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Sunshine Vicram is back!


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He can’t resist a puzzle…


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The acclaimed Martha’s Vineyard series returns for more romance, drama, and intrigue!


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Two sets of lives, Coded messages, will history repeat itself?


Island Queen by Vanessa Riley

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Also by Vanessa Riley:

The Brides of London, September 2021
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Island Queen, July 2021
Hardcover / e-Book
An Earl, the Girl, and a Toddler, May 2021
Trade Size / e-Book
A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby, July 2020
Trade Size / e-Book
The Bewildered Bride, August 2019
e-Book
Love by the Letters, March 2019
e-Book
The Butterfly Bride, November 2018
e-Book
The Victorian Christmas Brides Collection, September 2018
Paperback / e-Book
The Bashful Bride, June 2018
e-Book
The Bittersweet Bride, February 2018
e-Book
The Bittersweet Bride, January 2018
Hardcover / e-Book

Island Queen
Vanessa Riley

William Morrow
July 2021
On Sale: July 6, 2021
416 pages
ISBN: 0063002841
EAN: 9780063002845
Kindle: B08KQD5J9T
Hardcover / e-Book
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Multicultural African-American | Women's Fiction Historical | Romance Historical

A remarkable, sweeping historical novel based on the incredible true life story of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free woman of color who rose from slavery to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful landowners in the colonial West Indies. 

Born into slavery on the tiny Caribbean island of Monserrat, Doll bought her freedom—and that of her sister and her mother—from her Irish planter father and built a legacy of wealth and power as an entrepreneur, merchant, hotelier, and planter that extended from the marketplaces and sugar plantations of Dominica and Barbados to a glittering luxury hotel in Demerara on the South American continent.

Vanessa Riley’s novel brings Doll to vivid life as she rises above the harsh realities of slavery and colonialism by working the system and leveraging the competing attentions of the men in her life: a restless shipping merchant, Joseph Thomas; a wealthy planter hiding a secret, John Coseveldt Cells; and a roguish naval captain who will later become King William IV of England.

From the bustling port cities of the West Indies to the forbidding drawing rooms of London’s elite, Island Queen is a sweeping epic of an adventurer and a survivor who answered to no one but herself as she rose to power and autonomy against all odds, defying rigid eighteenth-century morality and the oppression of women as well as people of color. It is an unforgettable portrait of a true larger-than-life woman who made her mark on history.

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