An action-packed epic Elizabethan adventure with a thriller pace, a high tension love story, and the romance of the high seas
Emme Fifield has fallen about as far as a gentlewoman can.
Once a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth, her only hope of surviving the scandal that threatens to engulf her is to escape England for a fresh start in the New World, where nobody has ever heard of the Duchess of Somerset.
Emme joins Kit Doonan’s rag-tag band of idealists, desperados and misfits bound for Virginia. But such a trip will be far from easy and Emme finds her attraction to the mysterious Doonan inconvenient to say the least...
“Exciting, exotic and tantalising”
Lancashire Evening Post
“Barden expertly weaves intricate historical detail around her love story”
“A wonderfully complex story of intrigue, mystery, hardship and betrayal”
Historical Novel Review
“A cracking read!”
Hazel Gaynor, author of The Girl Who Came Home
“An excellent work of historical fiction”
Historical Fiction Obsession
Book Preview Review
“A beautiful story”
Gold Coast Libraries