Eliza Monroe-daughter of the future president of the United States-is devastated when her mother decides to send her to boarding school outside of Paris. But the young American teen is quickly reconciled to the idea when-ooh, la-la!-she discovers who her fellow pupils will be: Hortense de... show more
Eliza Monroe-daughter of the future president of the United States-is devastated when her mother decides to send her to boarding school outside of Paris. But the young American teen is quickly reconciled to the idea when-ooh, la-la!-she discovers who her fellow pupils will be: Hortense de Beauharnais, daughter of Josephine Bonaparte; and Caroline Bonaparte, youngest sister of the famous French general. It doesn't take long for Eliza to figure out that the two French girls are mortal enemies-and that she's about to get caught in the middle of their schemes.Loosely drawn from history, Eliza Monroe's imagined coming of age provides a scintillating glimpse into the lives, loves, and hopes of three young women during one of the most volatile periods in French history.
Publish date: 2012-02-28
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, European History
, School Stories
, Boarding School
, French Revolution
Four teenage girls in post-revolutionary France have personal plans for their own liberty, happiness and love. Eliza Monroe, the daughter of a future US president, Hortense de Beauharnais, the daughter of Josephine and step-daughter of Napoleon, Caroline Bonaparte, the sister of the future emperor, ...
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A fun, romantic, really different read. As much as I love the French Revolution, I've never really looked beyond it in my reading and research. The Napoleonic Era and the time leading up to it are a vague mystery. I know there was a weak government, Napolean took control, got kicked out, took it bac...
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