In 1790, her aristocratic parents scandalized the Ton with their bohemian behavior. The twosome have never looked back as they enjoy their life together. However, their daughter Emily Crane wants a more stable life for herself. Therefore Emily's mother arranges for her sister, Aunt Julia to introduce Emily to society. Very quickly, Emily finds the rigid rules boring. Her only exception being the time spent with Richard Sheldon, Baron Warrington.
Everyone, including his beloved mother thought Richard died in the shipwreck off the South American coast, but somehow he survived living in the jungle. Richard returns home a changed person. The Ton bores him except for his time with Emily. As Emily and Richard fall in love, an unknown assailant tries to kill him.
Jane Ashford is the popular author of several popular Regency intrigue tales such as CHARMED AND DANGEROUS, THE BARGAIN, and THE MARRIAGE WAGER. Her latest tale, BRIDE TO BE, is an interesting mixing of a Regency romance with mystery elements, an exotic combination that will occupy readers from start to finish. The lead protagonists are an entertaining couple, but Emily's eccentric parents with their loving but odd behavior makes this a must read for sub-genre fans.