Sunday, January 5, 2014

Giveaway: Heather Webb's Becoming Josephine

It's that time again! Flashlight Commentary and France Book Tours are pleased to offer fans of historic fiction a chance to win a free edition of Heather Webb's Becoming Josephine!  

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A sweeping historical debut about the Creole socialite who transformed herself into an empress.

Readers are fascinated with the wives of famous men. In Becoming Josephine, debut novelist Heather Webb follows Rose Tascher as she sails from her Martinique plantation to Paris, eager to enjoy an elegant life at the royal court. Once there, however, Rose’s aristocratic soldier-husband dashes her dreams by abandoning her amid the tumult of the French Revolution. After narrowly escaping death, Rose reinvents herself as Josephine, a beautiful socialite wooed by an awkward suitor—Napoleon Bonaparte.

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About the Author: Heather Webb grew up a military brat and naturally became obsessed with travel, culture, and languages. She put her degrees to good use teaching high school French for nearly a decade before turning to full time novel writing and freelance editing. When not writing, Heather flexes her foodie skills or looks for excuses to head to the other side of the world. 

For more information please visit Heather’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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“Heather Webb’s epic novel captivates from its opening in a turbulent plantation society in the Caribbean, to the dramatic rise of one of France’s most fascinating women: Josephine Bonaparte. Perfectly balancing history and story, character and setting, detail and pathos, Becoming Josephine marks a debut as bewitching as its protagonist.” –Erika Robuck, author of Hemingway’s Girl

“With vivid characters and rich historical detail, Heather Webb has portrayed in Josephine a true heroine of great heart, admirable strength, and inspiring courage whose quest is that of women everywhere: to find, and claim, oneself.” –Sherry Jones, bestselling author of The Jewel of the Medina

“A fast-paced, riveting journey, Becoming Josephine captures the volatile mood of one of the most intense periods of history—libertine France, Caribbean slave revolts, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars—from the point of a view of one of its key witnesses, Josephine Bonaparte.” –Dana Gynther, author of Crossing on the Paris

“Vivid and passionate, Becoming Josephine captures the fiery spirit of the woman who stole Napoleon’s heart and enchanted an empire. –Susan Spann, author of The Shinobi Mysteries

“Spellbinding . . . Heather Webb’s novel takes us behind the mask of the Josephine we thought we knew.” –Christy English, author of How to Tame a Willful Wife and To Be Queen

“Enchanting prose takes the reader on an unforgettable journey . . . Captivating young Rose springs from the lush beauty of her family’s sugar plantation in Martinique to shine in the eighteenth century elegance of Parisian salon society. When France is torn by revolution, not even the blood-bathed terror of imprisonment can break her spirit.” –Marci Jefferson, author of Girl on the Gold Coin (Thomas Dunne Books, 2014)

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Thursday, Jan 2 
Review + Giveaway at I Am, Indeed

Friday, Jan 3 
Review + Giveaway at Queen of All She Reads

Saturday, Jan 4
Review + Giveaway at The Most Happy Reader

Sunday, Jan 5
Review + Giveaway at Flashlight Commentary
Review at Books A To Z

Monday, Jan 6
Review + Giveaway at

Wednesday, Jan 8
Review + Giveaway at Words And Peace

Thursday, Jan 9
Review + Giveaway at Enchanted by Josephine

Friday, Jan 10
Interview at Enchanted by Josephine

Saturday, Jan 11
Special Spotlight at Enchanted by Josephine

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Giveaway is Open Internationally
Per the promotional guidelines set forth by France Book Tours, American and Canadian residents will have the choice of receiving a print or ebook edition, all others are limited to ebook copies only. 

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Anna Belfrage said...

Would love to win a copy of this book!

Denise said...

Thank you for the giveaway. Last spring our local art gallery had an exhibit with things that Napoleon and his family owned. Amazing!

Amy C said...

I have been wanting to read this and liked your review on the previous post.
Love it if I would win!

Anonymous said...

thanks for hosting the giveaway. only US/Canada entries have the choice of format. overseas entries get the ebook

rhonda said...

Would love to read this thanks for giveaway.

Jennifer Huelsebusch said...

Sounds great!

kim_cree said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! I can't wait to read this!!

cyn209 said...

a definite add to my WishList!!!
thank you for the giveaway!!!

Chris Kruk said...

I love french history