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In the shadow of a queen : based on a true story  Cover Image Book Book

In the shadow of a queen : based on a true story / Heather B. Moore.


Based on the true story of the free-spirited daughter of Queen Victoria. As a young woman, Princess Louise is considered the most beautiful and talented daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She is also strong-willed and resists following the queen's rigid rules and strict protocols for a princess. After her father's untimely death, Louise's life is upended by the inconsolable grief of her mother and the rippling effect that rocks the British Empire. Captive to the queen's overwhelming mourning, Louise is forbidden to leave her mother's tight circle of control, attend balls, or have any kind of relationship outside the royal family. She is 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 without Queen Victoria's approval, 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 and resources to finding an acceptable match for her defiant daughter.In the Shadow of a Queen is the story of an epic 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 -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781639930500
  • ISBN: 1639930507
  • Physical Description: 369 pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Salt Lake City : Shadow Mountain, [2022]
Subject: Louise, Princess, Duchess of Argyll, 1848-1939 > Fiction.
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 > Fiction.
Princesses > Great Britain > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Victoria, 1837-1901 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Wornstaff Library.


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