“Waiting” On Wednesday: That Inevitable Victorian Thing


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publication date: October 3rd 2017
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
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Set in a near-future world where the British Empire was preserved, not by the cost of blood and theft but by effort of repatriation and promises kept, 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.

Pretty cover, Victorian things, pirates, tea parties and romance? Sure, why not!

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Author: Cyn

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4 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: That Inevitable Victorian Thing”

  1. I have seen this book around a lot but I never stopped to read the synopsis. Now that I’ve finally read it I know that I need to read this. The cover being absolutely beautiful adds to my excitement.

  2. Great pick! This does sound like an interesting book. I hope you enjoy it once you get the chance to read it.

  3. This one is on my list as well!
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