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Ashlyn Macnamara

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Ashlyn lives in the wilds of suburbia outside Montreal with her husband and two teenaged daughters. When not writing, she looks for other excuses to neglect the housework, among them knitting, reading and wasting time on the internet in the guise of doing research.

Her debut novel, A Most Scandalous Proposal, releases February 26, 2013 from Ballantine books, with a second Regency romance, A Most Devilish Rogue, to follow.

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Ashlyn Macnamara Never give up. You just have to keep soldiering on in the face of rejections. Above all, keep writing. Stephen King says you have to write a million…moreNever give up. You just have to keep soldiering on in the face of rejections. Above all, keep writing. Stephen King says you have to write a million words as practice, so put in your practice.(less)
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A Most Scandalous Proposal
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 504 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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A Most Devilish Rogue
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What a Lady Demands (The Et...
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Kindle Bestselling Author Ashlyn MacnamaraKindle Bestselling Author Ashlyn MacnamaraMy friend and critique partner Kathleen Bittner Roth invited me to join this little blog hop. Since the first book in my new series came out three weeks, ago I happily accepted the invitation. Kathleen’s most recent release is her Golden Heart-finaling story A DUKE’S WICKED KISS. A real adventure set in Victoria... Read more of this blog post »
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This Crumbling Pageant by Patricia Burroughs
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There are not enough books about the American Revolution--or at least I can't get enough of them. And when a writer of Donna Thorland's caliber takes the period on, you know you're in for a ride. The hero is a BAMF, the heroine is more than his match ...more
What a Lady Requires by Ashlyn Macnamara
"Finally, Rowan's story. You'll be fine if you haven't read the previous books, but having read them I wondered about him and I really enjoyed this. Emma's father arranges their marriage, as she had known he would. Rowan is not exactly what she was..." Read more of this review »
What a Lady Requires by Ashlyn Macnamara
"This is book 3 in the Eton Boys Trilogy.

Miss Emma Jennings always knew that she would be married for her dowry, but she didn't count on her father picking the ne'er-do-well Rowan Battencliffe. Meeting the man for the first time when he is drunk, d..." Read more of this review »
What a Lady Requires by Ashlyn Macnamara
"Ashlyn Macnamara wraps up the Eton Boys trilogy here with a flourish. Emma Jennings is a cit's daughter with a head for business but few options in the world of high society as evinced by her unmarried state. Rowan is the deeply-indebted younger b..." Read more of this review »
Almost a Scandal by Elizabeth Essex
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I couldn't put this book down. I rarely take my ereader to work with me and read during breaks, because I hate to put things down mid-chapter. I read this in the break-room, at the bus stop, on the bus... I'd admit to taking my ereader into the bathr ...more
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“Ah, sarcasm. The final refuge of the desperate.”
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“It's easy enough to smile at a man if you want to capture his attention, but once you realize he's not really looking at you, that perhaps he never really saw you, smiling becomes much more difficult”
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“I believe I've come to understand something. Love isn't always big and dramatic. It's big, it's deep, but it's also quite and calm.”
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Ashlyn Macnamara Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend invite, Ashlyn :)"


Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you for accepting my friend invite, Ashlyn :)

Ashlyn Macnamara Thank you!

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Karla Darcy Congrats on the new book. Much success!

Ashlyn Macnamara Hi Laura,

I'm glad you enjoyed the book! You're not mistaken about the Sense and Sensibility angle, although I didn't start out intending to do that. It was subconscious until chapter seven or so (where Highgate and Sophia have that conversation in the library about books), and then I realized what was happening. :)

Upperton's story is coming out in late August. I just turned in my copy edits on that one.

Laura Ferrari Hi! Thanks for friending me :-)

I absolutely love "A most scandalous proposal"! Is it strange that it reminds me of Sense and Sensibility? Except of course for a more assertive kind of Edward (Benedict is such a marvellous hero! I love childhood friends turning into lovers :-D plus, every time I read his name, an image of Benedict Cumberbatch would pop into my mind, which is a bonus) and an even more dashing Colonel Brandon (Highgate was such a sweetheart! Couldn't decide if I wanted to be Sophia or Julia more!).

How long till Upperton's story?!

Isalys Hi :) Thanks for friending me on here. Now we can share more books!!

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