Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal
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
Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal is the fifth full-length novel in Grace Burrowes’ series about the eight Windham siblings; the three sons and five daughters of the Duke and Duchess of Moreland. Like Devlin St. Just (The Soldier), Magdalen – Maggie – Windham is illegitimate, fathered by the duke before his marriage, but welcomed into the family as a child, brought up alongside the ducal couple’s legitimate children and later legally ado ...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
"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
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
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
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
But Maggie has a secret related to her inauspicious beginnings and her birth mother. And she battles to protect the Windham family from the sordid situa ...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
With so much to do during the busy holidays, I treasured every moment I could spare to read “Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal”. The Windham series is simply wonderful, and each book holds unique storylines and new secrets and layers to unravel within this family. Grace Burrowes’ amazing works never disappoint, and though the new year begins, I can’t wait to begin “Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight”.
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
When I read regency romance - I want regency romance with all its pol ...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
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 di...more
The plot is standard Burrowes-- the heroine (Maggie Windham) has a secret and she believes it keeps her from marrying the hero (Benjamin Hazlit). She's a duke's by-blow, and he's the family's private investigator (who's sort of hiding but not really hiding his real identity). She hires him to find her stolen reticule, and the plot goes from there.
Still, she's a great w ...more