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Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
Posted: by Alex on December 29, 2016
Daisy Goodwin’s newest novel Victoria does not disappoint. It is filled with intrigue, drama, and the right amount of romance. This story is a well-balanced and interesting step back into history. The novel begins with a look at Victoria’s time spent at Kensington Palace under the ever watchful eye of her mother and household who controlled all aspects of daily life. Victoria is thrust into a life of independence, duty, court life, and public scrutiny upon the death of her uncle King William IV. From the moment she becomes Queen she must fight against the notion that she is a small, weak and indecisive girl to claim the throne in her own right.
Strong and stubborn the young queen sometimes can be her own enemy but along the way she discovers herself and her own power. This novel draws heavily on the actual diaries of Queen Victoria which adds depth and authenticity to this captivating story. The novel looks at the people that influenced the young queen and those who stole her heart. While most of us are familiar with the story of Victoria this novel goes deeper into the turmoil that befell the queen upon her crowning and the years that followed. The reader sees the young queen conquer self -doubt, the restrictions of society and public opinion which leads her to become one of the most famous and longest reigning queens in British history. Goodwin’s novel not only offers a captivating story, but keeps you hanging on to every word with beautiful language and storytelling.
Perfect for lovers of historical fiction, this book transcends its own genre and should appeal to anyone looking for a good story.
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