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Jane Ashford

Autore di The Bargain

50 opere 1,490 membri 80 recensioni 3 preferito

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Nota di disambiguazione:

(eng) Jane Nancy LeCompte writes romance novels as Jane Ashford and Jane LeCompte.

Serie

Opere di Jane Ashford

The Bargain (1997) 116 copie
Heir to the Duke (2016) 79 copie
The Marriage Wager (1996) 69 copie
Once Again a Bride (2013) 53 copie
Nothing Like a Duke (2017) 52 copie
Lord Sebastian's Secret (2017) 52 copie
A Radical Arrangement (1983) 51 copie
The Three Graces (1982) 46 copie
The Duke Knows Best (2017) 45 copie
Man of honour (1981) 44 copie
The Bride Insists (2014) 43 copie
The Headstrong Ward (1983) 42 copie
Brave New Earl (2018) 38 copie
Charmed and Dangerous (1998) 35 copie
Last Gentleman Standing (2017) 34 copie
A Lord Apart (2019) 32 copie
The Reluctant Rake (1987) 32 copie
The Marchington Scandal (1982) 32 copie
Bride to Be (1999) 30 copie
A Duke Too Far (2020) 30 copie
How to Cross a Marquess (2019) 30 copie
First Season (1984) 26 copie
Earl to the Rescue (2018) 25 copie
The Irresolute Rivals (1985) 23 copie
Meddlesome Miranda (1989) 20 copie
Bluestocking (1980) 19 copie
The Repentant Rebel (1984) 18 copie
Rivals of Fortune (1981) 17 copie
Gwendeline (1980) 16 copie
The Impetuous Heiress (1984) 16 copie
Moon passage (1989) 8 copie
Mirage (1986) 2 copie
La maladresse du comte (2024) 1 copia

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Informazioni generali

Nome legale
LeCompte, Nancy Jane
Altri nomi
LeCompte, Jane
Ashford, Jane
Data di nascita
1948-08-20
Sesso
female
Nazionalità
USA (birth)
Luogo di nascita
Eaton, Ohio, USA
Luogo di residenza
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Attività lavorative
romance novelist
Premi e riconoscimenti
RT Career Acheivement Award Nomination (twice)
Breve biografia
Nancy Jane LeCompte was born in 20 August 1948 in Eaton, Ohio, USA. She discovered Georgette Heyer in junior high school and was entranced by the glittering world and witty language of Regency England. That delight was part of what led her to study English literature and travel widely in Britain and Europe. She has lived in New York, Boston and LA, her writing life punctuated by breaks where the fates intervened and swept her off in different directions. Today, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Jane has written historical and contemporary romances as Jane Ashford and Jane LeCompte. Her books have been published in England, Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, and Latvia, as well as the U.S. She is a two-time nominee for a Career Achievement Award by Romantic Times Magazine. Away from romance writing for several years, she recently completed a new historical.
Nota di disambiguazione
Jane Nancy LeCompte writes romance novels as Jane Ashford and Jane LeCompte.

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I wasn’t sure how I felt about this book when I first finished reading it. Well, I KNEW, but I didn’t want to admit it to myself, I think. 😊 So, I decided to let it stew for a few days before writing my review so I could then look back and see what really stood out for me. My impression is still basically the same. I generally liked the story and I thought the mystery was a good one. What I didn’t like was Charlotte! She was often described as ‘prickly’ – I would amend that to ‘bit***’ as that is how she acted most of the time. I loved Charlotte’s brothers and I can certainly see them with books in the future, and I loved Laurence and was so happy to have met him.

Charlotte Deeping met her best friends when they went away to school and they’ve been the closest of friends since. They solved mysteries and enjoyed each other, but now, Charlotte is the only one who remains unmarried. She didn’t do well on the marriage mart because of her ‘prickly’ personality. Now, at home in the country, with none of her friends nearby, she’s a tad on the bored side. If she just had a mystery to solve or something to keep her occupied, she’d get through it all. It is hunting season, and her family is a renowned breeder of hunting horses, so maybe someone or something of interest will show up at the annual hunt.

Laurence Lindley, the Marquess of Glendarvon, is good friends with Charlotte’s brother, Stanley, who invited him to be a house guest for the annual hunt. Laurence hasn’t had a very happy life, but although he constantly thinks of what happened in terms of scandal, it really wasn’t. He was only four when his parents were gruesomely murdered. He never, ever, talks about it. It isn’t a secret, exactly, he just doesn’t wish to discuss it and doesn’t tell people about it. He is excited for the hunt since it is one of his favorite ways to pass the time – and he loves being able to gallop across the countryside on his excellent mount, Ranger. He even finds himself enjoying the ‘prickly, Miss Charlotte Deeping.

Charlotte learned about Laurence’s parents and she also learned from both him and her brother that it was a very private matter for him and he didn’t want to talk about it. However, Charlotte just couldn’t leave a good mystery alone no matter anyone else’s feelings about it. Then, to add another mystery, there was an odd finding at the estate of her good friend Cecelia and her husband the Duke of Tereford. When Laurence seems to recognize the find, Charlotte is off and running – and dragging all of them along with her – whether they wanted to come along or not.

I enjoyed the basic story and most of the characters. I didn’t care for Charlotte at all – I found her to be bit*** rather than prickly. She could have been a great character with a great romance, but she just didn’t cut it for me. I found her to not only be bit***, but she seemed to have no respect for, nor kind thoughts about any male. The book was filled with male-bashing and that just makes me want to put the book down. Yes, I know feminism is the theme of the day right now, but – does being for females actually mean being against males? Every female in this book had nothing but negative things to say about the males. It just made me really sad.

Can I recommend this book? Well – yes and no. If you don’t mind a prickly, male-bashing female lead who steps on everyone’s wishes and then acts as if she is the injured party, then yes, I do recommend it because the mystery and bones of the story are good. Otherwise, I can tell you that I enjoyed the bones of the story, I disliked Charlotte, and I would not read it a second time.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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BarbaraRogers | 1 altra recensione | Feb 21, 2023 |
A Gentleman Ought to Know
by Jane Ashford

A Regency Romance with the right blend of intrigue, mystery, action, and adventure which I definitely enjoyed.

Overall, it was a satisfying story with well-rounded characters who were easy to wish the best for.

While this was fourth book in the Duke's Estates series, don't worry. It can easily be read on it's own.


Thank-you to Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review.

#AGentlemanOughttoKnow #NetGalley
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SoBelJan | 1 altra recensione | Feb 20, 2023 |
 
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Marlobo | 1 altra recensione | Dec 24, 2022 |
Lord Randolph Gresham has come to town to find a wife. It should only take him one season. Verity Sinclair has managed to convince her family that she can have one season to find someone with whom she can have adventures, not a country vicar. But the two of them keep meeting and keep finding things in common.
Charming read.
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wyvernfriend | 1 altra recensione | Dec 22, 2022 |

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