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The Wrong Complexion for Protection dWas 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 lastecision 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 wasn t she 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 etails of all the historical figures Included In This Story Trent Is A Meticulous History Buff in this story Trent is a meticulous history buff her novels truly reflect this I look forward to reading her next novel This book was bizarre like three ifferent books shuffled together There was a great eal of time spent on Prinny and his offenses all of which were unnecessary to the main story also too escriptive and inappropriate The author also went into a lot of Children of the Sun detail about the Royal Pavilion the Luddites and other random historical tidbits I would be hesitant to read another of the author s books based on the hodge podge style of this oneDescriptions of Prinny s misbehavior border onrop the book inappropriateDescriptions of Luddite plansbehaviorpunishments too graphic The rating should probably be a little higher but just Approaches To Academic Reading And Writing didn t warrant a 4 star The cover is beautiful thoughFor a complete review visit Affairee Coeur magazine hard copy or online at February 2012 issue This one is excellentI really enjoyed the etails of the rise of industry in the midst of Regency England So much upheaval and suffering was going on while the beau monde waltzed and while the Prince Regent built his elaborate palaces Annabelle Stirling is a charming heroine with courage and uiet strength She faces the world as it is and meets it on its own terms while never compromising herself or her values Not an easy feat when serving a corrupt prince Set uring the time of the Industrial Revolution By the King s Design tells the story of Annabelle Stirling a courageous woman searching for a way to maintain her values and livelihood alone in a man s world Torn between the proscribed role of a WOMAN AND THE ROLE OF A and the role of a after the Witch-Hunt Narrative death of her parents Annabelle must continue her father s legacyoing the work he taught her to love Caught between the expectations of others and the need to work for her own living Annabelle begins to work for the Prince Regent while maintaining her own shop in London A tale of betrayal love and a woman s triumph in By the King s Design Christine Trent My Hero Academia Series Volume 1 - 20 Books Collection Set by Kouhei Horikoshi delves into the world of Regency England as it was with all its upheavals and suffering Historically fascinating with characters whoraw you in this fine novel carries you back into the past I highly recommend this book This book holds a special place in my heart as my first giveaway win ProsBy the King s Design is very well Alcohol Addiction Recovery 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 yo I appreciated howense with historical information this is I Mars Journey didn t know how much I wanted to read about rampaging Luddites until now I just wish all theescriptive language and historical exposition was in service of a tight well constructed plot After a strong start the middle of this book Beating the Odds - From shocking childhood abuse to the embrace of a loving family, one mans true story of courage and redemption drags so much I almost abandoned it It picks up again in the end but I wish the middle third wasn t so meandering. 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 The ueen’s Lady on The ueen’s Dollmaker“Winningly originalglittering with atmosphericetail Leslie Carroll author of Royal Affairs on The ueen’s Dollmake.

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By the Kings Design35I read across all time in Historical Fiction But I Think The Regency fiction but I think the Regency 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 Climax (Double Alchemy, delightful novel which begins as Luddites those opposed to the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution are menacing 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 London to protest the law turning a blind eye to these miscreants and also to start her business anew Unfortunately Annabelle catches the eye of the Prince Regent a man who is interested in sporting the latest fashions than governing the country and while her association with the Prince Regent brings her a remarkable change in fortunes she manages to glide right into the path ofanger at every turn often with than a little help from her brother WesleyWhat I love about Christine Trent s books are that she manages to combine a little known trade this time cloth making with a spunky heroine against a backdrop of rich historical Peace DeLeos Action Thriller Singles detail for the period she writes about I also like that her books have a lightness about them managing to capture the nuances of the period and letting therama the protagonist finds herself in unfold while still being a lot of fun to readWhile reading I Roots and Blossoms did want to reach through the pages and shake some sense into Annabelle as her stubbornness and refusal to listen to anyone led her into yet another sticky situation Our heroine experiences uite a lot of tragedy and misfortune throughout the book as well but even though she was a trouble magnet I admired her spirit Bonus points for the several pages long author s note at the back giving a runown of the period and what was based in fact or fictionalized I love when authors include thisI sped right through this and then went to Barnes Noble and grabbed A Royal Likeness which is the author s other book I hadn t read yet Check this out if you like the Regency period or if like me you want to read about it but aren t uite sure where to start review copy for tour participation By the King s Design by Christine Trent was the second book of hers that I have read There are a few The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom drawbacks to this book that I want to get out of the way first The pace of the book was uneven It got off to a great start but then slowedown in the middle The best part was the last third of the book By then the pace rose to breakneck speed I would have preferred to have the middle shortened Also I Shakespeare didn t like how the men seemed to be either so very good or so terribly bad Thatidn t seem realisticThe book opens in April 1812 there is a meeting of Luddites in Yorkshire England Not being familiar with that part of English history I was confused Who were the Luddites I had never heard of King Ludd before I stopped reading and went to get informationI was amazed at how very complicated it was to make cloth before the Industrial Revolution There were so many steps and many BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) different specialists atifference cloth making jobs With the mechanization of the process the material wasn t of such good uality as before but the uantity of it increased great Many specialists were shut out of their jobsI enjoyed being introduced to Annabelle aka Belle Stirling at the arrival of her new gig mill She was very intelligent and inuisitive and fiercely loyal to her brother She was too loyal for me to swallow I idn t know why she keeps excusing her brother s bad behavior to herself My patience Would Ha. 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Strong Annabelle Stirling is than capable of running the family raper shop after the untimely Caveman Alien’s Riddle (Caveman Aliens, 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 riled up by Belle’s competitors the outmoded workers seek violent revenge Her shopestroyed Belle travels to London to seek redress from Parliament Ve run out much sooner But I id love the rest of her character She was so shrewd honest and hardworking and learned so fast So once again I fell in love with and hardworking and learned so fast So once again I fell in love with main character I id not like her brother Wesley at all Even before he became a steady opium user he just thought of himself and what he could get anyone for himself The other male Put he was called seemed just a little too forgiving and perfectJane Austin paid a surprise visit in this book and now I understand what her purpose was in writing her books I really like her as a person I would have liked information about Beau Brummel to appear in this book as he was such a big influence on ressI recommend this historical fiction book to all those interested in the beginning of the Industrial Revolution the reign of the Regent King George and the importance of style to the well off and the royalty to this time periodI received this book from the Member Giveaway of The Library Thing and that in no way influenced my review 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 s This third outing from Christine Trent again brings us into the life of a young craftswoman this time a raper Belle Stirling has to push back against the opinion that a woman should not be in charge of a business as well as the undercurrents that are swirling around in society Belle has to become her own woman and manage her own shop while also becoming one of the rapers who is working on the Prince Regents new pavilionThis was my first Regency read and up until this point I wasn my first Regency read and up until this point I wasn e This is the third book I read by historical novelist Christine Trent Both The ueen s Dollmaker and A Royal Likeness were books that transported me back Christine Trent Both The ueen s Dollmaker and A Royal Likeness were books that transported me back history making me see it through the eyes of strong heroines with unusual 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 raper a cloth merchant who was trained by her father since childhood After her parent s Loves Abuse Warrior Camp 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 up araper shop and starts over with some help from her brother Belle comes under the patronage of Mr Nash the architect to the Prince Regent who later becomes George IV and she is privileged to assist with the Contemporary African literature 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 soisliked by his subjects Her escriptions 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 idn t understand her behaviour especially vis a vis Wesley who was involved in treason She wanted to improve her relationship with him and yet she was so ambitious and strove to be her own women 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 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 uplicitous 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 ynamic backdrop of the ear.