Above the Bay of Angels


      Above the Bay of Angels
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. Download Above the Bay of Angels – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

I m a New York Times bestselling mystery author, winner of both Agatha and Anthony awards for my Molly Murphy mysteries, set in 1902 New York City.I have recently published two internationally bestselling WWII novels, one of them a 1 Kindle bestseller, the other selling almost half a million copies to date.I also write the Agatha winning Royal Spyness series, about the British royal family in the 1930s It s lighter, sexier, funnier, wicked satire It was voted by readers as best mystery series one year I am also known for my Constable Evans books, set in North Wales, and for my award winning short stories I was born and raised in England but currently divide my time between California and Arizona where I go to escape from the harsh California wintersWhen I am not writing I love to travel, sing, hike, play my Celtic harp.Series Constable Evan Mystery Molly Murphy Mysteries Her Royal Spyness MysteriesAwards Agatha Award Best Novel 2001 Murphy s LawReviewer s Choice Award Historical Mystery 2001 Murphy s Law

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 323 pages
  • Above the Bay of Angels
  • Rhys Bowen
  • English
  • 14 March 2019

10 thoughts on “ Above the Bay of Angels

  1. says:

    I always enjoy a book from Rhys Bowen Her historical fiction in particular never fails to be appropriately set, creating the right atmosphere for the period Above the Bay of Angels takes place during the reign of Queen Victoria and presents a slightly fantastical but very enjoyable story about a servant who manages to rise above her current position in life Bella comes from a good family but is impoverished and due to an amazing stroke of luck finds herself working at Buckingham Palace A I always enjoy ...

  2. says:

    Bella Waverly is born into an untitled aristocratic family, but through a series of events finds herself in service to a nouveau riche family in order to support her alcoholic father and younger sister Here she discovers a love of cooking and aspires to use this to launch her own career But the lady of the house who recognises her talent refuses to give her references, essentially binding Bella to her household.Through an unfortunate accident Bella finds an opportunity presents itself and if Bella Waverly is born into an untitled aristocratic family,...

  3. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here AboveTheBayOfAngels NetGalley Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union for this advance copy of Rhys Bowen s latest stand alone A single twist of fate puts a servant girl to work in Queen Victoria s royal kitchen, setting off a suspenseful, historical mystery I enjoyed it and the historical period it evoked Of course Queen Victoria was a bit out of known character but who knows I would not mind it being the beginning of a short series as the charac...

  4. says:

    Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, because when done right, one learns a lot about a different time and place Such was the case in this book, although the story was a bit boring and far fetched I did enjoy reading about the inner workings of the royal household in the late years of Queen Victoria s reign The beginning of the book was promising, but the middle parts got bogged down I pushed myself to finish it and I m glad I did, but overall it was not a page turner Thank you Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, because when done right, one learns a lot about a different time and place Such was the case in this book, although the story was a bit boring and far fetched I did enjoy reading about the inner workings of the royal household in the late years of Queen Victoria s reign The beginning of the bo...

  5. says:

    Slice of History with a Dash of SuspenseWhen her aristocratic father lapses into alcoholism, Bella Waverly must forget about school and go into service to support her family Motherless and without any practical training, she finds herself at the very bottom of Britain s social ladder As a scullery maid, she lugs coal up multiple flights of stairs all day and collapses into a dreamless sleep at night Though she gradually works her way up to assistant baker she doesn t see much of a future for Slice of History with a Dash of SuspenseWhen her aristocratic father lapses into alcoholism, Bella Waverly must forget about school and go into service to support her family Motherless and without any practical training, she finds herself at the very bottom of Britain s social ladder As a scullery maid, she lugs coa...

  6. says:

    2.5 stars I ve really enjoyed some of Rhys Bowen s standalone historicals in the past, but this wasn t one of my favorites I did really like the premise and the character of Bella, and the descriptions of food were great If you re someone who likes reading food centric books you may like this one After the promising beginning where Bella takes a letter from a dying woman and uses it to get a job cooking at Buckingham Palace , the story just wasn t compelling enough It sounds like a 2.5 stars I ve really enjoyed some of Rhys Bowen s standalone historicals in the past, but this wasn t one of my favorites I did really like the premise and the character of Bella, and the descriptions of food were great If you re someone who likes reading food centric books you may like this one After the promising beginning where Bella takes a letter from a dying woman and uses it to get a job cooking at Buckingham Palace , the story just wasn t compelling enough It sounds like a mystery, but the murder doesn t occur until 80% of the way through, so there s a lot of pages to fill before that, and some parts are quite boring The ending was satisfying if a bit pat and unrealistic.I could really round either up or down, because there certainly were parts of the story I liked, and the historical details had me constantly turni...

  7. says:

    Thanks to Net Galley and Lake Union Publishing for this advanced reading copy granting me a very enjoyable reading experience It will be published in Feb 2020.This book paints a sad picture initially as we meet a young woman in London working below stairs for little reward plus a dollop of cruelty Her story is a moving one as she was born to aristocracy but her father does not support his two daughters after the death of his wife since he prefers alcohol Then he dies Bella supports her Thanks to Net Galley and Lake Union Publishing for this advanced reading copy granting me a very enjoyable reading experience It will be published in Feb 2020.This book paints a sad picture initially as we meet a young woman in London working below stairs for little reward plus a dollop of cruelty Her story is a moving one as she was born to aristocracy but her father does not support his two daughters after the death of his wife since he prefers alcohol Then he dies Bella supports her younger sister wit...

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    I enjoyed this mostly for it s historical and geographical setting A murder mystery late in the novel was an added bonus, used mainly as a device to bring the main character s secret out in the open.Isabella Waverley, an educated girl from an aristocratic family was forced to work as a maid when her mother died and her father squandered everything they had on the demon drink Discovering that she enjoys cooking, she manages to train in the kitchen of a large house and through a twist of fate I enjoyed this mostly for it s historical and geographical setting A murder mystery late in the novel was an added bonus, used ma...

  9. says:

    Thank you NetGalley and Lake Union for the eARC.This is a historical story I enjoyed a lot and the first Rhys Bowen book I ve read.Isabella comes from a good family fallen onto hard times and finds herself working as a maid at age 15 Her mother is dead, her father an out of work alcoholic and it s up to her to look after her younger sister An unexpected incident ends with her working at Queen Victoria s p...

  10. says:

    Bowen gives her many fans such wonderful stories, and this standalone is another winner Towards the end of the reign of Queen Victoria, near the turn of the century, Isabella, a young British woman from an educated and cultured background, has to enter hard service as a housemaid to support her irresponsible father and young sister Isabella will have readers immediately cheering for her success and following her story avidly as she discovers an aptitude for cooking and leverages a chance Bowen gives her many fans such wonderful stories, and this standalone is another winner Towards the end of the reign of Queen Victoria, near the turn of the century, Isabella, a young British woman from an educated and cultured background, has to enter hard service as a housemaid to support her irresponsibl...

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