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Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight

(Windham #6)

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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  2,706 ratings  ·  228 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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Kelly_Instalove
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  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 chara
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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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Jacqueline J
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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Katy
2.5 stars.

Ugh. Why can't I keep my authors straight? I didn't realize this was Grace Burrowes. I'm not really a fan. Okay, that's a bit of an understatement. I don't like her books. I just don't. I have no idea why I didn't realize who this was. But whatever. Shit happens.



This book was a confusing mess. Lady Louisa has a secret she's trying to keep buried. Sir Joseph is a widow with two little girls and has a whopping fourteen secrets he'd rather weren't brought to light. (And yes. It is a
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Alvina
Jul 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Maybe it’s my mood or the Windham series has a different style compared to Burrowes recent works, but I didnt find this book approachable at all. It was tough to read for me because it felt like we were dropped in on the couple mid-courtship. I havent read the previous Windham series novels so I dont know if their story started earlier, but in the first chapter of this novel Louisa and Joseph had already met and formed a friendship with each other.

I really wish we got the story that was in the
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Lisa Jo
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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Emily
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I listened to the audio version of this book. I hadn’t read a historical for a while and I’m not sure why. I enjoyed it. It was good combination of sweet and sexy. Throw in some Christmas and it’s great.
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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Katie B-K
May 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
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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Farrah
Oct 07, 2012 rated it liked it
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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Linda
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: challenge
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
Oct 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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!
Kathy
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Read in 2012 but GB is always worthy of a reread IMO.

What I said way back then:

Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight was an enjoyable seasonal romance. It's filled with characters that are likable, an abundance of recurring characters from previous books, orphaned children, two cute little girls, a pig named Lady Ophelia, and a villain who gets pummeled by snow balls.

I liked Lady Louisa. She is one if my favorite heroines - brainy. She is a whiz at all things mathematical, languages, and just about
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Jordan
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m actually going to round up to 4 stars on this one. The plot has some holes and points that stretch believability beyond my typical comfort level, which often bothers me, but I enjoyed the characters together so I decided to just take the story as if it were a play. When everything aligns conveniently at the end of a play I don’t scoff and think ‘likely story!’ lol, I just take it for what it is. And for what this is, I enjoyed it.
Claire
Jul 26, 2020 added it
Kudos to Grace Burrowes for finding ways to write heroines and heroes who aren't all carbon copies of each other; I wasn't as attached to these two, but that's okay, I'll still read the next in the series.
Susan
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful story by this very talented writer. Always enjoy her work.
Sara O'Donnell
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved Lady Louisa. The ending seemed a bit odd tho... forced?
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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Margaret
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was ok

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 Josep

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SidneyKay
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance-regency
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Aneca
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Angelc
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing

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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Karen
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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Betty
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
AG Reads
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hr
3.5 stats. I'm not sure yet whether to round up or down, so I'm holding off on clicking the stars. It was a good book and I did like both characters quite a bit.

My problem was that at the end, it became almost a farce. I won't spoil the ending, but it seemed to approach the slippery slope of unbelievable/comedic and gain speed as it went. Humor is quite often present in Burrowes' books, but usually it is organic and intelligently done.

This time, I think what was supposed to lighten a serious si
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Ilze
Jul 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: grace-burrowes
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
Miranda
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I've enjoyed this series so far. Grace Burrowes has such a talent for writing.
These characters are likable and I really like how she brings the other characters from other books back into the story.

I give it a 3.5 to 4 stars.
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~Leslie~
Oct 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook-aldiko
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.
Joy
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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.
Lady Wesley
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
See my review of the series at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... ...more
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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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  • The Soldier (Duke's Obsession, #2; Windham, #2)
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  • Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish (The Duke's Daughters, #1; Windham, #4)
  • Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (The Duke's Daughters, #2; Windham, #5)
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“Papa said damn.” Fleur slapped her hand over her mouth as if to hold back her giggles. “Damn is a bad word. We’re not supposed to say damn, or damn it, or God damn it to hell, or—” “Cease.” Joseph wrapped an arm around her to put his much-larger hand over her mouth. He was outnumbered, though, and Amanda started up immediately. “Or bloody damn or damn and blast. If we were boys, you’d teach us how to swear and even belch, and we’d know how to far—” He ended up with two little girls wiggling off his lap, their giggles cascading behind them as they scampered a few feet away. “Enough, the both of you.” 1 likes
“Do we need a Christmas present for her ladyship and Sonnet?” “Oh, they would like that,” Amanda said, kiting around on Louisa’s other hand. “They both eat carrots, and we’ve tons and tons of carrots in the root cellars. Papa doesn’t like carrots.” “However would you know such a thing?” “We don’t know such a thing,” Fleur said. “But we don’t like carrots, and if you think Papa doesn’t either, you won’t put them on our menus.” Amanda turned big blue eyes on Louisa. “That will mean more for Sonnet too.” “You are a pair of minxes. Their Graces will adore you, but nothing will preserve you from having to eat the occasional carrot. You must accept your fate with dignity.” Mention” 1 likes
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