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Jane Ashford | Title Challenge: HOW TO CROSS A MARQUESS + Giveaway!

How to Cross a Marquess
Jane Ashford




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The Way to a Lord's Heart #3

August 2019
On Sale: August 27, 2019
Featuring: Marquess of Chatton; Fenella Fairclough
ISBN: 1492663417
EAN: 9781492663416
Kindle: B07PZDY64G
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Also by Jane Ashford:
The Duke Has Done It Again, June 2024
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My new book is called How to Cross a Marquess.

Five years ago, Roger Berwick and Fenella Fairclough rebelled when their fathers tried to marry them off. They would not be ordered about!

A whole lot has happened since then. They’ve both changed, and now a fiery attraction has flared between them. It’s just too ironic. Circumstances have brought these former enemies much closer than they ever could have anticipated. But various people don’t like that idea at all. The path to a happy future is convoluted.

So for these two:

H is for history. Theirs is complicated.

O is for oh! Neither expected the passion that has flared between them. So surprising with someone you’ve known for most of your life. But people change.

W is for the worrisome anonymous letters spreading rumors about them through the neighborhood. How do you fight an invisible adversary?

T is for time. There seemed to be so much, and now there’s nearly none.

O is for opponent. But who is it?

C is for choleric. Roger finds his temper sweetened by his lovely neighbor.

R is for reminiscence. Roger’s mother has much to recall.

O is for overset, as circumstances spiral out of control.

S is for snakes. Fenella’s nephew collects them. And the kitten wasn’t his fault!

S is for - yes, another snake!


A is for alternatives, which must be found.

M is for Macklin. The earl stands ready to help in any way he can.

A is for allies, always so important.

R is for rackety. Fenella never saw herself in that light.

Q is for quizzical, a mood that’s going around.

U is for underhanded, which Fenella’s family tends to be.

E is for elope. With everything that’s been happening, really, there seems nothing else to do. And they’re right at the Scottish border, which makes it easy. Sort of.

S is for slipping away, and

S is for safely settled, in the end.


What do you think will be your favorite element of Jane's new book? Leave a comment below, and you'll be entered to win a print copy of HOW TO CROSS A MARQUESS! 



The Way to a Lord's Heart #3

How to Cross a Marquess

"A refreshingly different, sweetly romantic love story [readers] will long remember." --Booklist for Brave New Earl

The Marquess of Chatton and his neighbor Fenella Fairclough have known each other all their lives. They refused to marry each other years ago when their parents demanded it, and they won't concede now--even if circumstances have brought these former enemies much closer than they ever could have anticipated. . .

The Way to a Lord's Heart:
Brave New Earl (Book 1)
A Lord Apart (Book 2)
How to Cross a Marquess (Book 3)

Romance Historical [Sourcebooks Casablanca, On Sale: August 27, 2019, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492663416 / ]

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About Jane Ashford

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, her writing life punctuated by breaks where the fates intervened and swept her off in different directions.

Jane has written historical and contemporary romances. Her books have been published in Sweden, Italy, England, Denmark, France, Russia, Latvia and Spain, as well as the U.S. She has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by Romantic Times Magazine.

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20 comments posted.

Re: Jane Ashford | Title Challenge: HOW TO CROSS A MARQUESS + Giveaway!

i could really get lost in a book like this,,just let me be
with a cool drink and a book and im in heaven
(Vickie Couturier 10:36am August 28, 2019)

I like the enemies to lovers element. The snakes sound
interesting too.
(Melanie Rosen 6:17pm August 28, 2019)

I like enemy to lovers story lines. The realization that they have both
changed and can actually be friends is always enjoyable.
(Patricia Barraclough 12:14pm August 29, 2019)

Looking forward to the heated dialogue between the two main
(Susan Jang 4:37am August 29, 2019)

The strife to eventual love is gonna hook me. Thanks for the chance.
(Christine LaFord 5:57am August 29, 2019)

. . ..the friction in the fiction - what could be better?
(Thanks for the chance to win a copy!)
(Martin Bodnar 8:39am August 29, 2019)

S is for safely settled, in the end - I love an HEA!
(Diane Sallans 12:36pm August 30, 2019)

Definitely the enemy to true love connotation. Thanks for the chance.
(Christine LaFord 7:47pm August 30, 2019)

Sounds like a great read.
(Nancy Jones 10:37pm August 30, 2019)

I love the tension.
(Sabrina Zehner 11:19am August 31, 2019)

The friction that takes place for enemies to discover love
(Anna Speed 1:19pm August 31, 2019)

I'm really looking forward to reading this book. I love
Historical Romance.
(Robin Davis 2:19pm August 31, 2019)

I loved reading Georgette Heyer romances and mysteries! If
these books are similar, they can't be anything but
(Belenda Wilkerson 3:58pm August 31, 2019)

Looks like a great book
(Noreen Fredriksen 6:39pm August 31, 2019)

Love the enemies to lovers trope!
(Bonnie H 9:36pm August 31, 2019)

Passionate hate to passionate love is always fun, and usually
pretty funny too. Looking forward to adding this gem to my
TBR list.
(Valcin Lucas 1:16pm September 1, 2019)

C is the element that I choose
(Sharon Good 1:48pm September 1, 2019)

I want to see who the opponent is and why?
(Joy Isley 4:40pm September 1, 2019)

The transformation from hate to love can be really
entertaining - I'm looking forward to reading this!
(Jeanette Jacobson 7:04pm September 1, 2019)

enemy to lovers is my fav.
(Lori Byrd 8:38pm September 2, 2019)

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