First Season / Bride To Be

First Season Bride To Be Two classic Regency romances by beloved bestselling author Jane Ashford celebrate the adventures of a London SeasonFIRST SEASONWidowed Lady Anabel Wyndham was married right out of the schoolroom and h

  • Title: First Season / Bride To Be
  • Author: Jane Ashford
  • ISBN: 9781492630944
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • Two classic Regency romances by beloved bestselling author Jane Ashford celebrate the adventures of a London SeasonFIRST SEASONWidowed Lady Anabel Wyndham was married right out of the schoolroom and has never before experienced the delights of a London Season She s dazzled by the attention of the fascinating Sir Charles Norbury, a man whose touch seems to melt her very soTwo classic Regency romances by beloved bestselling author Jane Ashford celebrate the adventures of a London SeasonFIRST SEASONWidowed Lady Anabel Wyndham was married right out of the schoolroom and has never before experienced the delights of a London Season She s dazzled by the attention of the fascinating Sir Charles Norbury, a man whose touch seems to melt her very soul, but a notorious rake She s drawn to handsome friend of the family Christopher Hanford and the comfort and serenity he offers But how does one choose between two such charming suitors Anabel is finding that love is so much dangerous the second time aroundIDE TO BEEmily Crane is the toast of the ton and she couldn t find it tedious Until she encounters the darkly sensual stranger whose life she once saved and the London Season becomes infinitely exciting Recently returned from the wilds of South America, Lord Richard Sheldon has only contempt for tiresome London chits, but he finds himself stunningly intrigued by the dauntless Emily Crane When the two become embroiled in a budding scandal and are forced into an engagement, they discover a passion dangerous than any killer

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    1. 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 She has lived in New York, Boston and LA Today, she is somewhat nomadic.Jane has written historical and contemporary romances Her books have been published in England, Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Slovakia, Denmark, Russia, and Latvia, Croatia and Slovenia as well as the U.S She has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by RT Book Reviews.Her website is janeashford and her Facebook page is facebook JaneAshfordW If you d like to subscribe to Jane s monthly newsletter go to eepurl cd O7r and sign up.

    246 thoughts on “First Season / Bride To Be”

    1. Vastly different stories.Ninny…First Season is the first book in this historical regency duo. I enjoyed the first part of this story where we meet Anabel, a widower, her children, Mum, cousin, friend Christopher (who wants more) and her love interest Charles. A love triangle…I was not expecting it to go on as long as it did. It ended up being the main part of the story. Ninny, I mean Anabel, comes to London on the urging of her mother. Considering she was married and had 3 children, she is v [...]


    2. First SeasonDude, this was terrible. I just can't even. That's how awful it was. Anabel is one of THE most annoying main characters ever. (You'll note that I did not say heroine. ) She's so passive to the point of being a nothing. She has no personality, no spine, no anything. She's content to just go along being pretty and letting everyone else think for her. Even her mother thinks she can't make decisions! She's also selfish and spoiled to extremes. She only pays attention to her kids when she [...]


    3. Average 3.5 Stars in my Sky!What's better than one historical fiction story? Two of course! Jane Ashford has revamped and bundled two of her earlier historical stories into this special edition.First up is First Season: Here we see young widow Anabel Wyndham finally getting to have her elusive first season in society. She was married young and didn't get to have a season before her husband died, so she is experiencing everything for the first time.Anabel is torn between the ultimate catch, the u [...]


    4. This read was fun. I was rather annoyed with Anabel. She is a little bit slow on the uptake. Brought to London for her first season as a widow with three young children, she immediately falls for a notorious rake that truly seems to have some feelings of some kind for her. He is not a likable character. He doesn't like her children and has aspirations of sending them off to school once he weds her. Oh he is very unlikable. He is selfish and pompous, I just detested him.Christopher is the very li [...]


    5. ***Copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review******So the first book in this double was dreadful - I really disliked the main character and I was much more interested in the side characters - and was hoping that they'd get a resolution of their own. The second book was better, but still not great - too melodramatic and farfetched for me, but it was a big improvement on the first one which would have got a 1 star rating from me. The second book was a 2 and a half so realistically a two I [...]


    6. Both of these historical romances are by the same author, Jane Ashford and brand new to me. I really enjoyed the second story, Bride to Be, much more than I did the first. ‘First Season’ was initially published in 01/1984 and I thought there was a significant difference in the writing from the second story. Lady Anabel Wyndham is a young widow with 3 young children. She didn’t have a coming out season before her first marriage as it was arranged marriage but she’s not so lucky this time [...]


