- File Size: 1982 KB
- Print Length: 291 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Clean Reads (March 6, 2018)
- Publication Date: March 6, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B079DMRRR8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,705 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Queen Mary's Daughter Kindle Edition
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What a story! I absolutely loved it from start to finish. For fans of historical novels, historical romances, modern romances, time travel, alternative history, and a bit of mystery thrown in, the book has a lot to offer a variety of readers. Time travel has never really been explained (except by writers) and is not an exact science (as scientists would be the first to declare), but in this story that spans centuries, the author’s concepts work very well, and readers are never in the dark. The ramifications of time travel, the effects of the past on the future and vice versa are also explored. The characters are well defined, and their actions and ambitions make sense. For anyone who takes an interest in the Brexit question, and Scotland’s determination to break away from Britain, regain independence, and remain in the EU, this is a theme that has ramifications stretching back into history. I enjoyed how a modern theme had its roots in the past. Very cleverly done by the author.
I have Scottish heritage and I really appreciated the descriptions of the settings, and I’d love to visit Mrs D’s B&B as well. Mary Elizabeth is a likable heroine with a huge burden placed upon her shoulders. Historical facts are woven into the narrative very naturally, informing the reader without overwhelming them. History buffs will love the detail. Bigger themes than just love and romance, time travel, and historical references abound; what if the fate of your society, your country, rests upon you giving up your own desires and decisions to fulfil a role thrust upon you?
I enjoyed this story so much. The author has the ability to make the reader time travel with the characters. In fact, I found myself asking the same questions that Mary Elizbeth asked. “So many questions; so few answers.” Sometimes British history can be confusing, with similar names, kings, queens, marriages, alliances, treachery and more. With extensive and meticulous in-depth research and consummate skill, author Emily-Jane Hills Orford makes this all read very easily, and one is never in any doubt as to who is who in the grand picture. There is a wonderful twist at the end of the tale that should delight fans of conspiracy theories as well. A most enjoyable book!
This one follows Mary Queens of Scot's what-if daughter. What-if one the twins lived and was saved. What if that daughter was saved because a time traveler taking her to modern day to save the preemie baby. One small change changed all of history. Mary Elizabeth grows up and finds out the truth about her being Mary's daughter AND a time traveler.
I did not expect the time traveling bit at all. Was it in the summary? *checks* Not seeing it. I found this aspect a little jarring at first and I wasn't sure how I felt. After a few chapters, I grew to like it a lot. I honestly would do the same thing if I was her. There would be SO many things I would want to change. Maybe that is why Fate has not granted me such a gift yet.
Yes, so how would the world change if Scotland was able to break free and become independent WHY early on. I would love for the Scottish to get their freedom. So many things would've been different.
I liked Mary Elizabeth. She was an interesting character. I also adored Jamie. I nearly sobbed at one point! Wah! Can't say what without giving away spoilers, but I did have a small tear.
The ending was the best part. The beginning and middle were a little slow to develop the story. Lots of world-building and character-building. The beginning and middle were not bad by any means...just a little slow. Now, the last quarter of the book? The best part! I loved watching the events unfold and seeing how things would crumble and change. Some things change, some things stay the same. Very interesting.
I also liked the little bit of worry Henry brought forth. I am concerned. Hopefully, there will be another book and we can learn more about the information Henry brought to life. Very interesting indeed.
In the end, I did really like this story. The beginning and middle were a bit slow because it was building up the story and characters, but it was all worth it in the end. If you like what-ifs with a touch of Sci-Fi, I would highly recommend it. The story was a unique one. I was a little unsure of the time traveling bits at first but it honestly made the story. I shall stamp this with 4 stars.
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