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Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday 56 #7

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56

 *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it.
King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa. King Peggy has the sweetness and quirkiness of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and the hopeful sense of possibility of Half the Sky.
King Peggy chronicles the astonishing journey of an American secretary who suddenly finds herself king to a town of 7,000 souls on Ghana's central coast, half a world away. Upon arriving for her crowning ceremony in beautiful Otuam, she discovers the dire reality: there's no running water, no doctor, and no high school, and many of the village elders are stealing the town's funds. To make matters worse, her uncle (the late king) sits in a morgue awaiting a proper funeral in the royal palace, which is in ruins. The longer she waits to bury him, the more she risks incurring the wrath of her ancestors. Peggy's first two years as king of Otuam unfold in a way that is stranger than fiction. In the end, a deeply traditional African town has been uplifted by the ambitions of its headstrong, decidedly modern female king. And in changing Otuam, Peggy is herself transformed, from an ordinary secretary to the heart and hope of her community.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 334 pages (Hardcover)
Publication Date:  February 21st 2012 by Doubleday
Peggy knew that the street hustlers were the kids who never went to high school. Only grades one through nine were free in Ghana and most families couldn't afford the fees required to send their kids to four years of secondary school or, S.S., as they called it.


  1. I've seen this book around and it sounds fascinating. I may need to see if my library has it.

  2. Beautiful and vibrant cover, also love the snippet.

    Happy weekend and happy holidays!

    I added you to the Linky.

  3. I hadn't seen this one before. You read such interesting books Kimberly!

  4. This sounds like a really fascinating read. I can't wait to hear your review!

  5. Love the colorful cover. Looking forward to your review.

    I am leaving a link back to a post on my blog if you want to stop by.

    ENJOY your reading week and your Christmas week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  6. I've run into this book in a few different places, and it looks intriguing. I wonder if my library has it?

    Happy holidays!


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