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American Royals
by Katharine McGee

Beatrice Washington is a typical young American woman, except in one way:  she is about to become the first American queen and the first woman to ever rule the country.  Many years ago, when Beatrice’s ancestor, General George Washington, was victorious in the Revolutionary War, he was given the choice of becoming either King or President.  His royal choice back then sealed her fate, and she will become queen after her father dies.  Beatrice has been preparing for this her entire life, but now that’s she’s graduated from college and her future awaits, she’s having doubts.  It’s all starting to get to her, especially the pressure to marry and ensure the future of the monarchy.  When Beatrice is photographed with a diplomat’s son, the media portrays him as her perfect match.  But Beatrice is in no hurry to marry, though, and wants to make her own way in the world first.  Can she figure out how to be true to her family and her country, without sacrificing her own dreams for her future?  American Royals is exciting alternate American history on a collision course with one young woman’s attempt to determine her own life story.

Amy P.
January 16, 2020
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