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by Anne Ashley

  • ISBN: 0263179958
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Anne Ashley
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harlequin Mills & Boon (June 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 288 pages
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 978
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Series: Mills & Boon Historical Romance. Hardcover: 384 pages. Anne Ashley in her novels displays an excellent grasp of what makes a marriage work: compatible character values and a passionate friendship. For this reason her novels should be highly commended to girls and younger women as they offer a better guide to a successful relationships than many other romance books on the market. There are a number of romances (but not all that many), where the heroine masquerades as a man for one reason or the other.

She writes historical romances for Mills & Boon since 1997. Books by Anne Ashley. Mor. rivia About Tavern Wench.

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Mills & Boon is a romance imprint of British publisher Harlequin UK Ltd. It was founded in 1908 by Gerald Rusgrove Mills and Charles Boon as a general publisher. In 1971, the publisher was bought by the Canadian company Harlequin Enterprises, its North American distributor based in Toronto, with whom it had a long informal partnership


Reviews about Tavern Wench (Mills & Boon Historical Romance) (4):
JoJolar
...is a phrase that is overused thorughout this book. Furthermore, instead of using the words as they should be--nonetheless--as a single word together, the author continously writes none the less as three separate words. After a while, the frequent, continuous use of the words became somewhat irritating. There are a whole host of other words that could easily have been substituted such as; however, but, nevetheless, just to name a few. Nonetheless, (ROTFL) the story that unfolds in TAVERN WENCH is positively riveting!

This is the third novel that I've read by Ms. Ashely--and amazingly I've been reading them back to back! So many times I find that books written by the same author, although enjoyable, become redundant as they all seem to incorporate a similar storyline. As a result, I usually like to mix up my reading and not read too many books by the same author back to back. That is absolutely not the case with Ms. Ashley's novels, as I've found--so far--that each book has its own unique plot. The first two books, Lady Knightley's Secret (Reader's Choice) and A Lady of Rare Quality (Mills & Boon Historical) were both absolute gems and were books which, once I had started to read them, I quickly realized that I had read previously, many years ago. This third Ashely book, however, (please note that I did not use the word "nonetheless" since as I have already used it above. LOL) was a brand new read for me and one which I enjoyed immensely.

As with all the Ashley novels I've read so far, this one is extremely well written. Ms. Asheley has a wonderful writing style which brings to mind authors such a sAusten, and Bronte and others of a similar ilk. Ms. Ashley keeps all aspects of her stories true to the Regency era in which they are set, consequently, they have a more formal tone than other more "modern" regency romance novels. You should be aware; however, that Ms. Ashley employs heavily the use of narration vs. dialogue. It's a practice that I normally don't enjoy, but in this case, IMO, Ms. Ashley does a wonderful job. Not only is the book very well written, but the characters are all so wonderfully developed as to almost seem like real people. As for the plot...in a word it is superb!

The heroine, Emma Lynn, is left destitute upon the death of her father. Left alone in the world, she turns to her old nurse, Martha, for help and support. Martha, now married, runs an inn in the small town of Ashworth Magna, with her husband, Samuel. When Emma shows up on their doorstep, the couple not only give her a home, but also a job as a cook. Although Emma had only intended her stay to be temporary, we find her happily ensconed at the inn some five years later. Martha is like a substitute mother to Emma and guards her charge with all the ferocity of a mother with a new pup! Emma's activities at the tavern are very restricted, because Martha refuses to let the girl forget her place as a lady. Emma is sweet, kind, independent, and loyal.

The hero, Benedict, is the youngest child of an Earl. At thirty-four, Ben is the heir presumptive to his brother's Earldom, as his brother is some twenty years older than Ben, and although he has five children, he has yet to produce a son (and has no real prospect of doing so, since his Countess--we are told--is now past childbearing age. LOL) When a family friend asks Ben to look into the untimely death of her beloved husband, Ben--who is known to dabble in solving mysteries--travels to Ashworth Magna, along with his nephew Harry, and puts up at the inn where Emma is employed. From the very first time the two meet, Ben is attracted to the beautiful young woman, who is obviously of genteel birth.

What I particularly loved about this book is how Ben behaved towards Emma. He is such a wonderful hero...he's noble, honorable, kind, protective, with just the right touch of male arrogance! Sigh. Ben knew immediately that she was of gentle birth, and from the first treated her with the courtesy and respect due to a lady of her class--despite the fact that she was in essense working as a tavern wench. Not only is Ben extremely respectful towards Emma, he is also very protective of her. Ben and Emma's feelings for one another quickly develop into love...although neither is immediately aware of the other's feelings. Emma is oftentimes aggravated by Ben's overbearing attitude, because, as she thought to herself, "Well, really! That wretched man is taking too much upon himself!" This in response to the fact thta Ben had interfered in her life to such as degree, that Emma was no longer allowed to serve in the taproom. Mind you, this is something that Martha never approved of anyway, and so was more than happy to fall in with Ben's dictate!! LOL

The unsolved mystery of Dr. Hammond's death, as well as the death of a housemaid--believed to be an accident--does add a nice bit of intrgue to the plot. In spite of this, (another nice synonym for "nonetheless" LOL) the romance between Ben and Emma remains front and center. All in all, this is another wonderful regency romance from Anne Ashley. I am more confounded than ever as to why Ms. Ashley's books aren't more popular (if the low number of reviews on Amazon is anything to go by.) BTW, for those of you who are interested in knowing about sexual content, or lack thereof, this is a super clean romance! Happy reading!
Uanabimo
Is a phrase that is overused thorughout this book. Furthermore, instead of using the words as they should be--nonetheless--as a single word together, the author continously writes none the less as three separate words. After a while, the frequent, continuous use of the words became somewhat irritating. There are a whole host of other words that could easily have been substituted such as; however, but, nevetheless, just to name a few. Nonetheless, (ROTFL) the story that unfolds in TAVERN WENCH is positively riveting!