    7. FIRST SEASONLady Anabel Wyndham married straight out of the schoolroom in a match arranged by her parents. She’s never been to London, never had a come out, but her husband died and she’s decided it’s time to take the children to the glittering streets of Town. And, lucky for her, the family’s good friend Christopher Hanford is recently arrived too.This is a variation on an insta-love romance – Anabel and Christopher have been friends for years, but while Christopher has always held de [...]


    8. Vikki’s MusingsJane Ashford is not a new author for me. Since I had another book for her and enjoyed it a great well, when Sourcebooks offered me a chance to read and review this one in exchange for an honest review, I eagerly accepted. Both books were previously published many years ago and written as traditional regency romances. While I didn’t enjoy First Season as much as I did Bride to Be, both books pulled me into the regency era, which I loved.First SeasonThis book is written in the o [...]


    9. FIRST SEASON (originally published in 1983)Widowed Lady Anabel Wyndham was married right out of the schoolroom and has never before experienced the delights of a London Season. She's dazzled by the attention of the fascinating Sir Charles Norbury, a man whose touch seems to melt her very soul, but a notorious rake. She's drawn to handsome friend-of-the-family Christopher Hanford and the comfort and serenity he offers. But how does one choose between two such charming suitors? Anabel is finding t [...]


    10. Was totally unaware that I was getting two stories in this book. But loved that both of them were different in type but still great reads. First Season is a Historic Regency story. Lady Anabel Wyndham is a widow with three small children who was married straight out of the classroom. So her mother decides that she has mourned in her country home long enough and sponsors her in her first season in London. Totally captivated by the fashionable Sir Charles Norbury, she revels in all the splendor, g [...]


    11. I should almost hate this book. Without books like this I would have given up on romance novels ages ago. But this book – these two books, actually, since it's an omnibus – was (were) quite good. I was shocked.The first story concerns a young widow, Anabel, who never had a Season, but decides to bring her children to London and sit in on one now as her mother is sponsoring an awkward (overweight) young woman. Her dear old friend and neighbor in the country, Christopher, misses her, decides t [...]


    12. Two great stories. Loved them both. Anabel deciding between Christopher and Sir Charles, the children, and Lady Goring and Georgiana make First Season a treat. Emily Crane finds the balance between eccentricity a nd normalcy with Lord Richard Sheldon. Loved her family.


    13. (2 stars/ 4.5 stars) This is a hard book to rank because it is a bind up of two very distinct novels. The first of which I did not care for and the second of which I thoroughly enjoyed. First Season stars with an intriguing story line. Anabel is the young widowed mother of three precocious children. She entered into an arranged marriage very young and was denied the chance at her own season or the chance to make some of her own life decisions. Her mother decides to bring her to London to offer h [...]


    14. Jane Ashford combines two seemingly different yet delightful Historical Romance novels into one book in First Season/Bride to Be. First SeasonFirst Season introduces the reader to Lady Anabel Wyndham, a young widow, and her family as she embarks on a journey of romance during the London Season. During her stay she becomes entangled in a love triangle of sorts with Sir Charles Norbury, a London socialite who peaks her interest, and Christopher Hanford, a neighbor from home who seems to have a com [...]


    15. Synopsis:Two classic Regency romances by beloved bestselling author Jane Ashford celebrate the adventures of a London SeasonFIRST SEASON Widowed Lady Anabel Wyndham was married right out of the schoolroom and has never before experienced the delights of a London Season. She's dazzled by the attention of the fascinating Sir Charles Norbury, a man whose touch seems to melt her very soul, but a notorious rake. She's drawn to handsome friend-of-the-family Christopher Hanford and the comfort and sere [...]


    16. FIRST SEASON / BRIDE TO BE is in fact two older book books, and there is a 16-year difference between the two, FIRST SEASON being the oldest. After a surprisingly happy marriage arranged by her family, Lady Anabel Wyndham finds herself a widow with 3 children. After 3 years, her family decides it’s about time she finally had her first Season, which she never even had, hence the title. At the first ball she attends, which is in fact a sort of rehearsal for the real thing, she makes the acquaint [...]


    17. This is a two story book. The first book is called First Season. It is about Anabel, a widow with three children, who's mother wants to give her the season she never had since she married right out of the school room. As Anabel attends balls and other ton events she meets Sir Charles Norbury, a notorious rake. He intrigues her and affections her emotions. As she is being courted by Sir Charles, her neighbor and family friend, comes to town intent on showing Anabel the love that he has felt for h [...]


    18. A treat!This compilation of two early novels by Jane Ashford is a treat. Well crafted and engaging, you can see the Heyer influence, particularly in some of the secondary characters such as Emily Crane's mother. Both novels are succinctly written and still a pleasure to read more than 15-30 years on. First Season 1983A young widow, Lady Anabel Wyndham joins her mother for the London season. Having married at a young age she has never experienced the social whirl and gaiety of this social event. [...]


