Monday, July 8, 2013

The Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent           The Queen's Dollmaker
by Christine Trent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Queen's Dollmaker is classic historical fiction in my opinion. It includes lots of information about the French King Louis XVI and his Queen, Marie Antoinette and their lives during the French Revolution. It is also filled with the adventures of a fictional character, Claudette Laurent, who survives a fire in Paris but is left orphaned and sails to England to seek a new life. Christine Trent does a great job developing her characters and making you believe they could actually have lived and done the things they did. Of course, Claudette interacting with the Queen of France is a bit unbelievable, but her adventures are so exciting, you want to believe it. I love that she established her own business and cared for and taught her two friends to be independent as well without giving up love. This book is definitely worth reading especially if you are a fan of historical fiction!

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