An Affair of Honor (Regency Rakes, #3)
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An Affair of Honor (Regency Rakes #3)

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A regal beauty must choose between virtue and desire when she falls under the spell of the most irresistible rake in the realm. When Viscount Sedgewick has to recover from a fall at the country manor of Meg Ashburton, the regal beauty is captivated and soon looses her heart.
Paperback, Signet Regency Romance
Published July 1st 1996 by Signet
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If I have learned nothing else from the miscommunications which are rife within this book, I am, at least, now schooled in the art of being as vague and misleading as possible when having a potentially life altering conversation. Why take five minutes to clear up a misunderstanding that has the potential to last several chapters? There is enough pining in this book to reforest the Rocky Mountains. In general, I accept the all too often used "drawn-out to the point of ridiculousness misunderstand...more
An English gentleman lived by a code of honor, but does that also apply to rakes? Even if he is a gentleman by birth do his actions make the man? An Affair of Honor plays on that premise in an amusing way.

After being thrown from his curricle and hitting his head, Colin Herriot, Viscount Sedgewick thinks he sees an angel hovering over him, so he must be dead. Better angels than devils; though his capricious life and rakish ways should equal the later. The figure dons coppery curls and creamy skin...more
Having thoroughly enjoyed A Proper Companion and A Change of Heart, I was a little disappointed by this book.

Some of the circumstances were downright ridiculous/unbelievable and I guessed the plot twist/ending less than a third of the way through.

It was eloquently written and did have the enjoyable banter I've come to expect from Candice Hern's novels, so I would say it's worth reading but it's just not as good as some of her other work.
I like this one the least. Perhaps because I read it last, had I read it first maybe it's not so bad, but compared to the other two this one doesn't really shine.

Sedge, the last of the rakes, got into an accident while on his way to his friend's house in the country. Luckily he is found by Meg and her brother. They took him to their house and took care of him. Of course, Meg, born and bred in the country, falls for Sedge. And of course, Sedge falls for his 'angel' of a nurse. But the path of tr...more
A quick read, but a disappointing one, from an author who so far I've liked a lot. The historical information tidbits, as always, were good, but that was one of the few aspects I enjoyed. The other? The working stud farm, which Ms. Hern took pains to describe as what it was: a BUSINESS. Too often in romance similar situations are described in a way that makes it seem like more of a hobby, especially when the main character (usually male) is never there, never checks in, and never asks any questi...more
An Affair of Honor
Book One
by: Candice Hern

On the Thornhill equestrian/stud farm in Suffolk, Meg Ashburton finds the wreckage of a curricle belonging to Colin Herriot, Viscount Sedgewick. She danced with him some six years prior and fallen in love with his beauty and charm. He was the only one who would dance with the six foot gangly redhead and she never forgot him.

With the help of her brother, Sir Terrence Ashburton they brought him home and under the care of their herbalist grandmother, Mrs. L...more
I found this story in a Barnes and Noble Nook collection Regency Rakes Trilogy Omnibus containing The Proper Companion, A Change of Heart, and An Affair of Honor by Candice Hern

The Story
Sedge who we first see in The Proper Companion falls in succumbs to love. Everything seems to line up perfectly. Meg seems to love him so why does she refuse? Meg was in love with Lord Sedgewick six years ago when he was so kind as to dance with her, the pitiful wallflower in her only Season. She had gotten over...more
Ana T.
When I decided to join the Regency Romance Reading Challenge I was planning to start my first book in January. Things got in the way though and although I do have the books for January and February in the TBR pile the truth is that March was the first month where I managed to read the book scheduled. I didn't realise it while reading but this book - An Affair of Honor - is actually the third in a trilogy (the first two being the January and February titles. And if I didn't feel like I was missin...more
This is the 3rd book in the Regency Rakes Trilogy.
The book starts off with Lord Colin Sedgewicke in a carriage accident and as he's coming in and out of unconsciousness and he sees what he thinks is an angel. Of couse it's not an angel but Ms Meg Ashburton who has come along and found him and has him transported to her brothers estate. She recognises Lord Segwicke imediately. How could she not? Her first and only season in London was a disaster and the only gentleman to dance with her was him!!...more
Sedge thought he was dead. Seeing an angel with flowing red hair looking down upon him confirmed it. He wasn't dead and Meg was no angel. She knew who he was though. Lord Sedgewick had rescued her from complete embarassment six years prior when no gentlemen offered to dance with her during her first and only Season. As Meg and her Grandmother nurse Sedge back to life, Meg discovers that her affection towards him has grown into a love that scares her. She's afraid to hope that a man as handsome a...more
Janice Liedl
Another classic regency that's been reissued by Candice Hern and well worth grabbing, even if you read the original back in the day. Long Meg is a country mouse after a disastrous season where she definitely didn't take. Her retiring life is turned head over heels when a carriage wreck lands Viscount Sedgewick with a broken leg and dependent upon the family's care to recuperate.

