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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, Illegitimate Maggie Windham - Handsome, Sexy Investigator Benjamin Hazlit,
If you are a reader of Ms. Burrowes' Windham Series, you will have already been introduced to the lovely Maggie who is the bastard daughter of the Duke of Windham - born before he was married to his Duchess. Although we have known of Maggie, we have never been made aware of the heavy secret she has carried since her teens which has contributed to her study of "all things financial" to the point, even Gayle Windham, heir to the duchy, consults with her before making investments.
Benjamin Hazlit has a past with the Windhams, having being called upon in the past to spy out Gayle Windham's love interest, Anna. Be that as it may, Maggie doesn't like the fact that Benjamin has spied on family and friends and she goes so far as to attempt to hinder his efforts until she has need of his services to help her locate her "reticule" which has gone missing, with letters inside which could cause some very important people a lot of grief and heartache if said letters were to be made public.
Benjamin is actually "Hazelton" but few people know he is an earl who turned to investigations to earn money for his family but is now actually ready to retire and take up the earldom. Although he no longer needs the funds for investigations, he can name his price and indeed he does give Maggie a quote for his services which he doesn't think she will be able to pay - not realizing that Maggie has plenty of wealth due to her ability to read up on and predict which investments will give a good return.
To cut to the chase, Benjamin agrees to help Maggie and along the way, they find a lot more than they initially bargained for. In my opinion, Benjamin is one of the sexiest of Ms. Burrowes' "Windham" men and his handling and eventual pursuit of Maggie only endeared this romantic soul to his person. When he begins to refer to her as "Maggie Mine" that was the finishing point for me - he won the race and he had only to collect his trophy. I don't think most readers will regret spending time with Benjamin and Maggie. As usual, you get to connect with the various Windham family members including the consistently "meddling" Duke and Duchess.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maggie's Secret,
I read Lady Sophia's book when it came out and thought it was wonderful. I hoped that the next book in the Windhams Sisters Would be as good. It was in fact better if that is possible. I loved Maggie, trying to be strong and protect those she loved without giving up her secrets, and Benjamin is a hero to die for. Strong, Clever, sexy and Smart.
This is a story to savour for all those who like good, beating evil and love coming out the winner.
5.0 out of 5 stars very good,
good read would recomend it as light reading interesting story ideal for holiday reading not to heavy going for a little light reading
5.0 out of 5 stars Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal,
I have read all the books in this series and they are well worth a read if you like historical romances and the stories of a family. Grace Burrowes is a marvellous author bringing the books to life.
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining but some irritating use of language,
I have recently found Grace Burrowes' books and am quite enjoying them although reading them in quick succession does highlight recurring plot devices and scenarios. It's a good job I have them on Kindle as she uses a lot of words I've never heard of ("parse" is a particular favourite) so it is easy to check them out with the dictionary. It's quite irritating when you discover a term that would never have been in use in early 19C Britain, not sure what the point of using such obscure words is if they are not in proper context. Some of her books do get confusing with multiple characters being introduced with hints at their back story but I guess this is a clever marketing device to look for your next purchase.
5.0 out of 5 stars Ms Burrowes, more please!,
Love, romance, intrigue at a period when there seems to be an abundance of lovely ladies and handsome men. As with her other novels the story draws you in and holds you until the final page, then you have to try and be patient until Ms Burrowes publishes her next novel.
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice romance,
A good historical moan e with plenty of interest, lots of intrigue and I enjoyed it a lot, especially as a free read.
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and well-written,
I particularly liked the family dynamic and, as a result, may read the other books in this series. Maggie annoyed me a little at times, but I enjoyed Ben's relationship with his cousin.
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Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal by Grace Burrowes (Mass Market Paperback - 1 May 2012)