In 1789, with the starving French people on the brink of revolution, orphaned Celie Rosseau, an amazing artist and a very clever thief, runs wild with her protector, Algernon, trying to join the idealistic freedom fighters of Paris. But when she is caught stealing from none other than the king's brother and the lady from the waxworks, Celie must use her drawing talent to buy her own freedom or die for her crimes. Forced to work for Madame Tussaud inside the opulent walls that surround Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Celie is shocked to find that the very people she imagined to be monsters actually treat her with kindness. But the thunder of revolution still rolls outside the gates, and Celie is torn between the cause of the poor and the safety of the rich. When the moment of truth arrives, will she turn on Madame Tussaud or betray the boy she loves? From the hidden garrets of the starving poor to the jeweled halls of Versailles, Madame Tussaud's Apprentice is a sweeping story of danger, intrigue, and young love, set against one of the most dramatic moments in history.
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"Kathleen Duble, an Andover Bookstore favorite, has written another fantastic book! Quest is the suspenseful tale of the last voyage of explorer Henry Hudson. The story of Hudson’s search for the fabled Northwest Passage is filled with drama, bravery, and intrigue. In Duble’s capable hands, the story becomes even more compelling. She employs four characters, four distinct voices, to tell the tale: members of Hudson’s family and crew, as well as the elegant yet conniving daughter of a nobleman. Duble’s writing is, as always, lovely. Not a single word is wasted in her vivid telling. Her seamless use of four narrators adds clarity and impact to a memorable book! Excited readers will be curious to learn more about Hudson and his voyage after finishing Ms. Duble’s outstanding book." (christiguc)… (more)