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Jennifer Robson is a historical fiction author responsible for the Great War series. The bestseller attended St. Anthony’s College (University of Oxford), from where she acquired her British economic and social history doctorate.
Order of The Great War Series
|1||Somewhere in France||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||After the War is Over||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||Moonlight over Paris||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Jennifer Robson Standalone Novels
|1||Goodnight From London||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||The Gown||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||Our Darkest Night||2021||Description / Buy|
|4||The Coronation Year||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Jennifer Robson Short Stories/Novellas
|1||All For the Love of You (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
Jennifer Robson Anthologies
|1||Fall of Poppies||2016||Description / Buy|
Robson was an editor and copywriter when the concept for the Great War came to her. The idea took shape gradually. At the time, Robson had two children to care for: a two-year-old and a new baby.
Her mother was a judge who died when the author was 21. Robson was very proud of her, which is why she decided to abandon her day job. Firstly, she did not enjoy the work. It did not interest her in the least.
Secondly, the author wanted to pursue a career that could incite pride in her children. But she was hesitant to write fiction. Even though she had spent her life dreaming about a career in publishing, the fear of failure prevented Robson from acting on her desires.
J.K. Rowling changed everything. She saw a documentary that charted Rowling’s publishing journey, which began when she was a single mother on social assistance. The story was so inspirational that Robson went out, bought a notebook, and started penning her ideas.
She was still afraid of failure. However, she couldn’t abandon her publishing goals without, at the very least, making a concerted effort to write and publish her first novel.
Fitting ‘Somewhere in France,’ her debut novel, into her schedule was easier said than done. Her children kept her busy. Fortunately, the author was writing for herself, which meant that she could take as much time as she wanted. She did not have any deadlines to beat.
Her only objective during those early days was to finish her manuscript. She kept the project to herself because she was still scared of failure. The author did not believe that she could write a book to completion.
And yet, despite the doubts that plagued her, Robson succeeded. She finished the book in 2009 and submitted it to literary agents. Initially, every agent she approached rejected her.
Her lucky break came in 2011 when ‘Downton Abbey’ became a hit. The demand for stories set in a similar period grew. Finally, an agent reached out to Robson, giving her the push she needed to make her mark in the industry.
The books she wrote in the years that followed were somewhat challenging because she had deadlines. However, Robson is disciplined. She takes her job as an author seriously, which is why her home is so messy.
She has a lot of balls to juggle as a wife, mother, and writer. Robson starts writing by 9 AM, after walking her children to school.
She works until midday. Then she takes a break, during which she walks the dog. After a snack, she writes until 3 PM. Eventually, she has to pick up her kids from school. At that point, she cannot return to her manuscript until the children fall asleep.
Best Jennifer Robson Books
The author’s father is Stuart Robson, an acclaimed historian. She worked at the Canadian National War Memorial (Vimy Ridge) as a guide. Robson’s best books include:
The Crown: Miriam and Ann had to live through the desperate years that followed the war. The embroiderers worked at a fashion house in 1947, and it did not take them long to strike up a friendship. The last thing they expected was to receive the incredible honor of making the dress Princess Elizabeth would wear on her wedding day.
Decades later, in 2016, Heather Mackenzie is trying to determine the origins of a set of embroidered flowers.
Our Darkest Night: Nico and Antonina wanted everyone to believe that their marriage was authentic. They did not have a choice in the matter. Nico had set his sights on the priesthood. But then the Nazis came along and turned his world upside down.
Antonina dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a doctor. But she couldn’t stay in Venice, not when Nazi Germany had invaded her homeland.
Her only option was to flee to the countryside. But life as Nico’s bride was far from easy. She was a soft, educated woman and their neighbors were wary of her. Even more disturbing was the local Nazi official that hated Nico.
When Does The Next Jennifer Robson book come out?
Jennifer Robson doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Coronation Year and was released on April, 4th 2023.