The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte (synopsis)


As a clever girl in stodgy, mercantile Baltimore, Betsy Patterson dreams of a marriage that will transport her to cultured Europe. When she falls in love with and marries Jerome Bonaparte, she believes her dream has come true—until Jerome’s older brother Napoleon becomes an implacable enemy.

Based on a true story, The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte is a historical novel that portrays this woman’s tumultuous life. Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, known to history as Betsy Bonaparte, scandalized Washington with her daring French fashions; visited Niagara Falls when it was an unsettled wilderness; survived a shipwreck and run-ins with British and French warships; dined with presidents and danced with dukes; and lived through the 1814 Battle of Baltimore. Yet through it all, Betsy never lost sight of her primary goal—to win recognition of her marriage.

Exerpt One: Their First Dance

Except Two: At the President’s Mansion

Excerpt Three: Stalked by British Warships

Excerpt Four: On the Way to Niagara

Excerpt Five: Shipwreck

The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte may be ordered at Amika Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple.

5 responses to “The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte (synopsis)

  1. Congrats on the cover- love to read an excerpt- !

  2. kirkesmorgan

    Congratulations and long life to your continuing career!

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