Becoming Queen by Kate Williams

"Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. 
Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name."

From Becoming Queen by Kate Williams, 
"The Prince of Wales was drunk. It was his wedding day, he was disgusted by his bride, 
and he was the most inebriated he had ever been outside of a brothel."

Beginning in the 18th century, this is the historical fiction version of how Victoria came to be Queen of England. A sketchy beginning to the story!

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.

From Becoming Queen by Kate Williams, page 56: "As her grandfather was incapacitated and her father constantly assailed by bouts of serious ill-health, it was not entirely unlikely that she would become Queen in two or three years' time. She was woefully unprepared to govern Britain, the most powerful country in Europe, if not the world."


What are you reading? 


Elizabeth said...

Oh dear...what a way to start a marriage.

Lovely Blog...NEW FOLLOWER.

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fredamans said...

Powerful moment. Love this snippet.

Trish said...

Oohh that does sound good! Queen Victoria had such a remarkable life, didn't she? So interesting.