I haven't read historical fiction in ages, and this was just the book to remind me to read it more often.
I know little to nothing about France under Napoleon's reign, but discovering it through the eyes of these characters was fascinating. There's mystery, romance, politics, intrigue...everything you'd want in a good piece of historical fiction.
Only snag for me was the different points of view -- I would have preferred maybe just Eliza and Hortense to narrate, just to cut down on some of the confusion.
Full review to come on AnnaReads.com!