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Giveaway Interview THE BRIDE INSISTS by JANE ASHFORD @SourcebooksCasa


She Thinks She's Bought a Compliant Husband
Although Clare Greenough has inherited an unexpected fortune, her money is in the hands of a trustee until she marries—everyone knows a woman is incapable of managing funds. What she needs is an easygoing husband, right away...

They're Both in for a Shock
She makes a deal with impetuous young James Boleigh, seventh Baron Trehearth: they will marry, Clare will get control of her money, and Jamie will get the funds he desperately needs to restore his lands. To stave off ruin, Jamie agrees, believing Clare will soon become a proper, submissive wife. But to expect a serene, passionless marriage was only their first mistake...

Praise for The Bride Insists
“Perfectly delightful Regency romance... Remarkably executed.” —Publishers Weekly

“Ashford captures the reader’s interest with her keen knowledge of the era and her deft writing. … a charming plot and just the right amount of sensuality.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“…a marvelously engaging marriage of convenience tale, and Ashford's richly nuanced,
realistically complex characters and impeccably crafted historical setting are bound to
resonate with fans of Mary Balogh.” –Booklist

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Jane Ashford discovered Georgette Heyer in junior high school and was captivated 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 written historical and contemporary romances, and her books have been published in Sweden, Italy, England, Denmark, France, Russia, Latvia, the Czech Republic, and Spain, as well as the U.S. Jane has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by RT Book Reviews. Born in Ohio, she now lives in LA. For more information, please visit


What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?

Jane: The Wind in the Willows. Although this may be cheating. I insisted on being read this story over and over until I memorized it. So I was only “sort of” reading.

What are you reading right now?

Jane: A pile of books entered for the RITA awards. I love making a contribution to RWA by participating in the judging.

How does your garden grow?

Jane: Since I’m recently transplanted to LA, and still learning about the desert ecosystem, for now I have to say -- with sprinklers.

What is the last thing you Googled?

Jane: Darkwalker by Duncan Eagleson. Great book!

What makes you cringe?

Jane: unkindness

Thanks for having me!


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  1. I remember reading Georgette Heyer too. The Regency period seemed so romantic.

  2. Hi Jane!
    I love your books but must admit I wouldn't be reading them today if he weren't for my 10th grade High School teacher who assigned the class Don Quixote by Cervantes as "required reading".

    Needless to say at the time I wished the boys in my class were like him and how he saw Dulcinea after all what teenage girl doesn't want to look more like a woman a woman "fully grown" and with curves!

    I must admit I love a hero who heroine who can see underneath the facade and see the true person inside!

  3. Hi, Jane!

    The first romance books I read were written by Barbara Cartland. Then I graduated to authors like Kathleen Woodiwess.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Inspiring English teachers! I bet we've all had one.
    Thanks, Jeanne.

    Typo! Had to re-post. Can't stand typos. : )

  6. Georgette Heyer and Barbara Cartland were the first historical romance authors I read - I just started reading Jane's books recently - she's now on my TBR list.

  7. Barbara Cartland and Nora Roberts were my first Romance books. I have read Jane's books before and truly enjoyed them.Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  8. My husband gifted me with a complete boxed set of Georgette Heyer's romances when I was in the hospital with the birth of our first child, a son. That started me on the road to a romance reading habit and I've not regretted it a single moment. It relaxes me and makes me feel good. Thanks for this post and your comments, Jane!


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