Madame Tussaud uses historical facts and people from the French Revolution to tell a tale of Marie Grosholtz. Although I knew a little of the French Revolution and the violence that came from the movement, I was not prepared for the amount of violence and bloodshed that Moran included. Other works by Moran include facts and events from history, but focus on character development interwoven with a love story. This story did include a small romantic plot, but it was underplayed and came off as an afterthought to the story. The book, like the actual French Revolution, dragged on for longer than it should. However, I still enjoyed Moran’s ability to show growth of her characters throughout History’s events.
Read a review of Michelle Moran’s The Second Empress.
Review Submitted by: Sarah Polgreen
Rating: Recommended with Reservations