For the stepdaughter of Napoleon,
nothing is easy—especially love.

A Young Adult novel based on the teen years
of Josephine Bonaparte’s daughter Hortense.


Gulland has built a career writing historical fiction for adults … . Her pitch-perfect balance of lush period details and character-driven narrative shines again in The Game of Hope.Quill & Quire

“… grand and captivating.” — Cyn’s Workshop Review

“Sandra Gulland’s writing is enchanting and beautiful.” — Krimsuun Pages

Loved this read! It had me hooked!” — Chelsea M on NetGalley

I enjoyed this book so much that I’ve read it twice already!” — Leslie U on NetGalley

“The Game of Hope is excellent for teenage girls or anyone who loves a great story.” — Vanessa Van Decker, GoodReads

“This book was fantastic!” —Sarah Rodriguez on GoodReads

The Game of Hope was a book I was sad to see end.” — Margaret on NetGalley

“Sandra Gulland has done it again … [Her] understanding of the very real people about whom she’s writing is so profound she practically breathes life into them.”  — Mary I on GoodReads

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