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As seen on Netflix, The Empress is a captivating, vivid and remarkably modern tale about falling in love and finding one’s voice. The year is 1853, and Princess Elisabeth “Sisi” of Bavaria has been very clear: She will wait for the head-over-heels love the poets speak of, or she will have no love at all. Just because her older sister, Helene, is eagerly heeding their mother’s advice and preparing to marry Emperor Franz of Austria does not mean Sisi must also subject herself to such a dutiful existence. Sisi knows there is more to life than luncheons and corsets — if only someone would let her experience it all firsthand. Meanwhile, in Austria, the emperor is recovering from an assassination attempt that left him wounded and scared...
Publisher: Zando (October 11, 2022)  Pages: 320 pages  ISBN-10: 1638930163  ISBN-13: 978-1638930167  ASIN:‎ B0B4BW2HCR

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Author’s biography: Gigi Griffis writes feminist historical fiction often featuring little-known histories and unruly female characters. She lives in Europe with an opinionated Yorkie mix named Luna, and spends her free time hiking the Alps, cycling around small villages, and eating as much French food as she can get her hands on. Her work has been featured in WestJet Magazine, Get Lost magazine, and Fodor’s Travel, among others, and has been translated into French, Italian, Portuguese, and Estonian. The Empress is Gigi’s adult novel debut.