HarperFiction has signed a further two-book deal with historical fiction author Joanna Hickson.
Senior commissioning editor Kate Bradley acquired world rights in the titles in a deal with Jenny Brown at Jenny Brown Associates.
Hickson is the author of The Agincourt Bride and two subsequent novels, The Tudor Bride and Red Rose White Rose.
Her next book will be published in autumn 2016 and will focus on the early Tudor period, telling the story of Jasper Tudor and his attempts to put Henry VII on the throne.
Bradley said: "Joanna is adept at telling big stories through ordinary people; her characters, whether lowly or high born are deeply human and this is one of the reasons why Joanna has made such a strong impact in the genre."