Books by Jennifer Ashley

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Murder in the East End

I love historical mysteries with a good romance thrown in. That’s why I picked up Murder in the East End to review. But I made a critical error - the historical mysteries that I love are series mysteries that build on the story and add some new information to the character development with each bo ...

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Scandal Above Stairs

Scandal Above Stairs, the second book in Jennifer Ashley’s series of historical mysteries featuring the no-nonsense cook, Kat Ashley, takes place a few months after the events of book one, Death Below Stairs, and sees our intrepid heroine once again embroiled in the search for a killer, aided by h ...

B-
Midnight Wolf

Apparently I’m late to the party, because Midnight Wolf, the first in the Shifter’s Unbound series that I’ve read is actually number eleven chronologically (not including novellas). Oops? While it definitely seems like paranormals have faded into the general romance backdrop, there are still s ...

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Death Below Stairs

Jennifer Ashley is the author of a number of very popular historical romances about the various members of the MacKenzie family as well as of the Captain Lacey series of historical mysteries, which she publishes as Ashley Gardner.  I confess that I haven’t read any of the Captain’s regency-set ...

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The Mad, Bad Duke

The Mad, Bad Duke has a little more of the paranormal elements that Ms. Ashley is known for but these prototype Shifters are more feral and tribal than they are a subsect of a progressive kingdom.  The intriguing part of the story is how it recasts the former villain into a romantic hero by shatter ...

C
Penelope and Prince Charming

I’ll admit that I bought this and another in the series because I was really in the mood for a fantasy and Jennifer Ashley has been promoting the re-release of her Nvengaria series as being chock-full of magic and romance.  She’s a go-to author for me so I figured they would be a hit.  Unfort ...

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The Stolen Mackenzie Bride

Jennifer Ashley first made it onto my radar with her book The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, which remains one of my favorite stories to this day. Since then I’ve read more of her work and found it all to be fairly enjoyable, if not quite up to the level of Lord Ian’s book. The Stolen Mackenzie ...

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The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie

The general problem with The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie is that nothing goes quite far enough. There are no wicked deeds. The worlds of the hero and heroine - engineering and spiritualism, respectively - aren’t detailed or thoughtful enough. The characterizations are full of unrealized poten ...

C
The Seduction of Elliot McBride

I, like many readers, was entranced by the first book in Ms. Ashley's the Mackenziesseries, The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie. Ms. Ashley's latest entry into the series, The Seduction of Elliot McBride, is nowhere as strong as the first. That said, it's not as weak as The Many Sins of Lord Cameron a ...

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Mate Claimed

Though I like Historical romance, generally paranormal is my preference. Since I liked what I saw Jennifer Ashley do with historical romance in the Highland Pleasures series, I figured I would see what she could do with paranormal. What I discovered is that sometimes an author’s voice really work ...