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An Affair of Honor (A Regency Romance)
     

An Affair of Honor (A Regency Romance)

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by Candice Hern
 

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Fans of the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer will enjoy this witty, entertaining romance from New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern. Meg Ashburton's single London Season had been a disaster. Skinny, red-haired, and 6-feet tall, she had been overlooked as an insignificant gawky bumpkin by all of Society, especially by the gentlemen. Except for

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Fans of the traditional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer will enjoy this witty, entertaining romance from New York Times bestselling author Candice Hern. Meg Ashburton's single London Season had been a disaster. Skinny, red-haired, and 6-feet tall, she had been overlooked as an insignificant gawky bumpkin by all of Society, especially by the gentlemen. Except for one man. Lord Sedgewick had danced with her, and she had secretly fallen in love with him. Now, six years later, a carriage accident near Meg's country home finds a seriously-injured Sedge thinking he's dead, with a red-haired angel bending over him. Meg does her best to insure that the only man she's ever loved doesn't die while under her family's care. As he recovers, she has a second chance at love with him. But when he finally makes her an offer, it is not the sort that Meg can accept. Or can she?

From a famous stud farm in the Suffolk countryside to the ballrooms of London, Regency England comes alive in this charming romance.

"Ms. Hern exquisitely develops her appealing love story with richly textured characterizations and impeccable craftsmanship."
--Romantic Times

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012331281
Publisher:
Candice Hern
Publication date:
04/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
152,671
File size:
843 KB

Meet the Author

Candice Hern is the award-winning, bestselling author of historical romance novels set during the English Regency, a period she knows well through years of collecting antiques and fashion prints of the period. She travels to England regularly, always in search of more historical and local color to bring her stories and characters to life.
Her books have won praise for the "intelligence and elegant romantic sensibility" (Romantic Times) as well as "delicious wit and luscious sensuality (Booklist).
Candice's award-winning website (www.candicehern.com) is often cited for its Regency World pages, where readers interested in the era will find an illustrated glossary, a detailed timeline, illustrated digests of Regency people and places, articles on Regency fashion, research links, and much more. It is the only author website listed among the online resources for the Jane Austen Centre in England.
Visit www.candicehern.com for more information on all Candice's books, including excerpts and a look "behind the scenes" of each novel.

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Affair of Honor (A Regency Romance) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Nancycq More than 1 year ago
An Affair of Honor Book One by: Candice Hern On the Thornhill equestrian/stud farm in Suffolk, Meg Ashburton finds the wreckage of a curricle belonging to Colin Herriot, Viscount Sedgewick. She danced with him some six years prior and fallen in love with his beauty and charm. He was the only one who would dance with the six foot gangly redhead and she never forgot him. With the help of her brother, Sir Terrence Ashburton they brought him home and under the care of their herbalist grandmother, Mrs. Lattimer, nursed him. He went in and out of a coma and, during his conscious periods, he swore there was a red haired angel looking over him. When he finally came to Meg nursed him and kept him company during the long hours of the day when he was stuck in bed with a broken leg. He was smitten with her beauty and the regal way she carried herself. Our hero began experiencing a series of 'accidents' starting with the wreckage of his curricle. Ashburton found the front axle cut almost through, but Sedge insisted it was an accident. After he became fully conscious he was to drink an herbal tea made by Gram. Meg happened to recognize something about the drink did not smell right and prevented him from drinking what turned out to be a poisonous mixture. When he finally was able to walk about with crutches he almost slipped on an oily mixture at the landing of the stairs. Again, Meg was assisting him and saw it before Sedge stepped in it, thus preventing a certain broken neck or death. At this point the ever present, ever helpful cousin Albert had a talk with Terrence, suggesting that Meg was getting too close to Sedge and would certainly get her heart broken. On the way back to his London home he was stopped by some thieves. He shot one and the other two scattered. Then at his home, his bedclothes caught fire. Through a series of miscommunications Sedge's proposal of marriage did not come across as such, it sounded like he wanted her for his mistress. When Terrence learned of this, a dual ensued. Meg put on her breeches and went to stop it because she knew there was someone in common with these occurrences. Another almost mishap shone a light on the betrayer. This is an exciting story of love, friendship and family. A well written first edition of the series, not serial. There is good dramatization and character development. A perfect weekend read.
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This was afun book, an unusual heroine, and thorouhly enjoyable.
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I SO enjoyed this book! Loved the characters - redheaded, tall Meg and Sedgewick! Meg's Grandmother, brother, each character was so well done and real! I like that Ms. Hern doesn't go overboard on the descriptions of everything from the weather to the beautiful gowns to the decor of a room. She gives you just the right amount of details. I could envision each person, the manor home and stables, the different "accidents" that happened to Sedge, the whole scene was laid out beautifully and didn't get tedious or boring. I am a great fan of this author! This was an exceptional story!
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bibliophileKD More than 1 year ago
Great read!
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