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Y opportunity and somehow growing it into a small business and then from there growing it into a well known business that catered specially to royalty and the rich That for me is gratifying because I m a self proprietor myselfAnother thing I liked about the book the history is real and the story ntwined with it is plausible #NATURALLY THE MAIN CHARACTERS ARE FICTIONAL BUT THE WAY #the main characters are fictional but the way author wove them into historical fact was interesting for meAlso I njoyed the story and the characters The book The Stall (Pony In Training engaged me and it wasasy for me to root for the characters successesWhat I didn t like however was how Claudette and William Greycliffe met the first few times There was too much feeling on Claudette s part and she was too antagonistic It didn t feel natural I can well imagine her to be cold stiff and silent but she was all fire and anger over someone she just met and who should have been of no conseuence in her life And he of course took far too much notice of a servant who should have been wallpaper for the likes of him There needed to be of a reason for all that feeling of a set up to make their THIEME Atlas of Anatomy encounters at the Ashby household seem likely As it was it felt a little forced for me This is a character who can keep a calm head and respond appropriately for most of the book and yet she acts as if she has no impulse control during these firstncounters with GreycliffeThe other part of the book I didn t like was how Sanibel Virgin easily Claudette agreed to go to France again and how uiet she kept it with those she left behind This is a character with a lot of common sense who knewnough not to sign a contract she didn t understand and therefore stay out of prostitution but she did NOT have the common sense to stay out of France in its time of trouble or at the very least to take the proper precautions before going thereThose two instances were the only ones to mar my full Way of the Shaman enjoyment of the book my suspension of disbelief The rest of the book however was greatFree Kindle downloaded December 31 2010 Finished reading January 31 201. And an unforgettable heroine on the threshold of radical change this captivating novel propels readers into a beguiling world of opulence adventure and danger from the rough streets ofighteenth century London to France's lavish Palace of Versailles Winningly originalglittering with atmospheric detail Leslie Carroll author of Royal Affairs Uniue imaginativereplete with delightful details and astounding characters both real and imagined Donna Russo Morin author of The Courtier's Secr. ,


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Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest When I was in college I went through this phase of ritualistically devouring fluffy chick lit style historical fiction a la Philippa Gregory It really didn t matter if they were good bad or downright awful I read them all and I read them with gleeTHE UEEN S DOLLMAKER felt like a throwback to that time Without demeaning this book THE UEEN S DOLLMAKER is a work of fiction that is very much intended with women in mind as the audience You can tell from the way its packaged that gorgeous dress the laborate cover the fact that the fellow author blurb that they decided to #showcase on the cover says Exuberant sparkling beguilingThe story itself also feels very #on the cover says Exuberant sparkling beguilingThe story itself also feels very It s about a girl named Claudette who loses her family in a fire a Good characters very very good Bad characters very very bad Book not for me I had not considered the role of dolls in the 18th century until I received a very welcomed heads up from author Christine Trent who has done her own xtensive research on the fascinating subject I found her new book The Ueen S Dollmaker An ueen s Dollmaker an delightful read both due to the plot and all the great information packed between the covers From start to finish you will get a glimpse of both the domestic and business cultures of the 18th century The book covers the intriguing of both the domestic and business cultures of the 18th century The book covers the intriguing of doll making and follows the main character Claudette Laurent as she chooses survival in a very rough worldRead my full review here After losing her home and family to a fire Claudette Laurent seeks work in London She makes a friend on the journey and the two are accepted as domestic servants in the home of a social climber but Claudette wants to start her own business with the doll making skills learned from her late father As she works towards her dream France spirals into revolution and Claudette is torn between her past and the life she s made for herselfThe action scene at the beginning of the story was implausible to the point of sounding stupid One character had some sort of medic. 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 xuisite dolls that Marie Antoinette the ueen of France herself cherishes When the ueen reuests a meeting Claudette seizes the opportunity to promote her business. Al The Public-Private Partnership Handbook emergency only to be immediately trampled by a horse cart and then presumably swept away in a rampaging fire And following the fire Claudette asks around for her childhood sweetheartverywhere xcept the place it would make the most sense to seek him the shop where he s serving his apprenticeshipClaudette s spur of the moment decision to head across the Channel #IS WEAKLY SUPPORTED BUT THE STORY SHOWS PROMISE DURING #weakly supported but the story shows promise during shortly after Claudette s journey Her life with her mployer creates a good amount of sympathy though for some reason I kept mixing up Claudette with her new friend during this partThe doll making details are probably the best aspect of the book The craft is described in detail but I found those passages very interesting The characters were a bit transparent but I was Emerging Markets entertainednough just watching them A Home of Another Kind establish themselvesAs the book goes on it begins to follow thevents back in France Instead of showing us France from the perspective of a lesser character we get this oddly detached often textbookish description of what is happening to Marie Antoinette I first noticed it during a half chapter devoted to rehashing the affair of the diamond necklace The section was jarring throwing off the pace of Claudette s story which what I thought the novel was about But the later parts of the book often go into fictionalized descriptions of the French Revolution To those of us are already somewhat familiar with the time period this is very very boring I m certainly not opposed to reading fictionalized versions of history but it reads like the author was unwilling to choose between showing us history through the The Voyage of the Norman D., As Told by the Cabin Boy eyes of the protagonist and telling us in frankly skim worthy fashion ab For the most part I really liked this book What I liked best was that for once the main character in a historical romance was anntrepreneur and not some pampered nobility or some downtrodden peasant type The heroine is in trade and really does make something of herself I truly African Successes, Volume I enjoyed watching Claudette taking a tin. And to return home Amid the violence and unrest Claudette befriends the ueen who bears no resemblance to the figurehead rapidly becoming the scapegoat of the Revolution But when Claudette herself is lured into a web of deadly political intrigue it becomes clear that friendship with France's most despised woman has grim conseuences Now overshadowed by the specter of Madame Guillotine the ueen's dollmaker will face the ultimate test Infused with the passion andxcitement of a country. .
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The ueens Dollmaker