I’m two-thirds of the way through Sandra Gulland’s Josephine Bonaparte trilogy, and I can’t stop reading.  Gulland’s writing has swept me up into the dramatic story of the woman who married Napoleon.  The first book begins with Josephine’s girlhood in Martinique and the trilogy continues through her life in Paris during the French Revolution and her marriage to Napoleon.

The story is told through fictionalized diary entries, so it has the compelling nature of a novel, but the author also includes footnotes that explain the historical context, which appeals to the scholar in me.

I’m delighted that I still have an entire book to soak in before this experience is over!

Visit the author’s website, www.sandragulland.com, to learn more about Gulland and her work.