Sometimes, a desperate kingdom is in need of one great woman.
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Sometimes, a desperate kingdom is in need of one great woman
Saxon England, 1002. Not only is Æthelred a failure as King, but his young bride, Emma of Normandy, soon discovers he is even worse as a husband. When the Danish Vikings, led by Swein Forkbeard and his son, Cnut, cause a maelstrom of chaos, Emma, as Queen, must take control if the Kingdom-and her crown-are to be salvaged. Smarter than history remembers, and stronger than the foreign invaders who threaten England's shores, Emma risks everything on a gamble that could either fulfill her ambitions and dreams or destroy her completely.
Emma, the Queen of Saxon England, comes to life through the exquisite writing of Helen Hollick, who shows in this epic tale how one of the most compelling and vivid heroines in English history stood tall through a turbulent fifty-year reign of proud determination, tragic despair, and triumph over treachery.
45 comments posted.
Re: The Forever Queen
hum sounds awesomed ddeff something new and refreshinga nd i love that cover congrats on its release and on the next one coming out
(Beverly Gordon 5:55am November 11, 2010)
What a great idea!
(Marjorie Carmony 6:46am November 11, 2010)
I love reading about strong women in history and Queen Emma sounds like an intriguing person.
(Karen Gervasi 8:09am November 11, 2010)
That sounds like a fascinating book about a Queen that I had never heard of.
(Pam Howell 10:41am November 11, 2010)
Sounds like a strong, quick-thinking woman who could handle and deal with intrigue on the highest levels! Great character.
(Karen Krack 11:04am November 11, 2010)
This sounds like a fascinating novel that I would love to read!!!!
I adore reading historical novels, especially English history. I'm a Brit...hehe!!
(Valerie Bongards 11:18am November 11, 2010)
I love reading historical especially during the medieval period where history seems to be a bit obscure unless there happens to be significant historical event. Love learning about this period.
(Kai Wong 12:01pm November 11, 2010)
I have never heard of Emma, but she seems like someone I would to read about. This is one of my favorite times in history, everything seems so raw. I'm looking forward to reading this book and I Am The Chosen King
(Joyce Bruner 1:59pm November 11, 2010)
The free read was a great teaser! Pick me, please!!
(Nancy Swern 2:27pm November 11, 2010)
I had never heard of her but her story sounds fascinating.
(Maureen Emmons 3:07pm November 11, 2010)
How fascinating!!! I've never heard of Emma, but I think I will enjoy reading about her.
(Anna Speed 3:34pm November 11, 2010)
I'm reading Winston Churchill's the History of the English Speaking Peoples right now and this book would go right along with it!
(Shannon Scott 4:57pm November 11, 2010)
Your research was phenomenal! I will put this on my wish list.
(Lisa Garrett 6:07pm November 11, 2010)
Love reading historical fiction about Kings and Queens. Will put this on my TBR list. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
(Teresa Ward 6:33pm November 11, 2010)
This sounds fabulous. I do love my history.
(Mary Preston 6:33pm November 11, 2010)
Your book sounds good and for those of us who love historical fiction having a well researched and writen is always a plus I'll be adding your to to my TBR list.
(Vickie Hightower 7:24pm November 11, 2010)
that is good book and love to read all of it and let me know
(Desiree Reilly 7:34pm November 11, 2010)
The book sounds intriguing. Would love to read it!
(Paula Carlson 7:44pm November 11, 2010)
My degree is in History and I'VE never heard of her. Granted, that's not an era I concentrated on, you'd think I would have at least heard of her in passing...
(Kelli Jo Calvert 8:41pm November 11, 2010)
I love books on medievel times and interesting characters like Emma. What a great subject!
(Diane Sallans 8:41pm November 11, 2010)
This would be an interesting read, just learn more about Emma,the Queen of Saxon England,someone I don't remember ever hearing about.
(Linda Pillow 8:57pm November 11, 2010)
I love reading about the queends of those years. Thanks for writing about another! Would love to read it.
