Christine Trent

About me

Christine is the author of the LADY OF ASHES historical mystery series, featuring Violet Harper, a Victorian undertaker, as well as several other historical novels. She has one perfect husband, five naughty cats, a ridiculous number of fountain pens, and shelves groaning with a countless number of dolls.

From my website

A Deeper Look into Mourning Jewelry

I talk about mourning hair art extensively in A Virtuous Death. I can’t imagine the patience and skill required to do this sort of work. I can barely stay focused to do a little scrapbooking here and there! The History Behind Mourning Jewelry Family members have been wearing various forms…

Finding Florence on Vacation

  I know you’re a reader and that often means you’re reading anywhere, whenever your time permits. (I do this, too.) I want to see where you take Florence Nightingale on vacation over the coming months. So, I’m asking a small favor: share your photos with me. Show me where…

Violet Harper: Lady of Ashes Doll & Undertaking Bag

In 2013, doll collector Lynn Buonviri created a doll based on the cover of The Queen’s Dollmaker of main character, Claudette Laurent. Read the blog post describing this doll here. At a July 2014 book signing at Fenwick Street Used Books & Music, located in Leonardtown, Maryland, Lynn surprised me…

 
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