Friday, March 7, 2014

Book Tour & Giveaway for The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte by Ruth Hull Chatlien

Join author Ruth Hull Chatlien on her Virtual Book Tour for The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte, presented by France Book Tours, from March 3 – March 12, 2014.  Please leave a comment or question for Ruth to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter the giveaway on my blog by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow Ruth’s tour here.

The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte
By Ruth Hull Chatlien

Publisher:  Amika Press
Release Date:  December 2, 2013
Genre:  Historical Romance
Length: 444 Pages
ISBN:  978-1937484163
Buy Links:  Amazon Barnes &Noble

About the book:

As a clever girl in stodgy, mercantile Baltimore, Betsy Patterson dreams of a marriage that will transport her to cultured Europe. When she falls in love with and marries Jerome Bonaparte, she believes her dream has come true—until Jerome’s older brother Napoleon becomes an implacable enemy.  Based on a true story, The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte is a historical novel that portrays this woman’s tumultuous life.

Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, known to history as Betsy Bonaparte, scandalized Washington with her daring French fashions; visited Niagara Falls when it was an unsettled wilderness; survived a shipwreck and run-ins with British and French warships; dined with presidents and danced with dukes; and lived through the 1814 Battle of Baltimore. Yet through it all, Betsy never lost sight of her primary goal—to win recognition of her marriage.

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Ruth Hull Chatlien has been a writer and editor of educational materials for twenty-five years. Her specialty is U.S. and world history. She is the author of Modern American Indian Leaders and has published several short stories and poems in literary magazines. The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte (2013) is her first published novel.

She lives in northeastern Illinois with her husband, Michael, and a very pampered dog named Smokey. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found gardening, knitting, drawing, painting, or watching football.


  1. nice sign, but where is the review? was there a copy-paste glitch? Emma

  2. I have never known of Betsy Bonaparte. I would love to learn about her.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  3. I am fascinated and intrigued with this post and the book. Your creativity and talent are to be admired. How wonderful. Best wishes. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Thanks for the intro to a little known figure in history; book sounds great.