This is the third novel that I've read by Ms. Ashely--and amazingly I've been reading them back to back! So many times I find that books written by the same author, although enjoyable, become redundant as they all seem to incorporate a similar storyline. As a result, I usually like to mix up my reading and not read too many books by the same author back to back. That is absolutely not the case with Ms. Ashley's novels, as I've found--so far--that each book has its own unique plot. The first two books, Lady Knightley's Secret (Reader's Choice) and A Lady of Rare Quality (Mills & Boon Historical) were both absolute gems and were books which, once I had started to read them, I quickly realized that I had read previously, many years ago. This third Ashely book, however, (please note that I did not use the word "nonetheless" since as I have already used it above. LOL) was a brand new read for me and one which I enjoyed immensely.

As with all the Ashley novels I've read so far, this one is extremely well written. Ms. Asheley has a wonderful writing style which brings to mind authors such a sAusten, and Bronte and others of a similar ilk. Ms. Ashley keeps all aspects of her stories true to the Regency era in which they are set, consequently, they have a more formal tone than other more "modern" regency romance novels. You should be aware; however, that Ms. Ashley employs heavily the use of narration vs. dialogue. It's a practice that I normally don't enjoy, but in this case, IMO, Ms. Ashley does a wonderful job. Not only is the book very well written, but the characters are all so wonderfully developed as to almost seem like real people. As for the plot...in a word it is superb!

The heroine, Emma Lynn, is left destitute upon the death of her father. Left alone in the world, she turns to her old nurse, Martha, for help and support. Martha, now married, runs an inn in the small town of Ashworth Magna, with her husband, Samuel. When Emma shows up on their doorstep, the couple not only give her a home, but also a job as a cook. Although Emma had only intended her stay to be temporary, we find her happily ensconed at the inn some five years later. Martha is like a substitute mother to Emma and guards her charge with all the ferocity of a mother with a new pup! Emma's activities at the tavern are very restricted, because Martha refuses to let the girl forget her place as a lady. Emma is sweet, kind, independent, and loyal.

The hero, Benedict, is the youngest child of an Earl. At thirty-four, Ben is the heir presumptive to his brother's Earldom, as his brother is some twenty years older than Ben, and although he has five children, he has yet to produce a son (and has no real prospect of doing so, since his Countess--we are told--is now past childbearing age. LOL) When a family friend asks Ben to look into the untimely death of her beloved husband, Ben--who is known to dabble in solving mysteries--travels to Ashworth Magna, along with his nephew Harry, and puts up at the inn where Emma is employed. From the very first time the two meet, Ben is attracted to the beautiful young woman, who is obviously of genteel birth.

What I particularly loved about this book is how Ben behaved towards Emma. He is such a wonderful hero...he's noble, honorable, kind, protective, with just the right touch of male arrogance! Sigh. Ben knew immediately that she was of gentle birth, and from the first treated her with the courtesy and respect due to a lady of her class--despite the fact that she was in essense working as a tavern wench. Not only is Ben extremely respectful towards Emma, he is also very protective of her. Ben and Emma's feelings for one another quickly develop into love...although neither is immediately aware of the other's feelings. Emma is oftentimes aggravated by Ben's overbearing attitude, because, as she thought to herself, "Well, really! That wretched man is taking too much upon himself!" This in response to the fact thta Ben had interfered in her life to such as degree, that Emma was no longer allowed to serve in the taproom. Mind you, this is something that Martha never approved of anyway, and so was more than happy to fall in with Ben's dictate!! LOL

The unsolved mystery of Dr. Hammond's death, as well as the death of a housemaid--believed to be an accident--does add a nice bit of intrgue to the plot. In spite of this, (another nice synonym for "nonetheless" LOL) the romance between Ben and Emma remains front and center. All in all, this is another wonderful regency romance from Anne Ashley. I am more confounded than ever as to why Ms. Ashley's books aren't more popular (if the low number of reviews on Amazon is anything to go by.) BTW, for those of you who are interested in knowing about sexual content, or lack thereof, this is a super clean romance! Happy reading!
Vudozilkree
This a most enjoyable story: well told, well written,
sympathetic characters, interesting situations.
Emma Lynn has been forced by her circumstances to become a
cook in a tavern, owned by her former nurse Martha. Into her
life comes Benedict Grantley, a gentleman of the highest
order bent on solving a possible murder mystery laid before
him by an old friend.
The two are obviously meant for each other. There is of course
the usual initial misunderstanding about her status, but
the point is not belaboured to the detriment of either
character. The plot is satisfyingly stretched by the deepening
investigation of the death. Emma of course becomes involved.
Love convincingly develops. The period is well done - no
foolish modernities as regards the characters.
The plot may be a little quiet as regards the romance being
shunted aside by the investigation, but it looms large again
with the solution and a nasty intervention by Benedict's sister.
Only one final twist of this strand prevented a fifth star.
Emma's foolish pursuit of a noble renunciation was quite
unbelievable and astonishingly hurtful to more than her
intended quarry.
A good story - thoroughly recommended.
Chilldweller
This was an okay story, like a romantic historical who done it mystery, with love blooming in between and everywhere.

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