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The Little Balloonist

by Linda Donn

      Paris, right after the revolution, is the setting for Author Linda Donn's third book, her first, yet most memorable historical novel, The Little Balloonist.

Based on historical facts, Sophie Blanchard's late husband left her a legacy that at first, she did not recognize. He left her a hot air balloon, and the yearning to float to never-discovered heights. When her courageous feats attract publicity and fame throughout France, she captures the attention of two men, one being a brash corporal in the Republican Army, by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Written with grace and charm, the author pens a tale rich in historical fact combined with fictional romance and depth, both believable and very beautiful. A winner for sure, this one.

The Book

Penguin Plume
December 2006
Historical fiction
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The Reviewer

Nancy Williams
Reviewed 2007
NOTE: Reviewer Nancy Williams is the author of 20 books, including inspirational romances Coming Home to Mercy Street, In the Company of Angels, and In The Shadow of the Cherubim. Her latest releases are And the Heavens Wept and In a Glass Darkly
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