The Second Empress - Michelle Moran (2012)
So, with a few days off and cold winter weather, I managed to get a few books read. I love Michelle Moran, she is a great historical author, whose writing flows and can take me away straight away to another place and time.
In this movie we get to hear about Austrian Princess Marie-Louise, who at age nineteen is chosen to become the second wife to Emperor Napoleon, who wants to have children. Taken to Paris, she is now immersed in a new world with an emperor who becomes obsessed with spreading his Empire, causing unrest in France as hundreds of thousands of soldiers are killed.
I did enjoy the book, and was more taken with the Emperesses story, but was a little distracted by the multiple narrators and by Napoleons letters to his first wife, that were printed throughout the book.