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    Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Christine Trent Christine Trent µ 0 Summary Read A Royal Likeness Find this and other reviews at into this novel with an open mind Having any sort of preconceived expectation of greatness will result in sound disappointment A Royal Likeness picks up where The ueen’s Dollmaker left off makes a dramatic departure from its processor and never looks backTrent could not settle on a story line Marg

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    Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Christine Trent Christine Trent µ 0 Summary A Royal Likeness (READ) After reading Christine Trent’s The ueen’s Dollmaker I was eager to read her second book A Royal Likeness whose main character Marguerite was first introduced in The ueen’s Dollmaker Marguerite now owns Claudette’s doll shop Claudette was the main character in the first book but when tragedy strikes she leaves the shop and L

  3. says: A Royal Likeness (READ) Christine Trent µ 0 Summary Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Christine Trent

    Read A Royal Likeness A Royal Likeness (READ) I don't even know why I finished this book I guess I regretted having wasted ¥350 so I wasted something much valuable time Go me T

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    A Royal Likeness (READ) This is one of those books that contains both good and bad for me The heroine Marguerite has an unfortunate turn of events resulting in the loss of her Aunt's doll shop and her husband Her pity party comes to an abrupt halt however when the op

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    A Royal Likeness (READ) A disappointing seuel to the delightful The ueen's Dollmaker

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    Read A Royal Likeness Christine Trent µ 0 Summary Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Christine Trent It was ok Did not keep a lot of my attention

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    A Royal Likeness (READ) Setting It’s 1803 and England is in the mitts of fending off a war with Napoleon Bonaparte and English citizens are beginning to get anxious; therefore causing riots to break outSynopsis A Royal Likeness is the seuel to The ueen’s Dollmaker Years have passed and Marguerite is now the sole heir of Claudette’s Fashion Doll business She couldn’t be happier living the life of a tradeswoman with her devote

  8. says: Read A Royal Likeness A Royal Likeness (READ) Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Christine Trent

    Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Christine Trent Christine Trent µ 0 Summary A Royal Likeness (READ) French born English raised Marguerite is a married doll maker who is uite content with her life her husband and her little doll shop in London

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    A Royal Likeness (READ) Christine Trent µ 0 Summary She has written a delicious novel based on a fictional heroine whose life runs parallel to a real historical figure in a real historical timeframe while using real historical facts Not only that once again like in

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    Read A Royal Likeness A Royal Likeness (READ) Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Christine Trent I was impressed with Christine Trent's debut The ueen's Dollmaker in early 2010 The novel appealed to me because it featured a strong independent heroine with the uniue employment of being an artist and entrepreneur in dollmaking I a

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Christine Trent µ 0 Summary Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Christine Trent A Royal Likeness Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Immersed in a dangerous adventure and earns the admiration of two very different men And as Britain battles to overthrow Napoleon and flush out spies against the Crown Marguerite will find her own loyalties and her heart under fire from all sides With wit flair and a masterful eye for telling details Christine Trent brings one of history's most fascinating eras to vibrant life in an unforgettable story of desire ambition treachery and courage Praise for Christine Trent's The ueen's Dollmaker Exuberant sparkling beguilingbrims with Dickensian gusto Barbara Kyle author of The ueen's Lady Winningly originalglittering with. A disappointing seuel to the delightful The ueen s Dollmaker

