Mistress Firebrand (Renegades of the American Revolution #3) (Paperback)
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…
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About the Author
Graduating from Yale with a degree in Classics and Art History, Donna Thorland managed architecture and interpretation at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, for several years. She then earned an MFA in film production from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. She has been a Disney/ABC Television Writing Fellow and a WGA Writer’s Access Project Honoree, has written for the TV shows Cupid and Tron: Uprising, and is a writer on the WGN drama Salem. The director of several award-winning short films, her most recent project aired on WNET Channel 13. Her fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. She is the author of the Renegades of the American Revolution series, including The Turncoat, The Rebel Pirate, Mistress Firebrand, and The Dutch Girl.
Praise for Mistress Firebrand
“Held me spellbound…I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it!”—Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author of Beyond the Sunrise and Longing
“Thorland’s most amusing, clever, adventurous and thought-provoking novel yet…Vivid descriptions, fascinating historical events and dynamic characters alongside a powerful love story.”—RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars
"Donna Thorland is an author I adore, and I loved Mistress Firebrand every bit as much as her first two books, The Turncoat and The Rebel Pirate…Stunning, sensual stories you cannot put down."—Jennifer McQuiston, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of What Happens in Scotland
Praise for The Rebel Pirate
“Fast-paced, soundly researched historical intrigue…a compelling read.”—New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter
“A richly romantic adventure that’s hard to put down.”—New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley