Vanessa Miller’s latest novel — The American Queen — unveils the hidden history of a Black woman who becomes queen of a kingdom built on American soil.
Originally Reported by Blacknews
Nationwide — Based on true historical events, award-winning author Vanessa Miller’s latest novel — The American Queen — unveils the hidden history and inspiring story of Louella, a resilient Black woman who becomes the only known queen of a kingdom built on American soil.This breathtaking novel — set between 1865 and 1886 — weaves together themes of love, hate, hope, trust, and resilience in the face of great turmoil. With every turn of the page, readers are transported to a pivotal period in American history, where ordinary people rose to become extraordinary heroes.
An emotional journey, The American Queen reveals the remarkable and unsung history of individuals who dared to dream of a better life and built a refuge for themselves and others as they fought tirelessly for the freedom and dignity of all.
Praise for The American Queen:
“The American Queen brings to light another hidden triumph in Black American history. Queen Louella is frankly a woman that everyone should know. Filled with bravery and cultural beauty, this marvel of a novel transported me while educating me on the sheer determination of an emancipated community to not only survive but to also thrive.” — Sadeqa Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of The House of Eve and Yellow Wife
“The American Queen is beautifully told, a story rife with struggle, intrigue, and the indomitable spirit of a woman strong enough to carry the weight of a community, bold enough to dream the impossible, and determined enough to fashion dreams into reality. Louella Montgomery is a woman for the ages. I loved traveling alongside her and meeting the people of The Happy Land.”— Lisa Wingate #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends
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Source: Black Enterprise