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Fortunate Wager Hardcover – 30 Nov 2009
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About the Author
Jan Jones fell in love with Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer aged twelve and later decided to write her own Regency novel. Jan is on the committee of the Romantic Novelists Association but spends most of her time writing novels and women's magazine stories. Her romantic comedy Stage by Stage won the RNA New Writers' Award in 2005. You can find out more about Jan on her website: www.jan-jones.co.uk
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The Regency market is awash with books from authors claiming to be the next Georgette Heyer - sadly, they never are! Jan Jones makes no such claim but her affection for the genre is apparent on every page and the warmth and charm of her stories is endearing. She also comes closer, to my mind, to the genuine Heyer than most others I have encountered; no mean feat.
Wit, pace, charm - are all present in this novel and the unusual racing background gives an added dimension to a book that doesn't disappoint. I read it in one sitting and heaved a sigh of satisfaction at the end. Lord Alexander is a proper hero and Caroline is a delight. I look forward to discovering if I'm correct in my guess as to the heroine of the next in this beguiling series!
The plot is quietly suspenseful and builds steadily towards a final dramatic crescendo, which resonates long after you've closed the book.