I’ve often written about how much I loved reading the Josephine Bonaparte Trilogy. The 3-book series is not only my personal favourite read; it’s also the closest (that I’ve ever read) to a real rendition of Josephine’s life through a historical fiction novel.
Just recently, on Dar’s blog: Peeking Between the Pages, Sandra Gulland wrote a most interesting guest post. For anyone interested on reading about how she developed her Josephine novels and what spurred her to write about the Empress to begin with, please see here.
It’s always fascinated me to learn about the story behind the story. I can imagine that writing about the life of a historical figure entails lots of research ups-and downs-for sure… But, the effective completion of bringing a character back to life for interested readers must certainly be gratifying, as well as, the most giving experience in a writer’s journey. And- for a reader, I believe there’s nothing better than the feeling of truly being immersed –as though you were really there.
Please note that next Thursday, May 7th, Sandra Gulland will be guest hosting le Jeudi de Josephine. I will also be doing a Giveaway of Mistress of the Sun. Please come!