The reviews for Madness of Lord Ian are pouring in, and they're all (so far) fantastic. I'm speechless (ok, I've never been speechless in my life--let's say I'm stunned). I never expected this.
Romantic Times BookReviews 4.5 Top Pick! (You have to be a subscriber to read this one until a couple months from now). Here's a quote: "By tackling an unusual theme, à la Laura Kinsale, Ashley touches readers on many levels. Brava!"
All About Romance--Desert Isle Keeper review
The Good, The Bad, The Unread A+ review
Barbara Vey's Publisher's Weekly blog
There are others out there, and I have heard there are more to come.
A friend of mine noted that this book reminded her much of the Captain Lacey mysteries (it does feature a murder mystery and a Scotland Yard detective, who will be a recurring character--but she also means it has the same kind of tone and feeling).
In other words, if you like the Captain Lacey series, I hope you will give this one a try.