Books by Jane Ashford

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The Duke Who Loved Me

The Duke Who Loved Me treads familiar ground for fans of Jane Ashford, though it has excellent momentum and is hopefully the beginning of another great series. James Cantrell has inherited a dukedom, only to discover a mess. His great-uncle, the late duke, had some kind of madness and left his ho ...

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Earl's Well That Ends Well

Earl’s Well That Ends Well is a second-chance romance about a nobleman falling in love again after a decade of being a widower, and the mysterious woman who catches his eye. While the characters are well-written and the pace of the story works, the resolution and romance leave something to be desi ...

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A Lord Apart

I slogged through Jane Ashford’s A Lord Apart by promising myself I could do whatever I wanted when the book was over. Then I remembered it had to be reviewed, so I’m holding off on eating lunch until that’s done. This wasn’t even a bad book, just a stupefyingly dull one. Daniel Frith, Vi ...

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Brave New Earl

In Brave New Earl, the kick off to a new series, Jane Ashford introduces us to Benjamin Romilly, the Earl of Furness, and Miss Jean Saunders. Benjamin is a widower who has reacted to his wife’s death by cutting himself off entirely from others - definitely emotionally and very nearly physically. T ...

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The Duke Knows Best

Jane Ashford adds a middling chapter to her Duke’s Sons series with The Duke Knows Best, the story of a  lordling vicar and the improper young lady who falls in love with him. Often called the handsomest of the Duke of Langford’s six sons, Lord Randolph Gresham is between parishes taking a h ...

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Last Gentleman Standing

Originally titled Bluestocking, Jane Ashford's Last Gentleman Standing has been unavailable to readers for over twenty-five years, but it's coming back into print in early September. Since I'm a fan of British historicals, I was eager to give it a try. Unfortunately, it was not an enjoyable experien ...

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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 co ...

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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 ...