I was excited to learn about Desiree, Napoleon’s first love as described by himself in his memoirs. Do his memoirs actually exist? I haven’t checked. Like many fictional historical novels it was a bit disappointing to wonder how much was real and how much imagination. I had to refer to Wikipedia a lot, and I wanted to just enjoy the book. So I only peeked three times.
Eugenie Desiree Clary began as a silk merchant’s daughter in the southern French city of Marseilles near the end of the 18th century, and ended as a Crown Princess, then a Queen in her own right who started a dynasty in Scandinavia. Continue reading
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Nah. I do not like this one bit.
Meh. Eh. Others might like it I had serious problems with style or substance.
Enjoyable read. Would recommend, had something special that appeals to readers.
Clearly my type of book. Impressive writing skill and/or plot/characters. A solid book.
A lonely unicorn rating. My personal opinion doesn't even count here: an amazing book, I sweep my hat to it.