Why did I love this book?
Everyone knows Marie Antoinette, but did you know about her fierce and formidable sister, Queen Maria Carolina Charlotte of Naples? You will after reading Diana Giovinazzo’s incredible sophomore novel, and you’ll never be able to forget her. The book follows the story of Charlotte, as she likes to be known, from her childhood as a Hapsburg archduchess to her marriage to King Ferdinand of Naples, where she attempts to guide her feckless husband in taking the reins of power. This is a juicy novel full of drama and court intrigue, as well as a captivating look at southern Italy in the late 18th century.