By Christine Trent
As heiress to the well-known Laurent type Dolls company, Marguerite Ashby's destiny turns out safe. yet France nonetheless seethes with violence within the wake of the Revolution. And while Marguerite's husband Nicholas is killed in the course of a revolt at their store, she leaves domestic vowing by no means to come back. as a substitute, the younger widow travels to Edinburgh and joins her previous buddy, Marie Tussaud, who has proven a traveling wax exhibition.
Under the nice Tussaud's sufferer guide, Marguerite learns to mildew wax into stunningly reasonable creations. while best Minister William Pitt commissions a wax determine of army hero Admiral Nelson, Marguerite turns into immersed in a perilous adventure—and earns the admiration of 2 very diversified males. And as Britain battles to overthrow Napoleon and flush out spies opposed to the Crown, Marguerite will locate her personal loyalties, and her middle, lower than fireplace from all sides.
With wit, aptitude, and a masterful eye for telling info, Christine Trent brings one in every of history's so much attention-grabbing eras to brilliant lifestyles in an unforgettable tale of hope, ambition, treachery, and courage.
Praise for Christine Trent's The Queen's Dollmaker
"Exuberant, gleaming, beguiling. . .brims with Dickensian gusto!" —Barbara Kyle, writer of The Queen's Lady
"Winningly unique. . .glittering with atmospheric detail!" —Leslie Carroll, writer of Royal Affairs
"Unique, innovative. . .replete with pleasant information and astonishing characters, either actual and imagined." —Donna Russo Morin, writer of The Courtier's Secret
Christine Trent writes historic fiction from her two-story domestic library. She lives together with her incredible bookshelf-building husband, 3 precocious cats, a wide doll assortment, and over 3,000 totally cataloged books. She and her husband are energetic tourists and trip frequently to England to behavior publication study at old websites. It was once Christine's curiosity in dolls and heritage that resulted in the belief for The Queen's Dollmaker.
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We’re worth too much alive. Young Sam: (hearing a shot fired) You thought wrong, big sister! Young Ellie: That bullet whizzed right by my ear! 34 Young Sam: Seems like they’d rather get us dead than not at all! Young Ellie: Keep on moving—slow and steady now. (hearing the ice break) Don’t start running, or you’re likely to bust the ice. Old Sam: Then we heard a crashing noise behind us. Young Sam: What’s that sound? Young Ellie: Don’t look back! Keep your eyes straight ahead! Old Sam: But I couldn’t help glancing over my shoulder.
Young Ellie: And there’s a man standing beside it. 33 Young Sam: He’s waving his arms. Do you reckon he’s waving at us? Young Ellie: He sees us in the moonlight. I think he wants us to come walking across the ice. Young Sam: Do you reckon it’s safe? Young Ellie: It’s got to be. We don’t have a choice. Come on, let’s go. Old Ellie: So we started walking across the ice. Old Sam: It was slippery and cold under our feet. Young Sam: Oh, Ellie—what’s that groaning sound? Young Ellie: That’s the ice creaking under us.
A Royal Likeness by Christine Trent