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Married to a Perfect Stranger
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Brand new Regency romance from RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award Nominee 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...

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!

"Charm, intrigue, humor and just the right touch of danger." -RT Book Reviews, on Charmed and Dangerous"Jane Ashford is an excellent writer-her prose is a joy to read." -Regency Retro Reads"Jane Ashford's romances are bewitching, filled with those elements that delight a reader: good story, intrigue and dynamic tension." -Romance Communications

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      • bioText: 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. She's written historical and contemporary romances, and her books have been published all over Europe as well as in the United States. Jane has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by RT Book Reviews. Find her on the web at www.janeashford.com and on Facebook. If you'd like to receive her monthly newsletter, you can sign up at either of those sites.
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Brand new Regency romance from RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award Nominee 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...

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!

"Charm, intrigue, humor and just the right touch of danger." -RT Book Reviews, on Charmed and Dangerous
"Jane Ashford is an excellent writer-her prose is a joy to read." -Regency Retro Reads
"Jane Ashford's romances are bewitching, filled with those elements that delight a reader: good story, intrigue and dynamic tension." -Romance Communications

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Brand new Regency romance from RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award Nominee 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...

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Regency Romance with great books from Sourcebooks Casablanca!

"Charm, intrigue, humor and just the right touch of danger." -RT Book Reviews, on Charmed and Dangerous
"Jane Ashford is an excellent writer-her prose is a joy to read." -Regency Retro Reads
"Jane Ashford's romances are bewitching, filled with those elements that delight a reader: good story, intrigue and dynamic tension." -Romance Communications

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      • content: ""Marvelous...the perfect blend of interesting, emotionally complex, and open-hearted protagonists ... In a story of personal growth and excited rediscovery, both characters must overcome scorn and opposition from their family and colleagues in order to come into themselves, appreciate each other, and turn a naïvely arranged marriage into a passionate partnership." STARRED REVIEW"
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        Ashford (The Headstrong Ward) once again provides the perfect blend of interesting, emotionally complex, and open-hearted protagonists, supported by their sparklingly witty social allies and vexed by bumbling, blustering political enemies, as they make their way through the complex world of 1816 London’s high society. John Bexley, having been called to an awkward two-year government mission in China immediately after his honeymoon, comes home to find his shy wife, Mary, transformed into a “managing female”—and she is just as displeased to find that he has become difficult and secretive. But as Mary makes fortunate social connections and begins to value her own skills as a preternaturally insightful portrait artist, and as John slowly yields more information about his clandestine work, their relationship opens up into mutual admiration, support, and delight. In a story of personal growth and excited rediscovery, both characters must overcome scorn and opposition from their family and colleagues in order to come into themselves, appreciate each other, and turn a naïvely arranged marriage into a passionate partnership. A preteen boy and a misbehaving monkey add mischief and merriment to this marvelous novel. Agent: Jennifer Weltz, Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.

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        February 15, 2015
        What happened to the woman John Bexley married? When John left his new bride, Mary, 18 months ago to travel to China, she was a sweet, shy lady. The Mary John now faces is anything but complacent, as evidenced by her ability to snap out orders to servants as well as engage in verbal fisticuffs with John whenever she believes him to be in the wrong. Who does John Bexley think he is? Mary is not the same woman she was when her husband packed her off to stay with her great aunt Lavinia while he traipsed halfway around the globe. Now if Mr. Bexley expects to waltz back home and just pick things up exactly where he left them, he is in for a rude awakening! Ashford's latest flawlessly written love story is a quietly compelling tale about what it takes to make a marriage really work. The author's ability to create truly memorable characters while getting all the historical domestic details exactly right ensures that romance readers picky about authenticity will be well rewarded.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

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