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Friday, April 30, 2010

From The Book Store This Week

I had to go to the B&N to pick up the copy of The Siren Queen By Fiona Buckly to finish the Ursula Blanchard series. While i was there I found that they had put Victoria Rowells Book The Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva out so I grabbed my copy. I also had in my hands a historical romance by Suzanne Enoch but put it back for another trip. But after I already read at least the first chapter while I was at the store I was sort of disapointed I left I behind. So after the family and I went to dinner we headed over to Target to look around and I grabbed a copy of A Lady's Guide to Improper Behavior By Suzanne Enoch. I did sit and read pretty m uch the Whole Oprah book By Kitty Kelly It was pretty interesting but not enough to warrant my buying a copy of it. Id rather to stick to fiction any ways:)

Most Eagerly Yours By Allison Chase

Laurel, the eldest, is the first to be called. The Queen is threatened by her jealous cousin, George Fitzclarence, who is known for speaking treason. She asks Laurel to pose as a wealthy widow and use her charms to win George's trust, then find out what he is really plotting. Laurel is prepared for the risks of acting a part, but she encounters an unexpected and formidable obstacle in the Earl of Barenforth--George's friend and a notorious rake, whom Victoria has warned her to avoid...
An undercover agent for the Home Office, Aidan Phillips, Earl of Barensforth, is on the trail of a financial hoax involving alchemy, murder...and George Fitzclarence. When a lovely young widow wanders into his path and turns his well-laid plans on end, he senses she is hiding something. Aidan is no stranger to seduction, or to the wiles of beautiful women. And he intends employing wiles of his own to uncover the lady's secrets...

My Thoughts:

I liked this book I just felt that it took along time for the romance part of the story to happend. Aidan & Laurel together were hot but it just took them so long to get there. There was not too much interaction with the Queen as I had hoped there would be more scenes with her. But maybe in the next book there will be more. Im not giving up on the series just yet there are several more to come in this series.

Rating : B
Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Queen's Dollmaker By Christine Trent

As doll collector my self I knew I would love this book Claudette's story is one of survival and friendship. Claudette loses her parents during a fire and makes her way to England to start over.
While she is there her dear friend's daughter becomes ill Claudette uses her skills to create dolls for the little girl. Jack a fellow employee sees them and convinces Claudette that he could sell the dolls for her at the local market. From there Claudette saves money and moves out of her employer's home and opens her own doll shop. Her dolls become all the rage in London and France. They come to the attention of Marie Antoinette and Claudette becomes The Queen's Doll maker. I loved this book from the first page all the way to the last. I enjoyed the details of doll making and the day to day details of running a shop. If you love dolls and royalty this book is one for you to pick up. I will definitely picking up the author's next book.
As treat I thought I would post a photo of my daughter with our own Royal doll Collection.

Rating :A