Sara Medberg’s SILK SISTERS historical romance series pre-empted in Denmark!

SILK SISTERS historical romance series pre-empted in Denmark by Bridgerton publisher People’s Press!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the Danish rights for three first titles in Sara Medberg’s historical Romance series SILK SISTERS have now been pre-empted by People’s Press!
The deal was closed by Toomas Aasmäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.People’s Press are the fourth biggest publishing house in Denmark, also the Danish publishers for Julia Quinn (Bridgerton series), and they are really excited about Sara Medberg and the SILK SISTERS series:

We are eager to share our enthusiasm for Sara Medberg’s outstanding series with the Danish readers! With complexly fascinating women, glamour, intrigues and historical accuracy, Sara Medberg has written a series that will enchant fans of Bridgerton and historical romance.
– Ariane Veiergang, Acquiring Editor, People’s Press, Denmark

People’s Press acquired three first titles in the series –  #1 CHARLOTTA, #2 ARABELLA and #3 ARAMINTA. Swedish rights for the 2 first titles in the series have been acquired by Norstedts and Estonian rights to the first title have been sold to Varrak.

Download the English samples and synopses for the series here.

Sara Medberg’s series consists of six books, which are also standalones. In each book the main heroine reads one of Jane Austen’s novels. The novels’ events take place in 19th century, and the genre is regency romance

The book series takes us to an era where the European aristocracy travelled and mingled. The young offspring of the high class sought out adventures and new fashions on their grand tours in the courts of Europe. Love, danger, royal ties, intrigue, and passion intermingle in this captivating and buoyant series.

by Sara Medberg

I: CHARLOTTA: Jane Austen’s newly published ‘Pride and Prejudice’ alters the way Charlotta sees her role as a woman. But the book’s ideas of modern love, marriage and early feminism are put to the test as the bitter war-torn baron Ridderlöw becomes romantically interested in Charlotta. Can an ordinary lady’s maid have it all: a meaningful life and the man of her dreams?

II:  ARABELLA: a story about the mistress of Blackthorn Castle, Arabella Öhrnmarck. She becomes widowed after an unhappy marriage and travels home to Stockholm to be near the Royal Court. But something strange is going on. Mystical incidents and threatening situations occur non-stop. It seems that somebody is out to silence her. But what is the secret they are searching? Then a fascinating English duke starts to court Arabella…

From Swedish Midsummer to beautiful Jylland in Denmark! Araminta Solina’s brother is arrested and accused of high treason. A desperate fight to free him ensues. A mystical baron offers his help. Can they save him?
Rights sold: FINLAND: Otava (orig.) DENMARK: People’s PressIV: NO ORDINARY DEBUTANTE (working title)
When mademoiselle Elize Cavalier wakes up in an unknown man’s bed after her debutante ball at the Royal Castle in Copenhagen she knows she’s in trouble. Blacksmith Elias Jensen is  as surprised but because of other reasons. A scandal is a fact!V: THE UNRULY BARONESS (working title)
Baroness Morgenstierne has decided not to let conventions run her life! She arranges a contest for her hand to find a husband. But when admirers besiege the baroness things get more complicated than she had thought and there’s an unforeseen turn of events…

VI: THE KING’S BELOVED (working title)
Oslo, Norway, anno 1817. Crown prince Carl Johan of Sweden appears at palace maid Mariette’s cottage. A diary has been found, secrets come to light, Mariette is transferred to Stockholm court. But will she always only be a rich man’s mistress?


Rights sold for the series:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

DENMARK: People’s Press
SWEDEN: Norstedts

Otava, 2020 (orig.)
300 pp.

Otava, 2021 (orig.)
250 pp.

Otava, Spring 2023 (orig.)

About author

Sara Medberg

Sara Medberg is a historian currently writing her doctoral dissertation about the education of highborn girls in the 18th century. The ideas for her novels come from her research. In her thesis she studies young womens' conduct manuals in Sweden in the 18th century from the perspective of the modernising ideals for women and the upbringing of girls.

Sara has received academic scholarships from the Swedish Cultural Foundation, Waldemar von Frenckell's Foundation and the Swedish Literature Society. Including others, her literary work is sponsored by the Finnish Author Association and Otava's Book Foundation.

Medberg enjoys costume dramas, fashion from the past, castles, mansions, shopping and running. In Finland, her novels have already sold over 43,500 copies.


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Sara Medberg

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Sara Medberg

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Sara Medberg