Books by Jane Ashford

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Nothing Like a Duke

Nothing Like a Duke has an old-fashioned feel to it, and for those who enjoy the rhythms of quiet romances, there could be a lot to like here as we follow Robert and Flora on their journey from academic foils to committed spouses enjoying a happily ever after. However, I do not count myself among th ...

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Lord Sebastian's Secret

Another of the Gresham boys meets his bride in the third volume of Jane Ashford’s series, The Duke’s Sons - Lord Sebastian’s Secret. When we first meet Lord Sebastian Gresham, he’s riding his horse, Whitefoot, to Stane Castle to meet his betrothed, Georgina.  Sebastian, a horse lover by ...

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Heir to the Duke

The blurb for Heir to the Duke sounded promising; the story of a young couple entering on an arranged marriage and adjusting to a life together, he needing to liven up a bit, and his new wife being just the young woman to help him to do it. But when I read an historical romance, I do expect it to c ...

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Married to a Perfect Stranger

Married to a Perfect Stranger is the rather sweet and enjoyable story of a young couple who are separated just a month after their marriage, because the husband - who works at the Foreign Office – is sent to China as part of a diplomatic delegation. When John Bexley returns to England almost two ...

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The Bride Insists

Sometimes, when I read a book for review, I am pleasantly surprised to find a story with more than I expected. That happened to a degree with The Bride Insists. Were it not for a slightly jarring second half, I would likely give this book a strong recommendation but as it is, the book is still enjoy ...

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Once Again a Bride

All in all, I’m not sure what the author was trying to accomplish. But I’m not impressed. At all.         There’s a maid, a mistress, and a murder, not necessarily in that order, but definitely in that order of descending interest. The maid is one Lucy Bowman, who has been wit ...

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Bride To Be

Jane Ashford is somewhat known for her unusual characters, and the hero and heroine of her newest book, Bride to Be, are no exception. Actually, all of the secondary characters are also unusually vivid and interesting; they help make the book an entertaining read. The book has a few problems here an ...

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The Bargain

Jane Ashford has lived up to, indeed surpassed, the promise she showed in her first historical, The Marriage Wager, with her second historical, The Bargain. If, as I do, you love historicals set in the regency era, filled with great wit, funny family relations, and a beta hero to die for, you will s ...

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The Marriage Wager

I think you're really going to enjoy The Marriage Wager. It is one of the finest marriage of convenience stories I've read, and features, as do many historicals these days, a widowed and adult heroine as opposed to a nubile teenager. This is the Regency-era historical of Lady Emma Tarrant, whose di ...