BY THE KING'S DESIGN
BY THE KING'S DESIGN, Kensington Books, February 2012
A ROYAL LIKENESS, Kensington Books, January 2011
THE QUEEN'S DOLLMAKER, Kensington Books, January 2010
BY THE KING'S DESIGN: Annabelle "Belle" Stirling inherited the family draper shop from her late father, only to have it sabotaged by her ne'er-do-well brother, Wesley. Belle travels to London to seek redress, and while 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. When Wesley plots to kidnap the newly crowned King, Belle finds herself entangled in a duplicitous world of shifting allegiances, where every choice could have unexpected consequences for her future, her safety, and her kingdom...
Coming March 2013: LADY OF ASHES, the story of a Victorian undertaker who enjoys the patronage of the Royal House of Hanover, even while withstanding betrayal, treachery, and recklessness by those closest to her. But can she survive when a crazed killer sets sights on her for uncovering a buried secret?
Christine Trent writes historical fiction from her two-story home library. She lives with her wonderful bookshelf-building husband, four precocious cats, a large doll collection, and over 4,000 fully cataloged books. She and her husband are active travelers and journey regularly to England to conduct book research at historic sites. It was Christine's interest in dolls and history that led to the idea for her debut novel, THE QUEEN'S DOLLMAKER.
Christine is a member of the Historical Novel Society and Romance Writers of America.