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Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish (Windham #4)

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New York Times Bestseller!

"Grace Burrowes passes 'the hair rose on the back of my neck' test...{her} voice embeds itself in your brain."-"USA Today"

A luminous holiday tale of romance, passion, and dreams come true from rising star Grace Burrowes, whose award-winning Regency romances are capturing hearts worldwide.

All She Wants is Peace and Anonymity...

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ebook, 416 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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This one started off strongly with an intelligent, practical heroine and a hero who likes (and knows how to deal with) babies. But by about midway I was losing interest. I skimmed a bit to the big reveal when her brothers discover all and thought it would pick up again, but then came the double whammo of irritating.

First was Sophie's turning Vim's marriage proposal down. As with any historical I truly hate it when the heroine is perfectly willing to have sex with the hero (when she's never done
What a lovely Holiday Season read. I chuckled and smiled and sighed my way through this story about a woman who wishes for an answer for her her lonely heart, and low and behold it comes to her in spades! Sophie is a duke's daughter, the eldest of five girls , and sister to 5 brothers. She is not the typical heroine, which is a great deal of the reason I find this book so charming.

Sophie is a kind heart-ed woman, who not only takes in strays, including a 3 legged cat, a half blind draft horse an

Ben genelde pek yorumları okumam kitabı okumadan önce.
Ancak bu kitap ile ilgili maalesef vikitapta yorum değil de verilen puana denk geldim... Ve yoksa bu kitap benim için işkence mi olacak diye içimden geçirmedim değil..

Ancak hiçte öyle olmadı.

Leydi Sophie ve Vim'i çok sevdim.

Bazı kişiler her şey çok hızlı oldu bitti demiş ama ne kitaplar okuduk yani..

Terk edilmiş Kit'in etrafında çok güzel bir ilişki geliştirdi bu ikili.

Sophie karakteri çok iyiydi. Ge
drey’s thoughts: If you’re a fan of regency romance and you haven’t picked up Grace Burrowes’ books yet, well, you should go remedy that oversight immediately! Start with The Heir. I’ll wait…

Got it? Good. Burrowes’ previous books so far have been about Sophie’s brothers. This one’s all Sophie, though her brothers do play a part in the second half of the book. Be prepared to love her as much as fans love the Windham boys…

Sophie is hiding out in the family’s London home when she’s stuck with a bab
Lady Sophie is the perfect lady with a heart of gold. She is quite naive but in a charming way. Her naivety unfortunately lands her in quite the muddle. A lowly member of the household staff has had a baby and Sophie helps the girl to go back home but before she is able to get the girl home the girl leaves Sophie to care for her child forever.
Sophie having no children of her own and having never cared for a child is at a loss of what to do. Luckily for her and Kit, a nice man named Vim has come
Lady Wesley
This is a sweet story about two strangers bonding over an abandoned baby. I liked Sophie and Vim tremendously, and if you've read her brothers' stories in this series you'll enjoy seeing them together. There is, however, a Big Misunderstanding that I didn't really buy, and in addition the hero had held a grudge against the heroine's father for over a decade over what seemed to me a trivial incident.

See my review of the series at
Grace Burrowes is an author who never fails for me. All of her books are excellent, and "Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish" is no exception. In fact, while Valentine's story is still my favorite, I think Burrowes' storytelling may be her best yet in this book. The story reads much more quickly than her other books, and it flows much better.

One thing that I always love in historical romances is when the hero and heroine are actually TOGETHER for most of the book. In this instance, Sophie and Vim meet
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Grace Burrowes’ Regency Romances start with the Duke’s Obsession trilogy featuring the three Windham sons. Book one is The Heir, book two is The Soldier and Book Three, The Virtuoso, has not been released. Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish is the first book about the five Windham sisters.

Sophie is the oldest daughter, the one who never causes her parents’ problems and the one who takes care of everyone. Sophie is dreading Christmas. Even in the middle of her family she feels alone so she delays leav
Christine Morehouse
A Gem of a Read! a rapturously entertaining story that warm the hearts and just in time to bring in the holiday season with yuletide cheer.

Need a little Christmas right this very minute? In New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowed LADY SOPHIE’S CHRISTMAS WISH has her heroine wishing for a bit of a break from family obligations but having an unexpected baby thrust into arms this holiday season was not on her Christmas list. This magically enchanting book is guaranteed to entertain reader
Please see full review for excerpt and highlights at Reader's Edyn:

Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish was a first for me reading Grace Burrowes. I am an all-time sucker for historical romance and have been craving a good historical read for some time. I got side-tracked by paranormal romance for a while and am currently reading urban fantasy. Weeee! What a jump I have made from my historical romance comfort zone. But … I was so happy with Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish. And it came
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Nov 25, 2011 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Historical romance fans
An endearing historical romance of two people brought together by a baby and snowstorm to grant one usually ‘sensible’ lady her Christmas wish. This novella is amusing, touching, and an enjoyable holiday romance.

