Mistress Firebrand: Renegades of the American Revolution (Renegades of Revolution)
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... show more
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 armyand 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 herand deliver her to certain death. Soon, the two are launched on a desperate journey through the wilderness, toward a future shaped by the revolutionand their passion for each other
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Publish date: 2015-03-03
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
This book and series is amazing if you're looking for high quality and quantity of historical facts and feel in your romance. This time period, 1776/American Revolutionary War, is sadly ignored right now, so it makes this series extra special. The romance gets pushed to the side in favor of poli...
I've long wanted to read Donna Thorland as I love Revolutionary-era historical fiction and have seen rave reviews for her books. Happily, I wasn't disappointed with this read, which was atmospheric, detailed, and vividly done. Set in 1777, Mistress Firebrand features a young American playwright, Je...
American revolution is an era that I haven’t read much – if anything, so this was all new and fascinating for me. I liked Jenny who was a strong woman who was determined to be successful in her own right. In a time when actress was pretty much synonym for a whore it wasn’t easy to be taken serio...
Another excellent historical in the "Renegades of the American Revolution" series. Thorland brings the founding of the American nation to life with detail and attention to setting, and characters who are complex and prepared to risk all for freedom, honor and love.What I especially enjoyed about Mis...