In another future, colonialism didn’t happen, multi-cultural diversity was revered, and Queen Victoria I had an heir in the form of her daughter. Now Victoria-Margaret is Crown Princess, spending her last season as Margaret Sandwich, where she meets two women she bonds with forever.
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 was preserved not by the cost of blood and theft but by the effort of repatriation and promises kept, 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.
Genre: Science Fiction
Cis girls: Margaret, August
Bisexual but leaning toward Pansexual: Helena
Heterosexual but still new at this: August
Queer and Demisexual: Margaret
Biromantic but leaning toward Panromantic: Helena
Queer and Demiromantic: Margaret
Helena is white. Margaret is multi-racial. August is Chinese-Irish.
At the end of the novel Margaret, August and Helena are in a polyamourous relationship as confirmed by the author on Goodreads. Author confirmed character representation.