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Tango0101 Mar 2018 10:43 p.m. PST

… Receives Rave 5 Star Reviews

"Author Gillian Ingall's historical novel "Napoleon's Glass" is based on the real-life adventures of a Frenchwoman named Adele Valentin, a brave young woman who survived the guillotine, as well as other life-and-death struggles in Europe in the early 1800s.

Amazon reviewers agree in their praise of her book:

"Adele, the leading character in this story, was one year old when her father fled to escape the guillotine. She was still young and sheltered when her mother died as they were fleeing from the Cossacks after the Russian Invasion. This is truly a story of Adele's courage and determination to be independent and to find ways to earn a living while helping those less fortunate. It's an inspiring history well told."…"
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Fatuus Natural02 Mar 2018 12:50 a.m. PST

'Who survived the guillotine'?

I know I said one shouldn't expect much from blurb writers, but this one is priceless.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 5:50 a.m. PST

She must have been very calm and didn't lose her head in all the anarchy …..

Major Mike02 Mar 2018 6:41 a.m. PST

It was only a scratch,… she got better.

MaggieC70 Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 7:54 a.m. PST

I cannot imagine a single person here wanting to read this potboiler historical romance that has very little to do with Napoleon at all. His name was used solely to sell the book.

And the five five-star reviews on Amazon mean absolutely nothing other than the author has friends…

But thanks for the reminder, Armand… I have it on my KIndle and forgot about it. I think a one-star review is coming up.

Tango0102 Mar 2018 10:37 a.m. PST

Thanks for the guidance.

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


MaggieC70 Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 11:55 a.m. PST

There are days when I am far worse than the guillotine.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 12:28 p.m. PST

A hard audience is MaggieC70…more like C4 actually….a professional

I am sure this is a work to rival Dan Brown at his best eg that novel in Washington DC…the name was……The Lost Symbol! (I was just about to Google and it came to me). It was surely a novel I will never forget for its quality of writing…never. Wish I was dumb as him and even a tenth as rich and successful.

Gazzola In the TMP Dawghouse03 Mar 2018 6:16 a.m. PST

I imagine the letters might be more interesting than the novel, in the same way that the memoir of the Russian Durova was far more interesting than the awful novel (The Girl Who Fought Napoleon)based on her writings.

Tango0103 Mar 2018 10:55 a.m. PST



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