Releasing December 28, 2010
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 is killed during a riot, the young widow travels to Edinburgh and becomes apprentice to her old friend, Marie Tussaud, who has established a wax exhibition. When Prime Minister William Pitt commissions a wax figure of Admiral Nelson, Marguerite becomes immersed in a dangerous adventure—and earns the admiration of two very different men. And as Britain battles to overthrow Napoleon, Marguerite will find her loyalties under fire from all sides.
With a masterful eye for details, Christine Trent brings one of history’s most fascinating eras to life in of a story of desire, ambition, treachery, and courage".
“Winningly original...glittering with atmospheric detail!” —Leslie Carroll, author of Royal Affairs
“Unique, imaginative...replete with delightful details and astounding characters, both real and imagined.” —Donna Russo Morin, author of The Courtier’s Secret
For more on Christine Trent you can check out her site.
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