Liza Hastings never imagined her life taking this kind of turn. She's always had money, she had dreams of being a lady (she's been training for it!). When her parents dies in a carriage crash, Liza's life crashes, too. She has no money, she has no station, and she needs a job. Her only option is to become a maid; and as luck would have it, she becomes a maid to Princess Victoria, the future queen of England. Victoria's handlers - including her mother - have other plans. As Liza digs deeper into the court intrigue, she finds herself in over her head. How can she, a maid,, possibly help Victoria?
Part mystery, part history - readers will be intrigued by this compelling story. This has excellent potential as a high interest / low readability book.
I loved this book from beginning to end. This is historical fiction at its best. The story is compelling, with plenty of suspense / mystery and great characters. I found myself wanting to dig more deeply into 19th Century history and Victoria's ascent to the throne.
This is an historical fiction novel told from the perspective of one of Princess Victoria's maids.
History is artfully woven into this fictional story. This would definitely be a great jumping-off place for exploring Victorian England.
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Borrow, at least! If you know a reader who loves strong female characters and/or historical fiction, this is a must buy.