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In the Shadow of a Queen By Heather B. Moore
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• Title: In the Shadow of a Queen
• Author: Heather B. Moore
• Genre: Historical Fiction, Inspirational Fiction
• Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing (October 4, 2022)
• Length: (384) pages
• Format: Hardcover, eBook, & audiobook
• ISBN: 978-1639930500
• Tour Dates: September 26 – October 9, 2022
Based on the True Story of the Free-Spirited Daughter of Queen Victoria.
Princess Louise’s life is upended after her father’s untimely death. Captive to the queen’s overwhelming mourning, Louise is forbidden to leave her mother’s tight circle of control and is eventually relegated to the position of personal secretary to her mother―the same position each of her sisters held until they were married.
Already an accomplished painter, Louise risks the queen’s wrath by exploring the art of sculpting, an activity viewed as unbefitting a woman. When Louise involves herself in the day’s political matters, including championing the career of a female doctor and communicating with suffragettes, the queen lays down the law to stop her and devotes her full energy to finding an acceptable match for her defiant daughter.
Louise is considered the most beautiful and talented daughter of Queen Victoria butfinding a match for the princess is no easy feat. Protocols are broken, and Louise exerts her own will as she tries to find an open-minded husband who will support her free spirit.
In the Shadow of a Queen is the story of a battle of wills between two women: a daughter determined to forge her own life beyond the shadow of her mother, and a queen resolved to keep the Crown’s reputation unsullied no matter the cost.
• “Peek into the House of Hanover and view the strength of two women: Queen Victoria and her daughter Princess Louise. This story weaves compassion and conflict into breathtaking and gripping historical detail.”— Julie Wright, author ofA Captain for Caroline Gray
• “Moore crafts an intriguing portrait of the independently minded Princess Louise and her tensions with the English royal family. Moore sets the stage with meticulous research, and she expertly combines fact with fiction, with psychological insights on Victoria’s mercurial moods and the impact of her controlling nature. It adds up to a worthy portrait of a woman divided by duty and self-determination.”— Publishers Weekly
• 5 STARS – “I always enjoy Heather Moore’s historical novels. This one did not disappoint! She is impeccable with her research and always does an excellent job of bringing people from the past to life.”— Julia Daines, bestselling author of Haven Cross, and Whitney Award Finalist
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This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.
In Shadow Of The Queen
By Heather B. Moore
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In the Shadow of a Queen by Heather B. Moore is an excellent historical fiction. Moores’s newest book centers on the headstrong Princess Louise, one of Queen Victoria’s daughters.
An intimate look into the British Royal Family from the years of 1861 when Princess Louise is twelve years old, and the book comes to a close in the year 1871, when she is twenty-three. Moore shines in this meticulously researched historical fiction. The readers is placed front row and center into the day to day lives of Queen Victoria’s nine children.
Overnight the royal family lives come to a shattering halt as the Queen and her children submerge into a deep and lengthy period of morning upon the death of Prince Albert. At a young age Louise, shows so much artistic promise, but she is destined to follow the course her mother has set out for her. Being a royal princess comes with a certain amount responsibilities, your life is not your own. She struggles with the strict rules and traditions placed on her. Clever in her strategic maneuvering, Louisa forges her on way, and her journey is told through the authors seamless narration.
A lovely book, full of rich details along with journal exerts that began every chapter.
Heather B. Moore is a USA Today best-selling and award-winning author of more than seventy publications, including The Paper Daughters of Chinatown. She has lived on both the East and West Coasts of the United States, as well as Hawaii, and attended school abroad at the Cairo American Collage in Egypt and the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel. She loves to learn about history and is passionate about historical research.