Virtual Book Tour for BY THE KING'S DESIGN by Christine Trent starts tomorrow!

HF Virtual Book Tours is thrilled to announce that author Christine Trent will be touring the blogosphere for the release of her novel, By the King's Design, from January 30th to March 1st!  We have some really fabulous blogs on the tour and I hope you will follow along in the fun.  In addition to reviews, there will also be several giveaway opportunities!  Take a peek at the schedule posted below to see where the tour will be stopping.

About By the King's Design

Publication Date: Jan 31, 2012
Kensington Publishing


Strong-willed Annabelle Stirling is more than capable of running the family draper shop after the untimely death of her parents. Under her father's tutelage, she became a talented cloth merchant, while her brother Wesley, the true heir, was busy philandering about Yorkshire. Knowing she must change with the times to survive, Belle installs new machinery that finishes twice the fabric in half the time it takes by hand. But not everyone is so enthusiastic. 

Soon, riled up by Belle's competitors, the outmoded workers seek violent revenge. Her shop destroyed, Belle travels to London to seek redress from Parliament. 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. And after Wesley plots to kidnap the newly-crowned King--whose indiscretions are surfacing--she finds herself entangled in a duplicitous world of shifting allegiances. 

Painting a vivid portrait of life in the British Regency, Christine Trent spins a harrowing tale of ambition, vengeance, love, and complex loyalties against the dynamic backdrop of the early Industrial Revolution. 

Read an excerpt HERE.

About Christine Trent

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, entirely too many fountain pens, 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. 

Christine Trent's novels include The Queen's Dollmaker and A Royal Likeness. She is currently working on her 4th novel, Lady of Ashes, which will be released in 2013.  

For more information, please visit Christine Trent's WEBSITE.
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By the King's Design Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, January 30th
Review & Giveaway at The Maiden's Court

Tuesday, January 31st
Review at Le Canape 
Review & Giveaway at Historical Tapestry

Monday, February 6th

Tuesday, February 7th
Friday, February 10th
Review & Giveaway at Bippity Boppity Book

Sunday, February 12th
Giveaway at Risky Regencies

Monday, February 13th
Review & Giveaway at The Eclectic Reader

Wednesday, February 15th

Friday, February 17th
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Monday, February 20th

Tuesday, February 21st
Review & Giveaway at The Owl Bookmark Blog

Wednesday, February 22nd

Monday, February 27th
Review & Giveaway at Always with a Book

Tuesday, February 28th
Review at Reviews by Molly

Wednesday, February 29th
Review at SOS Aloha

Thursday, March 1st
Review at Tea at Trianon




  1. Sounds a bit different from the usual Regency romance which is good.

  2. Sounds like a fantastic book & loving the cover!


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