Please join Ruth Hull Chatlien as she tours the blogosphere for The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte from March 31-April 11.

The Ambitious Madame BonapartePublication Date: December 2, 2013
Amika Press
Paperback; 484p
ISBN: 978-1937484163

As a clever girl in stodgy, mercantile Baltimore, Betsy Patterson dreams of a marriage that will transport her to cultured Europe. When she falls in love with and marries Jerome Bonaparte, she believes her dream has come true—until Jerome’s older brother Napoleon becomes an implacable enemy.

Based on a true story, The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte is a historical novel that portrays this woman’s tumultuous life. Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, known to history as Betsy Bonaparte, scandalized Washington with her daring French fashions; visited Niagara Falls when it was an unsettled wilderness; survived a shipwreck and run-ins with British and French warships; dined with presidents and danced with dukes; and lived through the 1814 Battle of Baltimore. Yet through it all, Betsy never lost sight of her primary goal—to win recognition of her marriage.

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About the AuthorRuth Hull Chatlien

Ruth Hull Chatlien has been a writer and editor of educational materials for twenty-five years. Her specialty is U.S. and world history. She is the author of Modern American Indian Leaders and has published several short stories and poems in literary magazines. The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte is her first published novel.

She lives in northeastern Illinois with her husband, Michael, and a very pampered dog named Smokey. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found gardening, knitting, drawing, painting, or watching football.

Connect with Ruth Hull Chatlien at her website or on Facebook.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, March 31
Review at Unabridged Chick

Tuesday, April 1
Review at A Bookish Affair
Interview at Flashlight Commentary

Wednesday, April 2
Spotlight at HF Book Muse-News
Interview at Layered Pages

Thursday, April 3
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
Interview at Unabridged Chick

Friday, April 4
Spotlight (Book of the Month) at Scandalous Women

Monday, April 7
Review at The Maiden’s Court
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book

Tuesday, April 8
Review at The Lit Bitch
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews

Wednesday, April 9
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages
Interview at Oh, for the Hook of a Book

Thursday, April 10
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews
Review at Historical Fiction Obsession
Interview & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Friday, April 11
Review at The True Book Addict

Monday, April 14
Review at Let Them Read Books

Thursday, April 17
Review at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

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