Becoming Josephine Cover Revealed! And a Contest

Posted by Heather on Jul 12, 2013 in WRITING TIPS |

At long last, I’m THRILLED to share my cover of BECOMING JOSEPHINE with you! Plume Books did a beautiful job creating something elegant and I couldn’t be happier! Look for its release December 31, 2013 or pre-order now (see links below)!


Before we ogle the cover, let’s talk a little about the contest!

1. Leave a comment here (or on my Facebook page) and your name goes into the drawing for either a $20 gift card to B & N  or Amazon. I’m giving away two cards total.

2. Pre-order your copy & present a receipt for a chance to win a Josephine hand mirror with a velvet bag. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance at the gift cards, too!

3. Share this post in a Tweet or on Facebook for an extra entry! Just link to my handle @msheatherwebb or Heather Webb, Author on Facebook so I see your entry.


Barnes & Noble                 Indiebound                 Amazon                     Goodreads


And now, here it is!!!



BJ Cover


Becoming Josephine has already been mentioned in a Wall Street Journal  piece on the popularity of historical fiction featuring the wives of famous men.

“Heather Webb’s epic novel captivates from its opening in a turbulent plantation society in the Caribbean, to the dramatic rise of one of France’s most fascinating women: Josephine Bonaparte. Perfectly balancing history and story, character and setting, detail and pathos, Becoming Josephine marks a debut as bewitching as its protagonist.” –Erika Robuck, author of Hemingway’s Girl

“With vivid characters and rich historical detail, Heather Webb has portrayed in Josephine a true heroine of great heart, admirable strength, and inspiring courage whose quest is that of women everywhere: to find, and claim, oneself.”  –Sherry Jones, bestselling author of The Jewel of the Medina

“Josephine’s warmth and complexity comes to vibrant life in this fascinating novel rich with vivid historical detail.”—Teresa Grant, Author of THE PARIS AFFAIR

“Vivid and passionate, Becoming Josephine captures the fiery spirit of the woman who stole Napoleon’s heart and enchanted an empire. –Susan Spann, author of The Shinobi Mysteries

“A fast-paced, riveting journey, Becoming Josephine captures the volatile mood of one of the most intense periods of history—libertine France, Caribbean slave revolts, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars—from the point of a view of one of its key witnesses, Josephine Bonaparte.” –Dana Gynther, author of Crossing on the Paris

“Spellbinding . . . Heather Webb’s novel takes us behind the mask of the Josephine we thought we knew.” –Christy English, author of How to Tame a Willful Wife and To Be Queen

“Enchanting prose takes the reader on an unforgettable journey . . . Captivating young Rose springs from the lush beauty of her family’s sugar plantation in Martinique to shine in the eighteenth century elegance of Parisian salon society. When France is torn by revolution, not even the blood-bathed terror of imprisonment can break her spirit.” –Marci Jefferson, author of Girl on the Gold Coin, Thomas Dunne Books, 2014

Thank you for sharing this exciting moment with me!





Crystal Joyner
Jul 12, 2013 at 8:13 am

Beautiful cover. Cant wait to read it. Stopping by from Anna Huber.

Jul 12, 2013 at 8:13 am

Thank you, Crystal! :)

Jul 12, 2013 at 8:44 am

I am so looking forward to this one. Congrats, Heather, they did a lovely job!

Jul 12, 2013 at 8:53 am

Congratulations, Heather! It looks gorgeous! Can’t wait to read it. :)

Jul 12, 2013 at 10:05 am

Gorgeous! And what fabulous blurbs. Félicitations!

Susan Kramer
Jul 12, 2013 at 10:14 am

I love how the necklace is skewed and the pictures are inside the locket, very appealing. Can’t wait to read it. I was in Paris at Versai (forgive my spelling) and saw the wall mural of when Napoleon was crowned and Josephine watching. Awesome!!!

Jul 12, 2013 at 10:22 am

Ahh, yes. A very famous David painting. It’s actually a replica he did of his own original now in the Louvre. It’s gorgeous! And thank you for your kind words, Susan. :)

Jul 12, 2013 at 10:28 am

Congrats! I missed out on the 1st one, so I’ll keep myself busy reading it while I wait for Josephine in December!

