What world tour would be complete without a trip to the City of Lights?! Heather Webb is back today to talk to us about one of her favorite places (and mine!) and her gorgeous debut novel, Becoming Josephine!
Above: Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral (Public Domain Photo)
Below: Malmaison, Josephine's residence, just outside Paris. (Photo by Heather Webb)
All About Becoming Josephine and Heather Webb
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.
Heather Webb is the author of historical novels BECOMING JOSEPHINE and RODIN’S LOVER, which have been sold in six countries and have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, France Magazine, Elle and more, as well as received national starred reviews. RODIN’S LOVER was a Goodreads Pick of the month in 2015. Up and coming, LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS, an epistolary love story set during WWI will release in the fall of 2017 by HarperCollins. Heather is also a professional freelance editor, and contributor to award-winning writing sitesWriterUnboxed.com and Writers in the Storm.