BookBrowse Reviews King Peggy by Peggielene Bartels, Eleanor Herman

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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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    Feb 2012, 352 pages
    Feb 2013, 368 pages

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A real-life fairy tale about an American woman who is chosen to be king of an African village

Peggielene Bartels's real-life fairy tale about being chosen as king in an African village has inspired positive reviews from BookBrowse readers. 22 out of 25 people rate King Peggy 4 or 5 stars! Here's what they have to say:

What an uplifting book about the village of Otuam and its king, Peggy Bartels. Although she has been chosen to be king in Africa, she still works at the Ghanaian 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 No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series... ...

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