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The American queen : a novel / Vanessa Miller.

Miller, Vanessa, (author.).

"The American Queen is based on actual events that occurred between 1865-1889 and shares the unsung history of a Black woman who built a kingdom as a refuge for the courageous people who dared to dream of a different way of life."-- Provided by publisher.
"Over the twenty-four years she was enslaved on the Montgomery Plantation, Louella learned to feel one thing: hate. Hate for the man who sold her mother. Hate for the overseer who left her daddy to hang from a noose. Hate so powerful there's no room in her heart for love, not even for the honorable Reverend William, whom she likes and respects enough to marry. But when William finally listens to Louella's pleas and leads the formerly enslaved people off the plantation, Louella begins to replace her hate with hope. Hope that they will find a place where they can live free from fear. Hope that despite her many unanswered prayers, she can learn to trust for new miracles. Soon, William and Louella become the appointed king and queen of their self-proclaimed Kingdom of the Happy Land. And though they are still surrounded by opposition, they continue to share a message of joy and goodness--and fight for the freedom and dignity of all. Transformative and breathtakingly honest, The American Queen shares the unsung true history of a kingdom built as a refuge for the courageous people who dared to dream of a different way of life" -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780840708878
  • ISBN: 0840708874
  • ISBN: 9780840708908
  • ISBN: 0840708904
  • Physical Description: xvi, 351 pages : map, portrait ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A novel based on a true story."--Front cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-348).
Subject: African Americans > North Carolina > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Enslaved persons > Fiction.
Freed persons > Fiction.
Plantations > Fiction.
Clergy > Fiction.
Courage > Fiction.
Hope > Fiction.
North Carolina, Western > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Christian fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.


  • 1 current hold with 2 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library MILLER, VANESSA (Text) 34455007067644 New Adult Fiction Available -
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009831877 New Adult Fiction Available -

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