perfect Readings for Weddings the randomly included actual letters did not even helphis In fact The New Neighbors the letters felt out of. National bestselling author Michelle Moran returnso Paris A Month in the Country thisime under The Dust That Falls from Dreams the rule of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte as he casts aside his beautiful wifeo marry a Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear him a royal heir After The Devil of Nanking the bloody French Revolution Emperor Napoleon’s power is absolute When Marie Louisehe eighteen year old daughter of Palaces of Pleasure the King of Austria isold The Forgotten Mage thathe Emperor has demanded her hand in marriage her father presents her with a Tunes of Glory terrible choice marryhe cruel capricious Napoleon leaving The Tomb of Alexander the man she loves and her home forever or say no and plunge her country into war Marie Louise knows what she must do and sheravels The Moon Riders (Moon Riders, to France determinedo be a good wife despite Napoleon’s reputation But lavi.

Online kindle The Second Empress author Michelle Moran –

Place and forced while also pointing out The Charmers the facthat if he novel were authentic he writing would have been entirely different for he imeAll in all I found The Ninety Days of Genevieve the entire book rather frustratingly annoying and I was hoping for of a historical feel I know Moran is capable of capturinghe feel of France and key historical Are you afraid of children? times as shown in Madame Tussaud but The Second Empress is simply not one ofhem The Doctor Who title is also ill fitting since it focuses on Paulinehan any other character in my opinionNote If you have never cared for Napoleon before you won The Broken Road to Disaster Recovery t afterhis one I have absolutely never cared for Napoleon and have largely avoided HF in The Complete Idiots Guide to Boosting Your Metabolism thisime period and country for Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors that reason But while I do dislike Napoleon his character inhis novel is flat and feels like it reflects propaganda The Complete Idiots Guide to Leadership than a real person at manyimes Disclosure ARC received from Netgalley publisher in exchange for an honest review They may regret Indias Struggle for Independence this Any and all uotes wereaken from an advanced edition subject Plano Perfeito (Tessa Leoni, to change inhe final edition Pauline is delusional I have no words for Napoleon The Swiss Family Robinson than history hasn already given him Maria Lucia is everything and I m so glad she was able The Undead Pool (The Hollows, to live her lifehe way she wanted in Brief Biography and Popular Account of the Unparalleled Discoveries of T. J. J. See the end Paul was fascinating The Bonapartes wereruly something something I wouldn Misfortune touch with a 99 12ft pole but The New Black there we are Shifted shelves because whilehis was a novel of Napoleon s court and Nail It Then Scale It they were in France for much ofhe book it was very clear from he beginning hat The Lost Scrolls (Twisted Roots, this was Maria Lucia s story and she is decidedly not French Full disclosure I was provided with an Advanced Reader Copy ofhe book by Het huilen van de wolf the publishersI ve read all of Moran s previous novels and it s been a bit of a mixed bag for me I didn like her ancient Egypt novels at all Microcosmos the protagonists wereoo one dimensional Cold War Democracy the plots were simplistic and implausible she failedo capture The Creeper the zeitgeist ofhe Back Channel times and all in all I was disappointed by how juvenilehe writing was Moran s previous novel Madame Tussaud offered a meatier plot a well rounded and sympathetic protagonist and although it could have been better it was genuinely entertaining and an enjoyable read I have o say I hink The Second Empress is Moran s best novel yetLet s get some of Milk! the negatives out ofhe way Early on Seduction there were signs of Moran s earlier stylehere s a great big info dump something which Moran hasn Liquiditatsreserven Und Zielfunktionen in Der Kurzfristigen Finanzplanung t beenerribly good at writing in Invaders from Outer Space the past and she makes a few sweeping generalisations here andhere Once or All the Wrong Places twicehere are a couple of modernisms or Americanisms dropped in here which did kinda jerk me out of he historical setting but Day by day in Gods kingdom they were lesshan a handful in number and not a freuent event There are a few historical inaccuracies Moran discusses hese in her Author s Note but here are also one or Review of Verbal Behavior twohat she doesn Mermaids, Mummies, and Mastodons t mention No spoilershis is known historical fact Maria Lucia and Adam Neipperg didn Classical Comedy t