Last Gentleman Standing

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Last Gentleman Standing

Jane Ashford has become synonymous with outstanding classic Regency romances and this story is proof of why. Lady Elisabeth Elham is a fabulous leading lady. She is so genuine and it was a pleasure watching her accept her inheritance and act upon it in the way she felt best. While this was a wonderful romance to me it was basically Elisabeth's story, showing what a generous, intelligent young woman she is. Her interaction with each and every supporting character is what kept me turning the pages. She wasn't glamorous or gimmicky she was just an interesting and generous woman who I wanted to know more about. Witnessing her conversations with people considered good or bad put a spin on things making me see the world in numerous shades of grey rather than simply black and white. And the beautiful descriptions of the scenes and settings added a depth of colour and life that I love from this time period. If you are a fan of this author this story cements her talent and if you haven't yet read one of her stories I urge you to pick this one up and you'll be converted to a fan.

The Story: When Lady Elisabeth Elham inherits her uncle's fortune no one is more surprised than she is but she is determined her two younger cousins should benefit from her good fortune as well. And speaking of fortune she finds herself the target of fortune hunters but she's too smart to fall in love or is she?

Book Blurb for Last Gentleman Standing

A fun, witty Regency romance from bestselling author Jane Ashford. Young heiress Lady Elisabeth Elham has no need for marriage, but warding off London's most charming suitors is easier said than done. Miss Elisabeth Elham is an unlikely heiress. She never knew the curmudgeonly uncle who died suddenly and left her a fortune. She's proud, outspoken and independent—a definite challenge for London's fortune hunting suitors.

As various determined gentlemen vie for her attention at balls, routs, picnics and parties, Elisabeth finds herself embroiled with a charming rake, a mysterious nabob, and an elegant neighbor. This would all be great fun, if only she wasn't so fascinated by the one man in London who's not trying to woo her...

Originally titled Bluestocking, this story has been unavailable for over 25 years.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2017 4.50