The Child Bride

The Child Bride

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In a world where women are treated like property, young girls are bought and sold under the guise of marriage contracts. Often they are abused, enslaved and prostituted. Sadly, this practice continues even today. Maggie was only fourteen when she was ordered by Queen Anne of England to wed Lord Danford Stevens in a plot to unite England and Scotland. Days after their wedding, Admiral Stevens is swept off to battle the French and Spanish in the on going Queen Anne Wars. Maggie, the child bride, is left as a ward of Her Majesty, and at the mercy of the treacherous Royal Court. We follow the journey and adventures of both the unwilling bride and her handsome older groom through war on the high seas and murderous revenge at Royal Court. This book is the evolution of not only a child into a woman, but the love that grows between several of its main characters. Life at Royal Court is as dangerous as it is on the high seas. We are witness to the brutal aftermath of maritime battle and how war changes all those it touches. There is political intrigue and the ever present threat of unrest within the dark walls of Buckingham Palace. Yet, through the eyes of Maggie we learn to see a softer, kinder, side of her beloved Queen. Can love grow and survive war, murder, revenge and separation? Find out in The Child Bride.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 395g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508401241
  • 9781508401247