First Lady of Jamestown

Based on the true life story of Anne Burras, First Lady of Jamestown shares the excitement, sorrow, and grit of 17th Century Jamestown. When tragedy strikes, young Anne is left as the lone woman among hundreds of men in the fledgling Virginia colony, forced to forge a new life for herself despite the confines of her culture and gender. From heartache to love, and from tragic loss to heroic survival in the harshest of conditions, Anne’s determination and fortitude through her life’s challenges inspires all who learn of her story. Readers have described First Lady of Jamestown as a riveting tale of early American settlement that is engaging, heart wrenching, and heartwarming. Discover Anne’s life for yourself and witness the extraordinary capacity of an ordinary person who endured it all and became the first Englishwoman to survive the New World.

Meet Tracy Smith

“Tracy Smith is a debut author and historian at heart. She loves learning about different cultures and places. She has a Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education from Western Governors University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brigham Young University-Hawaii. She has spent several years teaching inside the classroom and online. Tracy loves stories of ordinary people who face extraordinary circumstances and rise to the occasion. She, her husband, and three children live in Northern Utah with their two dogs and thirteen chickens. Her favorite pastimes include spending time with her family and friends, traveling, kayaking, reading, board games, relaxing near the water at a lake or a beach, and playing the guitar. Tracy’s goal in writing historical fiction is to teach young readers to understand and appreciate history and the influence it has on us today. “