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Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (The Duke's Daughters, #3) (Windham #6)

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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  1,175 ratings  ·  142 reviews
No one would ever guess that Lady Louisa, the most reserved of the Duke of Moreland's daughters, had published a book of racy poems under a pseydonym on a dare. Before she can buy and destroy all of the copies, a dastardly fortune hunter seeks to compromise her reputation by revealing her secret identity at a holiday ball.

Before she can be publicly ruined, close family fri
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Mass Market Paperback, 360 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Jacqueline
3.5 stars.

On the whole I liked this book. It's strong point was the realistic relationship between the hero and the heroine. It was a nice gentle falling into friendship and then love between two nice people. The gruff hero was particularly fun to read about. The conflict was all external and that is where the book lost some points. Both of them had something to hide and what they were hiding was really not all that dreadful. (view spoiler)
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Kelly_Instalove
Jan 06, 2013 Kelly_Instalove rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kelly_Instalove by: 2012-10-01 - Sourcebooks
Grade: D

I originally gave this a C---, but after writing the full review, I realized how much it annoyed me.

He wasn't unaffected either. There was...tumescence.


Burrowes' debut The Heir (Duke's Obsession, #1) was one of my "gateway" romances, mostly because of a certain handjob scene early in the book. But she's never been on my auto-buy list, for reasons I really couldn't explain. Until now.

I admire her use of language — some of her sentences are marvelous. But in between, there's weak characte
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Caz
This was an utterly delightful read for any time of the year!

There are no mysteries, no murders, no spies, no Big Misunderstanding - it's just a lovely, warm story about two people finding each other and falling in love, and I can think of no better recommendation. When you can write as well as Grace Burrowes, and give us characters who feel as though they are real people, you don't need to spin an adventure yarn as well in order to "fill in the boring bits". Because the "boring bits" are where
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SOS Aloha
A good conscience is a continual Christmas. - Benjamin Franklin

Sir Joseph Carrington cannot, in good conscience, allow a good woman to be ruined. So he offers to marry family friend Lady Louisa in her time of need. Their love story is a holiday gift to Regency readers – it is a heartwarming adventure into an unexpected romance.

LADY LOUISA’S CHRISTMAS KNIGHT is Book 3 of the Duke’s Daughters series and the sixth book in the Windham Family series. Despite its connections, this holiday book can b
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Farrah
This review also appears on my blog at http://www.thegoldenruleof666.blogspo...

I'm a little conflicted about this book. I liked it. I definitely liked it. But I didn't love it. It was good, great even, but not amazing.

I liked the main characters. Louisa was a heroine who refused to change in order to please Society. She does things her own way, much like her sisters. She's very smart, which is partly why she hasn't yet been married. She can do all kinds of math in her head, memorize anything, an
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Lisa Jo
Grace Burrowes' excellence knows no bounds as demonstrated in her latest release, LADY LOUISA'S CHRISTMAS KNIGHT. This holiday romance is the present historical romances fans have been waiting for!

Lady Louisa has a secret. One that could destroy her and her family if it is revealed. When a man compromises her and threatens to ruin her reputation, her friend Sir Joseph Carrington saves the day and offers for her hand. Though he thinks she is marrying below her status and also her own expectations
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Linda
Another wonderful historical romance from Grace Burrowes, she does not dissapointed .this is Louisa's storybut so much more; the Windhams family is present throughout which I love, Ms. burrowes continues to include and develop a little more of the Windhams family in each book. Sir Joseph Carrington a neighbor, a knight and a freind of St Just from the war must find a wife and mother for himself and his two daughters, Louisa befriends him at a hunt before Christmas to save him from a pack of Wome ...more
Lindsey
Another great story by Grace Burrowes. Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight does not disappoint. It was a fantastic read with many laugh out lough moments. The love story between Lady Louisa and her Knight is fabulous. Of course with the appearance of the Windham family they add warmth and love to this story and to all of Grace's books. Fantastic read!
Cruth
Author: Grace Burrowes
First published: 2012
Length: 4598 locations, 360 pages
Setting: London, Kent, Surrey. Regency. (Reference to King George the Fourth, Regent from 1811 and King 1820-1830).
Sex: Reasonably explicit but not frequent. Somewhat fade-to-black.
Hero: Widowed with children. Knight but heir to Baron. Injured leg (causes pain and limps).
Heroine: Daughter of a Duke. Brilliant.
Includes: A family tree. Author's note with the poems referenced. Excerpts from The Bridegroom Wore Plaid and Lad
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Karen
This was different and really charming.

