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so ambitious and strove to be her own that she was oblivious to her brother s actions or refused to see them and even pushed away the romantic and respectable advances of Putnam Boyce a man who respected her trade and independence Sometimes I was frustrated with her But she had a good heart worked hard and generously helped the poor in times of great need I also thought her last decision regarding her business was brilliantTrent included a few scenes with characters from her previous novels Colette and Mme Tussaud which I thought was fun I wished Belle would have made friends with Colette earlier though seeing that their shops were close to each other And I would have liked Putnam s marriage proposal staged at a appropriate time other than right after Belle kills someone in self defense wasn t she in shock as it overshadowed the fact that he finally gets the girl after trying for several yearsI loved reading the author s note at the end of the book that gave details of all the historical figures included in this story Trent is a meticulous history buff and her novels truly reflect this I look forward to reading her next novel The rating should probably be a little higher but just didn to reading her next novel The rating should probably be a little higher but just didn warrant a 4 star The cover is beautiful thoughFor a complete review visit Affaire de Coeur magazine hard copy or online at February 2012 issue This book holds a special place in my heart as my first giveaway win ProsBy the King s Design is very well detailed and researched It establishes a real sense of the time period and richly portrays the story against a backdrop of historical facts The beginning is excellent It grabs your attention immediately and draws you into the world from the very start Christine Trent has immediately and draws you into the world from the very start Christine Trent has a really great job with creating a cast of diverse intriguing and sympathetic characters to mingle with the big players of the past The end is once again ite interesting to read It s even better and exciting than the beginning But is it worth wading through the filler I m not so sureThe last name Boyce is a variant of my own last name Boyse and as my father s family is from Britain I found it entertaining to imagine the characters as distant relatives of a sort Wesley s plot and arc are The Amish Nanny (Brides of Amish Country, uniue and interesting view spoilerI ll admit that I did shed a few tears at Wesley s death scene hide spoile. Ly Industrial Revolution Praise for the novels of Christine Trent “Marguerite is a strong heroine and following her adventures is enjoyableReaders interested in the battle of Trafalgar will find this retelling compelling” Publishers Weekly on A Royal LikenessReaders are truly gifted with a wondrous portrait Romantic Times on A Royal Likeness 4 stars “Exuberant sparkling beguilingbrims with Dickensian gusto” Barbara Kyle author of Theeen’s Lady on The The Healer (Borderland Brides, ueen’s Dollmaker“Winningly originalglittering with atmospheric detail Leslie Carroll author of Royal Affairs on Theeen’s Dollmake. 35I read across all time periods in historical fiction but I think the Regency period in England s history is probably one of the ones I ve read the least about I am glad that I got to remedy that with this delightful novel which begins as Luddites those opposed to the technological advances of the industrial revolution are technological advances of the Industrial Revolution are the English countryside and attacking merchants who are buying the new euipment that is replacing their jobs Annabelle Sterling and her brother Wesley are victims of one such attack and when the spirited Annabelle realizes that those she trusted may have been behind it she goes to Lo Machines are just beginning to edge skilled workers out of their trades and England s fabric croppers are none too pleased about it When Belle Stirling installs a new gig mill in her fabric shop to increase production she doesn t believe that anyone could protest what she does in her own business The outraged croppers do take offense to it though and they storm Belle s shop and destroy the machine sending Belle in a fury to London to complain to the government After having difficulty making anyone take her seriously in Parliament she is surprisingly summoned to visit the Prince Regent the future King George IV She charms the prince and becomes a draper for his new palace ensuring a steady income for her new London shop and guaranteeing a long line of clients anxious to have the same fabrics the prince ses Although all should be wonderful it isn t Something is wrong with her brother Wesley who seems to be keeping secret after secret from her and her commitment to her shop may keep her from making a commitment to a man she lovesThis novel had everything I love from Trent s books a strong capable female heroine who isn t afraid to stand p for herself fascinating historical detail and a wonderful romance that keeps you guessing on whether it will work out or not Though I have never been all that interested by fabrics By the King s Design made not only the process but the history behind fabric making interesting The main character Belle truly makes the book and I believe she is my favorite of Trent s characters thus far Because she is angry about men destroying her shop she marches to Parliament to do something about itWAS SO AMBITIOUS AND STROVE TO BE HER OWN
always does what she feels is right and you really have to applaud her for it even when it seems Though It May Not it may not th. Strong willed Annabelle Stirling is than capable of running the family draper shop after the The Journal Of A Vicars Wife untimely death of her parents Under her father’s tutelage she became a talented cloth merchant while her brother Wesley the true heir was busy philandering about Yorkshire Knowing she must change with the times to survive Belle installs new machinery that finishes twice the fabric in half the time it takes by hand But not everyone is so enthusiastic Soon riledp by Belle’s competitors the outmoded workers seek violent revenge Her shop destroyed Belle travels to London to seek redress from ParliamentShe always does what she feels is right and you really have to applaud her for it even when it seems
Christine Trent » 1 SUMMARYE best decision at the time Another thing I love about Trent s books are the cameos that historical figures make in her books and I was so excited to see Jane Austen make an appearance Though she only plays a small part her personality shines through and she became one of my favorite characters Another character I loved was Put who cut a very dashing figure and was the kind of reliable man any girl would dream of but still had his faults which to me made him that much interesting Overall this was a fantastic read and I will continue To Read Anything Christine read anything Christine writesPlease note I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review This is the third book I read by historical novelist Christine Trent Both The Their Mistletoe Matchmakers ueen s Dollmaker and A Royal Likeness were books that transported me back in history making me see it through the eyes of strong heroines withnusual 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 figuresThis time we meet Annabelle Stirling an ambitious draper a cloth merchant who was trained by her father since childhood After her parent s death Belle runs her father s shop while Wesley her irresponsible and wayward brother has little interest in it Circumstances lead Belle and Wesley to London where Belle sets The Stephanides Pregnancy up a draper shop and starts over with some help from her brother Belle comesnder the patronage of Mr Nash the architect to the Prince Regent who later becomes George IV and she is privileged to assist with the decoration of the King s Royal Pavilion in BrightonThe story is set at the brink of the Industrial Revolution spanning almost ten years from 1812 to 1821 I must say Trent once again brought history to life with the events of this time As in her other novels I learned about two trades this time cloth manufacture and cabinetmaking She also brought to life George IV so well as an obese pompous manipulative and selfish monarch that it was easy to see why he was so disliked by his subjects Her descriptions of the places and historical figures were so alive that I could picture this novel as a movieAlthough Belle was a strong and intelligent woman there were times I just didn t nderstand her behaviour especially vis a vis Wesley who there were times I just didn t nderstand her behaviour especially vis a vis Wesley who involved in treason She wanted Hile there the Prince Regent future King George IV commissions her to provide fabrics for his Royal Pavilion As Belle’s renown spreads she meets handsome cabinetmaker Putnam Boyce but worries that marriage will mean sacrificing her now flourishing shop And after Wesley plots to kidnap the newly crowned King whose indiscretions are surfacing she finds herself entangled in a duplicitous world of shifting allegiances Painting a vivid portrait of life in the British Regency Christine Trent spins a harrowing tale of ambition vengeance love and complex loyalties against the dynamic backdrop of the ear.