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

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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  1. 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.

  2. Diane Castiglione says

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

    Posted to facebook and tweeted.

  3. 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. :)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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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