Win a copy of Becoming Josephine by Heather Webb

What better way to kick off the new year than with a giveaway for Heather Webb's spectacular debut novel, Becoming Josephine!  Heather is on tour with HFVBT through February 7, be sure to check out the schedule of stops below to see where she will be stopping.

Becoming JosephinePublication Date: December 31, 2013
Plume Books/Penguin
Paperback; 320p
ISBN-10: 0142180653

Rose Tascher sails from her Martinique plantation to Paris to trade her Creole black magic culture for love and adventure. She arrives exultant to follow her dreams of attending Court with Alexandre, her elegant aristocrat and soldier husband. But Alexandre dashes her hopes and abandons her amid the tumult of the French Revolution.

Through her savoir faire, Rose secures her footing in high society, reveling in handsome men and glitzy balls—until the heads of her friends begin to roll.

After narrowly escaping death in the blood-drenched cells of Les Carmes prison, she reinvents herself as Josephine, a socialite of status and power. Yet her youth is fading, and Josephine must choose between a precarious independence and the love of an awkward suitor. Little does she know, he would become the most powerful man of his century- Napoleon Bonaparte.

BECOMING JOSEPHINE is a novel of one woman’s journey to find eternal love and stability, and ultimately to find herself.

Praise for Becoming Josephine

“Heather Webb’s epic novel captivates from its opening in a turbulent plantation society in the Caribbean, to the dramatic rise of one of France’s most fascinating women: Josephine Bonaparte. Perfectly balancing history and story, character and setting, detail and pathos, Becoming Josephine marks a debut as bewitching as its protagonist." –Erika Robuck, author of Hemingway's Girl

“With vivid characters and rich historical detail, Heather Webb has portrayed in Josephine a true heroine of great heart, admirable strength, and inspiring courage whose quest is that of women everywhere: to find, and claim, oneself.” --Sherry Jones, bestselling author of The Jewel of the Medina

“A fast-paced, riveting journey, Becoming Josephine captures the volatile mood of one of the most intense periods of history—libertine France, Caribbean slave revolts, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars—from the point of a view of one of its key witnesses, Josephine Bonaparte.” –Dana Gynther, author of Crossing on the Paris

"Vivid and passionate, Becoming Josephine captures the fiery spirit of the woman who stole Napoleon’s heart and enchanted an empire. –Susan Spann, author of The Shinobi Mysteries

“Spellbinding . . . Heather Webb’s novel takes us behind the mask of the Josephine we thought we knew.” –Christy English, author of How to Tame a Willful Wife and To Be Queen

“Enchanting prose takes the reader on an unforgettable journey . . . Captivating young Rose springs from the lush beauty of her family's sugar plantation in Martinique to shine in the eighteenth century elegance of Parisian salon society. When France is torn by revolution, not even the blood-bathed terror of imprisonment can break her spirit.” –Marci Jefferson, author of Girl on the Gold Coin (Thomas Dunne Books, 2014)

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About the Author

Heather WebbHeather Webb grew up a military brat and naturally became obsessed with travel, culture, and languages. She put her degrees to good use teaching high school French for nearly a decade before turning to full time novel writing and freelance editing.

When not writing, Heather flexes her foodie skills or looks for excuses to head to the other side of the world.

For more information please visit Heather's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Wednesday, January 1
Review & Interview at HF Book Muse-News
Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Thursday, January 2
Review at Let Them Read Books
Review & Giveaway at WTF Are You Reading?

Friday, January 3
Interview & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Monday, January 6
Review & Giveaway at Confessions of an Avid Reader
Interview at Flashlight Commentary

Tuesday, January 7
Review & Giveaway at Scandalous Women

Wednesday, January 8
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Thursday, January 9
Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book!
Review & Giveaway at Luxury Reading

Friday, January 10
Review at Turning the Pages
Interview & Giveaway at Oh, For the Hook of a Book!

Monday, January 13
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee

Tuesday, January 14
Review at Unabridged Chick
Review at CelticLady's Reviews

Wednesday, January 15
Review at Book Lovers Paradise
Interview & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick

Thursday, January 16
Review & Giveaway at The Maiden's Court

Friday, January 17
Review & Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

Monday, January 20
Review at A Bookish Affair

Tuesday, January 21
Review at Griperang's Bookmarks
Interview & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

Wednesday, January 22
Review at A Book Geek

Thursday, January 23
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews

Friday, January 24
Review at Book-alicious Mama

Monday, January 27
Review at A Bookish Libraria
Interview at Erika Mailman Blog

Tuesday, January 28
Review & Giveaway at The True Book Addict

Wednesday, January 29
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Thursday, January 30
Interview at HF Connection

Friday, January 31
Review at Books in the Burbs

Monday, February 3
Review at Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews

Tuesday, February 4
Review at A Muse in the Fog

Wednesday, February 5
Interview at A Muse in the Fog

Friday, February 7
Review at Silver's Reviews


Passages to the Past has one copy of Becoming Josephine up for grabs. To enter, please complete form below. Giveaway is open to US & Canada residents only and ends on January 11th. Good luck!

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