Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Victoria Rebels (Carolyn Meyer)

Queen Victoria’s personal journals inform this captivating first-person account of one of history’s most prominent female leaders.
Queen Victoria most certainly left a legacy—under her rule as the longest reigning female monarch in history, the British Empire was greatly expanded and significant industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes occurred within the United Kingdom. To be a young woman in a time when few other females held positions of power was to lead in a remarkable age—and because Queen Victoria kept personal journals, this historical novel from award-winning author Carolyn Meyer shares authentic emotional insight along with accurate information, weaving a true story of intrigue and romance.

Hardcover, 265 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Paula Wiseman Books

Carolyn Meyer is as versatile a writer as you will find. Along with historical fiction and realistic novels for young adults she has written nonfiction for young adults and books for younger readers on topics as diverse as the Amish, the Irish, Japanese, Yup'ik Eskimos, a rock band, rock tumbling, bread baking, and coconuts. And ten of her books have been chosen as Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association. In her most recent historical novels she has dealt with the young lives of Mary Tudor, Princess Elizabeth, Anastasia, and Isabel of Castilla, Spain.


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 Victoria’s Favorites

  1. Dogs:  Her first was a King Charles spaniel, named Dash. The first thing she did after her coronation was to give Dashy a bath.

  1. Jewelry: Her first really grownup piece was a ferronière, worn on her forehead.

  1. Food: Boiled egg with buttered toast for breakfast, and all sorts of cakes and sweets, of which she often ate too much.

  1. Color: blue, but purple was second. She much resented it when her mother decorated her room in green and yellow, which she disliked.

  1. Horses: Her pony, Rosa, galloped like the wind. She later won a horse on a bet with her uncle, King William.

  1. Dolls: She had a collection of 141 tiny dolls, each exquisitely costumed, and played with them until she was nearly fourteen.

  1. Music: She loved music, especially opera, but disliked Mozart because he wasn’t modern enough.

  1. Dancing: She danced quadrilles until four in the morning but longed for the day she’d be a married woman and allowed to waltz.

  1. Drawing: Victoria was a talented artist and made portraits of herself and others.

  1. Whigs: Once she became queen she favored England’s conservative party heavily over the liberal Tories, whom she detested.

Blog Tour Schedule

18th Guest blog @ Inside the Mind of a Bibliophile
19th Interview @ WhoRu Blog
20th Interview @ The Reader's Antidote
21st Guest Blog @ Fantasy's Ink
22nd Character Interview with John Conroy @ Pages From My Thoughts
25th Guest Blog @ Bibliophilia, Please!
26th Guest Blog @ Books Beside My Bed
27th Top Ten: The Victorian Age @ Moosubi Reads
28th Interview @ Beauty But A Funny Girl
1st Character Interview with Fidi @ Bookcase to Heaven
4th Interview @ Gobs and Gobs of Books
5th Guest Blog @ A Dream Within A Dream
6th Character Interview With Prince Albert @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
7th Guest Blog @ Stiletto Storytime
8th Interview @ Emily's Crammed Bookshelf
11th Interview @ Movies In My Head
12th Top Ten: Victoria's Favorites @ Curling Up With A Good Book
13th Character Interview With Victoria @ The Mod Podge Bookshelf

A Big Thank You to Modge Podge Book Tours for hosting this tour and allowing me to be a part of it!! Thank you!!


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