That Inevitable Victorian Thing
Speculative fiction from the acclaimed bestselling author of Exit, Pursued by a Bear and Star Wars: Ahsoka.
Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history. The imperial tradition of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage. But before she does her duty, she'll have one summer of freedom and privacy in a far corner of empire. Posing as a commoner in Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire's greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates. In a summer of high-society debutante balls, politically charged tea parties, and romantic country dances, Margaret, Helena, and August discover they share an extraordinary bond and maybe a one-in-a-million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process.
Set in a near-future world where the British Empire was preserved not by the cost of blood and theft but by the effort of repatriation and promises kept, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a surprising, romantic, and thought-provoking story of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world.
★ "This witty and romantic story is a must-read."--SLJ, starred review
★ "Compelling and unique--there's nothing else like it."--Booklist, starred review.
★ "[A] powerful and resonant story of compassion, love, and finding a way to fulfill obligations while maintaining one's identity."--PW, starred review
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BillieBook - LibraryThing
Solid writing, good character development and world building, but I was left with a lot of questions. It's turning out to be one of those books that is more frustrating the more I take time to think about it. Read full review
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First of all, I want to say I was absolutely thrilled to read an early galley of this book, and even with knowing basically nothing about it, I knew immediately from the cover, the title, and a brief ... Read full review