After the bloody French Revolution, Emperor Napoleon’s power is absolute. When Marie-Louise, the 18-year-old daughter of the King of Austria, is told that the Emperor has demanded her hand in marriage, her father presents her with a terrible choice: marry the cruel, capricious Napoleon, leaving the man she loves and her home forever, or say no, and plunge her country into war. Marie-Louise knows what she must do, and she travels to France, determined to be a good wife despite Napoleon’s reputation. But lavish parties greet her in Paris, and at the extravagant French court, she finds many rivals for her husband’s affection....
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Happy New Year! It’s the start of another exciting year of audio production and we are looking forward to titles from the best and bestselling authors in the world. Who will be this year’s E. L. James? Who will walk off with the Audie Awards book and narrator of the year? Stay tuned! Today we’ll chat with Michelle Moran, who places her romantic fiction firmly in the well-researched periods she loves to visit – from ancient Egypt to her latest, set in the court of Napoleon, called The Second Empress.