{Gallivant Reads} The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.

Confessions: I love historical fiction. In the past few years I have been reading up on the Cousin's Wars in England, and before that I was semi-obsessed with the Tudors. After our trip to Paris last year, though, I became intrigued by the Bourbon Kings as well as the French Revolution.  As I mentioned in our most recent marriage update, I didn't read much in last month and I was itching to get my hands on a great can't-put-it-down book, or better yet--a series. My sister-in-law suggested Sandra Gulland's trilogy about Josephine Bonaparte and it sounded just up my alley so I decided to give it a go. 

Here is the truth: I finished the trilogy in one week. In fact, I finished the first book, The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. , in a day. It was that good. I didn't know much about Josephine before picking up these books, and I was fascinated by her life and upbringing. Also, Gullands portrayal of Napoleon was really interesting, and definitely challenged some of my pre-conceived notions about him. 

If you are looking for a great book and like historical fiction that stays pretty true to fact than I would definitely check out Gulland's series. In fact, you can go ahead and click the image above, which will take you straight to Amazon so that you can place your order! If you order through this page I may or may not receive a few pennies, no matter what ends up in your shopping cart. So what are you waiting for?! Get shopping!