Posts tagged ‘Betsy Patterson’

March Books of the month giveaway

This time, we have 2 books for the monthly giveaway!

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Paris Rue des Martyrs - cover final Ambitious Madame Bonap

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Ruth Hull Chatlien on Tour: The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte

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Ambitious Madame Bonap

Author Ruth Hull Chatlien

on Tour

March 3-12, 2014


The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte

[historical fiction]

 Release Date: December 2, 2013

Publisher: Amika Press, Chicago
ISBN: 978-1937484163
484 pages
Available from
Amika Press
, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.



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.[provided by the author]


Ruth Hull ChatlienRuth 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 (2013) 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.

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Monday, March 3
Review at Words And Peace

Tuesday, March 4 Sunday, April 6
Review at The Reading Life

Thursday, March 6
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at I Am, Indeed

Friday, March 7
Review + Giveaway at Queen of All She Reads

Sunday, March 9
Review + Giveaway at Just Reviews.
With extra information here.

Review at Griperang’s Bookmarks

Monday, March 10
Review at Jorie Loves A Story

Tuesday, March 11
Review at Making My Mark

Interview at Enchanted by Josephine

Wednesday, March 12
Review at Chocolate & Croissants

Review at The Most Happy Reader