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Friday, January 25, 2013

Giveaway!! "The Forgotten Queen" by D.L. Bogdan~Scotland's Queen

From her earliest days, Margaret Tudor knows she will not have the luxury of choosing a husband. Her duty is to gain alliances for England. Barely out of girlhood, Margaret is married by proxy to James IV and travels to Edinburgh to become Queen of Scotland.

Despite her doubts, Margaret falls under the spell of her adopted home. But while Jamie is an affectionate husband, he is not a faithful one. And nothing can guarantee Margaret’s safety when Jamie leads an army against her own brother, Henry VIII. In the wake of loss she falls prey to an ambitious earl and brings Scotland to the brink of anarchy. Beset by betrayal and secret alliances, Margaret has one aim—to preserve the crown of Scotland for her son, no matter what the cost…

Published by:  Kensington Books
Pages:  315 plus Reading Group Guide
Genre:  Historical Fiction
For more information on D.L. Bogdan and her novels, please visit her WEBSITE. You can also find her on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.

D.L. Bogdan is an ongoing student of history, musician, and avid reader who enjoys travel, the outdoors, and time with her family and friends. She is a proud wife and mother who makes her home in central Wisconsin. She is the author of Secrets of the Tudor Court, Rivals in the Tudor Court and The Sumerton Women.


My eyes are burning and my bones are aching from staying glued to this book so many hours in the past two days!  What a wonderful walk through history and romance it is.  I was so taken up in the story from the first chapter as the young Margaret was swept by her father, Henry VII into her role as a mighty queen in purpose, to bond the great countries of England and Scotland.  Margaret was just a little girl, and her life had already become larger than imaginable.  I was breathless and anxious along with her.

D. L. Bogdan has a way of keeping the action moving while she entwines us with a perfect love story fit for the often delicate queen.  Margaret is strong in spirit, but tender of heart, that is.  And, Bogdan achieves the perfect balance of that character in her.  Mother, queen, sister and lover/wife, this Queen of the Scots is a gracious blend of womanhood.  I completely fell for her brilliance and gentleness.  As mother to the Scottish dynasty, she was loving and staunchly protective, traits that brought out the best in a young King James who was to eventually serve to unite the kingdoms of Scotland, England and France.

This is a novel written with close attention to history, but not in the least boring or difficult to glide through.  It's a glorious love story on many levels.  Bogdan is a writer of much power, and her work is both insightful and entertaining at the same time.

I strongly recommend this one to historical fiction lovers.  It's a novel that will not disappoint!

5 stars                   Deborah/TheBookishDame

This review is in conjunction with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours where you can find other reviews, interviews and guest posts on this book and the author.  Please click on the link:
Twitter Hashtag: #ForgottenQueenVirtualTour

A Giveaway of this book will be held for the month of January...ending Jan. 31st.
Please leave your name and email address to enter.
Also, please follow me on GFC on the sidebar!  :]
This is open internationally!!
Thanks,  Deborah



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Angela - Bookaunt

Thank you for the giveaway. I have not read anything about Margaret yet and am looking forward to this book. I am a new follower via gfc

Carol N Wong

I follow your blog with GFC as Carol N Wong.

That your bones ached and you stayed glued to this book is about the highest recommendation that this book could receive.

Thank you for the opportunity to win.



I would love to have a chance to read The forgotten Queen! I follow your blog, which I like, with GFC.thank your for this nice giveaway, it gives readers a chance to meet new authors and their books. nlaverdure88@videotron.ca


I would love to read this and add it to my library! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!


Literary Chanteuse

I would love to read this! I'm quite a fan of any royals named Margaret lol!




thank you for the giveaway!!!!
added to my WishList!!!
i follow your blog as cyn209....

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Lara Newell

I follow via GFC

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Thank you for the giveaway!!


Julie Kammerzell


Lookin' good, everyone! This is a great novel...keep signing up! :]


This looks really interesting! I haven't read a lot about Scotland during this time period, but would definitely like to change that. Love the cover too!

Mer (GFC follower)
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