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Christine Trent µ 0 Summary Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Christine Trent A Royal Likeness Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Atmospheric detail Leslie Carroll author of Royal Affairs Uniue imaginativereplete with delightful details and astounding characters both real and imagined Donna Russo Morin author of The Courtier's Secret Christine Trent writes historical fiction from her two story home library She lives with her wonderful bookshelf building husband three precocious cats a large doll collection and over 3000 fully cataloged books She and her husband are active travelers and journey regularly to England to conduct book research at historic sites It was Christine's interest in dolls and history that led to the idea for The ueen's Dollmake. French born English raised Marguerite is a married doll maker who is uite content with her life her husband and her little doll shop in London That is until some drunkards come to her shop shouting about the French and end up skewering her husband Afterwards marguerite finds it difficult to discover any reason she should stay on int the world Eventually her beloved aunt ships Marguerite off to become an apprentice under Madam Tussaud Yes that Madam TussaudMadam Tussaud fled France several years earlier with her waxwork figures and her young son With a grim sense of determination and a work ethnic that would please any soldier Marie Tussaud is determined to make her waxwork show a success Under Tussaud s guidance Marguerite slowly begins to come out of her shell rediscover her creative flare and maybe even fall in love Marguerite also becomes entangled with a famous man of history Lord NelsonOverall I found this a very enjoyable book From the get go Marguerite was uite a likeable character and i actually found it remarkable how fond I became of Nicholas within the few mere pages he was actually alive Their relationship was so sweet and sincere I found myself hoping the blatant obvious wouldn t become trueI also liked the strong character of Marie Tussaud She faced every single situation the same showing off a very tough character only letting in a few cracks for softness now and again She was a constant source of strength and admiration And certainly sounded like someone who would become a very famous successI found the first half of the book a very slow read despite the timeline in it being uite fast paced The second half of the book went much uicker for me and I enjoyed the bit of real action in it much Although Mr Philipstral was portrayed as the villain I wouldn t uite label him so Yes he was certainly a scoundrel and a trickster and you probably couldn t trust him as far as you could throw him but I believed that he would never really hurt Marguerite and truly did care for her In the end the last time Marguerite talked to Philistral was actually uite a sweet one and showed that he thought of her even when his own life was at riskThe characters of Darden Hastings and Brax Selwyn reminded me an awful lot at first of Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley from Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice Hastings has the dark grumpy exterior but is really uite a sweetheart inside while Selwyn was full of jokes and easy smilesThere were definitely times that Marguerite irritated me in particular when she kept taking certain characters at face value I wish she hadn t been so naive and sometimes some straight uestions and answers would have solved some problems and eradicated some subplotsOverall I think when an author can create a fictional character and place them in moments of history and build them friendships with people of historical importance making them seem like they ve always belonged therethat s a real talent And Trent did it so so perfectly

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Christine Trent µ 0 Summary Read & Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Christine Trent A Royal Likeness Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook As heiress to the famous Laurent Fashion Dolls business Marguerite Ashby's future seems secure But France still seethes with violence in the wake of the Revolution And when Marguerite's husband Nicholas is killed during a riot at their shop she leaves home vowing never to return Instead the young widow travels to Edinburgh and joins her old friend Marie Tussaud who has established a touring wax exhibition Under the great Tussaud's patient instruction Marguerite learns to mold wax into stunningly lifelike creations When Prime Minister William Pitt commissions a wax figure of military hero Admiral Nelson Marguerite becomes. After reading Christine Trent s The ueen s Dollmaker I was eager to read her second book A Royal Likeness whose main character Marguerite was first introduced in The ueen s Dollmaker Marguerite now owns Claudette s doll shop Claudette was the main character in the first book but when tragedy strikes she leaves the shop and London Then through Claudette s connections she receives the opportunity to work as Madame Tussaud s apprentice She learns the trade of making life size wax models of famous people and helps Madame Tussaud with her exhibitions in London Edinburgh and Dublin Later because of her skill she gets involved with the British government and the Battle of TrafalgarMany real historical figures play characters in this fictitious tale and I really liked this aspect of the book Madame Tussaud and Captain Nelson were the most interesting The first half of the book is concentrated on Marguerite s work with Mme Tussaud Although some readers may find the details of waxwork a little tedious I enjoyed it and thought it uite fascinatingMarguerite s character on the other hand took a while for me to like Let me explain Right from the onset of the story I thought she could have better discerned the situation that led to tragedy After they break her shop window Marguerite flings open the door and brashly demands a group of about twenty men mostly drunk and on the brink of irrationality who are carrying clubs and pitchforks what they wanted with her and her shop Didn t she sense the danger She should have closed the door and gone to get her husbandSecondly she once again acted foolishly when it came to Mr Philipsthal Although he was connected to Mme Tussaud financially I did not think he needed to play such a big role in the first half of the book He was not needed to advance the plot and could easily have played a minor character or none at all As a matter of fact his role really slowed down the story and only served to show how addle brained I m using Maruerite s own words about herself she could beNow the second half of the book with the battle of Trafalgar the political intrigue and the romance was what really propelled the story forward and redeemed Marguerite in my eyes I admired her courage and the way she looked past her dire situation and made herself useful by helping the doctor with the injured men during the war despite the horrors she witnessed Some readers may find some of these scenes gruesome but when it comes to medical situations it doesn t bother me The story moved uickly after this making me eager to know how it would all come to an endIf you are a fan of historical fiction who particularly likes a heroine who is a spirited and independent tradeswoman rather than an aristocrat you will enjoy this book The beginning may be slow but stick with it and you will not be disappointed

  • Paperback
  • 472
  • A Royal Likeness
  • Christine Trent
  • English
  • 11 September 2020
  • 9780758238580