Nancy Jane LeCompte was born in 20 August 1948 in Eaton, Ohio, USA. She 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, her writing life punctuated by breaks where the fates intervened and swept her off in different directions. Today, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Jane has written historical and contemporary romances as Jane Ashford and Jane LeCompte. Her books have been published in England, Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, and Latvia, as well as the U.S. She is a two-time nominee for a Career Achievement Award by Romantic Times Magazine. Away from romance writing for several years, she recently completed a new historical.

Book List in Order: 38 titles

  • Fans of Bridgerton will fall in love with this sparkling Regency romance from bestselling author Jane Ashford! The Duke of Tereford is accustomed to getting his own way, but she's going to teach him a thing or two about love...James Cantrell, the new...


  • The Duke of Tereford is accustomed to getting his own way, but she's going to teach him a thing or two about love...James Cantrell, the new Duke of Tereford, has inherited a dukedom in disarray and is overwhelmed by his unaccustomed responsibilities....


  • Two sparkling stories for the price of one! A duo of sweet Regency romances from beloved author Jane Ashford.Things are looking up for Diana Gresham and her new love Captain Wilson, until they're challenged by a scandal from the past.And Miss Miranda...


  • How to help a lonely Earl... Arthur Shelton, Earl of Macklin, has helped four young noblemen recover from grief and find love, but he's learned to live his own life as a widower. Yet when he returns home after traveling, his estate feels too e...


  • Lord Alan Gresham is a bit embarrassed when the Prince Regent demands that he abandon his science experiments to work on an extremely important project―getting rid of a ghost. Alan is determined to debunk this obvious hoax as quickly as possible―...


  • Secrets to reveal, legends to unravel, and a love to fight for... Peter Rathbone, Duke of Compton, is already struggling to handle the responsibilities of his family home and his grief over his sister Delia's death when he's astonished by ...


  • The Marquess of Chatton and his neighbor Fenella Fairclough have known each other all their lives. They refused to marry years ago when their parents demanded it, and they won't concede now -- even if circumstances have brought these former enem...


  • After his parents' death, Daniel Frith, Viscount Whitfield, is up to his ears in paperwork. To make matters worse, his father's will contained a mysterious legacy: a house left to a complete stranger. Penelope Pendleton has no idea why Rose Cottag...


  • Who needs a knight in shining armor when there's an earl at your side...? Gwendeline Gregory doesn't know what to think when she encounters the dashing Alex St. Audley, Earl of Merryn. She's in over her head in London Society, trying t...






  • 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 r...


  • They're wrong for each other, for all the right reasons... Lord Randolph Gresham has come to London for one reason only―to find a suitable wife. Verity Sinclair may be intelligent, beautiful, and full of spirit, but her father knows a secret abo...


  • How does a gentleman rescue a lady? Lord Robert Gresham has given up all hope that the beautiful and independent Flora Jennings will ever take him seriously. He heads to an exclusive country house party to forget about the beauty haunting his thou...


  • He's hidden this shameful secret all his life... Lord Sebastian Gresham is a battle tested soldier and brilliant strategist. Yet all his life he's had to hide his complete failure to decipher letters. In his own mind, he's just stupid. What a mira...


  • A proper English wife, or the freedom of the sea? Lord James Gresham is the fifth son of the Duke of Langford, a captain in the Royal Navy, and at a loss for what to do next. He's made his fortune; perhaps now he should find a proper wife and set up...


  • Life is predictable for a Duke's first son As eldest son of the Duke of Langford, Nathaniel Gresham sees his arranged marriage to Lady Violet Devere as just another obligation to fulfill-highly suitable, if unexciting. But as Violet sets out to tr...


  • Time and distance have changed them both... Quiet and obliging, Mary Fleming and John Bexley marry to please their families and John immediately leaves on a two-year diplomatic mission. Now John is back, and everything they thought they knew about...


  • She Thinks She's Bought a Compliant Husband... Although Clare Greenough has inherited an unexpected fortune, her money is in the hands of a trustee until she marries--everyone knows a woman is incapable of managing funds. What she needs is an easy...


  • Pushed into a miserable loveless marriage, Charlotte Rutherford Wylde finds her late husband has spent her entire fortune and more astonishingly, he has an entire family that he never bothered to mention. The fashionable Wyldes are as surprised to...


  • TO HAVE AND TO HOLD The daughter of free spirits who routinely outraged the haut ton, Emily Crane longed for a less scandalous life. Now she's the toast of society--and she couldn't find it more tedious. Until, in the midst of yet another ball, sh...


