By Christine Trent
As heiress to the recognized Laurent model Dolls enterprise, Marguerite Ashby's destiny turns out safe. yet France nonetheless seethes with violence within the wake of the Revolution. And whilst Marguerite's husband Nicholas is killed in the course of a rebellion at their store, she leaves domestic vowing by no means to come. as an alternative, the younger widow travels to Edinburgh and joins her previous buddy, Marie Tussaud, who has verified a traveling wax exhibition.
Under the good Tussaud's sufferer guide, Marguerite learns to mildew wax into stunningly real looking creations. whilst major 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 diverse 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 hearth from all sides.
With wit, aptitude, and a masterful eye for telling information, Christine Trent brings one in all history's so much interesting eras to bright lifestyles in an unforgettable tale of hope, ambition, treachery, and courage.
Praise for Christine Trent's The Queen's Dollmaker
"Exuberant, glowing, 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, ingenious. . .replete with pleasant info and spectacular characters, either actual and imagined." —Donna Russo Morin, writer of The Courtier's Secret
Christine Trent writes ancient fiction from her two-story domestic library. She lives together with her superb bookshelf-building husband, 3 precocious cats, a wide doll assortment, and over 3,000 absolutely cataloged books. She and her husband are energetic tourists and trip on a regular basis to England to behavior booklet examine at ancient websites. It was once Christine's curiosity in dolls and background that ended in the belief for The Queen's Dollmaker.
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