Lady Maggie Windham has secrets...And she's kept them...until now
And she's kept them...until now. When a blackmailer threatens to expose Maggie's secret letters, she turns to investigator Benjamin Hazlit to keep catastrophe at bay.
Benjamin Hazlit has secrets of his own, including an earldom he never talks about. However, when Maggie comes to him with innocent eyes and a puzzling conundrum, he can't help but offer his assistance. With each day that passes, Maggie intrigues Benjamin more than the riddle she's set him to solve.
As Benjamin uncovers more and more of her past, Maggie struggles to keep him at a distance, until they both must decide whether it's worth the risk to reveal the truth in their hearts...
For a lady with a shameful secret, Christmas presents all kinds of surprises...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 pseudonym 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.
To keep Louisa from being publicly ruined, close family friend Sir Joseph Carrington saves the day by offering to marry her. As he recites poetry to her, waltzes with her by starlight, and showers her with lovely kisses, they both begin to discover that their match may be the best Christmas gift either has ever received...
All she wants is a little peace...But Sophie's holiday is about to heat up...
Lady Sophie Windham has manoeuvred a few days to herself at the ducal mansion in London before she must join her family for Christmas in Kent. Suddenly trapped in Town by a snowstorm, she finds herself with an abandoned baby and only the assistance of a kind, handsome stranger standing between her and complete disaster. With his estate in chaos, Vim Charpentier expected complications this holiday season, but he couldn't have predicted that Sophie Windham would be among them. His growing attraction for Sophie is the only thing that warms his spirits. But Sophie's been keeping secrets, and it will take more than a kiss under the mistletoe to make her wishes come true...
'An extraordinary, precious, unforgettable holiday story [from] an unconventional storyteller.' — RT Book Reviews, 41/2 Stars, Top Pick
'Supremely sexy, emotionally involving...a fascinating, enjoyable read.' — Library Journal
'Yet another outstanding Regency romance featuring the Windham family...each book is a treat that shouldn't be missed.' — Night Owl Reviews, 5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick
'Shines with love, sparkles with humour...breathtaking.' — The Long and Short of It Reviews
For Valentine Windham music is what distinguishes him and expresses his soul. So when pain in his hands makes it impossible to play the piano, Val retreats to the country to hide his disability and lose himself in restoring a tumbledown estate.
Ellen Markham has secret griefs of her own, but she gradually comes to admit her attraction to the handsome stranger on the neighboring estate — having no idea he's the son of a duke and a formidable musical talent. These two lonely souls begin to find comfort in each other, discovering hidden depths of passion.
'Captivating...Burrowes's straightforward, sensual love story is intelligent and tender.' — Publishers Weekly, starred review
'Burrowes continues her winning streak with a delicious, sensual historical romance capturing the spirit of the time.' — Booklist
Even in the quiet countryside, Devlin St. Just, the oldest but illegitimate son of the Duke of Moreland, can find no peace. His idyllic estate is falling down from neglect and nightmares of war give him no rest. Then Devlin meets his new neighbour...
With her confident manner, the lovely Emmaline Farnum commands all of Devlin's attention, even when he realises the previous owner's five-year-old daughter has become a nearly feral fixture on his property. Calling on Emmaline to become the girl's governess, he soon learns that she can nurture him too, in ways no other woman ever has before...
'Captivating...Burrowes' straightforward, sensual love story is intelligent and tender.' — Publishers Weekly
Let bestselling author Grace Burrowes whisk you away to Regency England for a Christmas romance you won't soon forget! The Windhams are getting ready for the holidays, and Lady Jenny is hopeful Christmas will bring her what she's always desired...
Elijah Harrison left home ten years ago, swearing he wouldn't come back until he'd gained entry into the Royal Academy of Arts. Now the last step toward winning a nomination to the Academy includes painting portraits of the elderly Viscount Rothgreb's grandchildren. Their aunt, Lady Jenny Windham, has offered to assist him with his young subjects. Elijah recognizes Jenny from previous artistic encounters, and soon sees that she is not only beautiful, kind, and patient--she's also a talented artist in her own right.
Jenny knows that her passion for painting will never be taken seriously. She's determined to leave London and pursue her dreams away from her overprotective family. Being near Elijah makes her wish she could have both the man and her art, but as Christmas draws nearer, it looks like she'll have to choose between staying with the man she loves, or leaving for the life she's always dreamt of.
"[An] exquisitely crafted, intensely memorable romance that is another winner for the exceptional Burrowes."--Library Journal, STARRED Review
Between his high-handedness, her pride, and both of their bruised and tender hearts, what else could possibly go wrong?
