2012 Release: By the King's Design by Christine Trent

Author Christine Trent novel is releasing her next novel, By the King's Design, on January 31, 2012!  I enjoyed both The Queen's Dollmaker and A Royal Likeness, so I will definitely be checking it out.


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…


  1. I'm looking forward to this! I love Christine's novels!

  2. Thank you Amy for introducing me to Christine Trent's novels. "By The King's Design" is now on my list.

  3. I was lucky enough to win The Queen's Dollmaker but missed A Royal Likeness :(
    I hope I score this one

  4. Such a pretty cover...this will be on my TBR stack!!!

  5. Looks marvelous! I've seen such good things about her other books -- I need to get started on them!

  6. I love any novel having to do with dressmaking. What a great twist here. Sounds very intriguing! Christine Trent is a terrific author and I certainly look forward to reading this novel when it's released. By the way, I love the cover as it is beautiful and certainly draws the reader's eye to the book. Thank you for the great synopsis.
    Connie Fischer


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