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E issues that the Prince should have been facing were well detailed as were all f his mistresses and passions It is impossible to talk about By the King s Design without bringing comparisons to A Royal Likeness and The ueen s Dollmaker I loved the nods to both Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy of these books that the author included within this novel Claudette Laurent has a small role in this book and a fewf the events from A Royal Likeness are mentioned It was a nice treat to Royal Likeness are mentioned It was a nice treat to readers Greetings! of these books I didn t find Belle as compellingf a character as Claudette r Marguerite from her prior books The two prior heroines were street smart and their wn women while Belle seemed to rely Tribeca on the men in her life too much for my liking She seemed to be clueless to the things goingn around her most Grey's Lady of the time As for thether characters in this story I really enjoyed Wesley Belle s brother He inherently finds trouble everywhere he goes and gets mixed up in some interesting situations Put the cabinet maker was uite the gentleman who I think every girl would be happy with There is also a famous author who makes her acuaintance with Belle and that was a great surprise I will let you figure Blue Streak out who for yourselfI love how Christine Trent includes some lesser known craft professions within her books this time cabinetmaking and drapery I found myself wishing for a few details about the fabric shops and drapery while I felt comfortable with the amountf cabinetry information included Overall this was another enjoyable uick and compelling read from Christine Trent I can t wait to see what she brings to us nextThis book was received for review from the author I was Not Compensated For My compensated for my and the above is my honest review 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 in history making me see it through the eyes The Asketikon of St Basil the Great 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 draper a cloth merchant who was trained by her father since childhood After her parent s 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 a draper shop and startsver with some help from her brother Belle comes under the patronage f Mr Nash the architect to the Prince Regent who later becomes George IV and she is privileged to assist with the decoration f the King s Royal Pavilion in BrightonThe story is set at the brink f the Industrial Revolution spanning almost ten years from 1812 to 1821 I must say Trent nce again brought history to life with the events Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time of this time As in herther novels I learned about two trades this time cloth manufacture and cabinetmaking She also brought to life George IV so well as an Thoroughly Disarmed obese pompous manipulative and selfish monarch that it was easy to see why he was so disliked by his subjects Her descriptionsf 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 didn t understand her behaviour especially vis a vis Wesley who didn t understand her behaviour especially vis a vis Wesley who involved in treason She wanted to improve her relationship with him and yet she was so ambitious and strove to be her wn women that she was blivious to her brother s actions After the Ashes or refused to see them and even pushed away the romantic and respectable advancesf Putnam Boyce a man who respected her trade and independence Sometimes I was frustrated with her But she had a good heart worked hard and generously helped the poor in times The Angry Planet of great need I also thought her last decision regarding her busine. 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 duplicitous worldf shifting allegiances Painting a vivid portrait Melody's Key of life in the British Regency Christine Trent spins a harrowing talef ambition vengeance love and complex loyalties against the dynamic backdrop f the ear. 35I read across all time periods in historical fiction but I think the Regency period in England s history Is Probably One Of The probably ne A Chance Acquaintance of the I ve read the least about I am glad that I got By the King s Design by Christine Trent was the second bookf hers that I have read There are a few drawbacks to this book that I want to get ut f the way first The pace f the book was uneven It got ff to a great start but then slowed down in the middle The best part was the last third f the book By then the pace rose to breakneck speed I would have preferred to have the middle shortened Also I didn t like how the men seemed to be either so Very Good Or So Terribly Bad That good r so terribly bad That t seem realisticThe book pens in April 1812 there is a meeting f Luddites in Yorkshire England Not being familiar with that part War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 of English history I was confused Who were the Luddites I had never heardf 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 different specialists at difference cloth making jobs With the mechanization Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World of the process the material wasn tf such good uality

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before but the f it increased great Many specialists were shut ut f their jobsI enjoyed being introduced to Annabelle aka Belle Stirling at the arrival f 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 didn t know why she keeps excusing her brother s bad behavior to herself My patience would have run Introductory Algebra: Models Concepts Skills out much sooner But I did love the restf her character She was so shrewd honest and hardworking and learned so fast So Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together once again I fell in love with the main character I did not like her brother Wesley at all Even before he became a steadypium user he just thought f himself and what he could get anyone for himself The ther 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 Blue Blood on dressI recommend this historical fiction book to all those interested in the beginningf the Industrial Revolution the reign The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe of the Regent King George and the importancef style to the well ff and the royalty to this time periodI received this book from the Member Giveaway f The Library Thing and that in no way influenced my review Machines are just beginning to edge skilled workers It's Like This outf their trades and England s fabric croppers are none too pleased about it When Belle Stirling installs a new gig mill in her fabric shop to increase production she doesn t believe that anyone could protest what she does in her The Mirage own business Theutraged croppers do take ffense to it though and they storm Belle s shop and destroy the machine sending Belle in a fury to London to complain to the government After having difficulty making an This third uting from Christine Trent again brings us into the life Rituels secrets des Templiers of a young craftswoman this time a draper Belle Stirling has to push back against thepinion that a woman should not be in charge f a business as well as the undercurrents that are swirling around in society Belle has to become her wn woman and manage her A Mild Suicide own shop while also becomingne Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet of the drapers who is workingn the Prince Regents new pavilionThis was my first Regency read and up until this point I wasn t even sure what that exactly meant This was a great introduction for me as I felt that through Christine Trent s pen I was able to get to know the Prince Regent and ultimately King George IV I found ut that I didn t really like him although at the same time during the interactions he had with Belle he didn t seem uite so boorish Th. Strong willed Annabelle Stirling is than capable f running the family draper shop after the untimely death Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church 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 theutmoded workers seek violent revenge Her shop destroyed Belle travels to London to seek redress from Parliament

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By the Kings DesignSs 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 ther And I would have liked Putnam s marriage proposal staged at a appropriate time ther than right after Belle kills someone in self defense wasn t she in shock as it vershadowed the fact that he finally gets the girl after trying for several yearsI loved reading the author s note at the end f the book that gave details Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) of all the historical figures included in this story Trent is a meticulous history buff and her novels truly reflect this I look forward to reading her next novel This book was bizarre like three different books shuffled together There was a great dealf time spent Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 on Prinny and hisffenses all Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale of which were unnecessary to the main story also too descriptive and inappropriate The author also went into a lotf detail about the Royal Pavilion the Luddites and ther random historical tidbits I would be hesitant to read another f the author s books based Sexual Soulmates: The Six Essentials for Connected Sex (English Edition) on the hodge podge stylef this neDescriptions f Prinny s misbehavior border Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian on drop the book inappropriateDescriptionsf Luddite plansbehaviorpunishments too graphic The rating should probably be a little higher but just didn t warrant a 4 star The cover is beautiful thoughFor a complete review visit Affaire de Coeur magazine hard copy Unbroken Circle: How to Take Your Family Through the End Time ornline at February 2012 issue This ne is excellentI really enjoyed the details f the rise f industry in the midst f Regency England So much upheaval and suffering was going n 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 n its Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, own terms while never compromising herselfr her values Not an easy feat when serving a corrupt prince Set during the time Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale. of the Industrial Revolution By the King s Design tells the storyf 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 The Reformation (World History Series) of a woman and the rolef a draper after the death f her parents Annabelle must continue her father s legacy doing the work he taught her to love Caught between the expectations f Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One others and the need to work for herwn living Annabelle begins to work for the Prince Regent while maintaining her Date With A Dead Doctor own shop in London A talef betrayal love and a woman s triumph in By the King s Design Christine Trent delves into the world Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium of Regency England as it was with all its upheavals and suffering Historically fascinating with characters who draw 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 detailed and researched It establishes a real sensef the time period and richly portrays the story against a backdrop Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) of historical facts The beginning is excellent It grabs your attention immediately and draws you into the world from the very start Christine Trent has done a really great job with creating a castf diverse intriguing and sympathetic characters to mingle with The Big Players Of big players Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy of past The end isnce again uite interesting to read It s even better and exciting than the beginning But is it worth wading through the filler I m not I appreciated how dense with historical information this is I didn t know how much I Wanted To Read About Rampaging Luddites wanted to read about rampaging Luddites now I just wish all the descriptive language and historical exposition was in service Witchopoly of a tight well constructed plot After a strong start the middlef this book 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 Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most of Christine Trent “Marguerite is a strong heroine and following her adventures is enjoyableReaders interested in the battlef Trafalgar will find this retelling compelling” Publishers Weekly Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro on A Royal LikenessReaders are truly gifted with a wondrous portrait Romantic Timesn A Royal Likeness 4 stars “Exuberant sparkling beguilingbrims with Dickensian gusto” Barbara Kyle author f The ueen’s Lady n The ueen’s Dollmaker“Winningly riginalglittering with atmospheric detail Leslie Carroll author f Royal Affairs n The ueen’s Dollmake. ,

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