"4.5 out of 5 stars . . . What an utterly delightful novel!
I was quite enamoured with our hero and heroine and their tumultuous relationship . . . loved seeing these two fall in love against their will, against their reason, and even against their character!"
- Austenesque Reviews
"A wonderfully enjoyable read with a rich and charming styIe! I was completely enthralled with the story and the characters... The Marquess of Chysm was especially thrilling. A fun, witty and very addictive novel"
Editorial and Blog Reviews
"What a witty, delightful, engaging book! And how refreshing to read a book where the author claims Georgette Heyer to be an influence and the book to actually feel Heyer-like! . . . I am glad I didn't let the somewhat demure cover deter me from reading this light-hearted, fun romp!"
"I was tempted to read this book after seeing a magazine review which suggested the author had indeed produced a piece of writing comparable with Jane Austen. Surely not?! Well, I have to say that this book is not only enjoyable but is also crafted superbly. The capture of the language of the period is accurate and does indeed help to transport the reader into Regency life; it is evident that Ms Rampton not only has talent for this genre but also exhibits a passion for the work"
Copyright © D.G. Rampton | Regency Romance in the tradition of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer
"I can't believe this book went undetected by me for so long; I thought I had thoroughly scoured all potential Regency authors! In any case, I'm so happy I finally found this one. It was the most delightful read I've had in a while. The first point in its favor: it was a clean Regency . . . which can be so hard to find nowadays. However, there was plenty of romanctic build-up and sexual tension. It was positively zinging off the pages!"
"Beautifully written and thoroughly in-the-period, it felt as though the author has witnessed those times"
"I enjoyed it so thoroughly that I am sorry it is finished. The dialogue was witty, the characters enchanting, and the plot unpredictable (I mean that in a good way)"
"Full of witty dialogue and dashing characters and I really felt I was transported into the Regency period. Bravo D.G.Rampton"
"Being an avid fan of this genre it was an absolute delight to discover this gem of a book and fab new author. Having devoured Artemisia I eagerly await DG Rampton's next offering (here's hoping we don't have to wait too long!)"
"Wonderful story! Very Heyer and Austen-like! I loved the characters and the storyline, it's been a long time since I've read a regency that did not disappoint. I can't wait to see more from this author"
"Being a fan of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, I had to read this book. I have always held the characters from P&P close to my heart thinking that none could ever come close. I have now been proven wrong, the characters that DG Rampton brings to life in this story are strong, witty and beautifully alive." - The Scribe @ Aussieblogs
"Artemisia . . . a protagonist of whom Jane Austen would have approved, majoring in wit and intelligence . . . makes for fun reading as you curl up by a roaring fire." - The Richmond Magazine
"Still reeling from the beautiful prose and breathtaking romance. A true witnessing of two people falling in love, not mere lust like so many modern regencies. From the very first page I fell in love with Artemisia's character"
Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer have always faithfully provided me with my favourite literary escape. When my everyday life would get a little too everyday, I'd like nothing better than to enter the Regency world they created.
There I would meet marvellous characters who knew how to unleash the beauty and power of the English language, and I could immerse myself in romantic concepts such as honour, manners and elegance of mind.
The Regency of Austen and Heyer was a time when a man knew how to be a gentleman and a woman knew how to be a lady, and everyone knew how to use wit as a weapon in love and war. My aim is to carry on this tradition in my own style...with humour, a sense of period and some comedy-of-manners fun.
I coined the phrase “Retro Regency Romance” to describe my writing style as it leans towards the affectionately-satirical Georgette Heyer part of the spectrum.
And as for heat, I aim for 'traditional with passion' and not 'Fifty Shades of Grey set in the Regency' ;)
P.S. to my reviewers, some of whom I've quoted below, thank you from all my heart! As a newbie novelist with a fragile writer's ego, I keep writing because of your words.