Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Victoria

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
Pub. Date: November 22, 2016


Goodreads says, "In 1837, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria – sheltered, small in stature, and female – became Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Many thought it was preposterous: Alexandrina — Drina to her family — had always been tightly controlled by her mother and her household, and was surely too unprepossessing to hold the throne. Yet from the moment William IV died, the young Queen startled everyone: abandoning her hated first name in favor of Victoria; insisting, for the first time in her life, on sleeping in a room apart from her mother; resolute about meeting with her ministers alone. One of those ministers, Lord Melbourne, became Victoria’s private secretary. Perhaps he might have become more than that, except everyone argued she was destined to marry her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. But Victoria had met Albert as a child and found him stiff and critical: surely the last man she would want for a husband…. Drawing on Victoria’s diaries as well as her own brilliant gifts for history and drama, Daisy Goodwin, author of the bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter as well as creator and writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria, brings the young queen even more richly to life in this magnificent novel."

I loved Goodwin's The American Heiress and enjoyed The Fortune Hunter. Plus, I am dying to see Victoria when it comes to PBS this winter, so needless to say, this novel is high up on my TBR list.  What do you guys think?

10 comments:

  1. Great pick! I am very excited about the show and will probably give this a try too. Also I see that you are reading Between Two Fires. I look forward to your thoughts on that one as well.

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    1. I plan on reading Victoria before I see the show if I can find the time! I will definitely let you know my thoughts on Between Two Fires! Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  2. Great pick! I love anything involving the royal family and will definitely add this to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2016/09/waiting-on-wednesday-chemist-by.html

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    1. Me too, Jacque! I'm glad you agree. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Interesting! I'd not heard of this book before, but it has a great cover and an intriguing synopsis! I love historical fiction. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

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    1. Thanks, Alyssa. It's written by the screenwriter for Victoria on PBS coming this winter...so I am definitely excited to check it out! Thanks for visiting.

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  4. This book is so you, Christina. And now I'm curious since you mentioned a mini series?

    I hope you'll enjoy both the book and the show!

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    1. Haha. Thanks, Joy! You are starting to know my tastes! It should be coming to PBS this January I believe. So excited to check it out. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Ooooo this sounds so good Christina! And I had no idea there was a show based on it coming to PBS. Must read this first before I watch it:)

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    1. Yes! My thoughts exactly! Thanks for visiting, Jenny!

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