Jenny Judson & Danielle Mahfood At McGregor Square

Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Jenny Judson & Danielle Mahfood​​​​​​​ to celebrate their book The Last Season at our McGregor Square location. This reading, Q&A, and signing is free. Registration is not required.

McGregor Square also has a variety of local wine and beer readers can enjoy during the event.


Set in Victorian England, The Last Season is a story of social upheaval, changing fortunes, and an unlikely romance that develops between a well-to-do heiress and a stable boy.

When they meet as adolescents at Drayton Manor, the well-to-do Cassandra Drayton and the manor's stable boy, Crispin St. John, seem destined for very different futures. Yet, the two strike up a secret and forbidden friendship. Once discovered, they are forced apart, with Cassandra staying locked in her father's world and Crispin traveling to India to make his own way.

Years later, when Cassandra's high-society London lifestyle is shattered by her father's spectacular fall from grace, she is surprised to reunite with her childhood friend, no longer a penniless boy but an enterprising young man who has risen through the ranks of the Indian cotton trade. As they navigate changing circumstances, fickle friendships, and social upheaval, Cassandra and Crispin find that the bond they developed as children is a lasting one.


Jenny Judson and Danielle Mahfood, who met in high school, share 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, which is inspired both by the Victorian period and the financial crisis of 2008.

The Last Season By Jenny Judson, Danielle Mahfood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781952816635
Published: TouchPoint Press - October 19th, 2021

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Location: McGregor Square