The Dutch Girl
Renegades of the American Revolution #4
March 1, 2016
Available in: Trade Size
The acclaimed author of Mistress Firebrand and
The Turncoat continues “her own revolution in
American historical romance”* with another smart,
sexy, swashbuckling novel set during the American
Manhattan and the Hudson River Valley, 1778.
The British control Manhattan, the Rebels hold West Point,
and the Dutch patroons reign in feudal splendor over their
vast Hudson River Valley estates. But the roads are ruled by
highwaymen. Gerrit Van Haren, the dispossessed heir of
Harenwyck, is determined to reclaim his inheritance from his
decadent brother, Andries, even if that means turning outlaw
and joining forces with the invading British. Until, that
is, he waylays the carriage of beautiful young finishing
school teacher Anna Winters…
Anna is a committed Rebel with a secret past and a dangerous
mission to secure the Hudson Highlands for the Americans.
Years ago, she was Annatje, the daughter of a tenant farmer
who led an uprising against the corrupt landlords and paid
with his life. Since then, Anna has vowed to see the patroon
system swept aside along with British rule. But at Harenwyck
she discovers that politics and virtue do not always align
as she expects…and she must choose between two men
with a shared past and conflicting visions of the future.
READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
Graduating from Yale with a degree in Classics and Art History, Donna managed architecture and interpretation at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem for several years. She then earned an MFA in film production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She has been a Disney/ABC Television Writing Fellow and a WGA Writer’s Access Project Honoree, and has written for the TV shows Cupid and Tron: Uprising. The director of several award-winning short films, her most recent project aired on WNET Channel 13 in New York. Her fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Albedo One. She is married with one cat and divides her time between Los Angeles and Salem.