Review: The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte by Ruth Hull Chatlien

Another review for my novel:

Making My Mark

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Today I’m participating in the France Book Tour of The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte. For all the tour stops, please visit this page.  

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The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte

Release date: December 2, 2013 at  Amika Press
484 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1937484163
Buy links: Available from
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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…

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