I do wish Lady Louisa's secret had been explained earlier in the book, since it's pretty significant to the plot (it's referred to as if we should already know what it is-- great if you've read the rest of the series and DO already know, but not so good for newcomers like me-- and I would argue that a Christmas title will draw a lot of newcomers).

Lady Louisa is a great heroine-- brilliant and independent, but also willing to rely on her family, and vulner
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Angelc

4.5 Stars

I love this author's books, and this was a wonderful addition to a fantastic series! I love that her characters don't fit the mold of broody alpha male and oh so innocent debutante. Her characters are rich and varied in their personalities and emotional depth.

Another great aspect of Burrowes' writing is that she puts in these great little details that may seem insignificant at the time, but later they will come into play in a big way. You really need to pay attention to every word or yo
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Heather Book Savvy Babe
I have come to love Grace Burrowes' Windham family series. The series centers around the Windham children, sons and daughters of the Duke and Duchess of Moreland. With 3 brothers and 5 sisters, the family is always involved in each other's business and personal lives. In Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight, it is Louisa's turn to find herself a husband.

While I enjoyed Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight, it is not my favorite book of the series. From the beginning, I was a bit confused. Sir Joseph is the
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Ana T.
I have been reading more romance lately but I have come to realise that I rely mostly on authors I already know when it comes to choosing books to read (unless it's an anthology, I love those and it's a good way to try new authors). Only when there's a particular theme that interests me do I venture to try a new author when it comes to full length books. This December I was looking for Christmas reads and found a recommendation for this Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight by Grace Burrowes and I deci ...more
Katie B-K
Okay, so I'm reading this series and as I have mentioned in other reviews, I generally finish a series I start. And I liked a couple of the books in it a lot, but this was just not good. Here are the problems I had:
1) None of the conflicts make any sense. Heroine translated a book of smutty poetry as a young lady? So what? She's also a learned scholar and corresponds with astronomers, so I'm not sure that it's THAT that would doom her London chances. Hero does not actually have 14 bastard childr
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Betty
Another wonderful historical romance about the Windham siblings. This time its Lady Louisa and she has all but given up on romance. She is looking to "retire" to the country and live with one of her brothers. However, its the holidays and she has friended Sir Joseph Carrington. She is comfortable with him but knows that he is not a good candidate for a future husband. There are enough mini- mysteries in this story to keep the readers what will happen next and will they ever be able to get togeth ...more
Ilze
Cute story, but the endless description of the marital bliss of the Windham family's married couples - it seems like there are several dozen of them at this point - was a little gag-inducing and felt suspiciously like filler to me. The sections where the Prince Regent appears as a character are long-winded and the promotion of the hero to earl status is not necessary to the story, IMHO. The hero's orphanage could have been introduced through some other means, surely. The use of the Duke of Welli ...more
Margaret

Praise for RITA-nominated Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish:
"An extraordinary, precious, unforgettable holiday story."—RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars, Top Pick of the Month, Best Historical Romance, RT Book Reviews 2011 Reviewers' Choice Awards

'Tis the Season for Scandal...

