I am a former stay-at-home mom who has given up her hopes and dreams of becoming a professional reader. I now spend my days showing small children how to play games on computers. Right now I'm living vicariously through my 9 year-old who is reading everything she can get her hands on.
I was not expecting much out of this novel after enduring Pataki’s take on the Empress Elisabeth. I picked this book of the new release shelf at my local library. There is so little (or maybe not) out there about the French Revolution. It’s a subject I love to learn more about at any chance I get. So I said “Why not?” After the opening scene, this book has set the bar pretty high. Fingers crossed, the author(s) don’t let me down.