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The Second Empress by Michelle Moran
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Jun 18, 2012

really liked it
Read from June 29 to July 02, 2012

The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon’s Court – Michelle Moran

A story about Marie-Louise who after Emperor Napoleon divorces Josephine becomes his second wife. This novel follows the time that Marie-Louise is married off to Napoleon until his final exile to Elba. This is a well written story from three separate viewpoints one from Marie- Louise, Pauline (Napoleon’s Sister) and Paul (a favored servant to Pauline). It was a fun and interesting read and I was not able to put it down. It was interesting to see the dynamic portrayed between Napoleon, his sister, and Paul. Though i do prefer her other books to this one not in content but in its smoothness. It was over all a good read and I recommend it to anyone who likes books about Napoleon or Michelle Moran’s other books.

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06/29/2012 page 18
4.0% "Just got the book this morning. Cannot wait to read it."

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