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The Accidental Empress

The tumultuous love story of Empress "Sisi," inside the Habsburg Empire

The Debut Novel from Allison Pataki

The Traitor's Wife

The story of the woman behind Benedict Arnold and the plan to betray America.

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The Accidental Empress and Allison Pataki’s Debut Bestseller: The Traitor’s Wife

The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry.
Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, ‚ÄúSisi,‚ÄĚ Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor. But shortly after her arrival at court, Sisi finds herself in an unexpected dilemma…

Everyone knows Benedict Arnold‚ÄĒthe Revolutionary War general who betrayed America and fled to the British‚ÄĒas history‚Äôs most notorious turncoat. Many know Arnold‚Äôs co-conspirator, Major John Andr√©, who was apprehended with Arnold‚Äôs documents in his boots and hanged at the orders of General George Washington. But few know of the integral third character in the plot: a charming young woman who not only contributed to the betrayal but orchestrated it.