"Katharine Ashe writes with eloquence and power."
"You'll be swept away by Katharine Ashe's evocative writing."
Following her sensational debut novel, Swept Away by a Kiss, author Katharine Ashe was named one of the "New Stars of Historical Romance" by the American Library Association publication Booklist. With each new book she has proven them right-and never more so than with her novel How to be a Proper Lady. Continuing her phenomenal Falcon Club series, Ashe enchants with this tale of a woman kidnapped as a child by pirates and returned years later to her English family. She must now learn how to be a cultured lady...and to navigate the treacherous waters of love with the notorious sea captain who brought her, kicking and screaming, back to society. This is witty, emotionally rich, and wonderfully imaginative storytelling that readers of Lisa Kleypas, Eloisa James, and Johanna Lindsey will absolutely adore.
"Ashe's engaging characters move from shipboard to ballroom, from bitter conflict to passion, sweeping readers away and satisfying their cravings for sizzling adventure." (RT Book Reviews)
"From prologue to epilogue the story held me rapt with it's smooth pace and humorous undertones." (Night Owl Reviews)
"HOW TO BE A PROPER LADY.in a word engrossing. I turned page after page and delighted in every word read...Jinan and Viola are some of the first characters in a long time that really touched my heart, and they are what make HOW TO BE A PROPER LADY an unforgettable read." (Romance Junkies)
"How to Be a Proper Lady has everything fans of historical romance could want in a book." (Joyfully Reviewed)
"How to Be a Proper Lady is...every bit as delicious as it promised." (The Librarian Next Door)
"Katharine Ashe continues to intrigue readers with her Falcon Club series by creating extraordinary characters with histories that set them apart from run-of-the-mill heroes and heroines and endowing these characters with intelligence, courage, and humor." (Just Janga)From the Back Cover
The Rules of Being a Proper Lady
1) Never take steps greater than six inches apart.
2) Never look boldly at a gentleman.
3) And never, ever, kiss a man who is not your fiance.
But beautiful, bold Viola Carlyle doesn't care about the rules. And she desperately wants to kiss the notoriously tempting Captain Jin Seton, the man who brought her kicking and fighting back to English society. Kidnapped as a child, now she longs to return to that life of freedom where she was able to live-and love-as she wished.
Having hunted Viola for two years, Jin Seton has finally found his good luck-for, by finding Viola, his oldest, deepest debt will at last be paid. And although he has vowed not to let her win his heart, this very improper lady might finally be the one who tames him.