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I'm the author of the Josephine B. Trilogy, the internationally best-selling novels based on the life of Josephine Bonaparte, Napoleon's wife. The Trilogy is now published in 17 countries.

I most recently published MISTRESS OF THE SUN, the first of what will be a series of novels set in the Court of Louis XIV, the Sun King. (I'm writing a second now.)

An American-Canadian, I was born in Miami, Florida, and lived in Rio de Janeiro, Berkeley and Chicago before immigrating to Canada in 1970 to teach in an Inuit village in northern Labrador. (Note: my birthday above is fictitious for security reasons.)

Settling in Toronto, I worked as a book editor for a decade before moving with my husband and two children to a log house in northern Ontario, whe...more


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George Washington studied Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviourbased on a work by French Jesuits in 1595. In showing what people should not do, I find such guides helpful in defining bad behaviour. For example,based on these rules,you would:


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" Richly detailed portrait of life in the French court under the rule of Louis XIV. This is a story of the Princess and the Pauper. Claudette des Oeillets is a daughter of the theater. Part of a traveling theater group, her path crosses with a moral... " Read more of this review »
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“We are born, we live and we die - in the midst of the marvelous.”
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“He calls me Josephine. He says I'm an angel, a saint, his good lucky star. I know I'm no angel, but in truth I have begun to like this Josephine he sees. She is intelligent; she amuses; she is pleasing. She is grace and charm and heart. Unlike Rose; scared, haunted and needy. Unlike Rose with her sad life.”
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Chrissie Hi Sandra,

Could you tell me if The Shadow Queen: A Novel is the second in a series begun by Mistress of the Sun? Perhaps it is best to read them in the correct order, or are they completely separate?

I loved your Bonaparte trilogy.


Charlotte M. Liebel Sandra, thank you for your friendship at Goodreads. Enjoyed reading your bio and wish you continuing success in reading and writing.

~Charlotte M. Liebel
Twitter / @Sharliebel


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Laura Hi Sandra!

Thanks for connecting with me here. I have a few of your books on my bookshelf because I've heard how good they are!

Laura


Laura Lee I loved your Josephine books!


Sandra Graeme wrote: "Hi Sandra, thanks for your friendship :) One day my tombstone shall read ..."


What!


Graeme Stokes Hi Sandra, thanks for your friendship :) One day my tombstone shall read ...


Daniel
Sandra, I've added Josephine and some of your other books to my to-read list.


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Kelly Moran Thanks for the add. Pleasure to meet another author. Take care,
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