Regency Rules Are Made to Be Broken
There’s no question that Regency romances dominate the historical romance space. Oftentimes the heroes of these stories are titled nobility. Never one to conform to the norm, historical romance authors Grace Burrowes and Jane Ashford are here to share how they break the mold with their heroes in their latest titles, Tremaine’s True Love and Married to a Perfect Stranger.
Grace Burrowes, author of Tremaine’s True Love: “Tremaine St. Michael is a former shepherd boy with a head for figures and a talent for relentless hard work. The only title he claims (when it’s convenient) is French, while his accent is Scottish. He genuinely respects sheep because they stick together when threatened, and they ask little except a fence to keep out trouble and some decent pasture. He has no time for dukes or rakes unless they own sheep he’d like to buy. As it happens, Lady Nita’s brother has just such a herd, with the softest, most lovely wool. Tremaine is all business, all the time, and to blazes with anybody who has a problem with that.”
Jane Ashford, author of Married to a Perfect Stranger: “John Bexley comes from the country gentry, not the nobility. He’s not a man of leisure. He has a job, at the Foreign Office, and he’s striving to be a success. His circumstances are comfortable, but he isn’t rich. There are no wildly expensive high perch Phaetons or coats from Weston in his life. He’s much more interested in the future of Britain’s relationship with China. He also struggles with self-doubt because of the way his family has always treated him.”
Title: Tremaine’s True Love
Author: Grace Burrowes
He’s had everything he could ever want…until now
Wealthy wool magnate Tremaine St. Michael is half French, half Scottish, and all business. He prowls the world in search of more profits, rarely settling in one place for long. When he meets practical, reserved Lady Nita Haddonfield, he sees an opportunity to mix business with pleasure by making the lady his own.
Nita Haddonfield has a meaningful life tending to others, though nobody is dedicated to caring for Nita. She insists the limitations of marriage aren’t for her, then Tremaine St. Michael arrives—protective, passionate, and very, very determined to win Nita’s heart.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes has written over thirty-five books and has won numerous awards including a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award. Grace is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.
Title: Married to a Perfect Stranger
Author: Jane Ashford
Time and distance have changed them both…
Quiet and obliging, Mary Fleming and John Bexley marry to please their families and John immediately leaves on a two-year diplomatic mission. Now John is back, and everything they thought they knew about each other was wrong…
It’s disconcerting, irritating—and somehow all very exciting…
Jane Ashford discovered Georgette Heyer in junior high school and was captivated by the glittering world and witty language of Regency England. Her romances have been published all over the world. Jane has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by RT Book Reviews. She lives in Los Angeles, California.