- Pub. Date: April 2011
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
- ISBN-13: 9781439197660
- ISBN: 1439197660
rom the Publisher
Woman is born free, and everywhere she is in corsets. . . .
Lili du Châtelet yearns to know more about her mother, the brilliant French mathematician Emilie. But the shrouded details of Emilie’s unconventional life—and her sudden death—are elusive. Caught between the confines of a convent upbringing and the intrigues of the Versailles court, Lili blossoms under the care of a Parisian salonnière as she absorbs the excitement of the Enlightenment, even as the scandalous shadow of her mother’s past haunts her and puts her on her own path of self-discovery.
Laurel Corona’s breathtaking new novel, set on the eve of the French Revolution, vividly illuminates the tensions of the times, and the dangerous dance between the need to conform and the desire to chart one’s own destiny and journey of the heart.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!!
FINDING EMILIE by Laurel Corona is an interesting historical novel set in 1749 France. It is based on real French people such as Voltaire,LaBarre,Saint_Lambert and Marquins de Chatelet,Emilie,a female mathematician who is not only scandalous but who was also brilliant.This story is se during the French Enlightenment and the pre FrenchRevolution. It is a complicated story with multiple facet plots including the story of Emilie du Chatelet and her daughter,Lili. Emilie deads right after Lili is born,so Lili is sent to live with a friend of her mother’s,but Emilie’s husband’s sister-in-law is in charge of Lili.Lili’s life if full of surprises,mysterious journeys in search of the truth about her mother and her own happiness. In the end she finds she has a lot in common with her mother.She also find a father who is not her father.A father who does’t want her,friendships that last a life time,love enduring and happiness. Along the way she learns more about her self and her mother. This is the story of self discovery,tensions of the times,dangerous path between the need to conform,the desire of one’s destiny and the journey of one’s heart. If you enjoy a good historical novel with facts on historical people,historical times and a great story than you will enjoy this one. Oh,did I forget to mention romance along the way. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Gallery Books,a division of Simon and Schuster,Inc. and My Book Addiction and More.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn