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  • ISBN: 9781538720127
  • ISBN: 1538720124
  • ISBN: 9781538720134
  • Physical Description: print
    1 volume ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2022.

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Summary, etc.: "Austria 1767: Maria Carolina Charlotte-ninth daughter and sixteenth child of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria-knows her position as a Hapsburg archduchess will inevitably force her to leave her home, her family, and her beloved country. But not yet. The Hapsburg family is celebrating a great triumph: Charlotte's older sister, Josepha, has been promised to King Ferdinand IV of Naples, and will soon take her place as queen. Before Josepha can journey to her new home, however, tragedy strikes: after visiting the family crypt, Josepha contracts smallpox and dies. Shocked, Charlotte is forced to face an unthinkable new reality: she must now marry Ferdinand in her sister's stead. Bereft and alone, Charlotte finds that her new life in Naples is more complicated than she could ever have imagined. Ferdinand is weak and feckless, and a disastrous wedding night plunges her into despair. Her husband's regent, Tenucci, is a controlling and power-hungry man who has pushed the country to the brink of ruin. Overwhelmed, she asks her brother Leopold, now the Holy Roman Emperor, to send help-which he does in the form of John Acton, a handsome military man twenty years Charlotte's senior who is tasked to take over the Navy. Now, Charlotte must gather the strength to do what her mother did before her: take control of a country. In a time of political uprisings, royal executions, and the increasingly desperate crisis her favorite sister, Queen Marie Antoinette, is facing in France, how is a young monarch to keep hold of everything-and everyone-she loves? Find out in this sweeping, luxurious tale of family, court intrigue, and power"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 December #2
    "There is something about sisters that goes beyond the connection that you have with any other living soul." No one ever said ruling Europe would be easy. The Habsburg children have been taught since birth to put kingdom and country above everything else, even their own happiness. The Empress Mother rules her family the same way she runs her kingdom of Austria: with an iron fist. For her impetuous and headstrong daughters Charlotte and Antoinette, nothing matters more than their bond of friendship and sisterhood. This historical fiction novel follows the tale of Maria Carolina Charlotte's marriage to Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, and her beloved sister's fateful marriage to the dauphin of France. Told from Charlotte's point of view, it's interspersed with letters to and from her various family members, giving the reader a peek inside the machinations of this famous family. Philippa Gregory fans will love this story's mix of real history and drama, made personal with the strong and relatable voice of the queen of Naples and Sicily. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<b>Diana Giovinazzo </b>is the co-creator of <i>Wine, Women and Words</i>, a weekly literary podcast featuring interviews with au&#173;thors over a glass of wine. Diana is active within her local literary community as the president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Women&#39;s National Book Association.&#160;For more information, please visit her website:

Subject: Maria Carolina Queen, consort of Ferdinand I, King of the Two Sicilies 1752-1814 Fiction
Naples (Kingdom) History 1735-1816 Fiction
Maria Carolina Queen, consort of Ferdinand I, King of the Two Sicilies 1752-1814
Naples (Kingdom)
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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