By the King's Design by Christine Trent

By Christine Trent

Strong-willed Annabelle Stirling is greater than able to operating the kinfolk draper store after the premature loss of life of her mom and dad. less than her father's tutelage, she turned a skilled fabric service provider, whereas her brother Wesley, the real inheritor, was once busy philandering approximately Yorkshire. figuring out she needs to swap with the days to outlive, Belle installs new equipment that finishes two times the cloth in part the time it takes by way of hand. yet no longer everyone seems to be so enthusiastic.

Soon, riled up through Belle's opponents, the outdated staff search violent revenge. Her store destroyed, Belle travels to London to hunt redress from Parliament. whereas there, the Prince Regent, destiny King George IV, commissions her to supply materials for his Royal Pavilion. As Belle's renown spreads, she meets good-looking cabinetmaker Putnam Boyce, yet concerns that marriage will suggest sacrificing her now flourishing store. And after Wesley plots to kidnap the newly-crowned King—whose indiscretions are surfacing—she unearths herself entangled in a duplicitous global of moving allegiances.

Painting a bright portrait of lifestyles within the British Regency, Christine Trent spins a harrowing story of ambition, vengeance, love, and intricate loyalties opposed to the dynamic backdrop of the early commercial Revolution.

Praise for the novels of Christine Trent

"Marguerite is a sturdy heroine, and following her adventures is enjoyable....Readers attracted to the conflict of Trafalgar will locate this retelling compelling." —Publishers Weekly on A Royal Likeness

"Readers are really talented with a wondrous portrait." —Romantic occasions on A Royal Likeness (4 stars)

"Exuberant, gleaming, beguiling...brims with Dickensian gusto!" —Barbara Kyle, writer of The Queen's girl on The Queen's Dollmaker

"Winningly original...glittering with atmospheric detail!" —Leslie Carroll, writer of Royal Affairs on The Queen's Dollmaker

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