“Really fantastic. Very exciting, and moving, vivid characters, great ending."
RICHARD LEE, FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY
Mistress of the Sea is an epic Elizabethan adventure which follows the first of Francis Drake’s great adventures in the Caribbean, but with one special difference – suppose a woman had by chance been there…
Mistress of the Sea is out in paperback now.
Buy the hardback here.
The Lost Duchess is another epic Elizabethan adventure with a thriller’s pace and a high tension love story that moves from the palaces of England to the savage wilderness of the New World.
The Lost Duchess will be released on 7 November 2013 with a mini-launch at Bromham Library, Bedford, and a main launch on 12 November at Goldsboro Books, Cecil Court, London, as well as a mini launch on 21 November at Winstone Books, Sherborne. Full details of these and other events along with blog tours and appearances can be found on the Events page.
The Lost Duchess is available for pre-order now.
Jenny Barden has had a love of history ever since an encounter in infancy with a suit of armour at Tamworth Castle. Training as an artist, followed by a career as a city solicitor, did little to help displace her early dream of becoming a knight. Impelled by a fascination with the Age of Discovery, she has travelled widely throughout the Americas, and much of the inspiration for her first two novels has come from retracing the steps of early adventurers in the New World.
Jenny has four children and now lives on a farm in Dorset with her long suffering husband and an ever increasing assortment of animals.