Review: Brave New Earl

Brave New Earl

Jane Ashford

The Way to a Lord’s Heart #1


Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication date: 07-Aug-2018
Date Started: 01-Sep-2018
Date Finished: 17-Sep-2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 330
Genres: Romance, historical romance, regency romance
ISBN: 9781492663355
Source: NetGalley
3 star



An Earl mired in melancholy is no match for a determined woman…

Widower Benjamin Romilly, Earl of Furness, has given up hope of finding happiness. His wife died in childbirth five years ago, leaving him with a broken heart and a child who only reminds him of his loss.

Miss Jean Saunders is a cousin by marriage. She doted on Benjamin’s late Countess, and can’t bear it when she hears rumors that the Earl is too bereaved to care for his young son. She arrives on the scene to evaluate his fitness as a father, and if necessary, to take his son away.

Jean’s sudden eruption into the Earl’s household simultaneously infuriates and invigorates him. She may be the only person who can breathe life into his neglected home―and his aching heart…”



This is the story of a desolate earl who meets a willful lady. I loved that this book focused a lot on the child and the negligence he faced.

I do feel that this novel had an unnecessary subplot, about the neighbors, but overall it was cute, although sluggish. I kept not wanting to go back to this novel, which is why it took so long to finish.

About the Author

“Jane Ashford discovered Georgette Heyer in junior high school and was entranced by the glittering world and witty language of Regency England. That delight was part of what led her to study English literature and travel widely in Britain and Europe. She has lived in New York, Boston and LA. Today, she is somewhat nomadic.

Jane has written historical and contemporary romances. Her books have been published in England, Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Slovakia, Denmark, Russia, and Latvia, Croatia and Slovenia as well as the U.S. She has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by RT Book Reviews.”


I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.


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