Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Queen's Dollmaker

The Queen's DollmakerThe Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had zero expectations for this book going in. I hadn't heard of it or the author and chose it simply because it was available for free on my kindle. I was more than pleasantly surprised. I enjoy most historical fiction and this is no exception. I don't think I have ever read a book set in London and France during The Terror leading up to and during the French Revolution. Viewing it through lead character Claudette and Marie Antoinette proved informative and very interesting. I enjoyed the whole book but must admit that the final third is the most thrilling. There are unforeseeable events (by me, at least) as well as some easily predictable parts. But really, it is the characters that drive a book for me and this book is full of great ones. I hope to find that author Christine Trent has more books available or will in the future.

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1 comment:

Linda said...

I love to hear you review books you read...makes me want to read them! Wish it was still a "free" book!