Monday, October 22, 2018

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Queen Mary's Daughter by Emily Jane Hills Orford

Queen Mary's Daughter
by Emily-Jane Hills Orford


GENRE:   historical fiction/fantasy



There are so many possibilities that affect the course of history. One change, one small item overlooked, can make a world of difference, not only in a person's life, but in the history and well-being of an entire nation. And then there are those multiple scenarios of what if? What if King James VI of Scotland didn't succeed in amalgamating Scotland with England? What if there had been another heir to the throne of Scotland? One who would secure its independence? Would Scotland have remained free and independent and a nation of its own well into the twenty-first century? And would Scotland, this independent version, make its own decision to join the European Union when its southern neighbor was choosing to pull away?

"Queen Mary's Daughter" presents another plausible timeline, one that incorporates both historical fact and fiction with the endless possibilities of time travel.



“What?” the regent bellowed. “Not another Mary, and a Stuart at that. We cannot be related. Are we?” He winced in the dim light and bent forward to take a closer look. “You have her look about you. It is uncanny. You could almost pass for her. And that brooch. Where did you get that brooch?”

“I do not know, sir.” Mary Elizabeth took her time to choose her words carefully. She wasn’t sure how to answer about the brooch, so she steered clear of that comment, saying instead, “Are not all Stuarts somehow related?”

It was not the right thing to say. James Stuart, Regent of Scotland, was not amused. “Grab her. She must be a spy. Or a traitor. Either is punishable by death.” He pointed accusing fingers at the others. “The rest of you stay here. I will deal with this troublemaker.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Emily-Jane Hills Orford is an award-winning author of several books, including Gerlinda (CFA 2016) which received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, To Be a Duke (CFA 2014) which was named Finalist and Silver Medalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. She writes about the extra-ordinary in life and her books, short stories, and articles are receiving considerable attention. For more information on the author, check out her website at:

Author Links:


Purchase Links:



Emily-Jane Hills Orford will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


October 15: Mythical Books
October 15: T's Stuff
October 15: Hearts and Scribbles
October 16: Candrel's Crafts, Cooks, and Characters
October 16: Fabulous and Brunette
October 17: Bookaholic
October 17: Sharing Links and Wisdom
October 18: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
October 18: Punya Reviews...
October 19: Viviana MacKade
October 22: Locks, Hooks and Books
October 23: Books,Dreams,Life
October 24: The Tired Buyer
October 25: Kit 'N Kabookle
October 26: The Avid Reader
October 26: Long and Short Reviews

My Review

Queen's Mary Daughter is the first book by Emily-Jane Hills Orford I have read. I thought it was a great read. I was fascinated with Mary Elizabeth Stuart's story. It has a lot to offer - romance, history, time travel, what ifs, suspense, action, mystery and excitement. I did not find it to be in any way predictable, which is refreshing for this avid reader. I never knew what would happen next. 

I give Queen Mary's Daughter a well deserved 5 plus stars. 

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

Follow me on BloglovinFacebookPinterestTwitter, GFC or Email


  1. Thanks so much for bringing to our attention another great book out there to read. I appreciate hearing about them since I have so many readers in my family.

  2. Thank you for the wonderful review. It's always reassuring to find out that people enjoy my writing as much as I enjoy the writing itself.

  3. This book sounds like an awesome read. Beautiful cover.