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Lady Eve's Indiscretion (The Duke's Daughters, #4) (Windham #7)

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Lady Eve's Got The Perfect Plan

Pretty, petite Evie Windham has been more indiscreet than her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Moreland, suspect. Fearing that a wedding night would reveal her past, she's running out of excuses to dodge adoring swains. Lucas Denning, the newly titled Marquis of Deene, has reason of his own for avoiding marriage. So Evie and Deene strike a de
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Mass Market Paperback, 393 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Caz
4.5 stars

This is the seventh book in the Windham series, and another very enjoyable read from Grace Burrowes.

The story centres around the Duke and Duchess of Moreland’s youngest child, Lady Eve who, since having a serious riding accident seven years earlier, has cut herself off emotionally from her family and from the world in general. She isn’t a recluse, she has simply lost her former joie de vivre; she continues to attend society events, make calls and do all the things expected of the daugh
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Keri
4.50 Stars. I was happy to come back to the Windham's and at times they remind me of Kleypas's Hathaways, which makes me love it even more. GB's writing is different then LK's, but there are similarities. 7 years ago Lady Eve made a bad decision, one that not only effected her physically, but emotionally as well. She knows that she must marry, but knows that due to her past, that nothing other than a white marriage will do for her. So for sure Lucas Denning is out of the running. But once Lucas ...more
Heather Book Savvy Babe
*This review was first published at Book Savvy Babes blog*

4.5 of 5 Stars


I am a Grace Burrowes fan, and I have loved the Windham Daughters series. Each daughter is very much her own person, with her own issues and story to tell. I was not too sure what to expect from Lady Eve, but I loved this story, it is a very emotional and well-written story.

While each of the Windham daughters has her own story or scandal to keep hidden, I found Eve’s secrets to be the most emotionally charged. Eve was deeply
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Martha
4. 5 Rating
Lady Eve loved horses and the stable as a young girl. She soaked up knowledge about horses and developed a touch for them. Her family recognized her special gift with the horses but they realize that a scoundrel stablehand was romancing her. The demeaning experience at age sixteen left her feeling ruined. To make matters worse she suffered a terrible tumble from her horse as she escaped the rogue. The doctors said she wouldn’t walk again but Eve proved them wrong. However, she hasn’t
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Lady Eve, pretty, petite, with phenomenal inner strength and awareness of who she is as an individual, is the youngest of the Duke and Duchess of Moreland’s children.

The marvelous Morelands with all their scandals, familial loyalty, and love rally around their little Evie as she begins to live again after seven years of struggling back from a horrible accident and an even more horrible experience with a crude, deceiving cad. She worke
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Lady Wesley
I've now read all of the Windham books/novellas and plan to review them as a group. Don't know when I'll have time, though! Sneak preview: although I hated The Heir (Duke's Obsession, #1)for reasons stated in my review, I've enjoyed the rest of the series immensely. Recommended.

13 May 2012
See my review of the series at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
Ella Quinn
I think Lucas and Eve will go down in history as one of my very favorite couples. I love the way their story develops and the way her family gives just the right push to help them. Kesmore provide wonderful comic relief. And, of course, it was, as are all Grace’s stories, eloquently written.
Ilze
Lady Eve is the second youngest daughter of the Duke of Windham, but at age 23 she is dangerously close to being declared a spinster. In fact, she's decided she doesn't want to marry at all, because of an "indiscretion" when she was much younger that ruined her for marriage (according to her). She is also a fabulously talented horsewoman who hasn't ridden a horse in seven years, after a riding accident that almost crippled her permanently. So our hero Lucas Denning's task is to convince Eve that ...more
Angelc
I think most of my blog readers know how much I love this series and this installment is one of the best! The author has created two unique leads who care about each other so much. The addition of the rest of the fantastic Windham clan is icing on the cake!

I loved that Lucas wasn't your regular tortured hero. Yes, he had an issue that needed working out with gaining custody of his niece. But he was just a really sweet guy. The author uses adjectives like "doting" and "affectionate" a lot to desc
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Cocktails and Books
Eve a young woman, whom after an accident secluded herself. Eve stops riding and working with horse. Living a half life compared to the life she used to live.

Lucas after returning from war, starts trying to gain custody of his niece. Feeling that is what his sister wanted him to do after her death.