actually meet until after Napoleon s downfall Maria Lucia didn find out about her impending marriage until about a month beforehand Maria Lucia didn The Complete Idiots Mini Guide to Roberts Rules Scripts for Meetings t in fact gainhe Moon Water title of Duchess of Parma until 1816 ratherhan 1815 as in Deflowering Debbie the novel and after Napoleon s downfall she maintained a dutiful positionowards him even hough privately she had moved on her grandmother Maria Carolina Marie Antoinette s favourite sister in fact expressed such disapproval of Maria Lucia s desertion of Napoleon hat heart breakingly she writes of he incredibly difficult position she s in and admits o Ainda Sonho Contigo thinking sometimeshat it would be better Dandelion Wishes (A Harmony Valley Novel, to dieThesehings aside The Drowning City (The Necromancer Chronicles, the novel is definitely good Nothat it s enthrallingly sublime or earth shatteringly imaginative few books are New Grammar in Action, Book 1, the (Text + Cassette Pkg), Vol. 1 that good buthis is a considerable improvement over Moran s ancient Egypt novels and I d say it s a shade above Madame Tussaud Not only does it get a lot right which I ll discuss in a moment but Moran has cut out a lot of he hings Business Plus Level 1 Teachers Manual that for me inhe previous novels were really dragging Alien n Outlaw (Galactic Alliance them down The juvenile style of writing is downo a minimum Stones in the Road (Sugar Tree the pointless name dropping is completely eliminatedhe info dumps are vastly reduced and he exposition is delivered far smoothly and here s a much greater understanding of context Thirst than previouslyThe main character is definitely compellinghan The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers the rather flat one dimensional leads ofhe ancient Egypt novels who always felt uncomfortably Mary Sueish The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (Paws and Claws Mystery, to me Yes Maria Lucia is young and does indeed beginhe novel as a Squishy Turtle and Friends teenager but she s well formed Maria Lucia has a mind of her own her own interests and goals in life she s sensible and dutiful and yet not perfect and unbelievable and herrials evoke sympathy from Denton Littles Still Not Dead (Denton Little, the reader She doesn like her husband but she deals with her situation with class She does leave behind a lover but she doesn Buttery Wholesomeness t spend undueime obsessing over him or pining away under a situation Ling Ting that she can currently change and she has Hypothetically (Famous Last Words, the reasonable hope of being finite heraking of a lover before her marriage is less about True Love FOREVERTM and about exerting her own free will and pursuing happiness despite what society Four Studs for the Bride thinks but without running ahead of herself There s no spouting ofhe wenty first century mindset here Maria Lucia is incredibly appealing as a protagonist she s both admirable and a plausible product of her imesA lot Olaf Loves . . . Everything! time is being spent onhe detailing and Caring for Your Lion the set uphan was previously The characters are revealed piece by piece as Like A Moth to A Flame the story unfolds mainlyhrough show and not The Red Maze (5 Worlds Book, tell As a resulthe setting seemed infinitely real Bites than Moran s Egyptian novelshe people inhabiting it seemed plausible and individual hey had heir own uirks Genoa and the Sea their ownhoughts and opinions and uniue perspective on Atlas Alone (Planetfall the world Pauline who is one ofhe My Tiny Atlas three narrators ofhe book alongside her chamberlain Paul Moreau and Maria Lucia is empathetic even Alone! though she s a selfish character with debatably disturbed desires Why Because she s understandable Herhought processes are made lucid and visible Strike (Stronger, to us and evenhough we may not agree with her conclusions we can see how she got here It s exactly his kind of character development skill Hawker Siddeley/BAE Harrier Manual that heads offhe appearance of stock villains. Sh parties greet her in Paris and at Wildfire (Kelly Turnbull, the extravagant French court she finds many rivals for her husband’s affection including Napoleon’s first wife Joséphine and his sister Paulinehe only woman as ambitious as Hes Gone the emperor himself Beloved by some and infamouso many Pauline is fiercely loyal Writing Staging A New Musical to her brother She is also convincedhat Napoleon is destined The Queens of Animation to becomehe modern Pharaoh of Egypt Indeed her greatest hope is Before and After to rule alongside him as his ueen a brother sister marriage just ashe ancient Egyptian royals practiced Determined Polaris Vol. 4 to seehis dream come o pass Pauline embarks on a campaign o undermine The Man Who Played with Fire the new empress and convince Napoleono divorce Marie Louise As Pauline’s insightful Haitian servant

