Last Gentleman Standing

The Last Gentleman Standing (Bluestocking) by Jane Ashford

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A refreshed/revised version of one of my previously published books, Bluestocking.

Elisabeth Elham scorns the Marriage Mart. Perhaps when she was nineteen and penniless, she’d have looked there for a husband. But now, unexpectedly an heiress at twenty-four, she’s independent and proud of her bluestocking brains.

This doesn’t stop the suitors, of course, who find her beautiful as well as bright. And Elisabeth finds that the season can offer more delights — and hazards — than she’d ever dreamed.


…Ashford brilliantly captures the atmosphere and mores of the period with her pitch-perfect dialogue and characterizations, from the dog Growser to cousin Lavinia, within a classic genre plotline. A delightful read for true fans of the Regency. RT Book Reviews

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.  Night Owl Reviews Top Pick

Ashford’s flawless execution of this classic plot, which was originally written as Bluestocking 25 years ago, as well as her lively, crisply witty writing style, should prove to be catnip to readers who miss traditional Regencies. This tale also further cements comparisons between Ashford’s romances and the works of Mary Balogh and Georgette Heyer. Booklist

a perfectly fine diversion  Publishers Weekly

An absolutely captivating story. Fans of regency romance will absolutely enjoy this story. Guilty Pleasures