Monthly Archives: March 2014

Interview at “Enchanted by Josephine”

Today is a two-fer. Not only is there a book review of The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte, posted below, but I was interviewed over at Enchanted by Josephine. You can check it out here.

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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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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…

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Review at Jorie Loves a Story

There’s a new review of The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte at Jorie Loves a Story. I couldn’t find a reblog option, so you can get to her blog by clicking here.

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Runoff (a poem)

Today’s weather makes it possible for me to post this poem from a few years past because it looks forward to spring.

 

Runoff

Last snowcover

outside my window,

once mounded smooth

as new-spun meringue

and clean as a carton

of unscooped ice cream,

now grainy and brittle

and friable beneath my feet.

It’s melting, melting.

The water flows across

still-hard ground,

and escapes into city sewers,

but in my mind,

I hear the rush of rivers

splashing, foaming,

racing me toward springdom.

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We Has a Book Trailer

Check out my new video trailer for The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte. Spread the word!

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Review of The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte at I Am, Indeed

<span style=”font-size: large;”>There’s a new review of The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte at the blog I Am, Indeed this morning. You can check it out here.</span>

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A Cool Milestone

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Ok, I know it’s a blurry photo, but I was trying to be low-key about taking it instead of acting like a hyperactive puppy spotting a squirrel. This is what it looks like when your book is featured at your local library in preparation for an upcoming author event. Just one of those things I was never sure I’d achieve.

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Book review and giveaway: The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte. I love France #85

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The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte
By
Ruth Hull Chatlien
Publisher: Amika Press, Chicago
Pub. Date: December 2, 2013
ISBN: 978-1937484163Pages484
Genre:
Historical fiction

Source: Received
from the author through
Historical Fiction virtual book tour

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Ruth Hull Chatlien on Tour: The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte

Madame Bonaparte is going on tour. From March 3 through March 12, reviews will be appearing on various blogs. Plus, there will be an interview and several book giveaways. If you haven’t purchased it yet, this is your chance to enter to win a free copy.

France Book Tours

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Author Ruth Hull Chatlien

on Tour

March 3-12, 2014

with

The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte

[historical fiction]

 Release Date: December 2, 2013

Publisher: Amika Press, Chicago
ISBN: 978-1937484163
484 pages
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Available from
Amika Press
, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.

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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…

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