All is not as it seems. Meg has grown into her beauty, which soon captivates Colin, the hapless hero, who also slowly c...more
Lynne Tull
I was disappointed in this book. It is #3 of the series so maybe Ms. Hern was out of ideas for this H/H. The book followed Hero gets critically injured in front of Heroine's house and is laid up with her and her family for weeks. He was there long enough to fall in love with her. The rest of the story was the H/H prosing about their love for the other and the reason why they could never be together. On top of that theme there was a mystery to be solved. Of course, the perpetrator was so transpar...more
Meg Ashburton and Lord Sedgewick. The olde misunderstanding plot. The last third of the book was kind of silly--who ever heard of a man making a proposal and not mentioning the word marriage? The misunderstandings after that to follow were interesting but extended the story too long. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the story and it was so obvious who was the culprit. I bought the boxed set and all tales kept me riveted. Would have liked to see another book to include Sir Terrence Ashburton and his quest...more
Joanne Caldwell
Pretty predictable plot and subplot.
Ok, so the plot is fairly stock, but after all, how many different plots are there? This one gives us a few variations, and the addition of a (slightly) mysterious sub-plot. The heroine is 6' tall, for goodness' sake. And the usually silver-tongued hero being reduced to incoherence? It's quite amusing. If you like the author you will enjoy the book. I like the author, I found it amusing and quite engaging. She's done better, but amidst a sea of badly-written offerings out there these days this i...more
This book just didn't do much for me. The romance fell flat. I did like the main character, until she decided to change her morals. The leading man was ok, he just thought with the wrong end. The first of the book held great potential, but then everything got repetitive. This was clean because it had no explicit love scenes, but not clean because the main characters went beyond just kissing and the attributes of the leading lady were talked about often.
I got bored with this story and the too modern attitudes displayed by the characters. One every now and then is fun, but the silly misunderstandings and agonizing over your feelings storylines get old when I read too many of these right in a row.
Shelley Hoerauf
A very entertaining regency romance. I would recommend it if you enjoy these type of books. I had never read this author before. The first book in the series is currently free on kindle, so I think I will give that book a try also.
Michele Lacroix
this is Lord Sedgwick's book and it was wonderful. Meg Ashburn was his perfect heroine. it didn't hurt that her brother owned a horse farm either. it I would recommend one start with the first book in this series.
This is the third book I've read for Candice Hern's Regency Romance Reading Challenge and these book are pretty formulaic -- pretty predictable. But I just love this time period so darn much. ;)
Susannah Carleton
An enjoyable read. Lord Sedgewick has finally found his lady love, but his mangles his proposal so badly that she thinks he's offering her carte blanche.
Amanda Caswell
While not my favorite book in this series, I found the story and characters enjoyable.
Sarah Grass
Flat. Forgettable. Repetitive. I was looking for a Julie Klassen type author. Fail.
I didn't like this one as well. I think because the hero came off as a bit stupid.
3.5 stars Solid Regency romance, part of the Regency Rakes Trilogy.
Part of The Regency Rakes Trilogy

due @ brooklyn Feb 18
Entertaining Regency romance. Clean and fun.
I love historical romance!
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Candice Hern is the award-winning, bestselling author of historical romance novels set during the English Regency period. Her books have won praise for the "intelligence and elegant romantic sensibility" (Romantic Times) as well as "delicious wit and luscious sensuality (Booklist). Candice's award-winning website ( is often cited for its Regency World pages, where readers inter...more
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