Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

This novel, which is the basis of the PBS series,  is full of palace intrigue, family issues and ultimately a beautiful love story. Victoria is quite young when she assumes the English throne and finds herself surrounded  by those currying her favor for their own means, others wishing to see her fail because of her youth and those who are loyal to her no matter what. This is a quick, enjoyable read and a  grand companion to the series.