Standish

Standish

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by Erastes
     
 

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“Everything that makes good Regency drama is here—high society, duels, romantic locations, and of course, a look at the underbelly of the Regency world, including a very harsh and realistic look at Newgate prison. Highly recommended if you love Regencies, gay fiction, or just plain romance.”
—R.W. Day, author of A Strong and Sudden

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“Everything that makes good Regency drama is here—high society, duels, romantic locations, and of course, a look at the underbelly of the Regency world, including a very harsh and realistic look at Newgate prison. Highly recommended if you love Regencies, gay fiction, or just plain romance.”
—R.W. Day, author of A Strong and Sudden Thaw

A great house. A family dispossessed. A sensitive young man. A powerful landowner. An epic love that springs up between two men.

Set in the post-Napoleonic years of the 1820s, Standish is a tale of two men—one man discovering his sexuality and the other struggling to overcome his traumatic past. Ambrose Standish, a studious and fragile young man, has dreams of regaining the great house his grandfather lost in a card game. When Rafe Goshawk returns from the continent to claim the estate, their meeting sets them on a path of desire and betrayal which threatens to tear both of their worlds apart. Painting a picture of homosexuality in Georgian England, Standish is a love story of how the decisions of two men affect their journey through Europe and through life.

Second edition, newly revised by the author.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044305434
Publisher:
Lethe Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/06/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
314,038
File size:
368 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Erastes is the penname of a female author who lives in the area where this book is based. Author of seven books and twenty short stories, this is her third full-length novel. A Lambda award finalist and keen lover of history, she began writing full-time after leaving the legal profession finding it stranger than any fiction.

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Standish 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Standish was great! It was a complete rarity, well written, well researched and a steamingly hot gay love affair running all the way through it. The minor characters - particularly a certain rougish Irishman - added to the flavour of this wonderful Regency novel. Highly recommended.
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
4-1/2 stars This story had me on pins and needles the entire time.  The emotional roller coaster that both Standish and Rafe ride is happy at times but it's the moments of pain that really stood out and had me reading to the point that I had no concept of the clock.  It's the moments of pain that might be hard for some to read, especially since Standish suffers because of some of Rafe's actions or lack thereof, so I have to say that you might want to read at your risk but personally I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an amazing read. Well worth the money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the hardest time putting this book down. Literally had to force myself away from it so I wouldn't finish it too fast, and still ended up devouring every word in less than two days. Fantastic writing brought the regency to life before my eyes. My heart broke for all of the main characters, and I really admired the personal arcs both Ambrose and Rafe journeyed through. They suffered and became better for it, and in the end we are left with hope for them and their future.
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