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Set in the middle of the eleventh century, the story of Queen Margaret begins in Hungary, where she and her family are happily living in exile. But, the eleven-year-old Margaret is stunned when her father, Edward the Exile, is called to England as the designated successor of King Edward the Confessor. While her father's fondest dream is becoming a reality, Margaret's deepest dreams are dashed. She is devastated to leave behind not only the abbey where she was to become a nun, but also southern Hungary's Castle Reka, the only home she's ever known. The family travels across Europe and the Holy Roman Empire, encountering danger and illness. Margaret grapples with her new identity. She resists her destiny, clinging to her dreams. But history isn't finished with her yet. It continually buffets her about, thwarting her desires. The beautiful young girl must decide what kind of woman she'll become. But first, she has to embrace her destiny. A chance meeting with Malcolm III, King of Scots, begins a change of heart. But history isn't finished with Margaret of Wessex yet. Book One in a trilogy about a remarkable woman, mother, queen and saint: The Story of Queen Margaret of Scotland.