The Queen’s DollmakerBook 1 in the Royal Trades Series

A young woman, struggling to expand her London dollmaking trade, finds a surprising customer in Queen Marie Antoinette, an avid doll collector herself. This seemingly innocent exchange puts Claudette’s life in danger when she is lured to Paris under false pretenses. Money and jewels are being smuggled in dolls destined for the Queen, and have now been discovered by the fledgling revolutionary French government…

“Unique, imaginative…replete with delightful details and astounding characters, both real and imagined.” Donna Russo Morin, author of The Coutier’s Secret

A Royal LikenessBook 2 in the Royal Trades Series

As heiress to the famous Laurent Fashion Dolls business, Marguerite Ashby’s future seems secure. But France still seethes with violence in the wake of the Revolution. And when Marguerite’s husband is killed during a riot, the young widow travels to Edinburgh and becomes apprentice to her old friend, Marie Tussaud, who has established a wax exhibition. When Prime Minister William Pitt commissions a wax figure of Admiral Nelson, Marguerite becomes immersed in a dangerous adventure—and earns the admiration of two very different men. And as Britain battles to overthrow Napoleon, Marguerite will find her loyalties under fire from all sides.

“Bravo to this creative author with a deliciously original edge!  Christine Trent has definitely made her mark…I dare nickname her a modern-day Heyer.” Enchanted by Josephine.

By the King’s DesignBook 3 in the Royal Trades Series

Thanks to her patron and great architect, John Nash, Belle Stirling is a rising star in the homes of London’s fashionable elite. Even the Prince Regent wants her elegant, high quality fabrics used in the decoration of his new palace, Brighton Pavilion. But when those closest to her conspire against Parliament, she risks losing her reputation, her business. . .and even her life.

“The book’s greatest strength is its sympathetic and interesting heroine, who manages to be capable and indomitable without being anachronistic… a fine quiet evening read, with a rare Regency heroine who loves her work and does it well.” Publishers Weekly