Mistress Firebrand

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Mistress Firebrand

British Occupied Manhattan, 1777. With her witty comedies, American actress Jennifer Leighton has been packing the John Street Theater, but she longs to escape the provincial circuit for the glamour of the London stage. When the playwright General John Burgoyne visits the city, fresh from a recent success in the capitol, she seizes the opportunity to court his patronage. But her plan is foiled by British intelligence officer Severin Devere. Severin’s mission is to keep the pleasure-loving general focused on the war effort…and away from pretty young actresses. But the tables are turned when Severin himself can’t resist Jennifer Leighton… Months later, Jenny has abandoned her dreams of stage glory and begun writing seditious plays for the Rebels under the pen name “Cornelia,” ridiculing “Gentleman Johnny” Burgoyne and his army—and undermining the crown’s campaign to take Albany. By the time Severin meets up with Jenny once again, she is on a British hanging list, and Severin is ordered to find her—and deliver her to certain death. Soon, the two are launched on a desperate journey through the wilderness, toward a future shaped by the revolution—and their passion for each other… READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

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Mistress Firebrand
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Donna Thorland
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-03 - Publisher: Penguin

British Occupied Manhattan, 1777. With her witty comedies, American actress Jennifer Leighton has been packing the John Street Theater, but she longs to escape the provincial circuit for the glamour of the London stage. When the playwright General John Burgoyne visits the city, fresh from a recent success in the
Malice in Manatas
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Roberta Rogow
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-29 - Publisher: Zumaya Otherworlds

A dead boy, a cougar, and peanuts… There's no time for celebrating the holidays when a young messenger boy's corpse is discovered just outside Manatas. Snake had ambitions of bettering himself, but as Halvar, Selim, and the Town Guard seek for the lad's killer, they discover signs of a plot
The Dutch Girl
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Donna Thorland
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-01 - Publisher: Penguin

The acclaimed author of Mistress Firebrand and The Turncoat continues “her own revolution in American historical romance”* with another smart, sexy, swashbuckling novel set during the American Revolution. Manhattan and the Hudson River Valley, 1778. The British control Manhattan, the Rebels hold West Point, and the Dutch patroons reign in
The Maiden's Hand
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Susan Wiggs
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-13 - Publisher: MIRA

Roguishly handsome Oliver de Lacey has always lived lustily: wine, weapons and women are his bywords. Even salvation from the noose by a shadowy society provides no epiphany to mend his debauched ways. Mistress Lark's sole passion is her secret work with a group of Protestant dissidents thwarting the queen's
Firebrand's Lady
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Jim Wilson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-15 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A stunning historical romance debut set in medieval England in the height of the Norman Conquest. An illegitimate peasant maiden is determined to play out the deception—and use her position to spy for the Saxon resistance—after she is mistaken for a noblewoman by a conquering Norman knight.