[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Clare! Please describe yourself in five words or less.
[Clare] intelligent capable loving trustworthy passionate
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share a typical day in the life of Clare Greenough?
[Clare] I prefer to rise early. There is still a great deal of work to be done at Trehearth House after so many years of neglect. I also like to stay a step ahead of the twins, and make certain they do some lessons, at least. I lure them along with topics they enjoy and the promise of a ride on their ponies afterward. In the afternoons, I sometimes visit neighbors, ride or walk. Over dinner, we talk as a family about our day. I love to hear the progress Jamie has made around the estate. Tamson and Tegan often have…fascinating exploits to share as well. Then the twins are off to bed. And since marrying, I have discovered that nights have a magic all their own.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words come to mind when you think of Jamie?
[Clare] alluring infuriating beloved
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you find most exasperating about him?
[Clare] His failure to pay attention to his sisters.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could change one thing you’ve done in your life, what would it be?
[Clare] I wish that during my mother’s last illness, I had fought even harder against my cousin Simon’s refusal to help.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Clare] My self-possession.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your dreams for the future in five words or less.
[Clare] I can see that you place great value on economy in language. I will do my best. True partnership with Jamie; a happy family.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
[Clare] It was indeed kind of you to invite me for a visit.
THE BRIDE INSISTS BY JANE ASHFORD – IN STORES MARCH 2014
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
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 http://janeashford.com/.
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