Above the Bay of Angels

Above the Bay of Angels

A Novel

Book - 2020 | First edition.
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When a twist of fate lands her in Queen Victoria’s kitchen, a talented young chef is selected to accompany a royal retinue, only to be wrongly implicated in a murder. By the award-winning author of In Farleigh Field.

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&;&;Sweeping and intimate, warm and gripping. I loved it!&; &;Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels

A single twist of fate puts a servant girl to work in Queen Victoria&;s royal kitchen, setting off a suspenseful, historical mystery by the New York Times bestselling author of The Tuscan Child and The Victory Garden.

Isabella Waverly only means to comfort the woman felled on a London street. In her final dying moments, she thrusts a letter into Bella&;s hand. It&;s an offer of employment in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace, and everything the budding young chef desperately wants: an escape from the constrictions of her life as a lowly servant. In the stranger&;s stead, Bella can spread her wings.

Arriving as Helen Barton from Yorkshire, she pursues her passion for creating culinary delights, served to the delighted Queen Victoria herself. Best of all, she&;s been chosen to accompany the queen to Nice. What fortune! Until the threat of blackmail shadows Bella to the Riviera, and a member of the queen&;s retinue falls ill and dies.

Having prepared the royal guest&;s last meal, Bella is suspected of the poisonous crime. An investigation is sure to follow. Her charade will be over. And her new life will come crashing down&;if it doesn&;t send her to the gallows.

Publisher: Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781542008266
Characteristics: 332 pages ; 22 cm


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Feb 24, 2020

I just finished the book and it was terrific. I promise I'll return it to the library tomorrow so the next person on the list of 154 can enjoy it as much as I did. Such a good story, such a good author


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