Queen of Someday by Sherry D. FicklinQueen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin

Queen of Someday

bySherry D. Ficklin

Paperback | October 7, 2014

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Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophia will have to survive her social-climbing mother's quest to put her on the throne of Russia - at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophia has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family - and herself - Sophia vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.

Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophia will need to decide how much she's willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.

In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?

Sherry is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel, eat exotic food, and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and ...
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Title:Queen of SomedayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:262 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.6 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:Clean Teen PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940534909

ISBN - 13:9781940534909

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Decent Read If You Like Royal Storylines I am giving this 4 stars, although it's probably more of a 3.5. Young Princess Sophia of Prussia is sent for by the Empress of Russia in order to size her up for a possible marriage to her nephew, Peter. This story follows Sophia as she attempts to "play the game" that is Russian Court, and be chosen as Peters bride-to-be. When Peter doesn't end up being a Prince Charming, Sophia finds herself falling in love with one of Peter's men. My reasoning for the hesitant 3.5-4 star rating is that while I thoroughly enjoy manipulative characters (particularly when it's a political/royal storyline), I felt like at least 2 characters suddenly had a complete personality reversal in the span of a couple of chapters, as well as the pure pettiness of some of the characters. Didn't love that at all. Also, this book features the lovely *insert eyeroll* trope where every young man in the immediate vicinity develops feelings for our main character. Yawn. This books saving grace is definitely the overall plot, as well as the last couple of pages. Not quite sure if I'll ever continue this series, but I do have an interest as to how this plays out!
Date published: 2017-05-05

Editorial Reviews

http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2014/10/15/recommended-romance-ficklin-whitney-calhoun/17229331/Why you should read it: You've gotta love an author whose note in the front matter actually invites a line of irate historians to form. HA! Author Sherry D. Ficklin makes no apologies for liberties taken with historical facts in the crafting of her story, and that up-front attitude made me like her even before I started page one. That feeling grew as the story unfolded.Considering the sordid rumors and legends surrounding Catherine the Great (aka Sophia) and her reign, it is not surprising that our lead character would make some morally questionable choices. What is surprising, however, is how skillfully the author builds Sophia's character and environment, making the reader want to raise a fist in the air and say, "Yes!" when she makes some of those choices.In this tension-filled series starter, the author draws the idea of a love triangle much wider, turning Sophia's desperation and sense of duty into an ambition to survive and thrive in Russia - on her terms and no one else's. In the process, her heart is turned upside down and inside out before she is led to the one man who - at least in my opinion - was the obvious choice of to whom she should entrust her heart.If you like books with royal court drama, backstabbing politics, romance, and sexual tension, this novel will transport you into history - or at least Ficklin's rather compelling version of it *winks* - and leave you eagerly awaiting the sequel.