28 Apr 2011


Book Review – The Problem with Josephine by Lucy Ashford

The Problem with Josephine is set at the start of the 19th Century and retells the romance between Napoleon and Archduchess Marie-Louise of Austria: 

It's springtime in Paris and Emperor Napoleon is about to marry Archduchess Marie-Louise of Austria. All around the city Napoleon's courtiers are preparing for the spectacularly lavish wedding. Everything must be just right… Ordered to remove all portraits of Josephine, the Emperor's first wife, seamstress Sophie has to track down a talented artist called Jacques. He promises to carry out the commission, but only in return for a kiss for every hour he works… 

I was very kindly given an ebook of this story to read and I am so glad I did. The style of writing was easy to pick up on and I was completely immersed by the second sentence... .. This story has the great mix of romance and history.

I especially loved reading and following the relationship of Sophie and Jacques, which from start to finish had the right momentum and never disappointed.

If you love a bit of romance in your reading, I would recommend you give this a go....

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Mills & Boon Royal Wedding Facts

There have been 225 Mills & Boon romances written with the theme of a Royal Wedding since 1981 - the year of the marriage of Prince Charles to Diana Spencer.

The most popular Royal Wedding Mills & Boon to date is The Prince's Waitress Wife by Sarah Morgan, published in 2008 and reissued 75 times worldwide; the prince hero was a rugby player.

Mills & Boon author Sharon Kendrick based her most recent novel The Royal Baby Revelation on the relationship between Prince William and Kate Middleton. Written before the engagement was announced, Sharon predicted William would propose with his mother's engagement ring.

Mills & Boon® 

Mills & Boon have 200 authors in the UK alone, publishing a wide variety of romantic fiction each month with a range of heroes from sexy vampires to scrummy sports stars. Mills & Boon sell 130 million titles worldwide each year, in 26 languages and 109 countries. In the UK, a Mills & Boon book is bought every 4 seconds.

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