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Trafalgar is in it Also Madame Tussaud Early 19th century Napoleon Jane Austen and Vanity Fair I won t make any smartass remarks about wax figures being alive and smarter and with much better sense of purpose than the characters in this novel no I won t but I have to say that almost no one in it behaves reasonably certainly not the Mary Sue

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any of suitorsAs for authenticity here is the reasoning of the officer ude who committed treason therefore could be hanged On Disgust drawn and uarteredBut you can certainly see why I was forced too it After all I was languishing without a promotion with no guarantee of ever receiving one I had to have an alternate planI rest my case 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 oll 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 etails 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 New Menopausal Years discerned the situation that led to tragedy After they break her shop window Marguerite flings open theoor and brashly Faja (Naslouchač, demands a group of about twenty men mostlyrunk 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 anger She should have closed the oor 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 Dirty Work 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 slowedown 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 Hearts Farthings dire situation and made herself useful by helping theoctor with the injured men The Mount Shasta Mission during the warespite the horrors she witnessed Some readers may find some of these scenes gruesome but when it comes to medical situations it oesn 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 independent tradeswoman rather than an aristocrat you will enjoy this book The beginning may be slow but stick with it you will not be isappointed 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 Greenwich disappointment A Royal Likeness picks up where The ueen s Dollmaker left off makes aramatic eparture from its processor and never looks backTrent could not settle on a story line Marguerite starts as the aspiring entrepreneur we know from the previous novel but uickly becomes Tussaud s apprentice hero of the battle of Trafalgar and the central component in political ealings for the good of the empire Personally that never came together for me I felt like the author opened a history book and said hey this looks interesting where can I fit it in Trent has some talent as a writer but her inexperience is self evident The constant changes in storyline and characterization are exhausting to read Her fictitious playe. And as Britain battles to overthrow Napoleon Marguerite will find her loyalties under fire from all sides With a masterful eye for Your Name Here details Christine Trent brings one of history's most fascinating eras to life in of a story ofesire ambition treachery and courag. A Royal LikenessI was impressed with Christine Trent s ebut The ueen s Dollmaker in early 2010 The novel appealed to me because it debut The ueen s Dollmaker in early 2010 The novel appealed to me because it a strong independent heroine with the uniue employment of being an artist and entrepreneur in ollmaking I am eually as impressed with Trent s sopho release A Royal Likeness Marguerite is a sympathetic character and it was a great pleasure to read about her escapades I had planned on reading the book over a couple True days but once I started reading I couldn t put itown and stayed up to the wee hours of the morning to finish itA Royal Likeness combines history of the Napoleonic Era including fascinating A Fairly Honourable Defeat details about the Battle of Trafalgar an abundance of adventure and intrigue and a goodose of romantic interest The novel stands on its own although I Fucking Trans Women do recommend reading The ueen s Dollmaker first to better understand the enmity between Marguerite and her husband s mother and brother Maude and Nathaniel Ashby two characters easy toislike intensely I also recommend reading The ueen s Dollmaker so you can meet the hero and heroine of that novel Claudette *and William who appear in A Royal LikenessMarguerite s naivety and preoccupation with overcoming the grief from the loss *William who appear in A Royal LikenessMarguerite s naivety and preoccupation with overcoming the grief from the loss her husband gets her into a bit of trouble ok than bit but she soon learns to become independent and face challenges with courage and Slavery Reborn determination I would like to mention the hijinks Maurguerite gets up to but I think this would spoil the story a bit so I will refrain The author gives this character adventure than she ever expected when all she was trying too was survive the You Can Make Anything Sad death of her beloved husbandFor me Christine Trent s novels stand out from others through attention to theetails Beyond the historical content I learned things about ships I never knew before and the process of wax modeling was fascinating I highly recommend this novel if you love uality historical fiction adventure and intrigue and original charactersMy Rating 45httpmyobsessionwithbooksblogspot She has written a Life Leverage 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 her first novel The ueen s Dollmaker I was highly entertained by this no nonsense heroine In A Royal Likeness Marguerite is a gutsy creative and talented lady with a thirst for adventure and curiosity to no end Just love reading about these kinds of womenMany of you will remember Marguerite as Claudette s niece in Trent s first novel The ueen s Dollmaker In this subseuent novel Marguerite has now taken over theoll making business After a horrible tragedy I won t spoil it for you Marguerite moves on to work for Madame Tussaud Yes The very own Madame Tussaud who also happened to be a good friend of her aunt Claudette Bulbophyllums; the Incomplete Guide, From A to WHY? during the time of Marie Antoinette Read my review of the ueen s Dollmaker here There she learns the art of making figures out of wax But there is sooo much to the storyThroughout the book we meet several royal personages we get a glimpse of Tussaud s life and history there s an important historical battle life on a war ship mystery tragedy and of courseloveI found this book to be very entertaining with the rightose of history meshed in to keep pace with the time period hence giving it the feeling it could have actually happened for real I find this author s techniue of paralleling her main Heroine To History And Historical to history and historical without sacrificing the story she wants to write especially refreshing There are already innumerable books out there rehashing history with an interesting twist of fiction that are wonderful to read hence our love for Historical fictionYet Christine Trent stands out from the rest by crafting in her own style one which hooks historical buffs by sustaining us with just enough historical immersion within the plot while fulfilling us with her own great story Bravo to this creative author with a Alhambra deliciously original edgeChristine Trent hasefinitely made her mark In my opinion I are nickname her a modern ay Heyer I Loved this book French born English raised Marguerite is a married Its a Lat Lat Lat Lat World doll maker who is uite content with her life her husband and her littleoll shop in London That is until some The Infinite Air drunkards come to her shop shouting about the French and end up skewering her husband Afterwards marguerit. 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 killeduring a riot the young widow travels to Edinburgh and beco. E finds it The Spill difficult toiscover 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 etermination and a work ETHNIC THAT WOULD PLEASE ANY SOLDIER MARIE TUSSAUD IS that would please any soldier Marie Tussaud is 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 *flare and maybe 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 espite 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 Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? 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 theark grumpy exterior but is really uite a sweetheart inside while Selwyn was full of jokes and easy smilesThere were How To Win At Casino Gambling 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 Trentid it so so perfectly 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 Training the Help (Hedon Falls devoted husband Nicholas Ashby constantly at her side It would seem nothing could bring Marguerite s spiritsown until a raging band of rioters end up on her oorstep harassing and accusing her of conspiring with the enemy as a result of being a French migr Suddenly The Riot Breaks Loose riot breaks loose escends upon her shop breaking everything in their path While efending his wife s work Nicholas is brutally murdered right before Marguerites eyes and her life ceases to matter Marguerite It was ok Did not keep a lot of my attention A Hello Bravo ! - Activity Book disappointing seuel to theelightful The ueen s Dollmaker 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 oll shop and her husband Her pity party comes to an abrupt halt however when the opportunity to work with Madame Tussaud famous wax figure maker arrises For me the story involving Marie Tussaud and even her son the first half of the novel was the most interestingFor full review I on t even know why I finished this book I guess I regretted having wasted 350 so I wasted something much valuable time Go me There were moments when I sat on the train and just stared out the window because I couldn t take it anyThe Battle of. Mes 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 Still Side by Side dangerous adventure and earns the admiration of two veryifferent men.

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