Jul 12, 2013 at 10:53 am

Oh, I can’t wait to read this one! It sounds SO good!! And the cover is beautiful too. <3

Jul 12, 2013 at 11:09 am

Thank you, Veronica! :)

D. D. Falvo
Jul 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Congrats, Heather. Your cover is enchanting.

Colleen Turner
Jul 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Congrats on the beautiful cover!!! That is very exciting!

I tweeted (@candc320)!

Jul 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Love the cover and the book sounds fascinating!

Deborah Swift
Jul 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Lovely cover – congratulations! It will be a winner I’m sure, just in time for Christmas!

Jul 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Thanks, Deborah!

Christine L.
Jul 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Now that’s a lovely cover! Looking forward to pub date just shortly after my b-day! (Shared on FB and Twitter (@kate_ivan))

Margaret @ Just One More Chapter
Jul 12, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Hi Heather,
I love the cover! Has pre ordered it already too :)

Jul 12, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Thanks, Margaret! :)

Jul 12, 2013 at 10:54 pm

The cover is awesome. I love historical fiction (I just read Susan Spann soon to be released book) and this looks to be a great book to read also.

Emma @ Words And Peace
Jul 12, 2013 at 11:25 pm

this is so beautiful! can’t wait! [not entering the contest, just congratulating you]

Jul 12, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Your book,looks wonderful can’t wait to read it.Will tweet @rhondareads

Princess Eboli
Jul 13, 2013 at 3:55 am

Your cover is so gorgeous, but I know the book is going to be great , love PE!!!!!❤❤❤

Jul 13, 2013 at 9:28 am

the cover looks amazing!

Jul 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I love the cover, I especially love the pictures of Josephine and Napoleon
In Becoming Josephine Cover Revealed! And a Contest
I tweeted.

How do I send a receipt proof or where? for buying the book?


Jul 14, 2013 at 8:48 am

Hi Kathleen, thanks for purchasing it!! :) You can email it to me. Heatherwebb (dot) writes (at) gmail (dot) com

Denise Duvall
Jul 13, 2013 at 10:31 pm

I recently visited the travelling exhibit of Napolean artifacts at our local art gallery. Totally awesome! It really brought Napolean and his family to life, to see their china, clothes, furniture, jewellery, even the fancy birth certificate of his son’s birth. I also visited gardens and hot springs on St. Lucia, which Josephine and her family visited. Thank you for the giveaway!

Denise Duvall
Jul 13, 2013 at 10:39 pm

7:33 PM – 13 Jul 13 tweeted and shared on FB.Pinterest too! I recently visited the travelling exhibit of Napolean artifacts at our local art gallery. It really brought Napolean and his family to life, to see their china, jewellery, clothes, guns, furniture and even the huge map that Napolean used to try to conquer Europe. In St. Lucia I visited the gardens and sulphur springs that belonged to Josephine’s family. Thank you for the giveaway!

Jul 14, 2013 at 8:49 am

Thank you, Denise! I’d LOVE to see that exhibit. Do you remember what it was called?

Jul 15, 2013 at 9:40 am

Thank you for the chance to win. Gorgeous cover and intriguing story!

Barbara Forte Abate
Jul 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Wowsie wow, Heather! What a gorgeous cover. You must be over the moon 😀

Jul 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I AM, Barbara!!! :)

Jul 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm

What a lovely cover! I can’t wait to read this!

Jul 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I love the cover! How exciting for you, Heather!
I pre-ordered and I posted the info on my Facebook page.
Bonne chance et félicitations!

Jul 17, 2013 at 5:02 pm

AND– I was so excited a couple of months ago when I found a great framed print of David’s painting of Napoléon, The Emperor in His Study, at Goodwill. It now hangs magnificently in my classroom. I told the kiddies that he Emperor would be watching them carefully. And I had them do some research about him and the painting. Great fun!

Jul 18, 2013 at 8:50 am

Teresa, I LOVE that you did this! LOL. What a great idea. Anyway to get those kids involved and engaged. And thank you so much! :)

Emily RV
Jul 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Eagerly awaiting this.



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