Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: THE PRISONERS IN THE PALACE by Michaela MacColl

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by
Miz B. of  Should Be Reading.

Want to play along? Here's what to do:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

"Without pausing to consider her folly, she went to Victoria's closet. The Princess had stolen Liza's gown; Liza would not hesitate to borrow one of the the Princess's."

- page 171

How Princess Victoria became Queen with the Help of Her Maid, a Reporter, and a Scoundrel
by Michaela MacColl
Pub. Date: October 2010
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Format: Hardcover , 304pp
Sales Rank: 274,425
Age Range: Young Adult
ISBN-13: 9780811873000

Description (from the publisher)
London, 1838. Sixteen-year-old Liza's dreams of her society debut are dashed when her parents are killed in an accident. Penniless, she accepts the position of lady's maid to young Princess Victoria and steps unwittingly into the gossipy intrigue of the servant's world below-stairs as well as the trickery above. Is it possible that her changing circumstances may offer Liza the chance to determine her own fate, find true love, and secure the throne for her future queen?

Meticulously based on newly discovered information, this riveting novel is as rich in historical detail as Catherine, Called Birdy, and as sizzling with intrigue as The Luxe.

About the author (from the publisher):
Michaela MacColl studied multi-disciplinary history at Vassar College and Yale University, which turns out to be the perfect degree for writing historical fiction. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and three extremely large cats in Connecticut. This is her first book.


fredamans said...

Tit for tat... I love it!


jenclair said...

This one sounds interesting!

Zibilee said...

Oh, this does sound good, and I am always interested in well written historicals. I will be interested in seeing your full review on this book!