Author Jenny Barden has a new novel which is now available for pre-order in the UK, Mistress of the Sea, in Hardcover. It will be released on 30 August 2012 and will be available in the US in Kindle format on the same day.
An epic, romantic swashbuckling Elizabethan adventure set at the time of Drake, pirates and privateers
Plymouth 1570; Ellyn Cooksley fears for her elderly father’s health when he declares his intention to sail with Drake on an expedition he has been backing. Already yearning for escape from the loveless marriage planned for her, Ellyn boards the expedition ship as a stowaway.
Also aboard the Swan is Will Doonan, Ellyn’s charming but socially inferior neighbour. Will has courted Ellyn playfully without any real hope of winning her, but when she is discovered aboard ship, dressed in the garb of a cabin boy, he is furious.