If you haven’t read any steampunk novels, you must read Stephanie Burkhart’s Windsor Diaries Book One: Victorian Scoundrel. It’s one of the most fun and interesting books that I have read recently. I absolutely loved it from the first page and I never lost my excitement for this wonderful story. Our electricity went out during a severe thunderstorm, and I was thrilled that I had this ebook to continue reading. While the rest of the family complained about no TV, I was curled up reading Stephanie’s riveting time-travel book.
Burkhart’s dialogue is a lively mix of humor and depth. I adored the interaction between all the endearing characters. Although the cousins have a close relationship, Alice, Princess of York, feels a need to watch Edmund, Prince of Wales, constantly so his influence in the Victorian Age won’t alter events in their modern world. Their escapades in going back to 1851 will keep readers turning the pages – I know I couldn’t stop reading to see what the cousins planned to do next.
The romance between Alice and Grayson Kentfield, an earl in 1851, makes for an interesting conflict. How can their love survive with Alice living in the present and Grayson being from the past? I’m looking forward to seeing what decisions these two characters make regarding their future together in the next book.
I could tell Burkhart did her research and the historical facts are incredibly well-done.
It’s definitely a favorite book of mine for 2011. I’m looking forward with great anticipation to the next book in the Windsor Diaries series. Burkhart gives readers an exceptional, unforgettable story in this first book, Victorian Scoundrel in her new series.