FORBES: Sizzling New Historical Fiction from Allison Pataki
New York City, New York – Allison Pataki, daughter of former New York Governor George Pataki, has made quite a name for herself outside of politics. The Accidental Empress (Howard Books, February 17, 2015) will be the bestselling author’s second novel. Yes, it hits shelves tomorrow; get your sneak peek here.
This work of historical fiction revolves around Sisi, the Habsburg empress and wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I. After falling in love with her sister’s fiance and eventually making him her own, Sisi found all eyes on her as she ascended to the role. But in this new position of power, Sisi did not back down in the face of pressure and fame; instead, she captured the hearts of her people.
“My passion is for telling the stories of fascinating women who have been lost in history,” Pataki told Forbes. “Women who, though they were leading ladies in their own periods, have become footnotes in the forward march of time…