Victoria by Daisy Goodwin is, at its core, a coming of age story. But the person coming of age is the newly crowned Queen Victoria, who must adjust to the throne and the pressures that come along with it while navigating around confounding family and pressure to marry. My only complaint about this book was that there wasn’t as much time spent on Victoria and Albert’s relationship as I would have liked.
The Vintner’s Daughter by Kristen Harnisch is an amazing historical fiction that moves from France, to New York, to California just before the turn of the century. Wine making is one of the central points of the story and, even though I don’t enjoy wine, I found this story incredibly unique and fascinating.
Voyage of the Heart by Soraya Lane is about four young women who married soldiers during WWII and now found themselves traveling to America to be with them. It’s an interesting take on a situation that a lot of women found themselves in.
To be read:
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead / Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman / Vintage by Susan Gloss