The Queen's Dollmaker

The Queen's Dollmaker

A young woman, struggling to expand her London dollmaking trade, finds a surprising customer in Queen Marie Antoinette, an avid doll collector herself. This seemingly innocent exchange puts Claudette?s life in danger when she is lured to Paris under false pretenses. Money and jewels are being smuggled in dolls destined for the Queen, and have now been discovered by the fle A young woman, struggling to expand her London dollmaking trade, finds a surprising customer in Queen Marie Antoinette,...

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Title:The Queen's Dollmaker
Author:Christine Trent
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0758238576
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:342 pages pages

The Queen's Dollmaker Reviews

  • April
    Jan 31, 2011

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || 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 th...

    If you?re in a mood for detailed period history in both France and England (the 18th c), weaved into a tale of one woman?s survival, struggle for independence, love, suspense, and an ever- fascinating career..boy do I have a book for you! Oh, and did I mention this one also contai...

    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 extensive research on the fascinating subject. I found her new book, The Queen's Dollmaker, an absolutely delightful read, both due to t...

    I cannont buy the opening sequence. Sorry. (Not the bit with the children, but the bit with the fire). ...

    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 he...

    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 an entrepreneur and not some pampered nobility or some downtrodden peasant-type. The heroine is in trade and really does make something of herself; I truly ...

  • Donna
    Feb 02, 2010

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || 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 th...

    If you?re in a mood for detailed period history in both France and England (the 18th c), weaved into a tale of one woman?s survival, struggle for independence, love, suspense, and an ever- fascinating career..boy do I have a book for you! Oh, and did I mention this one also contai...

    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 extensive research on the fascinating subject. I found her new book, The Queen's Dollmaker, an absolutely delightful read, both due to t...

    I cannont buy the opening sequence. Sorry. (Not the bit with the children, but the bit with the fire). ...

    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 he...

  • TheGuineaCat
    Jul 25, 2010

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || 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 th...

    If you?re in a mood for detailed period history in both France and England (the 18th c), weaved into a tale of one woman?s survival, struggle for independence, love, suspense, and an ever- fascinating career..boy do I have a book for you! Oh, and did I mention this one also contai...

    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 extensive research on the fascinating subject. I found her new book, The Queen's Dollmaker, an absolutely delightful read, both due to t...

    I cannont buy the opening sequence. Sorry. (Not the bit with the children, but the bit with the fire). ...

    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 he...

    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 an entrepreneur and not some pampered nobility or some downtrodden peasant-type. The heroine is in trade and really does make something of herself; I truly ...

    It just wasn't believable to me. First Marie Antoinette comes through the town as the new future Queen, gets out of her carriage and shares marzipan candy with the children (it was like a Disney scene.) Next up the fire scene began and the way the family and neighbors acted just seemed...

    When I first picked up this book I was expecting a smutty, intrigue-filled historical drama la Phillippa Gregory. What I got instead was a Cinderella story of an orphaned young girl who makes a name for herself as a dollmaker. However, I would like to stress here that my review is n...

  • CS
    Jan 03, 2011

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || 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 th...

    If you?re in a mood for detailed period history in both France and England (the 18th c), weaved into a tale of one woman?s survival, struggle for independence, love, suspense, and an ever- fascinating career..boy do I have a book for you! Oh, and did I mention this one also contai...

    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 extensive research on the fascinating subject. I found her new book, The Queen's Dollmaker, an absolutely delightful read, both due to t...

    I cannont buy the opening sequence. Sorry. (Not the bit with the children, but the bit with the fire). ...

    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 he...

    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 an entrepreneur and not some pampered nobility or some downtrodden peasant-type. The heroine is in trade and really does make something of herself; I truly ...

    It just wasn't believable to me. First Marie Antoinette comes through the town as the new future Queen, gets out of her carriage and shares marzipan candy with the children (it was like a Disney scene.) Next up the fire scene began and the way the family and neighbors acted just seemed...

    When I first picked up this book I was expecting a smutty, intrigue-filled historical drama la Phillippa Gregory. What I got instead was a Cinderella story of an orphaned young girl who makes a name for herself as a dollmaker. However, I would like to stress here that my review is n...

    The second book in a row to get two stars from me, but for very different reasons. The first book, Tap & Gown by Diana Peterfreund, had no plot but was competently written; this book has plot & setting aplenty but oy! the stifled prose, the distant verging on omniscient third p...

  • Misfit
    Dec 30, 2009

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || 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 th...

    If you?re in a mood for detailed period history in both France and England (the 18th c), weaved into a tale of one woman?s survival, struggle for independence, love, suspense, and an ever- fascinating career..boy do I have a book for you! Oh, and did I mention this one also contai...

    Good characters = very very good. Bad characters = very very bad. Book = not for me. ...

  • Chris
    Mar 24, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || 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 th...

    If you?re in a mood for detailed period history in both France and England (the 18th c), weaved into a tale of one woman?s survival, struggle for independence, love, suspense, and an ever- fascinating career..boy do I have a book for you! Oh, and did I mention this one also contai...

    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 extensive research on the fascinating subject. I found her new book, The Queen's Dollmaker, an absolutely delightful read, both due to t...

    I cannont buy the opening sequence. Sorry. (Not the bit with the children, but the bit with the fire). ...

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Sep 03, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || 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 th...

  • Lucy
    Feb 17, 2010

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || 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 th...

    If you?re in a mood for detailed period history in both France and England (the 18th c), weaved into a tale of one woman?s survival, struggle for independence, love, suspense, and an ever- fascinating career..boy do I have a book for you! Oh, and did I mention this one also contai...

  • Lauren
    Dec 01, 2009

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || 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 th...

    If you?re in a mood for detailed period history in both France and England (the 18th c), weaved into a tale of one woman?s survival, struggle for independence, love, suspense, and an ever- fascinating career..boy do I have a book for you! Oh, and did I mention this one also contai...

    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 extensive research on the fascinating subject. I found her new book, The Queen's Dollmaker, an absolutely delightful read, both due to t...

  • Rio (Lynne)
    Dec 30, 2011

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || 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 th...

    If you?re in a mood for detailed period history in both France and England (the 18th c), weaved into a tale of one woman?s survival, struggle for independence, love, suspense, and an ever- fascinating career..boy do I have a book for you! Oh, and did I mention this one also contai...

    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 extensive research on the fascinating subject. I found her new book, The Queen's Dollmaker, an absolutely delightful read, both due to t...

    I cannont buy the opening sequence. Sorry. (Not the bit with the children, but the bit with the fire). ...

    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 he...

    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 an entrepreneur and not some pampered nobility or some downtrodden peasant-type. The heroine is in trade and really does make something of herself; I truly ...

    It just wasn't believable to me. First Marie Antoinette comes through the town as the new future Queen, gets out of her carriage and shares marzipan candy with the children (it was like a Disney scene.) Next up the fire scene began and the way the family and neighbors acted just seemed...