Mar de Perki-Wypychy, Poland
I heard this book wasn't one of her best, but I really enjoyed it! I thought it was cool to follow Ellen and see what she learns about herself. Her character reminded me a lot of myself. Good book! I love Giffin books though! She's such a great writer.
"Too late, The sons of Adam will cry: 'Where are the children of the earth.' Gone. Look for but you shall not find them. Weep... for they are gone forever."
A good conclusion to an interesting series. I knew parts of what were coming but I didn't remember everything so it was still a surprising ending. Very sad in places but I guess Bonaparte handled the issue of "royal infertility" much better than Henry VIII. Josephine continued to be a compelling character and her occasional memories of childhood on Martinique were an interesting contrast to her opulent lifestyle. I still don't understand how France ended up with an Emperor who needed an heir after the Revolution. Was it just cult of personality or did people really think that without Napoleon everything they had achieved would fall apart?
A very lovely book. I loved the main character, and the circle of secondary characters surrounding her were all likeable. The histories of the clothes and the women were very interesting. The romance was believable and truly "romantic." I am looking forward to looking up more of Wolff's books.