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Publisher's Summary

Speculative fiction from the acclaimed best-selling author of Exit, Pursued by a Bear and Star Wars: Ahsoka.
Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history. The imperial tradition of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage. But before she does her duty, she'll have one summer of freedom and privacy in a far corner of empire. Posing as a commoner in Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire's greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir 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 extraordinary bond and maybe a one-in-a-million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process.
Set in a near-future world where the British Empire never fell and the United States never rose, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a surprising, romantic, and thought-provoking story of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world.
©2017 E. K. Johnston (P)2017 Listening Library
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Critic Reviews

"Compelling and unique - there's nothing else like it." (Booklist, starred review)
"[A] powerful and resonant story of compassion, love, and finding a way to fulfill obligations while maintaining one's identity." (Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-10-18

Regency Romance for Teens

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It draws on a lot of the tropes of Regency romances, and while I agree with reviews that state that it takes a long time for the world building to get to a good point, all of my questions were answered by the end. If there ever ends up being a sequel, I would gladly read it. Without spoiling anything, I will say that the romance at the end of the story was thoroughly satisfying and exactly what I was hoping for by about the middle of the book. Give this book a chance and have faith that your questions will be answered by the end.

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1 out of 5 stars
By kit gabbard on 01-07-18

Worst book ever

Simplistic plot, unbelievable characters, nothing redeeming. I’m surprised this was ever published. Sorry I wasted money on it

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