You know how I love trivia and Leap Day gives us a jewel. On this day in 1720, Queen Elrika Eleonora of Sweden abdicated in favor of her her husband, Landgrave Frederick of Hesse-Kassel. She asserted claim to the crown when her brother, Charles XII, died without direct heirs. Queen Elrika outmaneuvered her older sister's son only to give the throne to her husband.
|Christine as Marie Antoinette when|
she visited Fort Meade.
Today's guest, Christine Trent, gives us a herione who would not giveaway her "kingdom" but rather embrace it - IN THE KING'S DESIGN:
Annabelle "Belle" Stirling inherited the family draper shop from her late father, only to have it sabotaged by her ne'er-do-well brother, Wesley. Belle travels to London to seek redress, and 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. When Wesley plots to kidnap the newly crowned King, Belle finds herself entangled in a duplicitous world of shifting allegiances, where every choice could have unexpected consequences for her future, her safety, and her kingdom...
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