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Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (Windham #6)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  2,067 Ratings  ·  188 Reviews
'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 Carrington offers himself to her as a solution...

But Sir Joseph has secrets as well, and as he and Louisa becom
ebook, 365 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
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 charact
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)
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 as w
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
Lisa Jo
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
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
Oct 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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!
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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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 (8 books)
  • 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 (The Duke's Daughters, #1; Windham, #4)
  • Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (The Duke's Daughters, #2; Windham, #5)
  • Lady Eve's Indiscretion (The Duke's Daughters, #4; Windham, #7)
  • Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait (The Duke's Daughters, #5; Windham, #8)
“I take it you intend to linger in this vicinity, Wife?” He was peering at her in the gloom. Louisa pitched the cloth to the night table and had the sense Joseph was trying to see her without revealing much of himself. “I had planned on sharing this bed with you for the next forty years or so, Joseph Carrington. If the notion does not appeal—” He was over her in an instant. “Sixty,” he growled. “Sixty at least, or seventy. There are people who have lived to be a hundred, though much more of this conjugal bliss, and five-and-thirty might be a stretch. I sustained wounds on the Peninsula, you know.” Louisa wrestled the covers up over him. “I married a ridiculous man.” He sighed and dropped his forehead to hers. “A ridiculous brute. Are you all right, Louisa? We became more impassioned than was perhaps wise for a first encounter.” “No, I am not all right.” He pulled back, real concern—even panic—showing in his gaze. “Wife, I am abjectly sorry. We’ll rouse the servants and order you a hot, soaking bath. I most humbly beg—” She put her hand over his mouth. “You are being ridiculous again, Joseph Carrington. I am not merely all right. I am most pleased. I am most definitely pleased.” And besotted. She was most definitely besotted with her husband too, though that was hardly convenient, dignified, or worth mentioning. He subsided against her on a grand sigh. “I am most pleased, as well.” Some” 0 likes
“This is a disaster.” “Don’t clench your teeth, dearest.” Jenny’s pencil paused in its movement across the page. “What is a disaster?” Louisa stomped into Jenny’s drawing room—it really was a drawing room, not a withdrawing room—and tossed herself onto the sofa beside her sister. “I’m to be married tomorrow. What is the worst, most indelicate, inconvenient thing that could befall a woman as her wedding night approaches?” Maggie, arrived to Town for the wedding, took a pair of reading glasses off her elegant nose. “Somebody put stewed prunes on the menu for the wedding breakfast?” Louisa couldn’t help but smile at her oldest sister’s question. Since childhood, stewed prunes had had a predictable effect on Louisa’s digestion. “Eve made sure that wasn’t the case.” “We’re to have chocolate,” Eve said, “lots and lots of chocolate. I put everybody’s favorites on the menu too, and Her Grace didn’t argue with any of them.” She was on a hassock near the windows, embroidering some piece of white silk. Maggie had the rocking chair near the fireplace, where a cheery blaze was throwing out enough heat to keep the small room cozy. “It’s your monthly, isn’t it?” Sophie leaned forward from the hearth rug and lifted the teapot. “The same thing happened to me after the baby was born. Sindal looked like he wanted to cry when I told him. I was finally healed up after the birth, and the dear man had such plans for the evening.” An admission like that from prim, proper Sophie could not go unremarked. “You told him?” Louisa accepted the cup of tea and studied her sister’s slight smile. “Have the last cake.” Maggie pushed the tray closer to Louisa. “If you don’t tell him, then it becomes a matter of your lady’s maid telling his gentleman’s gentleman that you’re indisposed, and then your husband comes nosing about, making sure you’re not truly ill, and you have to tell him anyway.” Louisa looked from Maggie to Sophie. Maggie was the tallest of the five sisters, and the oldest, with flame-red hair and a dignity that suited the Countess of Hazelton well. Sophie was a curvy brunette who nonetheless carried a certain reserve with her everywhere, as befit the Baroness Sindal. They were married, and they spoke to their husbands about… things. “Why can’t a husband just understand that indisposed is one thing and ill is another?” Louisa thought her question perfectly logical. Sophie” 0 likes
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