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Jeanne de Clisson is out for revenge.
At forty-two, her perfect life—a loving husband, three boisterous kids, and two castles in the French countryside—shatters when Phillip VI, the King of France, arrests and beheads her husband for treachery.
There’s no evidence and no trial—only the execution.
The nobles are shocked. The paranoid king is relieved. And Jeanne…
Jeanne wants the king’s head on a pike.
To get justice, she’ll sell her castles, learn to captain a pirate fleet, and risk everything—including her life and the only family she has left.
Based on the true story of notorious female pirate Jeanne de Clisson, BURN IT TO THE GROUND is a 90,000-word historical thriller set in the 1300s in France and England. It’s a revenge tale a la COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO with a lady lead, a more diverse cast, and a commercial style and may appeal to fans of REJECTED PRINCESSES and AND I DARKEN.
I’m a copywriter and travel writer with 15 years experience. Previous publication credits include Get Lost Magazine, International Living, Huffington Post, Fodor’s guidebooks, and an essay in TINY BUDDHA’S 365 TINY LOVE CHALLENGES, published by Harper Collins.
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