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The queen's fortune : a novel of Desiree, Napoleon, and the dynasty that outlasted the empire

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"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 and it's fallen on her to save her family 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 that leads to 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, thanks to the rising star of Parisian society, Josephine de Beauharnais. Once again, Desiree's life is turned on its head. Swept to the glittering halls of the French capital, Desiree is plunged into the inner circle of the new ruling class, becoming further entangled with Napoleon, his family, and the new Empress. But her fortunes shift once again when she meets Napoleon's confidant and star general, the indomitable Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte. As the two men in Desiree's life become political rivals and military foes, the question that arises is: must she choose between the love of her new husband and the love of her nation and its Emperor?" -- Amazon.com

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Bristol Library FIC PAT (Text)
Adult Fiction
52134300059049
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Pataki (Text)
Adult New Materials
52129300971417
Checked out
03/13/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC PAT (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002877529
Reshelving
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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