"Jane Ashford's romances are bewitching, filled with delight, intrigue, and dynamic tension."—Romance Communications
She Couldn't Be More Alone
Widowhood has freed Charlotte Wylde from a demoralizing and miserable marriage. But when her husband's intriguing nephew and heir arrives to take over the estate, Charlotte discovers she's unsafe in her own home...
Alec Wylde was shocked by his uncle's untimely death, and even more shocked to encounter his uncle's beautiful young widow. Now clouds of suspicion are gathering, and charges of murder hover over Charlotte's head.
He Could Be Her Only Hope...or Her Next Victim
Readers and Reviewers are Charmed by Jane Ashford
"Charm, intrigue, humor, and just the right touch of danger."—RT Book Review
"A riveting, emotional romance that will garner a place of prominence on anyone's keeper shelf."—Rendezvous
"A scintillating Regency adventure filled with...dark and dangerous action."—Affaire de Coeur
Ashford (Bride to Be) delights with a smoothly told Regency-era double romance in which gentry and faithful servants alike find family, love, and belonging. Young Charlotte Wylde was abused and neglected by her husband, Henry. When he's murdered by footpads, Charlotte is surprised to be taken in as family by the busy household of Henry's kind nephew, Sir Alexander Wylde. Though Alec's young sisters only have friendship on their agenda, Alec's aunt and nephew are less forthright in their expectations about the relationship. Alec slowly realizes what a gem Charlotte is as she discovers her freedom. Meanwhile, Charlotte's maid, Lucy, catches the attention of sweet, sassy footman Ethan. This simple novel offers a near-perfect example of everything that makes this genre an escapist joy to read: unsought love triumphs despite difficult circumstances, unpleasantness is resolved and mysteries cleared, and good people get the happy lives they deserve.
Always a favored author
Like this author, I too started reading Georgette Heyer in middle school (when did it stop being jr. high?), when she was still alive.
I happily read anything Ms. Ashford wrote, in the madcap days of several publishers with Regency lines. I am glad that she is still writing AND getting published in print, so that I can read more new stories of hers.
Due to lack of space for bookshelves, I'm picking up old favorites as they come into eformat, and while I might buy further books from an author in paper, I have to let go of them and buy an electronic copy. While there are a number of advantages to eformat, I really still like physical books, but the storage issue gets in the way when you like so many authors of excellent yet profuse output, so off to a library the new books go, gently handled, ready to delight more readers...the first one's free, little girl/boy.
This was a fun read. Lots of different personalities. A mystery to solve. Not the usual ton story, either.
Several women transforming themselves and those around them--even an alley cat.
What will happen to the house Charlotte lived in with the despicable Henry Wylde? Notice that the will never said anything about the house itself not to be sold--just his precious collection.