by Daisy Goodwin
Reviewed by Janet:
From the creator of the upcoming PBS presentation of Victoria comes a novel of the same name, tracing the young queen’s ascension to the throne and her reign before her marriage. As this young, sheltered princess finds herself a queen, she must learn to navigate the intricacies of politics at the highest levels as she attempts to surround herself with those she can trust. Victoria seeks to follow her own mind despite the pressures of those who would influence her for their own purposes, beginning with the choice of her name.