(Brenda Rupp 9:06pm November 11, 2010)
I had not heard of Queen Emma until now. Wow, she really was a spunky lady. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.
(Brenda Hill 10:18pm November 11, 2010)
Always nice to read about someone new. So many books deal with just a few of the royal family.
(Winnie Kowalski 10:19pm November 11, 2010)
Royalty stories and traditons make for lively stories of the privileged. It looks like a good read.
(Alyson Widen 10:27pm November 11, 2010)
This sounds very interesting, and with what I just read, she did continue to be a Queen, perhaps in status and her intellect.
(Debra Simning-Chapman 10:55pm November 11, 2010)
I love reading historical novels. This one sounds great.
(Ginger Hinson 11:15pm November 11, 2010)
You've definitely whetted my appetite for this book. I am a reader who prefers historical novels to historical novels. History has always been one of my great loves, second only to my love for languages. I'm certainly going to be looking for this book, as well as your others, not matter who is their subject.
(Sigrun Schulz 11:32pm November 11, 2010)
I love stories about strong women, and the only Queen Emma i know, is our Dutch Queen Emma.
(Leuny van Noorloos 12:39pm November 12, 2010)
Not a big history fan but maybe THIS book will change that???
(Michele Powell 1:29am November 12, 2010)
Sounds like a great book. Thanks for giving me a chance to win it.
(Linda Hall 2:19am November 12, 2010)
It's amazing that even going that far back in History, you had to leave things to a woman to get things done!! British royalty has always been of great interest to me, and this book will be no exception. What heartbreak she had to go through to lose one of her sons!! It had to be such a barbaric period, for lack of a better word. I am definately in for the ride!!
(Peggy Roberson 6:58am November 12, 2010)
Sounds like a great read.. Men dominate the records as they are the ones educated to write the records... It is always interesting to read [if you can find info] from the viewpoint of those from the non-winning side...
(Cate Sparks 7:34am November 12, 2010)
I like historical fiction and this sounds like something I would love to read!
(Nicole Caroen 8:37am November 12, 2010)
The Forever Queen and when it's released the Chosen King are both on my list to pick up. My husand and I both love historical fiction as well as history books.
I have always known the history of the Battle of Hastings and it's surrounding story (my middle name is Hastings) but I never read anything before about Emma.
I believe it's important to study what "came before" a time in history to fully understand the politics and minds of the people of the ramifications of previous events.
(Jeanne Miro 10:11am November 12, 2010)
What an absolutely beautiful cover!
(Chrizette Bayman 2:05pm November 12, 2010)
This book is right up my alley!
(Nan Zahar 2:45pm November 12, 2010)
WOW! This sounds like a great story! I love historical fiction! You learn so much, and when it is written well, it's just like reading a novel! THANK YOU, Helen! Now all I need to do is figure out how to download it to my Kindle. ;)
(Sandy Fielder 3:13pm November 12, 2010)
This defintely sounds like one of those stories that would keep me up till late in the night, or the final page is turned.
(Heather Pearson 5:32pm November 12, 2010)
Love your book cover. Your book sounds really good.
(Sue Brandes 7:44pm November 12, 2010)
The book sounds like a read that would be hard to put down. The cover is AWESOME!!!!
(Darci Paice 8:39pm November 12, 2010)
This book sounds very interesting. I definitely want to read it.
(Cheryl Lynne 5:33pm November 13, 2010)
I love this era of history. Didn't really pay attention much during high school or college, but now that I'm an avid reader, I really enjoy reading stories set in way back when - pre 12th Century. I hope I win! :)
(Molly Wilsbacher 11:09pm November 13, 2010)
I love history, and love that you have done Emma's story. I will admit that for I have read about women through out history, she is one I managed to miss. Thanks for bringing her to our notice!
(Victoria Colyer-Kerr 5:29am November 14, 2010)
sounds like an awesome book
(Kathy Weber 9:34pm December 10, 2010)
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