Tag: historical fiction

To Read Tuesday – MY NAME IS VICTORIA by Lucy Worsley

To Read Tuesday – MY NAME IS VICTORIA by Lucy Worsley

I really enjoy Lucy Worsley’s documentaries, so I was excited to see there was a YA novel coming out (I missed that ELIZA ROSE was already out, but I’ll fix that!) and she was the author. As far as historical fiction goes, she definitely should have a grasp on the history! I also like that it isn’t from Victoria’s point of view, and I’m looking forward to reading this one!

My name is victoria by lucy worsley

‘You are my sister now,’ Victoria said, quietly and solemnly. ‘Never forget it. I love you like a sister, and you are my only friend in all the world.’ Miss V. Conroy is good at keeping secrets. She likes to sit as quiet as a mouse, neat and discreet. But when her father sends her to Kensington Palace to become the companion to Princess Victoria, Miss V soon finds that she can no longer remain in the shadows. Miss V’s father has devised a strict set of rules for the young princess, which he calls the Kensington System. It governs her behaviour and keeps her locked away from the world. He says it is for the princess’s safety, but Victoria herself is convinced that it is to keep her lonely, and unhappy. Torn between loyalty to her father and her growing friendship with the wilful and passionate Victoria, Miss V has a decision to make: to continue in silence, or to speak out. By turns thrilling, dramatic and touching, this is the story of Queen Victoria’s childhood as you’ve never heard it before.

To Read Tuesday – The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

To Read Tuesday – The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

I know it isn’t technically YA fiction, but I love Simone St. James’ other novels, so I’m super excited to read this one! If you are intrigued, but this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, then I tell you to go pick up SILENCE FOR THE DEAD. I love, love that book.


the broken girls by simone st james

A breakout suspense novel from the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare.

Vermont, 1950. There’s a place for the girls whom no one wants–the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it’s located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming–until one of them mysteriously disappears. . . .

Vermont, 2014. As much as she’s tried, journalist Fiona Sheridan cannot stop revisiting the events surrounding her older sister’s death. Twenty years ago, her body was found lying in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. And though her sister’s boyfriend was tried and convicted of murder, Fiona can’t shake the suspicion that something was never right about the case.

When Fiona discovers that Idlewild Hall is being restored by an anonymous benefactor, she decides to write a story about it. But a shocking discovery during the renovations will link the loss of her sister to secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the past–and a voice that won’t be silenced. . . .