We were so delighted when we got the sneak peek to What The Duke Doesn’t Know‘s cover we just had to ask the author a little more about it. So, without further ado, we turn the (metaphorical) microphone over to the amazing Jane Ashford!
Why am I so excited about the release of What the Duke Doesn’t Know? The book has a very original heroine. Only half English, Kawena grew up in Polynesia, giving her an outsider’s view of Regency culture. It also has a charming hero, Lord James Gresham, who’s been sailing the seas in the British Navy since the age of sixteen. He’s not fully at home in England either. The two have that in common. Several of James’s beguiling brothers make an appearance. Missing jewels turn up in a humorous place.
Through it all, James is very glad that his father the duke doesn’t know: that James was called a thief and nearly shot; that James is traipsing all over England with a South Seas beauty; that James has thrown the idea of a ‘proper English bride’ to the four winds. Because what else can he do when he’s bowled over by the most dazzling woman?
You heard it straight from the lovely Jane Ashford herself. There’s so much to be excited about for this Cover Reveal and we are thrilled to host it! The minute we saw it, we knew it was one of our favorite Historical covers, possibly ever. There’s just so much charm and—You know what? We’ll stop teasing! Check out this stunning cover below and get What The Duke Doesn’t Know September 6th, 2016:
About What The Duke Doesn’t Know:
A proper English wife, or the freedom of the sea?
Lord James Gresham is the fifth son of the Duke of Langford, a captain in the Royal Navy, and at a loss for what to do next. He’s made his fortune; perhaps now he should find a proper wife and set up his nursery. But the sea calls to him, while his search for a wife leaves him uninspired. And then, a dark beauty with a heart for revenge is swept into his life.
He can’t have both, but he won’t give up either
Half-English, half-Polynesian Kawena Benson is out to avenge her father and reclaim a cache of stolen jewels. There’s nothing for James to do but protest his innocence and help Kawena search for the jewels, even though it turns his world upside down.
About Jane Ashford
Jane Ashford discovered Georgette Heyer in junior high school and was entranced 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. Born in Ohio, she has lived in New York, Boston and LA.
Jane has written historical and contemporary romances. Her books have been published in Sweden, Italy, England, Denmark, France, Russia, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Spain, as well as the U.S. She has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by RT Book Reviews. She is part of the Casablanca Authors Blog.