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Book Review | Queen Hereafter

Title: Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland

Author: Susan Fraser King

My Review:

Queen Hereafter is the historical novel based upon Margaret of Scotland, a pious girl who became Queen of Scotland. This book is powerfully written by Susan Fraser King and examines the real Margaret who is a woman of great character with strengths and flaws. From the beginning of this novel, I was transported to the world of Saxons and Scots and the authenticity is so appealing. Margaret, Scotland’s only royal Saint ruled until the 11th century after coming to Scotland as a Saxon Princess seeking refuge by a forced marriage to King Malcolm Canmore of Scotland.

Susan Fraser King delved deeply by researching the historical documents recounting the life of Queen Margaret and brilliantly used this to create a novel of friendship, love and realism. The characters are richly developed and the story in compelling.

Since I review a lot of books, I often find myself reading several at one time. Once I started reading the Queen Hereafter I found myself being pulled to read it exclusively. The author has thoroughly succeeded in writing a work of fiction that brings to life a medieval queen and the country that grew to love her. If you are a fan of historical novels then you will want to put Queen Hereafter at the top of your reading list.

You are invited to read an excerpt of Queen Hereafter and visit the author’s website.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*

Maureen

Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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