Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki ~ Review

The Accidental EmpressMy Review:

 The Halsburgs are the reigning family, with and empire from Austria, Russia, and Germany, to Italy. So when Franz Joseph, the young emperor is looking to marry  his mother sends for his cousin Helene, a studious and quiet girl, to become his betrothed. Along with Helene comes her younger sister, Elizabeth "Sisi" who captivates the young emperor, which leads him to rescind his proposal engage himself to Sisi instead.
Yet the turmoil has only begun...

Based on a little known true story, this story is sure to captivate fans of the intrigue and betrayal of the Tudor and French courts, this will not disappoint. Lush with detail and culture, Ms. Pataki sweeps the reader away to a treacherous court and perilous position, with the young woman who won the emperor's heart.

Overall, a rich historical novel with many layers, that make the characters come to life. I have long been a fan of Tudor court novels and this was a nice change, full of history and peeks into the past. Now I want to know more about Sisi, and I'm hoping that there will be another book about her, I feel like the author hinted that one is coming, so I hope so!

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