Sunday, September 19, 2010
Mailbox Monday (41)
Posted by Laura at Library of Clean Reads on September 19, 2010 in Mailbox Monday | Comments : 14
Désirée: The Bestselling Story of Napoleon's First Love by Annemarie Selinko (from Sourcebooks)
Amazon product description:
To be young, in France, and in love: fourteen year old Desiree can't believe her good fortune. Her fiance, a dashing and ambitious Napoleon Bonaparte, is poised for battlefield success, and no longer will she be just a French merchant's daughter. She could not have known the twisting path her role in history would take, nearly breaking her vibrant heart but sweeping her to a life rich in passion and desire.
A love story, but so much more, Désirée explores the landscape of a young heart torn in two, giving readers a compelling true story of an ordinary girl whose unlikely brush with history leads to a throne no one would have expected.
An epic bestseller that has earned both critical acclaim and mass adoration, Désirée is at once a novel of the rise and fall of empires, the blush and fade of love, and the heart and soul of a woman.
So what did you get in your mailbox last week?