“Gripping… the reader is one with this devoted wife”
Alison Alexander, historian and author of The Ambitions of Jane Franklin: Victorian Lady Adventurer:
My dearest love,
Where are you now?
Spring, 1847, and Lady Franklin is back in London expecting to greet her hero husband, polar explorer Sir John Franklin, upon his triumphant return from the Northwest Passage. As weeks turn to months, she develops an unconventional friendship with Russell Square's gardener even as she reluctantly grows into her public role as Franklin's steadfast wife, the "Penelope of England.” In this novel that imagines a rich interior life of one of Victorian England's most intriguing women, the boundaries of friendship, propriety, and love are sure to collide.