Eve and Lucas have known each other for awhile. as their family estates border each other. They become closer and closer their attraction to each growing. Both are also to afraid to admit that they car
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Tin
Jun 27, 2013 Tin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
A new Season is about to begin and there are only two unmarried Windhams left: Eve and Jenny. Eve isn't really looking forward to another round of proposals and rejection. She wants to settle down but, on her own terms. Eve wants a husband she can manage -- preferably one with heirs already so Evie can enjoy a white marriage.

Lucas Denning, Marquis of Deene isn't looking forward to the Season as well. Because of his title, he is considered one of the catches of the Season and he's tired of dodgin
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Daisy
2.5/5

This book was in a way hard for me to read. It started off really well and was thoroughly engaging with the romance between Evie Windhan and Lucas Dennning but around two thirds of the way through, I simply lost interest.

It was shame but I ended up just skimming the rest of the book after putting it down for a week or two. I found there to be little character development for Evie in the second half of the book which was a shame because I really liked her at the start. Her objections to Luc
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E.

“Lady Eve’s Indiscretion” by Grace Burrowes is an impressive addition to her lovely historical romance novels that feature the Windham family. Eve Windham’s living siblings have almost all found their soulmates and she and her younger sister Jennie are the only ones remaining single. Eve has changed greatly from the expert horsewoman and vivacious young woman that Lucas Denning, the Marquis of Deene, remembers from their youth. He does not expect to learn that she has no plans to marry or engage
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Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies)
By 50 pages in the book, I was so bored, there was nothing going on at all.

The whole Windham clan makes an appearance, so many of them I can hardly keep my head from spinning. For me, this book feels like a grand family reunion/gathering of the Windham clan rather than the sweet, tender romance with two people as the main character trying to escape their past. It feels like the entire family is butting in. I hardly feel the need to go back and read most of the previous installments in the serie
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Beverly Diehl
Lady Eve is the baby of the large and vibrant Windham family. As all of Polite Society knows, at the age of 16 she suffered a very Bad Fall from a Fast Horse, resulting in a long and complicated recovery.

What Polite Society doesn’t know, however, is that just prior to her Bad Fall, she had eloped with - and been raped by - a scoundrel. I found this treatment of rape fascinating - no one talks about it, of course, and the heroine herself often dances around even the thought of what has happened t
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Lisa Jo
Grace Burrowes continues her amazing Windham series with another stellar romance found in her latest novel LADY EVE'S INDISCRETION. Emotionally captivating and uniquely exciting, this novel should not be missed!

Lady Eve Windham has a secret. Such a thing isn't unheard of for a member of the Windham family but still, if revealed, it would devastate those she loves. It is also the reason she can not marry, but at the very least she must consider a white marriage to a willing suitor. Lucas Denning
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Lindsey
How can you not like a book about a Windham? Grace Burrowes delivers once again in "Lady Eve's Indiscretion".

Eve and Lucas are a perfect duo. I really enjoyed how sweet Lucas was to Eve. He just wanted to love and cherish her and most importantly make her feel safe.

Eve overcoming her tragedy and fears was wonderful.

As always when reading about the Windham'ss you're always sad to see it end.

Well done Grace Burrowes, well done!
Analiz
Received an ARC of this book through Goodreads. This was my first book by Grace Burrowes and I really enjoyed it. Loved the way that the relationship between the main characters developed and grew. It was a truly beautiful story and I would definitely recommend the book.
Emmie
This book is a MESS!!! It bounced all over the place and suffered from poor plot development as well as random, disconnected sub-plots and bits of info that never quite connected. First they were childhood sweethearts. Then they were going to use eachother as covers from the mamas of the ton. Then she doesn't want to marry. Then she has a dark secret that is oddly developed in spurts. SPOILER--- she was raped/misled by a known cad and yet her family takes her back to the site/scene of the incide ...more
Angela
Feb 14, 2013 Angela rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Angela by: netgalley
I'm actually giving this book 3.5 stars. As this was my first Grace Burrowes book I wasn't sure what to expect. I felt a little lost and not because I picked up a book that is in not one but two series, but because half the time I didn't know some of the places that I was obviously suppose to know or some of the people, who I would've known had I read the previous books. I couldn't keep the names and couples straight, again if I had read the series I would've known them, so that was my own fault ...more
Trudy Miner
Lady Eve, the youngest child of the Duke and Duchess of Moreland, has been avoiding matrimony for years now but only she knows of a past indiscretion that may affect her prospects. Lucas Denning, one of her brothers' friends and Marquis of Deene, has long been avoiding marriage too but now needs to secure his title. As Lady Eve and Deene keep finding each other in each other's company, their "friendship" grows and soon they are caught in an unacceptable situation. Lady Eve reluctantly agrees to ...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
LADY EVE'S INDISCRETION by Grace Burrowes is an exciting Victorian Historical Romance. Book 7 of the Windham Family series,but can be read as a stand alone,with re-appearing characters. See,"The Heir","The Soldier","The Virtuoso", "Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight""Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal",and "Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish". *May not be in order*

