Waiting on Wednesday – That Inevitable Victorian Thing

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

51kIZ2d6LGL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_Set in a near-future world where the British Empire never fell and the United States never rose, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a novel of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world.

Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history two centuries earlier. The imperial practice of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage like her mother before her, but before she does her duty, she’ll have one summer incognito in a far corner of empire. In Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire’s greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir apparent 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 unusual bond and maybe a one in a million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process —just like the first Queen Victoria.

Alt history?!

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Reference to my favorite queen of all the queens?

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This is giving some serious Selection vibes and I really loved that series

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I’ve been seeing really mixed reviews for this one on Goodreads. What do you think? Will you be picking this one up?

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