MICHELLE MORAN's experiences at archaeological sites around the world motivated her to write historical fiction and continue to provide inspiration for her novels. She is nationally bestselling author of Nefertiti, The Heretic Queen, Cleopatra's Daughter, and Madame Tussaud. Visit her online at michellemoran.com.
"Moran has once again proven her skills as a mesmerizing
storyteller with The Second Empress. She gathers her readers
into the heart of the story and takes them on an adventure into a
world where most would never dare venture. Moran's characters are
engaging and her use of historical facts, bits and pieces of
correspondence and ephemera tie this story together to create a
fascinating tale that won't soon be forgotten."
--Times Record News
"Stunning in form, theme, and plot. . . Don't hesitate to purchase this beautifully written gem, which is certain to shoot to the top of the charts, if not start a craze for everything Moran."
"Colorful... [a] nicely crafted work of historical
Red Hot Book of the Week, SheKnows.com: "Michelle Moran is beloved by readers of historical fiction for her lively and well-researched novels. . . Marie-Louise may be the character that readers will love, but it is Pauline they will love to hate. . . Moran describes the end of Napoleon's empire in vivid, realistic terms. She wastes no time attempting to make the reader sympathetic for the megalomaniac Napoleon, instead providing compelling -- if not always entirely likable -- characters who must make difficult choices: What is the best way to be loyal to one's family? When does self-respect and self-worth require giving up the person you love?"
--SheKnows.com "Compelling fiction. . . Ostensibly the portrait of Marie-Louise of Austria, who became Napoleon's second wife, the novel's title could as easily apply to the emperor's sister, Pauline. . . Another enjoyable historical from Moran."
"This book covers the last six years of Napoleon's reign... If you like French history you will enjoy this novel."
"The Second Empress is a masterful work of fiction portraying the little known history of Napoleon's desperate attempt to acquire an heir... The Second Empress is another wonderful read by a fantastic author."