The Last Season is a collaboration between Jenny Judson and Danielle Mahfood, who
met in high school and shared a mutual love of historical fiction and romance novels.
Instead of passing notes in class, Jenny and Danielle would write short excerpts from
imaginary novels that featured themselves and their classmates as characters caught up
in tales of romance and adventure. Many years later, after cheering for opposite teams at
Harvard-Yale games, they came together in New York City to begin writing The Last Season
after being inspired both by the Victorian period and the financial crisis of 2008.
A Zibby Owens for Katie Couric’s Katie’s Picks Fall Must Read
“Old school historical romance is not typically my genre, but this sweeping, expertly-written narrative by two friends from St. Paul’s boarding school who split ways to go to Harvard and Yale is like a smart dose of Downton Abbey. Set in Victorian England, this story about a wealthy young woman and the stable boy at her “manor” as their fortunes rise and fall over the years has all the saucy ingredients for an epic escapist read.” —Zibby Owens for Katie Couric’s Katie’s Picks
Releasing October 19, 2021