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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Betsy and the Emperor

Betsy and the Emperor 5 of 5 stars

Betsy and the Emperor shows a different side to Napoleon Bonapart than what you read in history books. It is an unbiased and entertaining account of his imprisonment.

Betsy Balcome is a high spirited fourteen year old girl with, like many others at the time, an immense dislike of Napoleon Bonaparte (A.K.A. Boney). You can imagine then, her surprise when she finds out that the infamous ruler is going to be staying in her families guest house for the beginning of his imprisonment. Napoleon is intrigued by Betsy's spunk and quick tongue. Napoleon and Betsy grow closer as she learns more about what he did, and the deeds he contributed to the knowledge of the world. Betsy even goes to the trouble of attempting to help him escape, but when a new man comes into charge of Napoleon's imprisonment their carefree ways are left in shatters.
Betsy and the Emperor is a wonderful, well written book that I have read many, many times.
For fans of: Staton Rabin


GirlwiththeBraids said...

I'll have to check it out! I love characters that are "spunky". :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Arya, for your nice review of my novel, BETSY AND THE EMPEROR. As you may know, the book is in development as a movie with Al Pacino attached to star as Napoleon. You can read about this and my other books at www.myspace.com/statonrabin.

Best wishes,
Staton Rabin

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