Introducing the exclusive cover reveal of my new book, The Queen’s Fortune. This novel will publish on February 11, 2020 from Ballantine Books.
A Novel of Desiree, Napoleon, and a Dynasty That Outlasted an Empire
A sweeping novel about the extraordinary woman who captured Napoleon’s heart, created a dynasty, and changed the course of history — from the New York Times bestselling author of The Traitor’s Wife, The Accidental Empress, and Sisi.
As the French revolution ravages the country, Desiree Clary is faced with the life-altering truth that the world she has known and loved is gone. Her head — as well as her family — is at risk, and it’s fallen on her to save them from the guillotine. A chance encounter with Napoleon Bonaparte, the ambitious and charismatic young military prodigy, provides her answer. When her beloved sister Julie marries his brother Joseph, Desiree and Napoleon’s futures become irrevocably linked. Quickly entering into their own passionate, dizzying courtship followed by a secret engagement, they vow to meet in the capital once his career has been secured. But her newly laid plans with Napoleon turn to sudden heartbreak due to the rising star of Parisian society, Josephine de Beauharnais. Once again, Desiree’s life is turned upside down.