The Story
Sophie Windham collects stray and takes care of those in need. She has been there for her family. She’s the reliable and sensible daughter of a duke and duchess. As Christmas approaches she will have a chance to feel what it’s like to have a family.

At the start of the story, a
I started Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish late in the evening, which was most definitely my mistake, because no matter how much I told myself to put it down, I kept reading. Until it was finished.

This is how you accidentally finish books.

Sometimes you just need to FORGET yourself in a book, and Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish let me do that. Despite having a silly reason why Sophie couldn't be with Vim (because he never said he loved her -- no other reason), man. Those two together were so, so sweet.

Heather Book Savvy Babe
Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish is a very good read. This is the first book I have read by Grace Burrowes but certainly not the last. In Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish, Sophie Windam had planned to enjoy a few days to herself. Instead, she found herself the caretaker of an abandoned infant in a snowstorm. As a gentleman, Vim Charpentier offers his help to Sophie and finds that he does not want to leave her or the infant. Sophie and Vim are stuck together for days, by themselves, while the snowstorm c ...more
Just A. Bean
I finished this book, but mostly out of conviction that surely something interesting was bound to happen eventually.

It did not.

The first half was all the main couple looking after a foundling baby, in excruciating detail. Meanwhile, the supposedly well-travelled man-of-the world hero completely failed to realise that the educated lady he was with was in fact not a servant, even after she described her privileged childhood at length, and mentioned several brothers with army commissions. I guess i
I'd been searching for holiday romances for Christmas when I came across Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish. Lady Sophie is the sensible daughter of a Duke, and is left the reluctant guardian of a baby when the mother (a household servant) flees and abandons her baby. Enter our hero, Vim Chapentier- he steps in and helps Sophie with baby Kit and when there's a snowstorm, he stays at the house and helps her to look after Kit. Vim assumes Sophie is a member of the household staff and he doesn't tell her ...more
I really liked this book. Sophie had managed to get a few days completely to herself in her parents' home without anyone else around. She ended up with an abandoned baby and was rescued by Vim Charpentier. Thanks to the storm, and the fact she knew nothing about caring for a baby, she was able to talk Vim into staying at the house with her and helping her with the baby. Neither of them had told the other who they really are, so there are no social expectation. The more time they spend together, ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

Alone for a few days in the family’s opulent ducal mansion in London, Sophie sets out to do one of her good deeds and ends up in a crowded stage station with an abandoned, crying baby. Its cries bring Wilhelm (Vim) Charpentier into Sophie’s life and her dreams and wishes long put away bubble up with new hope. This kind man who understands babies and looks at six-month-old baby Kit with affection and approval makes Sophie long for thin

There are a couple of things that you need to know if you are even thinking about reading this book.

The first is that if you don't like reading about babies in your romances, then this is not the book for you. The young boy, Kit, gets a lot of air time in the pages of this book - a LOT of page time. There were also times when I wasn't sure that his age was consistent with the developmental milestones that were talked about.

The second thing to be aware of is that even though this book is being re
This was a new to me author that I grabbed up the book to satisfy my holiday read fetish this time of year. I'm a big fan of historical romances and find they make for good holiday fodder as well with all the old traditions a part of the story. Added to the historical holiday fun, this enjoyable romp through the Regency era got a bit steamy and that's without all the mistletoe decorating the houses featured in the story.

Lady Sophia Windham, a duke's daughter who is well past her youth and settli
Connie Fischer
Sophie is staying for a short while at her family's home in London for some quiet time to herself before joining the rest of her family in Kent for Christmas. She meets Vim when she has offered to hold a baby for a woman who never returns. As she has never handled babies before, she is at a loss as how to care for him. Vim appears to be an expert and lends a hand. A snowstorm has shut down most of London and the surrounding areas and promises to only get worse. Vim helps Sophie get to her home w ...more
Tiffany Day
Like most in the genre, LSCW works some standard cliches: it's set in the Regency, it's repetitive, and of course - it's Christmas... that said, it also breaks the mold. The Hero, while too good to be true, is not the standard rake-that-only-the-heroine-can-reform. He's sensitive. Considerate. Good with babies (and oh my - there's a LOT of baby in this book). The heroine isn't completely standard, either. What really sells this story is the evocative storytelling Burrowes establishes. She comple ...more
4 1/2 out of 5

I loved finally seeing things from one of the women's point of view! Sophia is sick of seeing all the happy families forming. She conceiving of a plan to get a few quiet weeks in London by herself and it turns out to be anything but peaceful. She is stuck with a maids baby boy, and Vim is at the right place at the right time because Sophia knows nothing about taking care of a baby. I loved seeing a male being so calm and wonderful with a baby. The romance was sweet and felt so natu
Another nice read. I've been reading this series since last month and I really have enjoyed the characters so far. I can't get enough of the Windham crew.