Years ago Lady Louisa Windham acted rashly on a dare from her brother, and that indiscretion is about to come to light. She knows her reputation will never survive exposure. Just as she's nearly overwhelmed by her dilemma, Sir Joseph C

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Toomanybooks
I loved Sir Joseph!! He is a titled lord with no wish to be titled. He is a former soldier who fought for his country and was taking care of several children who were victims of the war. He is quiet and unassuming but also very knightly. He is intrigued by Lady Louisa who is very intelligent and has no use for the gentlemen who court her for her dowry and family ties. They meet at several dances and it is sweet to see his side and her side of the courtship. They are very attracted to each other. ...more
~Leslie~
3.5 stars I continue to be impressed with Grace Burrowes and her stories about the Wyndham family. This one is about Louisa, the eldest daughter, who has given up and wants to retreat from the marriage race. She is rescued by Sir Joseph, a pig farmer and a knight, who also has 2 daughters. The story is sweet without a lot of tension but really enjoyable. All the family characters are here and we get to see their marriages in action.
Wench
Okay, I've read all but one of the preceding books in this series, and I spent most of this one confused. There was a lot it seems I was already supposed to know? Like what Louisa's big secret is. And who Sophie's husband is because he seems to have six different names, depending on who is talking about him and when. And who Sir Joseph is, even though I don't remember him at all from previous books. I guess not reading Sophie's book makes all the difference? And yet I picked up Maggie's story - ...more
Joy
I won this here from goodreads. I love historical romance and this one is an excellent read. I enjoyed it from the beginning and it did not disappoint.
Cherie Jensen
It is so difficult to pick a favorite of Grace Burrowes books because they are all so good but this one is high on my list. By now her books should be repetitive as I'm been on a mission to read them all. But no, this one was special. Louisa and her hero, Sir Joseph, each have secrets they are keeping. Because they are NOT "I'm ruined and therefore unlovable" nor "I've had my heart broken and cannot trust myself to love" secrets, I was able to stay riveted to the story to the very end. The loyal ...more
Susan
Very fun book. Both Louisa and Joseph are something of social misfits. Louisa is very smart and honest to the point of bluntness. She has never learned the art of flirtation and as a result has found no match after eight years. She is ready to give up the search and retire to the country. Joseph returned from the war with a limp and a knighthood. He is very happy staying mostly in the country, raising pigs and taking care of his daughters. He's due to inherit a title and isn't looking forward to ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
Lady Louisa is finally getting her man, not that she was looking though. All the sisters seem to be happy with what they have at the moment. Let' start.

There are secrets, but to be honest, the secrets in this series are all pretty lame. Though I did like her secret, that made sense with her choices. We learn it almost at once too. Joseph's secret, oh that was the lame one, I did not know why he even bothered with that one. But then this is not about secrets. For me these books are about romance.
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Melody May
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The last couple of days I have got the privilege to read Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight by Grace Burrowes. I have to say that I enjoyed the story. So, here is the summary of the book:

Lady Louisa's Windham, she would probably be the more eccentric daughter of the Duke of Moreland. After all, she is well educated and you might view her as a bluestock. Being a daughter to a duke does have its advantages, but can it protect her from scandal? Hmm.

Sir Joseph C
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Tiffany Day
I fell in love with Lady Sophie's book (Duke's Daughter's 1/Windham 4) last Christmas; it was actually one of my favorite reads of '11. I thought I'd discovered a new favorite in Burrowes and couldn't wait to devour the rest of her works. Since then, I've attempted to read both Books 1 and 2 - but have managed to only make it halfway before shelving them for others. I finished Book 5, and while it was a far cry from Sophie and Vim, it was certainly not the snail's pace of the other two. I held o ...more
E.
4 3/4 stars!

An intellectual but unfortunately female aristocrat searches for a satisfactory solution to her ostracized and unmarried status even as she resigns herself to retreating from the field to clear the way for her sisters. A war veteran who wants to live his life on his farm seeks to avoid the inevitable succession of a minor title which will saddle him with even more responsibilities than those he has willingly shouldered. His decisions to provide for his dependents complicate his attr
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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 Sophie's Christmas Wish (Windham, #4) (The Duke's Daughters, #1)
  • Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (The Duke's Daughters, #2; Windham, #5)
  • 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) Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish (Windham, #4) (The Duke's Daughters, #1)

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