Today Sourcebook is here to share some goodies and a guest post from Jane Ashford in celebration of her upcoming release, The Bride Insists. Grab a copy of coffee and some of the fresh scones I baked *shoves box from bakery under sofa and smiles*….
Jane Ashford has a BRAND NEW book coming out in March 2014
The Bride Insists
by Jane Ashford
Genre: Regency Historical Romance
March 4, 2014
Sparks fly in this sexy, fast-paced Regency romance by acclaimed, bestselling author Jane Ashford
When governess Clare Greenough learns she’s inherited a fortune, the good news comes with a catch: it will be held by her cousin until Clare can find a husband. To stave off ruin, Jamie Boleigh, the seventh Baron of Trehearth, agrees to marry Clare under the condition that she controls the money, a provision he hopes to overturn. Their passionate relationship becomes a battle of wills. When the cousin tricks Jamie into betraying his wife, he’ll have to prove the truth or lose her forever.
Doesn’t this sound like it will be fun..passions flying, arrangements, a scheming cousin..delicious!
Five Interesting Facts About the Regency Era
In honor of the recent rereleases of some of my backlist titles, as well as the coming March release of my brand new book, The Bride Insists, I thought it would be fun to share some interesting facts I’ve learned about the Regency Era… enjoy!
1. Lady Castlereagh, wife of England’s Foreign Secretary and haughty patroness of Almack’s, had a menagerie down at her country house. It included a bad-tempered tiger and an American mocking bird that would not sing. I’m using this interesting fact in the book I’m writing now.
2. Underdrawers were optional at that time. Nothing new about “going commando,” then. : )
3. Leeches were a popular treatment for many maladies. There were leech farms to meet the demand for millions of the little critters. If you inadvertently swallowed a leech, you had to drink a big glass of salt water right away.
4. Maintaining your own carriage in London was expensive. And only the very rich had the variety of vehicles we often hear about in a Regency romance – barouche, traveling carriage, high perch phaeton (think Porsche). Manure was pervasive, despite the best efforts of crossing sweepers.
5. What are those things that Regency ladies are offered to drink? The negus sipped at balls was essentially mulled wine – made with wine, hot water, lemon juice, sugar, and spices such as nutmeg. Ratafia was a cordial combining brandy, assorted fruit juices, and fruit kernels or almonds. Orgeat was made from pounded almonds and sometimes flavored with orange water. The restorative hartshorn and water was no longer made of hart’s (deer) horn by Regency times, but was ammonia infused with water, akin to smelling salts. I’ll just have the lemonade, please.
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Three of Jane Ashford’s beloved backlist titles are now back in print!
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