    19. Jane Ashford has given us a new gift. These two books are terrific Regency stories. In the first one, Lady Anabel is a widow who is experiencing her first London Season. She is rushed by a very fashionable man who makes her feel exciting. At the same time, her tried and true neighbor from home makes her feel very confused about her true feelings. And her 3 children are not happy about much of what is going on while they spend time in London.The plot of this story was interesting but it became a [...]


    20. A two-book reissue of Regency romances by award-winner Jane Ashford.2 stars for FIRST SEASON, originally published in 1983, and reads like it. Our heroine, Anabel, was married right out of the schoolroom, and now, years later, is making her London debut under the auspices of her mother, and with three cute children in tow. She becomes enamoured of a sophisticated town wit, and ends up accepting his proposal. But her old friend from back home is also in town, and is not at all happy about her eng [...]


    21. ****Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for my honest review.****Bride to Be: This was the story of Christopher and Anabel. The opening was unique in that it started with the children talking without letting on that they were children at first. I really enjoyed that. The cat was a delightful character in itself and was used skillfully throughout the story. The children's characters were well developed and highly entertaining in their own right. Georgina was a beautiful remind of what [...]


    22. Annabel had been very young when she married an eligible baronet who her mother had arranged for her. But Ralph had died three years ago. Anabel had three children: William-10, Susan-9 and Nicky. Annabel's mother -Lady Sybil Goring felt the boys should be in school but Anabel took comfort from her boys.Sybil had got Annabel to come up from the country for the season but she had also brought her kids. Annabel’s mother was determined Annabel went to all the balls and entertainments the season ha [...]


    23. This book was an interesting read. First of all I must say I had no idea this book was comprised of two different stories until I was towards the end of the first. The first story to be honest was a bit frustrating for me. Most of it was spent with the male lead chasing the female lead and hoping she would look his way as more than a friend. I'm sorry but that just doesn't work for me. It you really want something you have to grab the bull by the horns and just go for it. Despite your fears of f [...]


    24. Jane Ashford is a seasoned writer. Ms. Ashford books are really good and worth a second and third read. With that said, I will say that this book as put together two of her best books into one book. A "one stop shop" if you will. I love that they have done this and placed a new cover on them and allowed us readers to have a chance to read it again or read it for the first time. First Season: Is the story of a young window named, Anabel Wyndham . Anabel has with "three Children". She is defiantly [...]


    25. This book contains two novels by Jane Ashford, First Season and Bride to Be. I loved the cover and then was intrigued by the blurb before I decided to pick up this book to read.Jane Ashford takes us to the regency era and creates a vivid, realistic and portrays the hypocrisy, difficulties and life of people in that time most frankly.I enjoyed both the novels that had characters that were flawed, seem so real and had me transported to their world easily. The stories are well paced and held my att [...]


    26. Whenever I read a book that consists of more than one story, I always find them hard to review. It is so hard to not spoil the story for others. I'll do my best though. Here goes.First Season had all the makings a good story. The elusive second chance at love. Two handsome suitors and the mystique of the illustrious ball. It had a lot to live up to. For me it failed. I did not find the characters all that interesting and the story just wasn't very good.Bride to Be is a suspenseful look at romanc [...]


    27. The first book FIRST SEASON I would rate 3/5 stars. Lady Annabel is a terrible heroine. She is distracted, unfocused, and irritating. Her kids made great characters and were well written with their plotting and spunk. All three had different personalities that came through in the story. Overall the plot was good, but I could not stand the heroine and she dragged the book down. The second book BRIDE TO BE I give 5/5 stars. Fantastic plot with twists that keep things interesting. Great characters [...]


    28. I received an ARC for my honest review ! Is there anything as true love at first sight?! Dumb founded love more as lust? and finally is there love that has lasted for years but you don't know about it because of blind spots in the relationship because the other person helps out so much. Well you can find out in this book right here.I enjoyed this book. I truly did. It took me a little to get youst to with all the lingo but it worked out in the end. This book is written in "Old English" as i like [...]


    29. I always enjoy Jane's books. Two full length historical romance novels in one book is awesome. First Season is a lovely story of a young widow with three young children who goes to London for a season. She did not have one when she was younger. But she leaves someone behind, a neighbor and friend who becomes the center of her life. You never appreicate what you have at home until you leave it. Bride to Be is an story of survival, redemption, danger, inturigue with two main characters who find th [...]


    30. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher thru NetGalley for an honest review.Two wonderful classic romances by Jane Ashford that make me want to be able to travel back on time and live those kind of experiences myself. Her stories are not only perfectly delightful but in addition, very exciting. Jane Ashford capture me on both stories with her amazing well-written capabilities. Great characters with good chemistry. I don’t ever recalled haven’t ever dislike any of her books. If you [...]


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