Noah Winters, Duke of Anselm, proposes to prim Lady Thea Collins because he's loathe to waste time on courtship nonsense and Lady Thea should make a biddable duchess. Noah prides himself on his practicality, so he's dismayed when his engagement to Lady Thea embroils him in nothing but trouble. Is he courting a duchess of convenience or a ducal disaster?
Lady Thea has fallen on hard times, and accepts His Grace's proposal because he shows every indication of being a distant and manageable husband. When the duke intrudes into every aspect of Thea's life, and adds humor, tenderness and passionate kisses to their bargain, Thea must take His Grace firmly in hand.
Regency Romances from Grace Burrowes: The Heir (The Windhams: The Duke's Obsession, Book 1)Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish (The Windhams: The Duke's Daughters, Book 1)The Captive Duke (Captive Hearts, Book 1)
Additional Praise for The Duke's Disaster: "I fell head-over-heels-in-love with this book, the characters, the plot, etc. The hero of the story, Noah Winters, helped make this book one splendid romance! The Duke's Disaster must be on your list of books to read this year! ...I think it's one of the best romances for years to come!"--Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick!
When a storm blows off the North Sea and slams into the village of Fenwick on Sea, the villagers prepare for the inevitable: shipwreck, flood, land slips, and stranded travelers. The Queen's Barque Inn quickly fills with the injured, the devious, and the lonely. Intrigue crackles through the village, and passion lights up the hotel. One storm, eight authors, eight heartwarming novellas.
When Letty's ship founders in a violent storm, she forges a rare bond with her rescuer.
Simon is a troubled man on a final, deadly mission-until Letty makes him question everything. Hiding in plain sight among the refugees at The Queen's Barque, Simon is more than capable of protecting them both. But when the floods recede, can either of them say goodbye?
Josephine is so young. In love with life. His accountant in his work for Whitehall. Her father's heir to his trading company-and his espionage network.
Lord Stanton cannot resist marrying her. Far from home, amid a horrific storm, Stanton discovers that his new bride loves him dearly.
Zach knows Patience is far above his touch. But he has been enchanted by her since she raced out of the storm and into the Queen's Barque with a wagon full of small boys, puppies, and a bag of books. When the two of them make their way across the flooded marsh in search of a missing boy, attraction deepens. She risks scandal; he risks his heart.
Miranda has only one goal in life: to find a rich husband who can change her status from Miss to My Lady.
Jasper has no plans to become infatuated during a chance encounter.
Their connection is hard to dismiss, despite Miranda's quest for a title at all cost. What if the cost includes love?
Malcolm rescues a French lady smuggler from the surf during a devastating storm, and takes shelter with her. As the stormy night drags on, he suspects his companion knows the woman who holds the secret to his identity. When she admits who she is, she dashes all his hopes- and promises him new ones.
Enemies by nature- Esmeralda and Brandon have met and fought before.
When a fierce storm creates a chance encounter and forced proximity, Brandon learns the pirate is a woman of serious honor. Esmeralda discovers the naval captain is more than a uniform stuffed with rules. Both love the sea with boundless passion, but can they love each other?
Vicar to a remote parish, Barnaby Somerville stretches his tiny stipend to adopt his orphaned niece and nephew and his time to offer medical care as well as spiritual. A wife is a dream he cannot afford.
But the storm sweeps into his life a surprising temptation. God knows, he will forever be richer for having known Theodosia Conroy, even if he must let her go.
Thaddeus Pennrith finds a way to recover from multiple griefs when he accepts the blacksmith's post at Fenwick on Sea. Village life gives him a sense of belonging that Polite Society never could, though he must resume his aristocratic responsibilities soon. Along comes Lady Sarah Weatherby, refugee from an engagement gone badly awry, and Thaddeus is faced with both a compelling reason to reveal his titled antecedents, and a longing to keep them forever hidden....
David Worthington, Viscount Fairly, has inherited a brothel he does not want, but hesitates to sell for fear his employees will not be treated well by the establishment's next owner. He hires Letty Banks, a courtesan currently without protector, to serve as madam, but soon finds himself attracted to her on more than just a physical level. When serious harm befalls Letty at David's brothel, he realizes he cannot continue to exploit a woman he cares for. He arranges a way for Letty to return to obscure respectability, and prepares to walk out of her life, only to find he cannot leave her undefended against the trouble bearing down from her past.
Sycamore Dorning has watched one sibling after another succumb to the blandishments of wedded bliss, while he has grown wealthy and-deuce take it-lonely. He loves the ladies generally, though he waits in vain for the woman who can love him in all his contrary, stubborn, outspoken glory.
