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The Accidental Empress: A Novel Hardcover – February 17, 2015

4.3 out of 5 stars 1,053 ratings
Part of: Sisi Series (2 Books)

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"A love match alters the course of history...Pataki deserves kudos for choosing her subject matter well—Sisi's life is ideal fictional fodder.", Kirkus Reviews

"Intricately plotted, Pataki's latest is engrossing and incredibly real.", Romantic Times (four stars)

"Another absolutely compelling story. I loved it." -- Mary Higgins Clark

"This novel is captivating, absorbing, and beautifully told--I can't wait for the sequel!" -- Kathleen Grissom, New York Times bestselling author of The Kitchen House

"The Accidental Empress is lush, romantic, and enlightening—a truly lovely novel." -- Therese Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of Z

"Allison Pataki brings to life one of the most enigmatic, intelligent, and stunningly beautiful women ever to have graced a court in Europe. A remarkable novel about a truly remarkable empress!" -- Michelle Moran, bestselling author of Rebel Queen

"Once again Pataki stuns by diving deep into the pages of history and bringing up a heroine who is not only a jewel, but a red-blooded, complicated woman, allowing us to see history through a refreshingly new perspective. Smart, interesting, and chock-full of betrayal, intrigue, and love -- The Accidental Empress had me glued to the page." -- Lee Woodruff, New York Times Best-Selling author and CBS This Morning contributor

“With her meticulous attention to historical detail and powerfully entertaining storytelling skills, Allison Pataki is a force in historical fiction. Set amid the grand landscapes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the wilds of the human heart, The Accidental Empress is an epic tale of honor, power, and love. Breathtaking!” -- Erika Robuck, bestselling author of Hemingway's Girl

"A glorious novel about a misunderstood empress...With a sumptuous sense of history and evocative attention to detail, Allison Pataki conjures the rebellious, glamorous spirit of Sisi of Austria." -- C.W. Gortner, bestselling author of The Queen’s Vow

"The Accidental Empress is a tale of royal love we don't know but should, and who better to share it with us than the supremely gifted and entertaining historical novelist, Allison Pataki. A delightful gift for readers...The Accidental Empress is enthralling." -- -Allegra Jordan, Author of The End of Innocence

About the Author

Allison Pataki is the New York Times bestselling author of five adult fiction novels, one nonfiction memoir, and two children’s books, Nelly Takes New York and Poppy Takes Paris. Allison’s books have been translated into more than twenty languages. A former news writer and producer, Allison graduated cum laude from Yale University with a major in English. An avid traveler and reader, Allison lives in New York with her husband, children, and rescue pup. To learn more and connect with Allison, please visit AllisonPataki.com.

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  • Item Weight : 1.53 pounds
  • Hardcover : 512 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1476790221
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1476790220
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Howard Books; 1st Edition (February 17, 2015)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 1,053 ratings
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