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I just love historic novels, especially ones about British royalty. Victoria by Daisy Goodwin is the story of Queen Victoria as a teenager when she first becomes queen leading up to her marriage proposal to Albert. Several years ago I saw the movie The Young Victoria and thought this novel had similar elements.
I couldn’t put this one down. I was cheering Victoria on as she got out from under the thumb of her mother and Lord Conroy, who wanted to control her. Her reign could have been very different if she had allowed them to continue to control her. I also did not realize Queen Victoria had quite the school girl crush on Lord Melbourne. I thought he was just her private secretary.