Praise for the Josephine B. Trilogy

About the Trilogy as a whole:

“What a joy! Historical fiction with equal measures heart, soul, and intellect. With complete authority and searing intimacy, Ms. Gulland has captured and delivered to us the voice of one of history’s most fascinating women. Thoroughly compulsive reading.” —Robin Maxwell, author of The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn

“The rich tapestry of this trilogy is not to be missed.” —The Historical Novels Review

“A three-part beach book with brains and style.” —The Toronto Globe & Mail

“With spare yet elegant prose, Gulland transports the reader back in time.”—Theresa Eckford for the Historical Novel Society

“A spellbinding journey of Josephine’s life”—San Benadino Sun

“From the opening sentence until the very last word, I was captivated.”—Bygone Days

‘This is a truly glorious trilogy. Impeccably researched and beautifully written, Sandra Gulland really gets beneath the skin of her subject, creating a truly empathetic portrait of one of modern history’s most fascinating women.’ —Andrea Stuart, author of the biography Josephine.

The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.

“Utterly absorbing.” —Books in Canada

“A reader’s bliss.” —Edmonton Journal

“… impossible to put down.” —You Magazine

“Gulland has huge fun … nothing seems beyond the grasp of her imagination. In her hands Josephine B. puts in a stellar performance. Now tender, now triste, she’s the Jackie O. of her day.” —Guardian

“A fascinating read from beginning to end…” —Quill & Quire

“… accomplishes what the best historical fiction does …” —The Toronto Globe and Mail

“… magnetic in its appeal” — The Toronto Star

Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

“… a big gorgeous mille feuille of a book.” —The Toronto Globe and Mail

“Gripping … ” —The Times

“Utterly mesmerizing … a seamless blend of fact and fiction that moves historical fiction to a whole new level.” —Diane Schoemperlen, author of Our Lady of the Lost and Found

“Everything a reader could hope for and more … ” —Merilyn Simonds, Montreal Gazette

“Sandra Gulland’s second instalment of her history of Josephine, Empress of France, is that rare phenomenon: a second novel even better than the first.” — Nancy Wigston, The Toronto Star

“Shrewd and engaging … moving, entertaining, conscientiously researched, and, yes, fun.” —Faith Sullivan, author of The Cape Ann

The Last Great Dance on Earth

“Riveting … Never has this near-mythic figure seemed more human.” —Robin Maxwell, author of The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn

“… addictive.” —Edmonton Journal

“… a romance of epic proportions.” —Publishers Weekly

“… truly engrossing … .” —The Scotsman

“Wonderfully evocative…  A guilty pleasure—at each page you say, ‘just one more’ and keep on. Josephine—what a woman. What a love! What a life!” —Margaret George, author of The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel

“In all of time, no love story surpasses that of Napoleon and Josephine. The Last Great Dance on Earth draws us into the heart and soul of their story, capturing all the agony and glory.” — Faith Sullivan, author of The Cape Ann