By the King's Design

By the King's Design

eBook - 2012
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Annabelle Stirling is a cloth merchant in Leeds in Regency Britain who, in her enthusiasm for the industrial revolution, runs afoul of a group of Luddites, one of whom is her fiance and another her brother, Wesley who destroy her new milling machine. When the authorities refuse to help, Belle naively thinks a royal audience will get justice done, and she journeys to London from Yorkshire to present her case at Parliament. The prince regent isn't much help, but he takes a shine to her, and soon Belle finds a new business mentor in his architect, John Nash, and a romance with a shy young cabinet maker, Putnam Boyce. Belle's life is complicated considerably, though, by her brother Wesley's involvement in the treasonous Cato Street Conspiracy (an attempt to murder British cabinet ministers and Lord Liverpool in 1820).
Publisher: New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., c2012.
ISBN: 9780758278050
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Advantage OverDrive


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Aug 31, 2012

not bad the mix of historical and fiction flowed really well, but it seemed with this story the Trent was just trying to hard to make an idea flow she started and stopped so much i had to breaks just to figure out where she was trying to make the story into.
I just couldn't make heads or tails out of it even though i did try.


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