Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: December 29, 2009
“On the brink of revolution, with a tide of hate turned against the decadent royal court, France is in turmoil - as is the life of one young woman forced to leave her beloved Paris. After a fire destroys her home and family, Claudette Laurent is struggling to survive in London. But one precious gift remains: her talent for creating exquisite dolls that Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France herself, cherishes. When the Queen requests a meeting, Claudette seizes the opportunity to promote her business, and to return home... (from back cover of ARC)”From the first day that I heard about this book I was so excited to read it. I entered a giveaway for the book, was subsequently offered to review the book by the author, and then won the book (which I didn’t accept). It was like fate was telling me to read this book. I am just over page 100 right now and am LOVING it! There is a love story that I know will come bursting out sometime soon and I am very much enjoying learning about dollmaking. It is a unique twist and a different way to look at French (and English) society around the French Revolution. I always seem to enjoy books more that have a fictional main character in historical fiction novels. It lets you see the world from the outside. I can’t wait to finish it. So far I definitely recommend it!
My review will be here in about a week, but in the meantime for a review of the book, check out Lizzy’s review at Historically Obsessed.
You can also read an excerpt from the book here on Christine Trent's website.
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