Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (Windham #5)
And she's been perfectly capable of keeping them...until now. When she's threatened with exposure, she turns to investigator Benjamin Hazlit to keep catastrophe at bay. But Maggie herself intrigues Benjamin more than the riddle she's set him to solve. As he uncovers more and more of her past, Maggie struggles to keep him at a distance, until ...more
Maggie is the bastard daughter, still she is adopted and loved. Oh and she is 30, oh yes 30, I loved that. She is firmly in the shelf and she does not care cos she wants her independence. And with a mother who was a courtesan *coughs whore* I do get why she wants her freedom. I like an author that takes ...more
If you are a fan of historical romance and you haven't read any of Grace Burrowes' books yet, what are you waiting for? Her books are so romantic, so emotional, and full of a great big loving family of characters. Her fantastic characters are what makes me keep coming back for more with each new book. I love the style of series where a huge family is interconnected through many different books. Even though this is technically part of the "Duke's Daughters" series, all of the characters ...more
Lady Maggie is supposed to be a financial genius and a decisive, strong woman, but these sides of her were never really shown, just told. In fact, other than her hiring of the hero to retrieve her missing reticule (and it turned out she had a pretty good idea who had taken it, but she never told her sleuth that), Maggie is almost completely passive in the story and the relationship, much like the her ...more
"She’s in want of… dreams, I think. My other girls have dreams. Sophie dreamed of her own family, Jenny loves to paint, Louisa has her literary scribb ...more
I'll be the first to say I've gotten tired of the rash of Regency period stories. Grace Burrowes reminds me why I loved the period. She writes the kind of historical novel I love to read. Rich on details, the setting of the time, dialogs, and nuances. Good story, great characters with lots of inner conflict and insecurities, a mystery to solve, time running out, and an ending that brings a smile to your face.
Maggie is the illegitimate but adopted daughter of a powerful Duke and while she is acce ...more
Secrets rule the lives of both Lady Maggie and Ben Hazlit. They're motivated by the same need—to protect family! The sensual, soul-satisfying love that twines itself around their hearts and holds on tight through the confusion and conflicts brings them from their shadowy personal lives.
Maggie, the illegitimate but adopted daughter of the Duke of Moreland, is a much-loved daughter and sister. But her early life still influences her act ...more
So she hires an investigator her family has used before, Benjamin Hazlit, to find her reticule. But she can't tell him why she's so desperate for its return because as she grows to love him, she also realizes that she needs to protect him from the secret too.
I had high hopes for this novel, but to be honest I had really mixed ...more
Historical Romance –May 1st, 2012
Grace Burrows sparkles yet again in another heartfelt story between mature characters who find love.
Lady Maggie Windham is the well loved if illegitimate daughter of a Duke. Strong and independent she has taken care of herself, but this in direct contrast to the fear and anxiety she feels about some disturbing notes which she has recently been receiving. When her reticule is stolen, she worries that what it con ...more
He’s surprised when he agrees to take on the task. But how could he refuse? She’s beautiful, even if she withdraws from Society. She’s smart as a whip – scandalously so. And she’s hiding something.
I loved ...more
When I read regency romance - I want regency romance with all its pol ...more
Recommend : If you enjoy Historical Romances then give this book a try. You don't have to read the other 4 books to enjoy this book. It can stand alone or enhance the last 4 books of the series.
I fell in love with the Windham's from the very first book The Heir. Maggie is the oldest of the Windham daughters. She also has been firmly put on the shelf for several years and therefore has learned to live a peaceful life in her own home with her ...more
Much of the Windham family make appearances and some are major co ...more
"Burrowes is an unconventional storyteller who knows exactly how to touch a reader's heart and reach deep into the soul."—RT Book Reviews
Lady Maggie Windham Has Secrets
And she's been perfectly capable of keeping them...until now. When she's threatened with exposure, she turns to investigator Benjamin Hazlit to keep catastrophe at bay. But Maggie herself intrigues Benjamin more than the riddle she's set him to solve. As he uncovers more and more of her past, Maggie struggles to keep him at a dis...more
First published: 2012
Length: 5523 locations, 373 pages
Setting: London, Regency.
Sex: explicit, reasonably frequent, intimate, outdoors.
Hero: Private Investigator with a secret Earldom.
Heroine: Illegitimate daughter of a Duke. Daughter of a Courtesan. Thirty years old.
Series: Book 5 of "Windham Series". Book 2 of "The Duke's Daughters".
Includes: A family tree. Excerpt from Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight.
You know how you'll sometimes have a book just sitting on your kindle, wa ...more
What the hell kind of hero is this? Hazlit obviously had a thing for Maggie the way he was always sniffing her hair (cringe) and keeping mementos of her (3 strands of her hair coiled into a circle and tied with string, double cringe). Then he would chastise her and call her a dollymop! He came across as a total creep with a hair fetish. Would you find it romantic to discover a lock of your hair surreptitiously cut off with a pen knife? He got better when they became more acquainted but he was th ...more
G.B. continues to expand the cast of family, friends, and allies to in ...more
This is the story of the oldest Windham daughter, Maggie, the adopted illegitimate daughter of the duke. While Maggie loves her family, she has kept her distance. She does this thinking it will help protect her family from the shadows of her past.
Ben Hazlit has been a secret finder and keeper for the Windham family for many ...more
TBH I just didn't find Maggie very engaging. I am O.V.E.R. self-sacrificing heroes and heroines who get a stupid idea in their heads and persist with it despite all evidence to the contrary. Maggie falls into this category and therefore what would otherwise have been a four star book fell back to a three star for ...more