Victorian Scoundrel

The Windsor Diaries Book One

Romance - Historical
230 Pages
Reviewed on 07/04/2011
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Author Biography

A member of Generation X, Stephanie was born in Manchester, New Hampshire. After graduating from Central High, she joined the U.S. Army. She spent 11 years in the military, 7 stationed in Germany. While in the military she earned her B.S. in Political Science from California Baptist University in Riverside, CA in 1995. She left the Army in 1997 and settled in California. She now works for LAPD as a 911 Dispatcher. The New England Patriots are still her favorite football team. Stephanie has been married for over 19 years. She has two boys, Andrew, 9, and Joseph, 4.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Molly Edwards for Readers' Favorite

Stephanie Burkhart is a highly talented author, showing skills of a seasoned author. Her characters are unique, along with individual personalities, and with a plot line that is truly interesting, this story really comes to life before the reader's eyes. She grips the reader instantly, and keeps them hooked until the last page.

I love the Victorian age. There is just something about the way they speak, and the way they dress that calls out to me. So, I always jump at the chance to read a book that is set in that time period. This one is one such book. I loved it. Alternating between present day, and 1855 London, Burkhardt created an interesting twist on Time Traveling. When I think Time Travel, I think scifi fantasy. Not so with this really awesome Steam Punk novel. It was really intriguing watching Alice and Edmund travel through time, and watching Alice and Grayson's sparks of attraction fly.

Burkhardt used vivid details of 1855 London and her Historical aspects really popped for me. I truly felt a part of this awesome new adventure. Her Steam Punk novel is a first for me. I have never read a Steam Punk novel before, but because of her fantastic writing, her engaging plot line, and fun loving characters, it will NOT be the last. I highly recommend this with highest of 5 stars, and I can't wait until the second Windsor Diaries installment releases! It can't come soon enough for me! Well done, Ms. Burkhardt, in gaining a devoted new fan!