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The Hanover Square Affair review í 3 Ñ Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars burned out fighting melancholia his career ended His interest is piued when he learns of a missing girl possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament Lacey's search for the young woman to murder corruption and dealingMber of Parliament Lacey's search for the young woman to murder corruption and dealings with a leader of the underworld At the same time he struggles with his disorientation transitioning from a soldier's life to the civi. Ashley Gardner is also Jennifer Ashley a favorite romance novelist of mine But this is no romance This is straight mystery and it's really very good I don't mean to seem surprised because I'm committed to a couple of Jennifer Ashley's romance series but I suppose I just expected this to be romantic It's got a few moments but this is all about the mystery Once I adjusted I was very impressed at JA's facility with this different genreCaptain Lacey formerly of the King's army has a chip on his shoulder and a penchant for noticing things that don't uite seem right His chip is toward his former commanding officer and also former best friend The reader learns throughout the story and I can't say as I blame Lacey for his chip He's also been befriended by a wealthy popular socialite whose fine art Lacey once saved with his observations Grenville knows Lacey regards him as a spoiled pampered phoney but this is the most interesting thing going at the moment When the Captain comes upon a small riot directed at a home on Hanover Suare he notices and learns a few things that make him very uneasy He agrees to help a family find their abducted daughter because he can't NOT do it He's that kind of guyHe's also kind of poor and bitter And he has a few prostitute friends he doesn't have sex with They're friends and neighbors He's like that Sometimes I found him too judgmental but it's a realistic portrayal and moments later show his own regrets for dismissing someone just because they have plenty He learns about a variety of people and his perspective changes The mystery is very dark and a little disturbing but it's also very engaging and well writtenI got the box set on sale and this was the first story included I'm definitely going to be continuing this series PS no graphic sex just obvious implied shagging and a cut to later I don't mind at all as I think anything explicit would take away from the very nice crafting of this type of story

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Lian world redefining his role with his former commanding officer and making new friends from the top of society to the street girls of Covent Garden Book 1 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries This is a full length nov. Rating 4 of fiveThe Publisher Says London 1816Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars burned out fighting melancholia his career ended His interest is piued when he learns of a missing girl possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament Lacey's search for the girl leads to the discovery of murder corruption and dealings with a leader of the underworld He deals with his own disorientation transitioning from a soldier's life to the civilian world at the same time redefining his role with his former commanding officer making new friends from the top of society to the street girls of Covent GardenMy Review This will be your only warning AVOID THESE BOOKS IF YOU ARE OF A SERIES ADDICTIVE BENT Have y'all left who're leavin' GoodGo get this Kindle freebie everyone else and settle in for the haul This series starring wounded warrior Captain Gabriel Lacey will now grab you by the heartstrings and cause you to leak water from the vicinity of your eyes I do not know what this phenomenon is called but it is unsettlingI read mysteries as I've mentioned before in order to assauage a weird little part of me that craves the World to do the right thing It doesn't as the Supreme Court has proven yet again five old men in black dresses telling a bunch of religious dupes that they can decide who has access to birth control as if this is anyone's goddamned business but the woman seeking it but I still crave a glimpse even in fiction of a world where the right thing is doneI am not talking about the law The law is written by lawyers This means less than nothing when it comes to doing the right thing or even following the promptings of honorThe right thing in this story is learning the fate of a powerless girl Learning the reason a girl ups sticks and runs as fast as she can away from her loved ones Learning the secrets of people so powerful that knowing they have secrets is a life threatening prospectAnd learning in the end who one needs to forgive and what one needs to forget aren't necessarily obvious at first glance And certainly aren't easy tasks Forgiveness if sincere is seldom anything but hard won and almost never without a heavy heavy priceI read this book in about half a day because it answered a call in me and left me deeply satisfied that I'd found a friend An honorable idiot with a foul temper and a complete and thoroughgoing unwillingness to do things the easy way In short an uncomfortable companion and an irreplaceable friendTen books await me I am deeply satisfied by that knowledge Make of this what you will but remember that you were warned This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License

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The Hanover Square AffairCavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars burned out fighting melancholia his career ended His interest is piued when he learns of a missing girl possibly kidnapped by a prominent me. Written November 23 20154 Stars Perfect for my moody dark autumn feel these days It was also great with a non romantic story in between all my romancesBook #1I just finished a Jennifer Ashley this time published in her pen name Ashley Gardner historical mystery series novel There are already ten books about Captain Lacey solving crime and mystery cases and I looking forward for I really really enjoyed to listening to this not a romance audiobook mystery novel Just the terrific not too long 730 hrs length The Hanover Suare Affair was than just a nice read It was really good This author never dissapoint me regardless of genre Ms Jennifer Ashley is probably also soon one of my most read mf writers these last years This first part The Hanover Suare Affair is set in London 1816 some time after the war with the French ended Our main hero Captain Gabriel Lacey is still a bit depressed and angry about how his twenty years long military career abruptly ended It was among other things heroism and jealousy that ended with a broken very long friendship farewell and an injured leg Still a few years later hard to forget and forgive Poor dear Captain Lacey I'll remember that the blurb explain a bit about the mystery case A missing young miss and her maid add a broken father and a murdered gentleman A whodunnit kind of mystery with and loose ends and strange people to really suspect Our hero is suspicious very clever and hero like brave but he doesn't jump to conclusions he does however some pretty stupid and dangerous stuff every now and then London is dirty wet gritty raw and depressing depraved I both shuddered and thanked that I live now and up here This was far from the historical romances and those shimmering ballrooms we HR readers usually visit ‘Sometimes there is no comfort only the knowledge that the worst has happened’ Easy to like easy to listen toI listened to the 730 hrs audiobook edition narrated by James Gillies in a very old styled theatrical style I liked it I always you know me want some grand love steam and heartbreaking moments but this rough horrible London murder case caught my interest and I'm honestly satisfied Maybe will this very brave pure hearted and wise Captain find grand love in the future Please he is so worth it Anyway I'll continue to read or listen with my kind of romantic hope of future happiness and a lot of nasty evil villains behind bars Shall be interesting to follow these second characters as well I already have some dear favoritesI LIKE and want new cases and stories