Above the Bay of Angels

Above the Bay of Angels

A Novel

Book - 2020 | First edition
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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
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781542008266
Branch Call Number: FIC Bowen
Characteristics: 332 pages ; 22 cm


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Apr 05, 2020

A charming story where the mystery is easily resolved. The characters and setting are the main focus. Bowen explores class and gender in the 1890s in a gentle story with no foul language. Recommended for "Downtown Abbey" fans.

Mar 16, 2020

Classifed as a mystery, it is really more of an adventure story about a woman making her way in a Victorian world. Hard to put down.

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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