Jeanette, Marchioness of Tavistock, endured six years of wedded purgatory before earning the independence of widowhood. She's admittedly attracted to Sycamore. He's refreshingly blunt, no toady to convention, and loyal to those he cares about. When trouble stalks her, she turns to Sycamore for help, because she would trust him with her life. But will she trust him with her heart?
Guinevere Hollister, cousin to the Marquis of Heathgate, has fashioned a life as a poor relation, raising her daughter Rose in rural obscurity and focusing her considerable passion and intellect on stewarding the estate they live on. Douglas Allen, Viscount Amery, is sent to Gwen by their mutual relations for lessons in husbandry of the land. As Douglas and Gwen find common ground, and then mutual pleasure, Gwen's past rises up in the person of the powerful Duke of Moreland, who is bent on wresting control of Rose from her mother, even if it means Gwen must marry the Moreland heir.
Fabianus Haviland, Viscount Penweather, did not journey to the wilds of Dorsetshire in the dead of winter to engage in yet another dalliance with yet another lonely widow. Being a trifle lonely himself-only a trifle-he's looking for a fresh start in fresh surrounds.
Fabianus has always enjoyed the company of sensible women, though, and Lady Daisy is very sensible. Her ladyship doesn't mince words regarding disappointing marital experiences, is ferociously devoted to her children, and has an immediate rapport with Penweather's small daughter. When Daisy's happiness is threatened by her in-laws, Penweather is honor-bound to intervene. Soon Daisy will have to choose, between her children and the man who makes her dream once again of the kind of happily ever after she'd thought could never be hers.
She needed a plan. What she found was a marquis...
Lady Evie Windham has a secret to keep, and a wedding night would ruin everything. She's determined to avoid marriage as long as possible, but with her parents pushing potential partners her way from every direction, she needs a miracle. When she meets Lucas Denning, the newly titled Marquis of Deene, Evie knows he could be the answer. Lucas Denning has a secret of his own, and he's finding it harder and harder to ward off the ladies who seem to think him a suitable husband. He doesn't think they'd be so keen if they knew of the gambling debts he inherited and can't repay. When Lady Eve suggests that they could be each other's decoy, it seems like the perfect way to keep all eyes off of him for a while. What he didn't expect was the steamy kiss that no one was supposed to see, and that he never saw coming...
Andrew Alexander, Earl of Greymoor, has tried to run from memories of a boating tragedy that claimed the lives of several loved ones, and from an attraction to pretty, petite, Astrid Worthington. He returns to England to find Astrid widowed, expecting a child, and more irresistibly lovely than ever.
When it becomes apparent that Astrid needs a husband who can keep her and her unborn child safe, Andrew must decide if old nightmares will continue to control his life, or if his regard for Astrid entitles him to a second chance at happiness-and love.
Gareth Alexander, Marquis of Heathgate, has spent nine years indulging every whim allowed the wealthy and wanton-also grieving five family members who died in the boating accident that left him with the title. To meet an obligation to a deceased friend, Gareth, a confirmed rake, must teach Felicity Worthington, an equally confirmed spinster how to run a brothel in ninety days. Time is running out to ensure Felicity has the financial security the brothel will provide, but Gareth becomes increasingly reluctant to ruin a woman he respects as much as he desires
Two novellas set in the season of mistletoe...
Lady Mistletoe's Holiday Helper (from Yuletide Wishes)
Lord Marcus Bannerfield is former military and all business. He has no patience with frivolity, but when he becomes guardian to two orphaned nieces, even he knows somebody had better decorate his household for the yuletide holidays. Lady Margaret Entwhistle's business offers that exact service, but she doesn't expect his lordship pay for her efforts with kisses!
Kisses and Catnip (from Love and Other Perils)
Max Haddonfield is a man of science with a soft spot for stray cats. When he donates one of his foundlings to a library to protect the books from hungry mice, he never dreams that Lady Antonia Mainwaring will reward his generosity by stealing his heart!
Gabriel North has spent two years allowing his family to believe him dead, while he assumes the identity of a hardworking steward on the neglected Three Springs estate. When Gabriel falls in love with Polonaise Hunt, cook at Three Springs, he realizes he must solve the mystery of who tried repeatedly to kill him, before he can ask any woman to share his life.
Gabriel resumes his proper identity as Marquis of Hesketh only to find that Polonaise has also resumed her calling, that of talented portrait artist, and she's been commission to paint a portrait of Gabriel's heir. While Gabriel tries to untangle the mystery of his attempted murder, he finds Polonaise has been keeping secrets of her own. She can capture Gabriel's likeness on canvas, but can he capture her heart?
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