Wednesday, January 1, 2014

First Book of the Year 2014


Sheila over at Book Journey is currently hosting the "First Book of the Year 2014" event (Click on the event title to learn more).   My first book of 2014 is:

Becoming Josephine by Heather Webb


About the Book (Synopsis from

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.

Plume | December 31, 2013 | 320 pages

What is your first book of 2014?

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  1. Sounds like a great book to start the year off with. Happy New Year!

  2. I hope you enjoy your first book of 2014!

    My first book is actually the one I started last year, I just didn't manage to finish it for the new year - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.

    1. I LOVE North and South. It's one of my favourite novels. Oh, and the BBC mini-series is pretty good too LOL.

  3. The mists of Avalon and Becoming Josephine.... Both are wonderful so far!

    1. I finished Becoming Josephine and really liked it. Mists of Avalon is one of my all-time favourite books so I hope you continue to enjoy it :-)