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American Queen - Vanessa Miller

THE AMERICAN QUEEN

HISTORICAL | AFRICAN AMERICAN & BLACK FICTION | CIVIL RIGHTS

The unsung true history of a kingdom built as a refuge for the courageous people who dared to dream of a different way of life.

In 1869 a kingdom rose in the South. And Louella was its queen.

Over the twenty-four years she’s been enslaved on the Montgomery Plantation, Louella learned to feel one thing: hate. Hate for the man who sold her mother. Hate for the overseer who left her daddy to hang from a noose. Hate so powerful there’s no room in her heart for love, not even for the honorable Reverend William, whom she likes and respects enough to marry.

But when William finally listens to Louella’s pleas and leads the formerly enslaved people out of their plantation, Louella begins to replace her hate with hope. Hope that they will find a place where they can live free from fear. Hope that despite her many unanswered prayers, she can learn to trust for new miracles.

Soon, William and Louella become the appointed king and queen of their self-proclaimed Kingdom of the Happy Land. And though they are still surrounded by opposition, they continue to share a message of joy and goodness—and fight for the freedom and dignity of all.

Transformative and breathtakingly honest, The American Queen shares the unsung true history of a kingdom built as a refuge for the courageous people who dared to dream of a different way of life.

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PRAISE

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". . . beautifully told, a story rife with struggle, intrigue, and the indomitable spirit of a woman strong enough to carry the weight of a community, bold enough to dream the impossible, and determined enough to fashion dreams into reality. Louella Montgomery is a woman for the ages."

—Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author

". . . readers will be won over by Louella's gumption, optimism, and tenacity. Miller brings to enthralling life a hidden gem in American history."

—Publishers Weekly

". . . a moving, heartwarming story that reminds us that all things are possible with faith, hope, love, and forgiveness."

—Kaia Alderson, author of Sisters in Arms

"The American Queen brings to light another hidden triumph in Black American history. Queen Louella is frankly a woman that everyone should know. Filled with bravery and cultural beauty, this marvel of a novel transported me while educating me on the sheer determination of an emancipated community to not only survive but to also thrive."

—Sadeqa Johnson, New York Times bestselling author

MEET THE AUTHOR

Vanessa Miller Author

VANESSA MILLER

Vanessa Miller is a bestselling author, with several books appearing on Essence Magazine's Bestseller's List. She has also been a Black Expressions Book Club Alternate pick and #1 on BCNN/BCBC Bestsellers' List. Most of Vanessa’s published novels depict characters that are lost and in need of redemption. The books have received countless favorable reviews: "Heartwarming, drama-packed and tender in just the right places" (Romantic Times Book Review) and "Recommended for readers of redemption stories" (Library Journal).

Visit her online at vanessamiller.com

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