Advance reader reviews of King Peggy by Peggielene Bartels & Eleanor Herman.

King Peggy

An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village

By Peggielene Bartels & Eleanor Herman

King Peggy
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2012,
    352 pages.

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  • Maggie (Brookfield, VT)


    Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
    King Peggy is one woman I'd love to have sitting in my living room for an evening of good talk. Her story is eloquently written. It is endearing and enduring. The words flow comfortably and I had a hard time putting it down!
  • Elaine G. (West Lafayette, IN)


    KING PEGGY
    The author encompasses the persons throughout human history who have and are creating and maintaining that which the word civilized at its most basic means. A joy to read.
  • Nancy L. (Denver, NC)


    King Peggy
    What an uplifting book about the village of Otuam and it's king - Peggy Bartels. Although she has been chosen to be king in Africa, she still works at the Ghanan embassy in Washington as a secretary who uses whatever she has to improve conditions in her village. The elders in her council are used to stealing, drinking, and carousing without limits - and think they can control Peggy because she is a woman who lives in America. When Peggy comes to power, she thinks only of improving her country by bringing education, clean water, and better living conditions. She will remind you of Mme Ramotswe in the Alexander McCall Smith series - a wonderful story set in Botswana. But King Peggy's story is real.
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