Feature & Giveaway: Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent


Author Christine Trent is currently on tour with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for Lady of Ashes and Passages to the Past is so honored to be a stop on the tour!  Christine will be on tour through March 22, please see the schedule of stops here.

Publication Date: February 26, 2013
Kensington Publishing 
Paperback; 384p 
ISBN-10: 0758265913

In 1861 London, Violet Morgan is struggling to establish a good reputation for the undertaking business that her husband has largely abandoned. She provides comfort for the grieving, advises them on funeral fashion and etiquette, and arranges funerals. Unbeknownst to his wife, Graham, who has nursed a hatred of America since his grandfather soldiered for Great Britain in the War of 1812, becomes involved in a scheme to sell arms to the South. Meanwhile, Violet receives the commission of a lifetime: undertaking the funeral for a friend of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. But her position remains precarious, especially when Graham disappears and she begins investigating a series of deaths among the poor. And the closer she gets to the truth, the greater the danger for them both... 
About the Author

Christine 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 nearly 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 first book, The Queen's Dollmaker. Her other books include A Royal Likeness and By the King's Design. Lady of Ashes is the first book in Christine's new historical mystery series, it will be followed by Stolen Remains in 2014 and Sacred Remains in 2015.  

Connect with Christine Trent: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK


Passages to the Past has one copy of Lady of Ashes up for grabs.  To enter, please complete the Rafflecopter entry form below.

Giveaway is open Internationally.  Ends on March 12th. 
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  1. I just finished reading it and of all the books I've read from her this is one of my favorites!

  2. Hello! Iwould would to read LADY OF ASHES!It must be a fascinating story, because in 1861, women had to struggle to survive. If Christine Trent's character Violet is an undertaker, this historical must be interesting to read. I love stories of women of the past who made their way in life during those hard times. Thank you for this nice giveaway!

  3. Yay international, I am so curious about this book :D

  4. I think I liked you previously on facebook, but on the rafflecopter I don't see anything on the entry where it says to like here.

  5. The cover caught my eye! I love it. It sounds like a really good book. I love reading historical fiction.

  6. I instantly had to add this book on to the TBR list solely based off of that cover! Love it and can't wait to read this book :)

  7. An unusual profession for a woman at the time! and I live near a site from the War of 1812! A must read on my list!


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