By Michelle Moran
National bestselling writer Michelle Moran returns to Paris, this time lower than the guideline of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte as he casts apart his appealing spouse to marry a Hapsburg princess he hopes will endure him a royal heir
After the bloody French Revolution, Emperor Napoleon's strength is absolute. whilst Marie-Louise, the eighteen 12 months outdated daughter of the King of Austria, is informed that the Emperor has demanded her hand in marriage, her father provides her with a bad selection: marry the tough, capricious Napoleon, leaving the guy she loves and her domestic endlessly, or say no, and plunge her nation into war.
Marie-Louise understands what she needs to do, and she or he travels to France, decided to be an excellent spouse regardless of Napoleon's popularity. yet lavish events greet her in Paris, and on the extravagant French courtroom, she unearths many opponents for her husband's affection, together with Napoleon's first spouse, Joséphine, and his sister Pauline, the single lady as formidable because the emperor himself. liked by means of a few and notorious to many, Pauline is fiercely unswerving to her brother. She can be confident that Napoleon is destined to develop into the fashionable Pharaoh of Egypt. certainly, her maximum wish is to rule along him as his queen--a brother-sister marriage simply because the historic Egyptian royals practiced. decided to work out this dream come to go, Pauline embarks on a crusade to undermine the recent empress and persuade Napoleon to divorce Marie-Louise.
As Pauline's insightful Haitian servant, Paul, watches those girls conflict, he's torn among his love for Pauline and his sympathy for Marie-Louise. yet there are better matters than Pauline's jealousy plaguing the courtroom of France. whereas Napoleon turns into more and more determined for an inheritor, the empire's peace appears more and more risky. while conflict once more sweeps the continent and bloodshed threatens Marie-Louise's relatives in Austria, the second one Empress is compelled to make offerings that may verify her position in history--and switch the process her existence.
Based on basic assets from the time, The moment Empress takes readers again to Napoleon's empire, the place royals and servants alike reside on the whim of 1 guy, and girls vie to alter their destinies.