I give this one a 3.5 to 4 stars. It was pleasant and enjoyable.

I'm ready for the next.
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I always want to give Burrowes high marks for artistic merit and low marks on technique. In this book the plot is somewhat stronger and the consistency with historical social conventions is better than in her first trilogy; as always, she creates a beautifully moving depiction of two people growing to know and love eachother. I'm particularly a sucker for people bonding over a chidl (and for any man who knows how to care for a baby!)
I hope she continues to work on her plotting and on accuracy--h
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Not revealing their respective titles, brings Vim and Sophie together to find love and to care for baby Kit. Sophie is the sensible one in the family and the least likely to cause a scandal. So when she takes on a foundling and invites a stranger to stay in her totally empty house right before Christmas, it sets up a surprising outcome from these seemingly innocuous actions. Sparks fly, old wounds are healed, a family is started, and Christmas miracles happen. Great read!!
Grace Burrowes, c'est un peu comme le chocolat ou les crèmes glacées... C'est riche, c'est fondant et c'est addictif ! Et on y revient toujours, une fois qu'on y a goûté.
Suite directe de la série des Windham qui compte deux novellas et trois romans, dans lesquels on se familiarise, voire on s'apprivoise, avec la famille du duc Percival Windham, celui-ci est donc le premier tome qui met en scène les cinq soeurs.
D'abord, mon nouveau ressenti sur ce roman et
As much as it isn't a great book, and the Real World second stage is a bit of a let down, I loved it. The baby caring parts are Real, and sweet, and focus on the positive. It just worked so beautifully for me. The sex scenes were mature, adult, caring, realistic. And the sense of loss and trial as we head to Kent was wrenching.

It worked for me.
This is one of those 99-cent one-clicks that was more than worth the money. I've never read Grace Burrowes before and this is not the first book in her series so there are loads of characters I hadn't been introduced to yet. I had no problem getting to know each character involved from the bits of back story that were included within this Christmas tale. I fell in love with Vim and Sophie and their interaction with "His Lord Baby", Kit, the abandoned 6-month old who brought them together. I'm gl ...more
I am reading this all out of order, but I am reading them as I find them. I started with Douglas, which seems to be a different series but with all the same characters. The actual 1st book is "The Heir" and this is the 4th book in the Windham series. There are 10 children all together so there will be 4 more sister books. Sophie is the eldest at 27 and unmarried and the hero is somewhere in his late 30"s so I like it right away. Also there is an adorable abandoned baby, and the hero Vim knows al ...more
Çocuk bakımı ile ilgili bilgiyi almak istiyorsanız önereceğim bir kitap ve üstelik erkek karakter bu konuda bayağı bir bilgiye sahip.Her sayfada Sophie anlatmaktanda geri kalmadı :)Biraz daha devam edeyim dedim ama çok sıkıldım ve sonunda kitabın sonuna baktım ve kapattım. sizi bilmem ama yazarın diğer kitaplarına artık pek istekle yaklaşmayacağım kesin.
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Grace Burrowes started writing as an antidote to empty nest and soon found it an antidote to life in general. She is the sixth out of seven children, raised in the rural surrounds of central Pennsylvania. Early in life she spent a lot of time reading romance novels and practicing the piano. Her first career was as a technical writer and editor in the Washington, DC, area, a busy job that nonethele ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Windham (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • The Courtship (Windham #0.5)
  • The Duke and His Duchess (Windham, #0.6)
  • The Heir (Duke's Obsession, #1) (Windham, #1)
  • The Soldier (Duke's Obsession, #2) (Windham, #2)
  • The Virtuoso (Duke's Obsession, #3) (Windham, #3)
  • Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (The Duke's Daughters, #2; Windham, #5)
  • Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (The Duke's Daughters, #3) (Windham, #6)
  • Lady Eve's Indiscretion (The Duke's Daughters, #4) (Windham, #7)
  • Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait (The Duke's Daughters, #5) (Windham, #8)
  • Morgan and Archer: A Novella (Windham, #8.5)
The Heir (Duke's Obsession, #1) (Windham, #1) The Soldier (Duke's Obsession, #2) (Windham, #2) Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (The Duke's Daughters, #2; Windham, #5) The Virtuoso (Duke's Obsession, #3) (Windham, #3) The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (MacGregors, #1)

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