Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverini
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I found this book boring. It had potential, but it just didn't work for me. The biggest problem was the Madame Jule's story. While there are plenty of historical resources available to create a novel based on Julia Grant's life, there is next to none about Jule. Because of this, Jule's story is very thin, and feels like an afterthought. It felt as thought the author didn't know what to do with her. Since Jule's entire story was imaginary, I think the novel would have been better served with the two main characters resolving their conflicts with each other in person.
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