  • THE SPY WHO LOVED HER Gavin Graham works alone, trusts no one, and never, ever gives his heart. But the spy may have met his match in an ex-governess. Laura Devane has been handpicked to fulfill an important mission: distracting him from the decep...


  • It's more than ridiculous, it's damned embarrassing and inconvenient...for a scientist with his reputation to be called in to get rid of a ghost. But when the Prince Regent summons Lord Alan Gresham to London to solve the mystery of a hauntin...


  • It was scandalous, to wager one's reputation on a hand of cards. But Lady Emma Tarrant felt she had no choice. She had watched her husband gamble his life away, and when she saw another young man losing heavily, she was determined to save him from a ...


  • THE APPRENTICE ADVENTURESS Miss Miranda Dennison was a properly brought-up young lady with an improper appetite for adventure. She found it in abundance on the isolated estate of Baron Philip Highdene. There was the darkly handsome, brooding ba...


  • A series of robberies at the palatial houses featured in Anitra MacBride's prestigious magazine Cachet implicates her staff. Anitra, totally baffled, accepts help from a total stranger, an Englishman she detests on sight but for some strange reason t...


  • A SCANDALOUS SURPRISE Miss Julia Devere was the most innocent and sheltered of young beauties. Her doting parents had succeeded in shielding her from exposure to the sordid facts of life in society, and now both they and she were delighted with he...


  • She was beautiful enough to die for...Maybe that was why someone was trying to kill her. Geri has one of the most celebrated faces in the world. As a top model, the sleek svelte redhead is sought after by rock stars, movie moguls, and millionaires...


  • RAGE AT FIRST SIGHT The first sight that Miss Susan Wyndham and Miss Marianne MacClain had of each other was enough to make their eyes blaze. For both were arriving at the first grand ball of the season at the same time--in identical gowns. But...


  • FEAR OF FALLING Miss Diana Gresham was only seventeen when she was lured by the scheming Gerald Carshin into making a ruinous misstep, only to be abandoned by that handsome scoundrel. Now she is twenty-five, beautiful, wealthy, vibrantly intell...


  • LESSONS FOR A LORD The moment that Lady Alicia Alston first encountered Ian Cairnyllan, she could see that this imperious lord from the wilds of Scotland had a great deal to learn. He clearly did not appreciate that Alicia was a most sought-aft...






  • LOVE WAS SO MUCH MORE DANGEROUS THE SECOND TIME AROUND Lady Anabel Wyndham was in a most unusual situation for her first London season. Beautiful, witty, and still young, she nonetheless was a widow with three small and very lively children. Thus ...


  • A MATCHLESS DILEMMA Sir Justin Keighley was everything that repelled Margaret Mayfield in a man. He was shocking in his opinions, arrogant in his manner, rude in his actions, and completely without respect for the common decencies of civilized soc...


  • THE BEAUTIFUL DANGER The aristocratic Debenham clan grew exceedingly uneasy when Lady Anne Tremayne left the school where she had been safely sequestered. For now it was the Debenhams' task to see this irredeemably rebellious young Miss through he...


  • On the Surface, He's a Pretentious Aristocrat But the Heart Sees More Than Meets the Eye Lord Oliver Stonendon, or Stone Heart, as the ton refers him, flirts with every debutante. He's handsome, rich, and quite a catch, but he hasn't proposedno...


  • THREE PERILOUS PATHS The Hartington sisters were three of the most captivating young ladies in the realm--and suddenly among the most impoverished. The demise of their spendthrift father and the passing of their generous aunt left them with only t...


  • Joanna swore her heart had been broken when Peter Finley married someone else. Then two gentlemen came to call. Sir Rollin Denby, handsome, tailored in the height of London fashion, flirted with her outrageously. Mr. Jonathan Erland, who had just ret...


  • Eliott Crenshaw saw his duty-and married Laura Lindley. What else could a gentleman do when they had been snowbound together at an inn--unchaperoned? The fact that Laura was beautiful, gentle, and completely suitable as a wife made his behaving a...


  • Elisabeth Elham had no use for the Marriage Mart. Perhaps when she'd been a penniless nineteen, it might have supplied the husband she needed to support her. Now, however, she was an heiress, twenty-four years old, independent, proud of her bluest...


  • Penniless! Gwendeline, just 18 and totally unsuited to earn her own way in the world, was to be evicted from her country, estate. Then the butler ushered in a tall, rather arrogant visitor. Lord Merryn. He had, it seemed, been a friend of her late...