Desiree (historical fiction)
by Annemarie Selinko
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A classic historical novel which I
A silk merchants daughter, Desiree
Clary (1777-1860), is reborn through these wonderful words of Annemarie Selinko.
In youth, Desiree is thwarted in love by none other Napoleon Bonaparte.
Desiree, through thick or thin, rises triumphantly to the
throne as Queen of Sweden. This book will take you through
some romantic and political twists and turns. History comes alive in
the surprisingly accurate account of Desiree Clary, first love of
"You have made my life a misery, and I am
yet weak enough to forgive you."
~Desiree in a letter to Napoleon
learning of his marriage to Josephine~