Lady Ashby has a pressing problem

Widowed at a young age, Isabel Ashby, yearns to marry again—this time to a young, handsome, titled husband—and live a nice, quiet life with two or three cherubic children. Having limited choices among the gentlemen of her acquaintance, Isabel decides to orchestrate a compromising position for herself to entrap the Earl of Caenby into marriage. But it all goes dreadfully wrong when she ends up unwittingly catching Major Sidney Chamberlayne instead.

Major Chamberlyane has a stoic solution

Sidney Chamberlyane is a second son, a military man of honor who is far more comfortable on the back of a horse than in a ballroom flirting with ladies of the ton. But when Sidney is caught in a passionate kiss with the delectable Lady Ashby, he can do nothing less than marry her.

With their marriage off to a stormy start, both Isabel and Sidney wade through the murky waters of mistrust. But as they begin to recognize the changes in their feelings, will the winds of scandal and gossip drag them down into dangerous depths, or will truth and love guide them home?

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Widowed at a young age, Isabel Ashby, yearns to marry again—this time to a young, handsome, titled husband—and live a nice, quiet life with two or three cherubic children. Having limited choices among the gentlemen of her acquaintance, Isabel decides to orchestrate a compromising position for herself to entrap the Earl of Caenby into marriage. But it all goes dreadfully wrong when she ends up unwittingly catching Major Sidney Chamberlayne instead.

Sidney Chamberlyane is a second son, a military man of honor who is far more comfortable on the back of a horse than in a ballroom flirting with ladies of the ton. But when Sidney is caught in a passionate kiss with the delectable Lady Ashby, he can do nothing less than marry her.

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Delyth Owen’s exuberant passion for her new job as a dressmaker at Madame Follette’s is matched only by her love of diverse, vibrant, and frequently unfortunate color combinations.

Simon Merrithew, an English Gentleman and the pseudonymous author of a well-regarded fashion column, is horrified by the gown Delyth creates for a friend, and suspects her motives. He sets out to uncover her duplicity, but instead, he uncovers genuine joy and how a woman should dress for this particular English Gentleman.

This novella was originally published in the anthology Dressed to Kiss as “The Colors of Love.”

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True love never goes out of style….

Once renowned for creating the most envied gowns in London, Madame Follette’s dressmaking shop has fallen far out of fashion. The approaching coronation of King George IV offers a chance to reclaim former glory by supplying stunning new wardrobes to the most glittering society in Regency England. In the face of long-held secrets, looming scandals, and the potential ruin of their shop, the dressmakers of Follette’s are undaunted, not even by the most unexpected complication of all: true love.

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My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” If you just heaved a contented sigh at Mr. Darcy’s heartfelt words, then you, dear reader, are in good company. Here is a delightful collection of never-before-published stories inspired by Jane Austen—her novels, her life, her wit, her world.

Regency or contemporary, romantic or fantastical, each of these marvelous stories reaffirms the incomparable influence of one of history’s most cherished authors. Includes The Mysterious Closet: A Tale by Myretta Robens.

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I’ve lived in Regency England since I was old enough to read Jane Austen. Unfortunately, as no eligible peers presented themselves and I never could get vouchers for Almack’s, I was forced to make my way by going into trade. So, I spent more years than I care to count working in the field of computer technology. It was rewarding in its own way but I never abandoned my first love. In 1997, I found an interesting way to insinuate the 19th century into the world of technology when I joined a friend in creating a Jane Austen web site. I still manage The Republic of Pemberley and invite you to come visit us if your obsession runs to Jane Austen.

In 2003, I decided that, while I would never be Jane, I might try my hand at some version of the period. After all, if I was spending most of my free time there, I might as well write about it. In 2005, Kensington Publishing published Once Upon a Sofa and Just Say Yes, which was a finalist for RWA’s RITA award and which won the Holt Medalion. I have a short story inspired by Jane Austen in Ballantine Books’ anthology, Jane Austen Made Me Do It and a novella in Dressed to Kiss.

My most recent book is Lady Ashby’s Major Scandal, based on the characters in the out of print Once Upon a Sofa.

To keep body and soul together as the writing progresses, I build web sites. You can visit them at my Myretta Robens Design site.