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The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding

(Regency Diaries #3)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  21 reviews
In the world of Regency England, only one thing matters — the begetting of an heir…

There is one fact I cannot hide nor deny. I have borne my husband no sons…

When Lord Jacob Fielding suffers a traumatic injury denying him more children, it devastates both his present and his future. He and his wife Jane have only daughters, and the brother in line to inherit his title and l
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Published June 1st 2014 by Escape Publishing
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Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it

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The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding is a high-emotion, steamy novella. After an unfortunate accident, Lord Jacob Fielding and Lady Jane Fielding are deemed unable to have any more children, which causes issues when their lack of a son brings Jacob’s vile brother Arthur on the scene, expecting to be named heir.

I’ve read one novel from Viveka Portman before this one, The Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton and alth
Fiona Marsden
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I think this is an erotic novella. Sort of.

Novella's can be hit or miss with characterisation but I found it easy to get to know Jane and her husband Jacob. Jane has hit the Regency marriage jackpot with a handsome, virile husband who is madly in love with her. And as she says, she loves him more. They have a perfect life with their two daughter's with only a little niggle with Jacob's brother Arthur who is not a nice man.

When an accident brings their world tumbling down, the only thing that can
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

The one thing that Lady Jane and her beloved husband Jacob had, was a love match, which for the ton of Regency England was a rarity indeed. Jane and Jacob had a fine home and two lovely daughters, but no heir to keep up Jacob's line of inheritance. Jane was confident though that she and her ever amorous husband would prevail, that is until a horrific accident leaves Jacob unable to sire any more children.

When Jacob's revolting wretch of a brother, Arthur, gets wind of Jacob's possible misfortune
The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding is a 2014 Harlequin Escape publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Jane and her husband Jacob are very happily married until one day Jacob is the victim of a horrible accident. He survives but it is now questionable as to whether or not he can father more children. The sad truth is that if he can not produce a male heir his horrible brother , Arthur will inherit everything and leave Jane under his control. Jacob s
May 25, 2014 rated it liked it
When Lady Jane's husband Lord Jacob suffers a debilitating accident affecting his ability to have more children. The situation becomes desperate as with only daughters, his odious younger brother will be heir to his title. But Jacob has a plan. His distant cousin Mathew, is invited to come and stay.

A quick read that is not quite as erotic as I had expected. But I did like the characters who were well defined, even the villain of the piece Arthur. Nevertheless I enjoyed this and am grateful to t
The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding by Viveka Portman
Novella #3: Regency Diaries
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 5/5 stars

Lady Jane Fielding and her beloved husband Jacob, Baron of Fielding House have a very, very serious problem. Following a horrible accident, Jacob is no longer able to have children and he and Jane do not yet have a male heir. To make matters far, far worse, Jacob’s horrifyingly awful and lecherous brother, Arthur wants the title, the land, the money and, will stop at nothing to
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Jane is a fortunate woman: marriage that is full of love, lovely daughters and a wonderful husband in Jacob, who sees her as more than simple chattel. All are rare in society marriages in Regency England, and Jane is truly aware of her fortunate circumstance. Until, that is, Jacob has a terrible accident that leaves his future in doubt, and his plans in turmoil.

If Jacob were to die, the rules of inheritance state that his distasteful brother Arthur would inherit, and Jane and her daughters woul
The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding is the third erotic novella in the Regency Diaries series. The series is a selection of five diary-styled novellas revealing the secret thoughts and desires of Ladies during the Regency era. This third story is set at the estate Fielding Place in Berkshire, England, 1813. It’s a captivating historical romance, well-paced and unique plot.

Look, this series tackles the sexual frustrations, yearnings, and discoveries of women in an era that is vastly differ
Letters from the Mezzanine
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is something unlike anything I've read before in historical romance.

Told in first person, Lady Jane Fielding has a problem: after her husband has suffered a terrible accident, he is no longer able to sire an heir. Which is a topic of great interest to Lord Jacob Fielding's brother, who would love to become heir to the estate and waste it on his spendthrift ways. Jacob, however, has a plan: enlist the help of his cousin Matthew to sire an heir... with Jane.

