Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (The Duke's Daughters, #3) (Windham #6)
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 Carrington offers himself to her as a solution...
But Sir Joseph has secrets as well, and as he and Louisa becom ...more
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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)[in fact I would have enjoyed it a lot more if in fact h ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
Up to the half way point, I was enjoying the romance between Joseph and Louisa because it had that easiness and naturalness that Burrowes is so good at. She has a way to draw up the suspense and while she has a tendency to drag it out too much and the 'secrets' sometimes thin, but the solid writing and char ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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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 ...more