The Queens Fortune became a chore afterawhile!
The Queens Fortune Became a Chore after awhile
So far I’m not interested in Allison Pataki’s books.
I started, “The Traitors Wife,” and couldn’t get through the book. (I will say
why in my next list of dud’s I couldn’t finish or skipped to the end). I gave “The
Queen’s Fortune,” and after a while it became a chore to read. This is when the
classic lesson comes into play, don’t’ judge a book by its cover. The story is
about Desiree Clary, who lived during The Terror after Marie Antoinette and her
husband Louis were executed after the French Revolution. Desiree fell in love
with Napoleon and was engaged to him at one point, but as fate turned out it
was obviously not meant to be since Napoleon married Josephine. Desiree
eventually did marry the man that truly loved her and she loved him named
Bernodotte and had a son with him and they eventually became King and Queen of
The pros were I did like that this was a book about
a lesser known figure in history. I never even heard of Desiree or knew that
she was even engaged to Napoleon at one point. I did like that she was the
narrator of her own story and not like in “The Traitors Wife,” where a
fictional maid was a bystander telling Peggy Shippens story.
For the cons section there was unfortunately a lot
of them. The story had exceedingly slow parts in it. I felt we didn’t get to
see Desiree in her queen role enough. While Desiree was telling the story it
seemed like she was also a bystander of everyone else’s story as well. I think
if the book was condensed and we had a chance to see Desiree and Bernodotte
rule that would have been a more interesting story.
It was a great idea, but the writing and the pacing
wasn’t the best. I will give Alison Pataki’s books about Sisi a chance though
like with the others I will only check them out from the library and not buy