Battle Hall Davies is a beautiful blonde dancer, and everything Nic Lancaster isn't. The two become friends-and then, startlingly, more than friends. What do you do when you think you're attracted to guys, and then you meet a girl who steals your heart?
"Story: Promising, Characters: Lacking"
At the age of 16, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor's numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a palace coup against the regents appointed by her husband and made herself the real ruler of China - behind the throne, literally, with a silk screen separating her from her officials who were all male.
"Very Important if flawed history of a leader"
Popular biographer Carolly Erickson creates intimate and richly detailed portraits of her historical subjects. In this book she offers a provocative new perspective on Josephine and her fabled marriage to Napoleon.
"A little long winded and not so interesting......"
Prize-winning historian and biographer, Carolly Erickson has created an eminently readable biography that recognizes the humanity of Great Catherine—Empress of Russia—with her majesty and immense capability. Dispelling some of the myths surrounding her voracious sexual appetite, the biographer portrays Catherine as a lonely woman far ahead of her time—achieving greatness in an era when women were executed on a husband’s whim.
"What a woman. Sad to reach the end. Well read."
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.