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Elizabeth Ashton Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Pied Tulip (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Benevolent Despot (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Parisian Adventure (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cousin Mark (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Enchanted Wood (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Simplicity (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scorched Wings (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flutter Of White Wings (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Parade Of Peacocks (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moorland Magic (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alpine Rhapsody (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sigh No More (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Errant Bride (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rocks of Arachenza (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bells of Bruges (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Angel (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of the Eagles (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road To The Border (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous to Know (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Player King (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gilded Butterfly (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Willing Hostage (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Nobody From Nowhere (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crown of Willow (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady in the Limelight (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Lady Disdain (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sanctuary in the Desert (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain Heritage (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aegean Quest (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green Harvest (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breeze From the Bosphorous (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voyage of Enchantment (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rendezvous in Venice (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Garden of the Gods (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Girl (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Questing Heart (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moonlight On The Nile (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Joyous Adventure (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reluctant Partnership (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rekindled Flame (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sicilian Summer (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Borrowed Plumes (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Arrow (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebel Against Love (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Egyptian Honeymoon (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Witch (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bride on Approval (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Justice (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Grapes (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Also known under the names of Elizabeth Pewsey and Elizabeth Ashton, Elizabeth Edmondson was a renowned English author, who mainly wrote in the historical, contemporary and mystery fiction genres. While she was attending St. Hilda’s College in Oxford, Elizabeth studied Jane Austin. A majority of Elizabeth’s work are sequels or adaptation of Austin’s works, starting with Mr. Darcy’s Daughter, which was launched in the year 2003. Before meeting her death in the year 2006, Ashton was among the founder members of a youth based holiday orchestra, which was formed, with the aim of providing musical opportunities to the local community in the York region. A majority of Elizabeth’s novels have included settings and characters from Austen’s novels, which have all been written using the same style, romance, and comedy.

Elizabeth once described Austen as a genius who possessed the same set of skills and appeal, like Mozart. Due to her immense understanding of the human nature, Elizabeth had the ability to surpass the gap between then and now. Ashton is regarded as one of the most prolific writers to have graced the earth’s surface, having authored several novels, which feature Collins, Bingley, and Darcy. Elizabeth has authored under the names of Elizabeth Edmondson and Elizabeth Pewsey. Her very first novel to be authored under the names of Elizabeth Ashton was the novel Mr. Darcy’s Daughters, which was published as a sequel to the novel, Pride, and Prejudice. Mr. Darcy’s Daughters is a novel, which features five daughters of Elizabeth Benet and Mr. Darcy.

Mr. Darcy’s daughters became a huge success for Simon and Schuster publishing company that they even encouraged the adaption of other Austen’s novels by the author such as the Gentleman’s book series. The Darcy’s book series came to include a total of five novels. While each of the book in this series shared similar characters, Ashton ensured that each installment had a unique heroine and storyline. In the year 2010, Elizabeth Ashton published the novel Writing Jane Austen, which was not only a contemporary novel about an author who was asked to complete a novel similar to that of Jane Austen, though she was to focus on modern times. According to a review, which was published by Publishers Weekly, the author was praised for delivering a witty novel, which was More like a love later to Austen’s work.

The Washington Post also had lots of praise for the author, that it even labeled the book as fun to read romantic comedy novel. All in all, apart from her romantic novels, Ashton was also a mystery writer. Her very first book was tilted, Children of Chance which was published in the year 2011. This book went on to become the first installment in the Mountjoy series, which has a total of six novels. The Mountjoy series is a book series, which gives out the details of the wonderful and wicked world of the family known as Mountjoy and also their friends who reside around and within an English Cathedral City. In the year 2014, the Guardian published an essay which was a revised version of a speech that she gave during the Oxford Literary Festival.

Ashton’s grandmother and mother were both authors who were published in South America, while her father worked as a journalist. Irrespective of the fact that she was named after one of the characters to be created by Jane Austen, Elizabeth did not read any of Austen’s novel until she was thirteen years old. After reading her very first Jane Austen novel, Elizabeth Ashton became addicted to 6 novels which were written by the author. Towards the end of the 1960’s, Ashton graduated from St. Hilda’s University which is located in Oxford.

Mr. Darcy’s Daughters

Mr. Darcy’s Daughters is a novel, which was authored by Elizabeth Aston, and published in the United States by Simon and Schuster. The novel has been set in the year 1818 and is a sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. This installment features Mr. Darcy’s five daughters who are aged between the age of sixteen and twenty-one. The six daughters navigate the society without the presence of their father and mother, who have been placed on a diplomatic post. While in London, the six sisters, make new friends and also end up in several romantic entanglements. As all this happens, the sisters also get to know what is acceptable behavior or not among the elite society of the city. Letitia becomes distraught upon learning that her fiancée, a man who for many years she believed was dead, was not only alive but also had married and had no memory whatsoever of their relationship.

Her reaction, in turn, attracts gossip throughout the London society. As this happens, Camilla finds a new friend, Sir Sydney Leigh. She believes that she has indeed found true love. However, Camilla is disturbed by the fact that somehow Leigh does not find Camilla attractive. However, Camilla becomes shocked upon discovering that Leigh had asked for Camilla’s hand in marriage. However, it does not take long before Camilla learns that Leigh is a homosexual and manages to break off the wedding before it could happen. Due to the penalty that one may when persecuted when proven guilty of homosexuality, Leigh manages to run away to exile. Apart from Leigh, the author also introduces the reader to one, Mr. Wytton. Mr. Wytton is not only exceedingly rich but is a man, who is wittily sarcastic, enjoys archeology and also traveling across the world.

However, irrespective of all this, Sophie his fiancée does not really care about all this. Camilla, in turn, finds that Mr. Wytton is exceedingly intelligent but intolerant and saturnine to clever women. As time goes by, it becomes clear that the two are not a perfect match since Sophie loves subjects such as fashion. After the release of the critically acclaimed television series, Pride, and Prejudice, the interest for Austen’s work resurfaced. A majority of the writers were totally inspired by Jane Austen, which I turn led to several adaptations and novelizations of her novels. Despite being, one of the most-recognized authors of fiction that were somehow related to Austen’s work, Mr. Darcy’s Daughter was her debut novel. During her study at Hilda’s College, Aston studied mainly the works of Austen and was under the supervision of Austen biographer, Lord David Cecil. Due to the immense success of Mr. Darcy’s Daughters, publisher Simon and Schuster encouraged the adaptation of other novels by Austen.

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