Linda Lafferty, author of THE GIRL WHO FOUGHT NAPOLEON, on tour September/October 2016

Posted By on July 19, 2016

The Girl Who Fought NapoleonAbout The Girl Who Fought Napoleon

Paperback: 442 pages

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (September 20, 2016)

In a sweeping story straight out of Russian history, Tsar Alexander I and a courageous girl named Nadezhda Durova join forces against Napoleon.

It’s 1803, and an adolescent Nadya is determined not to follow in her overbearing Ukrainian mother’s footsteps. She’s a horsewoman, not a housewife. When Tsar Paul is assassinated in St. Petersburg and a reluctant and naive Alexander is crowned emperor, Nadya runs away from home and joins the Russian cavalry in the war against Napoleon. Disguised as a boy and riding her spirited stallion, Alcides, Nadya rises in the ranks, even as her father begs the tsar to find his daughter and send her home.

Both Nadya and Alexander defy expectations—she as a heroic fighter and he as a spiritual seeker—while the battles of Austerlitz, Friedland, Borodino, and Smolensk rage on.

In a captivating tale that brings Durova’s memoirs to life, from bloody battlefields to glittering palaces, two rebels dare to break free of their expected roles and discover themselves in the process.

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81D+uUgCL5L._UX250_About Linda Lafferty

Linda Lafferty was a teacher for nearly three decades, in schools from Madrid, Spain, to Aspen, Colorado. She completed her PhD in bilingual special education and worked in that field; she also taught English as a second language and bilingual American history. Linda is the author of four previous novels—The Bloodletter’s DaughterThe Drowning GuardHouse of Bathory, and The Shepherdess of Siena—all of which have been translated into several languages. The Drowning Guard won the Colorado Book Award for Historical Fiction. She lives in Colorado with her husband.

Linda Lafferty’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, September 20th: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, September 21st: BookNAround

Thursday, September 22nd: Books Without Any Pictures

Monday, September 26th: Luxury Reading

Tuesday, September 27th: Let Them Read Books

Thursday, September 29th: A Holland Reads

Friday, September 30th: A Bookish Way of Life

Tuesday, October 4th: A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, October 5th: Lit and Life

Thursday, October 6th: Reading is My Superpower

Friday, October 7th: From the TBR Pile

Monday, October 10th: Reading Reality

Wednesday, October 12th: Dwell in Possibility

Thursday, October 13th: Books N Tea

Thursday, October 13th: History from a Woman’s Perspective

Thursday, October 13th: Peeking Between the Pages

Monday, October 17th: Palmer’s Page Turners

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