Michelle Moran, geb. 1980, hat sich von ihrer Begeisterung für Archäologie dem Schreiben historischer Romane zugewandt – mit großem Erfolg.
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At the dawn of the Roman Empire, when tyranny ruled, a daughter of Egypt and a son of Rome found each other …. Selene’s legendary parents are gone. Her country taken, she has been brought to the city of Rome in chains, with only her twin brother, Alexander, to remind her of home and all she once had. Living under the watchful eyes of the ruling family, Selene and her brother must quickly learn how to be Roman – and how to be useful to Caesar. She puts her artistry to work, in the hope of staying alive and being allowed to return to Egypt. Before long, however, she is distracted by the young and handsome heir to the empire…
Ihr dritter Roman aus dem Jahr 2009. “Michelle Moran describes the life and times of the Imperial family and the life in Rome at the time. Her descriptions are fantastic, engaging and vivid. The start of the book is espcially great – the death of Marc Antony and Cleopatra.” (Leserin) (460 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 449 Seiten noch günstig?
Paris, 1788. Marie is a young woman in love with her oldest friend and neighbour, Henri. But she is also a determined businesswoman, eager to see her family’s waxwork museum keep them safe and solvent. Her gift for modelling faces in wax brings her to Versailles, where she must teach the king’s sister her skill. But the coming revolution will place Marie, her family and all of Paris in grave danger.
Ihr vierter Roman. “Hugely enjoyable” (Daily Express) (349 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 466 Seiten noch günstig?
Empress Josephine’s family has been called to Napoleon’s court for the terrible news that he intends to divorce his barren wife of thirteen years and take a younger bride, the Austrian Princess Marie-Louise. For Josephine’s daughter, Hortense, this means she is free to leave her husband, Napoleon’s brother, having given the Bonapartes three heirs. As she looks for love, she must support her mother through the terrible grief of Napoleon’s betrayal.
Ihr fünfter Roman. “Moran creates characters as interesting for their flaws and failings as for their assets and achievements.” (Rezensent) (207 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 369 Seiten noch günstig?