Queen Mary’s Daughter, Emily-Jane Hills Orford

Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Time Travel Fiction

There are so many possibilities that affect the course of history. One change, one small item overlooked, can make a world of difference, not only in a person’s life, but in the history and well-being of an entire nation. And then there are those multiple scenarios of what if? What if King James VI of Scotland didn’t succeed in amalgamating Scotland with England? What if there had been another heir to the throne of Scotland? One who would secure its independence? Would Scotland have remained free and independent and a nation of its own well into the twenty-first century? And would Scotland, this independent version, make its own decision to join the European Union when its southern neighbor was choosing to pull away? 

Historical fiction combined with time travel is my go to read and a read I love to get lost in; however, this genre of book is hard to come across so when I discovered Queen Mary’s Daughter I knew I had to read it as well as share it with you lovely readers! Queen Mary’s Daughter is a historical fiction novel laced with alternate history and the story that unfolds throughout the book is captivating and kept me hooked for hours! This is thanks to the well-developed plot and phenomenal literature courtesy of Emily-Jane Hills Orford whose literature is stunning and full of believable and likable characters. I have read many historical fiction novels but never before have I been so captivated by a historical fiction novel as I have been with Queen Mary’s Daughter. This is because there is something different about this book, something unique and special and I felt this as soon as I started to read it as its stunning nature shines off the page and into the reader’s heart. Queen Mary’s Daughter indeed is a sensational book, and so it demands to be read by everybody… it would be a crime not to read this novel! But if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about this gem of a book.

Time travel books are a genre that is fast becoming one of my favorite genres, and this is all thanks to Orford’s incredible book, Queen Mary’s Daughter. Never before have I read such a magnificent time travel book that is original and incredibly captivating; I have read a lot of time travel books recently, but sadly I found them to all be very similar, they all lacked originality and they all lacked charisma. That is why I was impressed when I read the preview of Queen Mary’s Daughter because this phenomenal book delivers everything I would want in a great time travel story.

Queen Mary’s Daughter is a novel that will take you to the far past and to the near past and will take you on an adventurous and unforgettable journey in which a great deal happens. The novel explores the alternate history of Scotland and asks the question ‘what if King James VI of Scotland didn’t succeed in amalgamating Scotland with England?’. This is just one of the many questions the book answers, and although from that one question the book may seem a history book it is, in fact, historical fiction but laced with some real moments in history. That one core question spirals into many and it will take the reader back to 1567 and will introduce the reader to Mary Elizabeth Stuart, a young woman who discovers her heritage and what it means for her and history. What follows is a fast-paced, intriguing time travel novel that will explore one woman’s journey of discovery but also Scotland’s determination to be independent of England. It is a phenomenal, unique book that is unlike anything I have read before and so I hope you lovely readers take my advice when I write that you should definitely read Queen Mary’s Daughter!

Queen Mary’s Daughter is a multi-layered novel full of many interesting themes and all the themes explored throughout Queen Mary’s Daughter combined make Queen Mary’s Daughter a sensational story that is fascinating as well as captivating. What makes the themes in the novel so brilliant is that the exceptional author of this novel, Orford flawlessly weaves them together into her plot so that the reader is entertained from beginning to end.

The plot of Queen Mary’s Daughter is superb and consistently moves forward at an enjoyable pace. The story has so many layers that are slowly peeled away to reveal even more questions and this for me was incredibly enjoyable as the plot constantly had me guessing. The subplots too are equally as strong and have been cleverly entwined into the main story which makes the perfect coming of age story/historical fiction tale that will keep the reader engaged and wanting more.

The flawless, well-developed plot of Queen Mary’s Daughter is incredible; I admire Orford for her attention to detail, in her novel she leaves no stone left unturned, and she makes sure that her book is flawlessly developed so that the reader is able to imagine it in all of its glory. Orford is a descriptive writer and her beautiful descriptions the places the reader encounters is stunning and makes you feel as if you are right there. Orford’s brilliant story combined with her flawless narration amazed me and had me turning the pages with haste. Orford’s incredible book is flawless and makes for a brisk, steady read that is full of twists and turns galore; I adore her plot device of twists and turns as they kept me intrigued and ensured that I never once got bored!

Overall Queen Mary’s Daughter is a truly spectacular novel full of many beautiful moments, brilliant intrigue and historical context and so I have no choice but to award this stellar book a dazzling five stars!  It is a truly exceptional novel, and it would be a crime not to read it so please read the preview below as I promise you will be captivated to read this extraordinary story!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Queen Mary’s Daughter. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

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Great review Aimee Ann. I always look for the unusual possibility when thinking out my plots and characters. Glad to hear that I was successful in my endeavors.

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