Published: Jan 31, 2012
Trade Paperback, 384 pages
This is the third book I read by historical novelist Christine Trent. Both The Queen's Dollmaker and A Royal Likeness were books that transported me back in history, making me see it through the eyes of strong heroines “with unusual professions”, as the author puts it. Yes, this is what I love the most about Trent's books; the main characters are tradeswomen who somehow get involved in some way with real-life historical figures.
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Note: This book is rated S = sexual scenes. There are scenes involving opium drugs and adultery (not explicit).
I will count this book toward the following challenges: A - Z Book Challenge
Christine Trent writes historical fiction from her two-story home library. She lives with her wonderful bookshelf-building husband, four precocious cats, a large doll collection, entirely too many fountain pens, and over 4,000 fully cataloged books. She and her husband are active travelers and journey regularly to England to conduct book research at historic sites. Christine Trent's novels include The Queen's Dollmaker and A Royal Likeness. She is currently working on her 4th novel, Lady of Ashes, which will be released in 2013.
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Reviewed by Laura
Disclosure: Thanks to the author and Amy from Historical Fiction Book Tours for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.