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Victorian Scoundrel

(Windsor Diaries #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  21 reviews
It's 2011 and compressed natural gas has taken over form the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her mischief-making cousin, Prince Edmund of Wales back to the past and 1851 where Prince Albert is hosting Britain's Great Exhibition.

Alice soon discovers Edmund has struck up a friendship with their great-grandfather, P
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Published June 30th 2011 by Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc (first published June 29th 2011)
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Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
All’s well that ends well... At least that was supposed to be for some of our characters, but especially for our whole society of the 21st century ... I mean 19th ... 21st!

It is normal to expect complications when the time travel is possible and the time machines are not well guarded, especially when the one who puts his mind to do the journey has everything it takes to succeed.

Interesting, and in my opinion quite hard to do it, is to create a thread of the story that will not drag, but draw a
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Victorian Scoundrel by Stephanie Burkhart is a 2011 Desert Breeze publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is book one in the Windsor Diaries Series.

It is 2011 and Alice and Edmund Windsor are time tripping all the way back to 1851. It's a slippery slope and Alice is well aware of the dangers they could possibly create by causing a ripple effect if they do anything at all to disrupt history. No sooner do they “land” at Buckingham Palace, Alice's neckl
Nov 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Alice and Edward Windsor travel back in time to 1851, to find their Great-Great-Grandfather Prince Albert at the time of his Great Exhibition. Mindful that Edward is up to mischief, Alice has to follow her errant cousin back in time, to try to minimise the ripple effects from his time spent in the past. Upon arrival, it becomes clear that Edward is determined to leave much more than a fingerprint in time, his obsession with introducing his distant relative to the flying machine driving him to do ...more
Sep 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is the first Victorian Steampunk I ever read, and I loved it! With the setting so vibrant and the time travelers so personable, this story was fun from cover to cover.
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Steampunk or Time Travel Romance
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"4.5 stars" Victorian Scoundrel was my first steampunk romance, and I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The steam-powered machines were seamlessly woven into the storyline, so that I hardly noticed the oddity of their presence in the historical setting. Time travel also played a big role in the plot with the author exploring the ramifications of time travelers doing things that might alter the time line which is something I always
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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A trip through time will always leave a footprint, the question is: how big and how destructive to the future will it be? That is a question that Their Royal Highnesses, Edmund and Alice Windsor, will have to answer as they go tripping backwards in time.

Ms. Burkhart gave me a delightful Victorian tale with just a slight fantastical historical twist. This story won't be found on the pages of a newspaper unless it’s the National Enquire
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Victorian Scoundrel by Stephanie Burkhart is Book One in ‘The Windsor Diaries’ series and is an intriguing look at the conundrum of time travel with the added twist of an alternate past being explored. Edmund Windsor and Alice Windsor are royalty in 2011 but have the invaluable opportunity to interact with their forebears in 1851 but Alice is attempting to make sure that her cousin Edmund does not substantially change history, only to fall afoul of the dreaded potential paradox herself. Grayson ...more
Diane Craver
Jul 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
May 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Book blurb - "It's 2010 and compressed natural gas has taken over the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her mischief-making cousin, Prince Edmund of Wales back to the past (1851) where Prince Albert is hosting Britain's Great Exhibition. Alice soon discovers Edmund has struck up a friendship with their great-grandfather, Prince Albert, and his mischief making entails leaving a dinosaur-sized footprint in history. She also meets Grayson K ...more
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"Damn you, Alice," said Edmund. He grabbed her in a tight embrace.
Her head began to spin. "We have another adventure, Ed."
"Indeed we do."

