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How to Be a Proper Lady (Falcon Club Series #2)
     

How to Be a Proper Lady (Falcon Club Series #2)

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by Katharine Ashe
 

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“Katharine Ashe writes with eloquence and power.”
—Lisa Kleypas

“You’ll be swept away by Katharine Ashe’s evocative writing.”
—Sabrina Jeffries

Following her sensational debut novel, Swept Away by a Kiss, author Katharine Ashe was named one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance” by the

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“Katharine Ashe writes with eloquence and power.”
—Lisa Kleypas

“You’ll be swept away by Katharine Ashe’s evocative writing.”
—Sabrina Jeffries

Following her sensational debut novel, Swept Away by a Kiss, author Katharine Ashe was named one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance” by the American Library Association publication Booklist. With each new book she has proven them right—and never more so than with her novel How to be a Proper Lady.  Continuing her phenomenal Falcon Club series, Ashe enchants with this tale of a woman kidnapped as a child by pirates and returned years later to her English family. She must now learn how to be a cultured lady...and to navigate the treacherous waters of love with the notorious sea captain who brought her, kicking and screaming, back to society. This is witty, emotionally rich, and wonderfully imaginative storytelling that readers of Lisa Kleypas, Eloisa James, and Johanna Lindsey will absolutely adore.

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Publishers Weekly
A fiery female privateer meets her match on the high seas of the Regency era in Ashe’s uneven second Falcon Club romance (after When a Scot Loves a Lady). Kidnapped by her smuggler father as a small child, Viola Carlyle, as Violet la Vile, now commands an American privateer. When she sinks the ship of reformed pirate Jinan Seton, he inadvertently succeeds in his self-imposed mission: to locate the long-lost Viola and return her to her family in England. Viola’s reluctance to give up both her ship and her love affair with handsome planter Aidan Castle sets up both a clash of wills and an irresistible mutual attraction, even as Viola takes the first awkward steps toward reclaiming her noble birthright. Though the sheer unlikelihood of the scenario strains credulity and Ashe irritatingly undercuts both Viola’s competence and her maturity, seaborne adventure and sultry love scenes generally provide sufficient distraction. Agent: Kimberly Whalen, Trident Media Group. (July)
RT Book Reviews
“Ashe’s engaging characters move from shipboard to ballroom, from bitter conflict to passion, sweeping readers away and satisfying their cravings for sizzling adventure.”
Night Owl Reviews
“From prologue to epilogue the story held me rapt with it’s smooth pace and humorous undertones.”
Romance Junkies
“HOW TO BE A PROPER LADY.in a word engrossing. I turned page after page and delighted in every word read...Jinan and Viola are some of the first characters in a long time that really touched my heart, and they are what make HOW TO BE A PROPER LADY an unforgettable read.”
Joyfully Reviewed
“How to Be a Proper Lady has everything fans of historical romance could want in a book.”
The Librarian Next Door
“How to Be a Proper Lady is...every bit as delicious as it promised.”
Just Janga
“Katharine Ashe continues to intrigue readers with her Falcon Club series by creating extraordinary characters with histories that set them apart from run-of-the-mill heroes and heroines and endowing these characters with intelligence, courage, and humor.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062031761
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Series:
Falcon Club Series , #2
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
221,569
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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“Katharine Ashe continues to intrigue readers with her Falcon Club series by creating extraordinary characters with histories that set them apart from run-of-the-mill heroes and heroines and endowing these characters with intelligence, courage, and humor.”

Meet the Author

Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the 10 Best Books of the Year in Romance, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the prestigious RITA® Award of the Romance Writers of America. Her books are recommended by Publishers WeeklyWomen’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine’s books, please visit her website or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.

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How to Be a Proper Lady 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
SailorGirl10 More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed Katharine Ashe's previous novels, but this one is the yummiest yet. I love the high seas setting, seeing a woman run her own ship - very differently from most captains, and how she and her presumed "rescuer" match wits. Plenty of steaminess, but to me that's not enough for a great read. Ashe has great plot, historical intrigue, and really fascinating characters to boot! Snap it up - great summer read.
Sam1219 More than 1 year ago
After being kidnapped by her father at the age of 9, Viola Carlyle became a notorious privateeer working the waters off the North American coastline. Seeking to return a lifelong debt to his friend, the Earl of Savege for rescuing him from slavery, Captain Jinan Seton hunts down Viola, the Earl's long lost sister-in-law. Through the weeks it takes for Jin to convince Viola to return to England with him, Jin and Viola discover an undeniable attraction to each other. But will Viola decide to return to her English family and become the lady she could have been, or will she decide to remain with the sea-faring family aboard ship she has gathered around her among the years? What about the feelings she and Jin have for each other? Can two hardened sea captains soften their hearts enough to allow love to grow between them? The character development in this book is phenomenal. Both Viola and Jinan are complex, well-rounded and compelling figures. Their stories drew me in and kept me rapt from start to finish. The pain and struggle Jinan and Viola both go through in their early childhood makes them uniquely well suited to each other, and Ashe does an excellent job of bringing both to life. This novel has plenty of action and witty banter as well to keep the plot moving along at a quick clip. Anyone who likes historical fiction will love this book.
red669 More than 1 year ago
I loved the whole Falcon Club series and I would definately recommend the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very different angle to historic romance. Beg to differ with review saying this was unrealistic. Jin is a strong character but conflicted with his past until he meets his equal in Viola and they fall in love. Am anxious to read other novels in this seris and Rogues of the Sea. LORRAINE
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Great romantic story with a different twist.
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Sflakes01 More than 1 year ago
Jin is even more complicated than Leam in book 1!...another great read for this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites but you should read "Rogue of the Sea" series first.  It's not necessary but this book continues some of the same characters.
AustenStudent More than 1 year ago
I was a little disappointed in this story. I didn't really care for Viola/Violet, preferring Jin, the hero. The first half of the book was much better than the latter half, which I though dragged a bit. But the writing was lovely as always. The story just didn't grab me as much as the first book in the Falcon Club series.
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Loved this historical romance! The hero and heroine are so perfect for eachother, and they're beautiful & funny, too***
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Katharine Ashe writes with a deft assurance and always with interesting knowledge of the period. Her characters embody heroism, but with healthy doses of cynism and humor. Always a pleasure.
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Like this author and the series is good. This isn't my favorite of three series but worth the read. I found i it a little so getting started but keep reading it gets better.
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Maybe not historically proper for a young lady, but I liked the character heroine and her love.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
Give it 3.5 stars. The romance was good, but I thought the story was boring in parts. Not as good as Falcon Club 1. Liked how the character's in book 1 made it to this book. Loved the secondary character's too. Still a good read.
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streetmouse More than 1 year ago
Loved it! I really like how Katharine Ashe manages to get a big, sweeping, swashbuckling pirate story, and a traditional Regency story in the same book. Amazing, hot, and lots of fun.