Jane at first is hesitant: she lov
This was a very good historical erotic novella, featuring a menage that started out as a necessity but turned out to be more at the end. A quick read if you want something hot, sexy and short. Despite that the story is engaging and the plot, although, has been used before in contemporary erotic fiction, seems more in keeping with the historical equivalent.
Nov 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
Read this thinking that it’s a nice historical romance but it’s actually erotica. 100+ pages so I decided to finish it because of my reading challenge.
Overwrought, purple prose that is not to my liking.
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding by Viveka Portman is a scorching hot historical novella that is highly erotic but also full of emotion. This quick read has a wonderfully unique storyline, well-developed characters and a delightful surprise ending.

Jane and Jacob Fielding are deeply in love and their marriage is quite happy and lust-filled. Jacob's unfortunate accident does not diminish their desire for one another but with Jacob's odious brother Arthur in line to inherit the family fort
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Jane Fielding and her husband Jacob are a couple very much in love, they have two daughters and life is good in the Fielding home. One day there is a tragic accident, and Jacob is no longer able to give Jane children. This would not matter except for the fact they have not produced an heir, and Jacob’s disgusting rakish brother will be the heir to Fielding. Knowing this cannot be allowed to happen, Jacob comes up with a plan his cousin Matthew will secretly provide a much needed heir.

Jane has a
Heather C
The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding is a series of journal entries that tells the story of Lady Jane Fielding her husband Jacob’s desperate plan to produce an heir.

A year after Jacob receives a severe injury from a horse kick, it’s become evident that he can no longer father children.  Without a son, Jacob’s disgusting brother Arthur stands to inherit everything.  Jacob refuses to let that ever happen and hatches a plan to convince his distant cousin Matthew to impregnate his wife.  But it
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
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If you want a "quick fix"- without the angst and "will they won't they" tension (even though you know they will!)- that is a staple of erotic fiction-Viveka Portman is the author for you. Ms. Portman specializes in historical romance-her novels are usually set in nineteenth century England-and the characters are already married or in established relationships. The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding continues this tradition. As the story opens, Sir Jacob Fielding has suffered a serious injury ...more
Zee Monodee
Jul 01, 2014 rated it liked it
I was intrigued by the very theme of this book - loving wife needing to bed someone else to beget an heir. Shocking, innit? I wondered how the author would turn this around - I've read stories with such themes before and they left me cold when not downright feeling unsympathetic to the heroine.

Not the case here, though. Through Lady Jane's diary - where she pours her soul out, or so it seems - you end up getting a good grasp of her life with her husband, Baron Fielding, and the circumstances tha
Patty McKenna Van Hulle
I am a diehard fan of regency romances & I will try any genre at least once, but I do have a big FLAW of my own, first person writing. Ms. Portman does write with naughtiness, but all the "I" & "ME" just confuse me & I can't be my normal voyeur if the story. An author once told me that all characters demand their own voice, so how can I fault the characters. I have been BLESSED that reading has helped with my Meniere's Disease & some many authors have GIFTED me with that, so I have to much respe ...more
This the second book I have read from this author. I love her style of writing. Lord Jacob Fielding and Lady Jane have a very happy and healthy marriage. When Lord Jacob has an accident that denies him to have any more children. They still need a heir. Lord Jacob can't not allow his brother to inherit his title and estate. His brother is a wicked and very selfish man. Lord Jacob formulate a plan that involves his cousin, Matthew to come and impregnate Lady Jane. Lady Jane is against it at first ...more
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My goodness, I absolutely love this series of novellas, though I also continually wish for them to be longer. Every one has been delightful and this third installment is no exception. The arrangement made amongst Jane, her husband Jacob, and his cousin Matther is scandelous and at the same time quite intruiging. I so hope there will be many more in this series because I am addicted to Viveka Portman's writing. ...more
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Viveka Portman is an author of romantic erotic fiction, and has a fascination about times past. With a bachelor degree in anthropology, Viveka weaves historical fact into fiction to create lively, realistic and thrilling tales, sure to titillate and engage the most discerning reader. Considered an upstanding member of society, Viveka does not make a habit of eavesdropping, gossiping or making vulg ...more

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