The Lost Duchess (520x800)To celebrate the upcoming launch of The Lost Duchess, and this blog as a recently added feature of my revamped website, I’ll be giving away a signed first edition copy of the Duchess to a winner chosen at random from amongst those who leave a comment here. If you’d like to have a chance of winning a copy, post paid anywhere in the world, then please leave a comment on this post before 11.00pm on Thursday 7 November. The winner will be announced here on Monday 11 November and notified by email. Now for a little more about the new book, read on…

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 America 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 voyage will be far from easy and Emme finds her attraction to the mysterious Doonan inconvenient to say the least.

As for Kit, the handsome mariner has spent years imprisoned by the Spanish, and living as an outlaw with a band of escaped slaves; he has his own inner demons to confront, and his own dark secrets to keep…

The Lost Duchess is an epic Elizabethan adventure with a thriller pace and a high tension love story that moves from the palaces of England to the savage wilderness of the New World.

Ever since Sir Walter Raleigh’s settlement in Virginia was abandoned in 1587 its fate has remained a mystery; The Lost Duchess explores what might have happened to the ill-starred ‘Lost Colony’ of Roanoke.


I wonder who the winner will be!…



  1. 10-31-2013

    Great promo – love to win a signed book.

  2. 10-31-2013

    Congratulations Jenny on the upcoming release of The Lost Duchess. Wishing you every success. Sounds like a great read and gorgeous cover.

  3. 10-31-2013

    Thank you, Julie and Marsha – So glad you like the look of the Duchess – She’s delighted!

  4. 10-31-2013

    Sounds like an intriguing premise. Would love to read it!

  5. 10-31-2013

    Good to hear, Aimie!

  6. 10-31-2013

    Your Website is very attractive. As I always on the prowl for new Historical Fiction, I would love a copy of you upcoming novel.

  7. 10-31-2013

    Ooh! Please add me to the drawing list. Congratulations on the publication of your latest novel!

  8. 10-31-2013

    Hi Jenny, good luck with this – Roanoke has always fascinated me, so would love to win!

  9. 10-31-2013

    Love the cover! Looking forward to reading about your take on the lost colony. I have added your book for my wishlist! Is there a way to sign up to get email updates from you and your new website?

  10. 10-31-2013

    Thank you so much for your kind comments, Julianne, Margaret, and Terry. You raise a good question, Terry, and I’ve passed it onto my webmaster, Charlie Farrow. I’m hopeful that there will be a way to keep those who are interested updated. (In the meantime, please do keep an eye on this site and on my FB and twitter posts – thank you again.)

  11. 10-31-2013

    Oooh, love the sound of this one! I’m not always a fan of Elizabethan court novels but I adore novels of emigration and early US history — such fun! Thanks for the giveaway! (I tweeted about it as well!)

    • 10-31-2013

      Really good of you to tweet about the giveaway – thanks for that, Audra! I’m delighted that you like the sound of ‘The Lost Duchess’

  12. 10-31-2013

    By the way, I’ve hidden email addresses from public view here since WordPress keeps a record of those commenting and I’m sure this is what you all would want. Once the winner is selected at random, I’ll be able to get in touch…

  13. 11-1-2013

    This book sounds wonderful- hopefully I will win a copy because I can’t find it on Barnes N Nobles- Nook reader!

    • 11-1-2013

      Thanks for your enthusiasm, Kara, and I’m really sorry you can’t get hold of ‘The Lost Duchess’ for your Nook. The book won’t be published in the US at first, hence the problem, and the frustration of many US readers (not to mention my own!). I’m hopeful that this difficulty will be resolved in the not too distant future…

      • 11-2-2013

        Thank you for replying! That clears up the mystery! Do you have a US publication date?

        • 11-2-2013

          Not yet, Kara, but my team is working on that! Afraid it won’t be for a little while whatever happens…

  14. 11-1-2013

    I’d love to win a copy!

  15. 11-1-2013

    The cover gods were with you. Just lovely. Makes a reader want to read the book and find out what happened in Virginia. Good luck on the book, Jenny. I am certain it will do well.

    • 11-1-2013

      Thank you for that, Monica. I know I’ve been blessed with the most gorgeous jacket front and back. Indeed the whole book is a delight as an item – never mind the writing! From the map inside to the typeset it really is lovely to look at!

  16. 11-1-2013

    This looks exactly the type of book I love – my shelves are filled with historical fiction and looking for a new author in the genre!

  17. 11-2-2013

    This sounds fascinating! Can’t wait to read it!

  18. 11-2-2013

    Thanks, Laura!

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