Becoming Josephine by Heather Webb – Spotlight & Giveaway (US/Canada)

January 8th, 2014

Today brings a book spotlight for a book I am anxious to read and that is Becoming Josephine by Heather Webb which is touring with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours right now so be sure to pop over and check out the tour schedule for thoughts on the book and other good stuff!  Once again my apologies to the author for not getting out a review as scheduled but with Sammy sick reading has taken a back seat for now.  Once he’s more stable though this book will be at the top of my list!  For now I’m going to tell you about the book, the author, and offer up a copy for giveaway at the end of the post.



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.

Tour stops with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours
Buy at: Amazon, Amazon Canada, B&N, and IndieBound



“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)



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.

Heather’s website, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest



I have one paperback copy of Becoming Josephine by Heather Webb to share with my readers. To enter…

  • Leave a comment entering the giveaway for 1 entry.
  • Tweet, share on Facebook, or blog for 2 extra entries.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on January 23/14.  Good luck!

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41 Comments to “Becoming Josephine by Heather Webb – Spotlight & Giveaway (US/Canada)”

  1. Lori Thomas says:

    What an intriguing story, would like to read more. Thx 4 the chance!!

  2. Hello: I really will like to win this book,this time!!!❤️

  3. Hello: I really will like to win this book,this time!!!❤️

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I am reading this now for the tour.

    Thanks for the spotlight.

    I hope Sammy is better soon.

    Please stop by for a giveaway on my blog if you like for a giveaway of Jubilee’s Journey. The link is below.

    Silver’s Reviews
    Giveaway of Jubilee’s Journey

  5. Melanie Backus says:

    I am intrigued by this book. Keeping my fingers crossed! I hope Sammy is feeling much better.

  6. Judie McDonald says:

    This sounds like an interesting read!

  7. This sounds like it would be a great read, Darlene.

    I am thinking of Sammy and you, keeping you both in my prayers.

  8. anne says:

    Prayers for Sammy. Thanks for this fascinating giveaway.

  9. Diane says:

    I think of Sammy daily. I wish him well and Darlene take care of yourself too. Thanks for your wonderful blog and post.

  10. Amyc says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  11. ellie says:

    I hope that Sammy improves. Intriguing and unique giveaway. Many thanks.

  12. Carl says:

    An excellent choice, I’d love to read this one. Thanks.
    Sammy, you take care of yourself and get better OK? Good boy.
    I tweeted a link to this post:

  13. Rhonda says:

    Hope Samy is getting stronger every day.will tweet@rhonda reads .email follower

  14. Sandra Furlotte says:

    Josephine is one of my favourite historical women.

  15. Diane Castiglione says:

    Sounds interesting would love to read.
    Josephine was an amazing lady.

    Posted to facebook and tweeted.

  16. Denise says:

    This sounds like a great read, Josephine was definitely a most intriguing woman \

    DeniseK1 at Outlook dot com

  17. Katherine I. says:

    I remember watching the miniseries NAPOLEON AND JOSEPHINE (starring Jacqueline Bisset) and would love to read more of this important historical figure’s story. Josephine was quite a woman! (I tweeted at Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! kateivan (at) aol (dot) com

  18. Suzinzski says:

    This certainly looks like a good book to read!

    Thank You.

  19. Jennifer L. says:

    This sounds really interesting. I’d love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.


    Give a hug to Sammy from me.
    Becoming Josephine by Heather Webb – Spotlight & Giveaway (US/Canada)I tweeted.

    The title of this book BECOMING JOSEPHINE is right on and the cover is beautiful.

  21. Cyn209 says:

    a definite add to my WishList!!!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

  22. Cyn209 says:

    shared giveaway on my FB wall:

  23. TAMMY CUEVAS says:

    This book is definitely going on my Amazon Wish List!

  24. Suko says:

    I’m in the mood to read historical fiction. Please enter me in this wonderful giveaway. I’ll share it in my blog’s sidebar. Thanks for hosting this, Darlene! I hope Sammy’s better very soon. :)

  25. Terry Martini says:

    This book has gotten amazing reviews and would really love to read it. My library doesn’t have it so I am going to recommend they buy it.

  26. Lily B says:

    Looks like beautiful writing, a lot of lovely reviews!

  27. Anita Yancey says:

    Sounds like an amazing story. I didn’t really know much about Josephine. I would love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  28. Anita Yancey says:

    Shared on Facebook as Anita Yancey.

  29. This one has caught my attention too!
    laurafabiani at videotron dot ca

  30. This book Becoming Josephine is another book I will like to read, I wish I can win this giveaway !!!! <3 <3 <3

  31. This is one I really want to add to my collection! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  32. Martha J. Sturm says:

    This year, I want to try reading different genres and stretch my mind a little. This sounds like a good book to start with.

  33. Con Martin says:

    I once saw the letter in which Napoleon called Josephine “tu” for the first time, and have been fascinated with her since!

  34. Lara Frame Newell says:

    OOh! Almost missed this one! So excited about this book; I am always up for a good story about a lesser known (though she really shouldn’t be)historical female figure! Thank you!

    lafra86 at gmail dot com

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