What a wonderful story that shows the trauma Lady Eve endured seven years prior to this story,her insecurities,her lost innocence and how her family
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Lisa Creane
Some of the problems I wrote about with Darius are in fact still here in her latest book, so I'll stop complaining about them. Be forewarned that there will be times that a) there will be disconnects in the action, like a stutter-step, b) the villains will be dispatched off-screen and in no more than a couple of sentences and c)though the internal conflict for one of the main characters rings true and is almost astonishing, this comes at the cost of the other's inner turmoil, which seems forced, ...more
Jeanne Murray
You just can’t help but love those Windhams! In Lady Eve’s Indiscretion, Grace Burrowes continues her fabulous series. In this case, the story is about the next youngest sister, Eve, and an old family friend, Lucas Denning, Marquis of Deene. Similar to the other stories in those secret past scandals that plague the dauntless heroine, this novel unfolds the story of Eve’s recovery from both a physical and an emotional injury, both of which nearly doom Eve to a life of pain and seclusion. When fri ...more
Amanda
Sometimes you just need a romance in your life -- to escape your life, heh -- and that's what Lady Eve's Indiscretion was. It was entertaining, Deene was sweet, and the two together were adorable.

I doubt this book would hold up as well if I put it under the microscope: Eve's family knew more about her indiscretion than she realized, something rather convenient was revealed at the end, Eve was stubbornly against marriage and it was never really explained or believable, the "mystery" with the mone
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Barb
Beautiful!
Cruth
Author: Grace Burrowes
First published: 2013
Length: 4940 locations, 393 pages
Setting: Rural England (Kent). Regency.
Sex: Reasonably explicit but not frequent. Somewhat fade-to-black.
Hero: ex-Soldier. Recently inherited title of Marquis of Deene.
Heroine: Youngest daughter. Equestrienne.
Includes: A family tree. Author's note regarding horse racing. Excerpt from Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal

Alright, i get it. This book is all about trust: trust between horse and rider, between husband and wife, broth
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Betty Strohecker
Eve and Lucas Denning have had a friendship since she was a young girl, as they are neighbors and he fought with two of her brothers in the Peninsular Wars. Now that they are adults and he is the newly minted Marquis of Deene, their relationship has moved into one of teasing and taunting. Both are not happy to be on the marriage market and so, often help each other avoid unhappy situations. They gradually come to an agreement to marry that should work for both of them, but each has his/her own s ...more
BonnieL
If the author had skipped the never-ending misunderstandings and "does she love me, doesn't she love me" musings (and vice versa), the book could have been made more readable and less annoying by at least 30%. Some basic research would also have helped reduce the annoyance factor - for example - England does not have "Marquis" as a title - that's the French title - the English title is "Marquess". And I really doubt that any British aristocrat, no matter how crude, would, in the 19th century,ask ...more
Marielle
Three stars as an average: 4 stars for the first half and 2 stars for the second.

The h/h were funny and interesting in the beginning, the tension between them felt real and I had high hopes for this book. But then the h/h marry to soon and then the story basically revolved around unnecessary misunderstandings to postpone the moment they admit they love each other. No real plot and full with the 'husband' and 'wife'-naming that annoyed me so in the previous book in this series.

Maybe the final boo
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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 Louisa's Christmas Knight (The Duke's Daughters, #3) (Windham, #6)
  • 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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