Well, if you read my blog, you know I love, love, love Michelle Moran’s books. I think her writing is not only well-researched but well-crafted. Her stories suck you in and the times come alive. I have read all her books and was sooo excited to see that “Madame Tussaud” was coming out. In my recent reading of “The Queen’s Dollmaker” (reviewed here earlier this winter), I learned that Madame Tussaud had been a real person, a figure in the French Revolution, and an art tutor to the royal family.
In Ms. Moran’s book, we follow Marie from her young adult life, working in her uncle’s shop, through her surviving the French revolution, to her marriage to Tussaud. The Revolution itself comes alive in all its disturbing and fantastic ferocity. The depiction of human emotion and actions is so stark and realistic, all I can say is: I’m glad I didn’t live through those times!
I had pre-ordered this novel for my Kindle – and I’m glad I did, as I found it to be 5-Star historical fiction!
Watch this fun trailer with Michelle herself talking about Madame Tussaud and her upcoming book!