What a great introduction to Josephine (Rose). Typically I do not like the diary style of writing but Gulland skillfully makes it work. This is the first of series and I am sold. We meet Josephine as a young girl living on a sugar cane plantation and follow her to France to be married to her first husband. As the political upheaval in France progresses, you can feel her terror as she fights to protect her friends and family. The politics of it all are constantly shifting and make for excellent reading. Will be reading part two in quick order.