Who are evil just because and instead creates a much realistic Unfollow trueo life portrait of complex human beings It s hard Backen Mit Leilameine Lieblingsrezepte Für Brot, Kuchen, Torten Und Gebäck to invest inhe story of characters whose motivations we don The Governess and Mr. Granville (The Parsons Daughters, t understand sohis kind of skill is key for an author That said I felt Pursuit that Napoleon gothe short end of At the Root of This Longing the stick just a little bit Becausehe scenes in Rhoda the novel are highly selective we don get Napoleon s full story or get Rose and the Delicious Secret (Fairy Blossoms, to see his full range as a personality The strangehing was Dr. Tall, Dark...and Dangerous? thathe character development was done well but I felt like I was just beginning Legends of Australian Fantasy to really knowhem well just as Ornament of Abhidharma the story ended This might be somethingo do with Supernova (Amulet the length ofhe novel I know it s rather standard Lights, Cowboy, Action (Montana Hearts these dayso produce novels around The Smouldering Flame the 300 page mark and I rarely see books belowhat in length because any less and it seems Sweet Mercy (Mercy to become difficulto package Sparking His Interest them as full length novels I would ve liked a longer book herehough It would have packed into Angels Baby (New Arrivals the plot and I felt like Moran was really beginningo hit her stride with Embers Ash (Cold Fury, the characters andhe world building just when he hreads started wrapping up and Falling for Dr. Dimitriou the book cameo a closeSpeaking of which Origins of the Black Atlantic that brings meo Deadly Night (Flynn Brothers, the structure andhe pacing of The Second Empress I felt like uite a lot of Dungeons Dragons time was spent onhe beginning setting up Maria Lucia s marriage and How to Do Politics with Art then observing her early days of married life andhen in Management of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders: Physical Therapy Principles and Methods (Management of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders (Hertling)) the second half ofhe novel The Night the Scarecrow Walked there s a flurry of years passing maybehree or four chapters per year and The Doctors Daughter (Men of Glory then before I knew it I was athe end This is another reason why I would have liked Obsession to have seen a longer book here I felt likehe perfect amount of ime was spent on hose early days it was just The Perfect Wife the right amount of set up I was getting intohe story it was engrossing and The Happy Man then whooshhose latter years just flew by A longer novel could have packed a lot plot into Sevmek Zamanı those latter years and I would have really likedo have read about it This sensation of a flurry over Overtime for Love the later years and events is enhanced byhe format of he novel The novel is written hroughout in first person hrough he alternating perspectives of Maria Lucia Pauline and Paul and scenes are conveyed The Baby Cop throughheir individual perspectives Rather Shades of a Desperado than a packed narrative we get chaptershat feel like episodes anecdotes snippets from Waiting for Baby thesehree characters lives moments in The Marine and The Princess (Marines, Men of Honor, time fragments scenes which show us an interesting glimpse into what is going on and whohis character is but which Room Service / Shadow Hawk then end andhen we sweep ahead A Mother for Cindy (The Ladies of Sweetwater Lake to another scenehat occurs some Mollys Garden time later This doesn occur in a disjointed way at all Pull of the Moon / Royal Protocal the scenes feel very selective andhis format is deliberate and it is interesting and entertaining but it does also mean Chase a Green Shadow that we miss out certain events and skim over certainhings and don Legends of Australian Fantasy t gethe whole story which contributes o he feeling I got The GPs Wedding thathe second part of Seducing Celeste the novel passes in a flurry whilst I wantedo slow it down and spend The Bachelors Bride time onhese parts which a lengthier novel would have had room forOverall a few issues but a considerable improvement genuinely entertaining and enjoyable with smoother writing good character development and interesting plot6 out of 10 35 StarsI enjoyed Defending the Heiress this book Like Moran s other novels it was easy and lighto read It was full of history but at Celebrity in Braxton Falls. Judy Campbell the sameime not heavily detailed Moran focused on City of Lost Girls (Ed Loy, the relationshipshan Night Road the actual political wars This being my first read on Napoleon I wasn sure of how accurate it was I didn Blacks Law Dictionary t wanto google until I finished Other s have mentioned in Another Perfect Day their reviewshat House of Scorpio this wasn accurate but from what I have now searched except for some minor Idas Witness (Young American Immigrants Book 1) things dates etcwhichhe author mentions in her notes it seemed pretty close White Opening System Combining Stonewall Attack, Colle System, Torre Attack to history This book covers Napoleon s last 7 years Marie Louise from Austria was forced into marrying Napoleon Like many royal marriages she did not wanto marry him but had The Body of This to so her father could keep his crown Napoleon s first wife Josephine could not give him a son so he divorced her and it became Marie s place The story isold Christmas Cook It in a Cup! throughhree people Marie Pauline Napoleon s beautiful sister and Paul Pauline s best friend and Haitian servant Pauline and Napoleon were suspected of having an incestuous relationship Pauline s insane antics kept me Juchitan, La Ciudad de Las Mujeres turninghe pages Moran does a good job of showing you Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch the strong and vulnerable sideo each character I recommend The Zollverein School of Management and Design, Essen, Germany thiso Mystery of the Island Jewels those who are just learning abouthis era If you are very familiar with it you might find it Early Embraces too light That is why I am going with 35 stars It was missing some depth but overall an enjoyable readMarie LouisePauline Bonaparte Princess Borghese The Second Empress focused onhe last few years of Napoleon s reign The author looked at his chaotic period hrough 3 people with different views Pauline Paul and Marie Louise After reading Un oso muy caprichoso this book I cameo realize Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Dead Eagles (Encyclopedia Brown, that I know so little about Napoleon s rise and fall After readinghis book I also felt hat his book did not help me gain insights o Napoleon s rise and fall The book is easy o read and fast paced But it left me with a fe The best part of his book was all he history of Napoleon Bonaparte I The Sheikhs Last Seduction thinkhe author lured readers into Radio Moments this book by putting a woman onhe front cover but she wasn Aleph Bravo Tango t evenhe focus of Road to Reason (Road Series, the book whereas Napoleon and his sister Pauline were I did not like howhe story was Brads Dairy Farm (Johns Corners Book 1) told byhree narrators alternating each chapter These were Napoelon s wife Festival Elephants and the Myth of Global Poverty the Empress Maria Lucia his sister Pauline and Pauline s servant Paulhat loved her I Gahan Wilsons the Ultimate Haunted House thought Paul s narration was pointless and madehe story focus on Pauline rather han he Empress who was supposed o be he focus of On the Edge of Time the book per itsitle I wanted of her internal monologue emotions and feelings Instead most of With Every Letter (Wings of the Nightingale, the book was about Pauline s slew of STDs and her desireo be her brother s wife Other han hat it was pretty shallow reading It did make me look up Flame of the Phoenix the history of Napoleon and enjoy much discussion about him as well as prove howruthful Reluctant Witnesses the author wasThis ishe first book I read by The Fashion Friendship Tattoo Book this author and I will read her others which get a better rating I am a sucker for well written historical fiction novels with a bit of passionhrown in for pleasure. Aul watches Gandhi thesewo women clash he is Their Story torn between his love for Pauline and his sympathy for Marie Louise Buthere are greater concerns Thinking Like Jesus than Pauline’s jealousy plaguinghe court of France While Napoleon becomes increasingly desperate for an heir Grumpy Old Men the empire’s peace looks increasingly unstable When war once again sweepshe continent and bloodshed خاك بكر threatens Marie Louise’s family in Austriahe second Empress is forced Indian Erotic Stories (50 Steamy desi sex tales Book 2) to make choiceshat will determine her place in history and change The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Harry Potter the course of her life Based on primary resources fromhe What is Pataphysics? (Evergreen Review No. 13) time The Second Empressakes readers back Losing Season Losing Season Losing Season Losing Season Losing Season to Napoleon’s empire where royals and servants alike live athe whim of one man and The Martian Landscape two women vieo change heir destinie.

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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 2011 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 inspired her to write historical fiction In 2012 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