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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 12:47 p.m. PST

"What if your worst mistake changed the course of history?

Napoleon has crushed the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo, and his ex-wife Josephine presides over French-occupied England.

Cornwall erupts into open rebellion, and young heiress Hester escapes with Crow, Wellington's former intelligence officer, a half-French aristocrat haunted by his part in the catastrophic defeat. Together, they become embroiled in a web of treachery and espionage as plans are laid to free Wellington from secret captivity in the Scilly Isles and lead an uprising against the French occupation. In a country rife with traitors, Hester and Crow know it is impossible to play such a game as this for long…"
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arthur181523 Aug 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

Josephine died 29 May 1814, so this is more an alternate history than 'what if Napoleon won Waterloo?' story…

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Aug 2017 5:09 p.m. PST

Must be cause and effect – Josephine lives, ergo Napoleon triumphs at Waterloo!

MaggieC70 Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 8:21 p.m. PST

Here we go again. What you will find, I think, is a hefty dose of Romance and not much of history to balance the feisty young heiress who takes risks and the tortured aristocrat who can't decide where his allegiance lies. And of course, there is the obligatory espionage trope so beloved by British writers of Regency-era tales.

Alternative history? You betcha! I can't wait to get my hands on this one.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 10:35 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)

I'm a big fan of Alternative History…


MaggieC70 Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 7:11 p.m. PST

I was being sarcastic. Very.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 11:08 a.m. PST

Me too… (smile)


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