This is the second book by Stephanie Burkhart that I’ve read, and I chose this one because I adore time travel romances, it’s one of my favorite sub genres so of course I was curious and intrigued by the blurb. In the end I say: want to try something a little different than a historical, time travel or steampunk romance? Go
The Pen & Muse
A wonderful historical, paranormal steampunk read this was. The author really had me hooked from the first chapter. The two cousins, Alice Princess of York and Edmund the Princes of Wales go off into time travel. Alice feels the need to watch Edmund as he likes to cause a bit of trouble. Alice follows Edmund one day and they end up back in 1851. Alice has to make sure Edmund doesn’t change a thing back in the victorian age or things will change. At the same time Alice enjoys the company of an Ea ...more
Nicole Laverdure
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I find STEAMPUNK fascinating and VICTORIAN SCOUNDREL was perfect for me! It's the first fiction story written by Stephanie Burkhart in her series Windsor Diaries. It's the adventure of Alice Windsor, her cousin Edmund and a mysterious gentleman named Grayson. This fascinating journey started as Alice and Edmund, go back in time to year 1851 where we discover dirigibles, datamancers and transmogrifiers!
Can Alice fall in love with a man from the past? Will Edmund be again in mischief with his obse
I was initially intrigued by the steampunk aspect of this book and drawn into the world the author creates. One of the best elements of the book is the real and passionate romance between the characters. The time travel feature of this book was fabulously written however; the characters are extremely naïve, throwing themselves into situations just to cause trouble. The plot driven scenarios were available for the characters and just served as a means to further the storyline. People that like to ...more
Jul 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Time travel paranormal, historical and steampunck, Victorian Scoundrel is a lovely and lively story that will keep you entertained from the first to the last page. S. Burkhart is great at painting appealing characters who keep you riveted to their adventures and romances.~ Mona Risk.
Jul 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love novels in which there is time travel so when I see the plot I couldn't wait to read it and I was not disappointed. It's an exciting book, fun, light, easy to read with appealing characters and a beautiful love stories. I found myself engrossed in this book and wanted to know what was going to happen next.
Edmund wants to convince Prince Albert to build a dirigible so creates a time machine to move in 1851, the year when there was the Britain's Great Exhibition. Alice, worried of trouble th
Andrea Guy
I read the second book in this series a few years back. It was full of wibbly wobbly timey whimey goodness, so when I got the chance to review the first book in the series, I was thrilled.

This book is a quick steampunk read and a great start to the series. I love Alice and Edmond Windsor. It was great to finally see how the story started.

The story combines all the wonderful things that make steampunk such a great genre, while adding a touch of romance between Edmund and Keira, the prime minister
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I give this book five stars I loved it can't wait to see what happens next!

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Edmund and Alice in this steampunk adventure.
Meet Alice who sees her cousin Edmund sneaking into the time travel machine at the time travel institute in Cambridge, he's headed to London 1851 but why? Alice decides it's in her and his best interest to follow him into the past to keep him out of trouble. Before she knows what's really happening she finds herself accepting an invitation
This book was literally 'just okay.'

The characters seemed *really* juvenile. Their mistakes, trip-ups, and the situations they find themselves in and by which the entire plot is driven are all completely avoidable. Not only are they avoidable, but if they had acted with any sense at all none of this would have happened.

I get that there are steampunk elements to this, and that's what initially drove me to pick it up. Timetravel is fun and all, but the steampunk world was where it was at for me.
When I agreed to read this as part of a Review Tour, I liked the premise of the book and had been looking for a good steampunk romance. Unfortunately, what I really wanted was a modern day steampunk, not an actual Victorian era steampunk. The characters in this book travel back to Victorian England and the book takes place in history. I also made the bitter mistake of reading this while listening to The Immortal Empire by Kate Locke. The two are as different as night and day, even though both ca ...more
Mar 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have a growing interest in steampunk, and having read some of Ms Burkhart's previous books I was intrigued to see what she would make of this genre. She steamrollered it! Pardon the pun.
I wondered how the story would finish and no I'm not going to give as spoiler. I'll only say the end was unexpected, riveting and right up until the last page I had no idea how the author was going to solve the difference in time to my satisfaction. At the end of the book the only frustration I had was that I
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