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Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (Windham) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Dec 2012

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (1 Dec. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402268637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402268632
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 11.4 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 737,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Humor, strong female characters, and fresh situations are hallmarks of this award-winning author... Fans of Amanda Quick and Loretta Chase will enjoy Burrowes." - Booklist

"Delightfully charming and lovable characters... Burrowes crafts yet another winning romance. 4 Stars" - RT Book Reviews

" I just can't impress enough upon you how much this book brought joy to my reading eyes and longing mind." - Yankee Romance Reviewers

"I was thrilled by this beautiful story that culminates with a heartwarming Christmas celebration. Reviewer Top Pick " - Night Owl Reviews

"Sweet and lovely. " - Imagine a World...

"I am impressed by the beautiful mixture of romance, poetry, humor and practicality portrayed in this book. " - The Reading Addict

"A very unusual romance, with added heat and spice." - BookLoons.com

"I really enjoyed this author's writing style and appreciated how she blended the hope and joy of a holiday themed book with a lovely (Regency period) love story.
" - Smexy Books

"Grace Burrowes' books make me happy, simple as that... a beautifully written romance, with fully realized characters and heartfelt emotions." - The Polished Bookworm

"It was a joy to watch them fall in love, and to see them continue to believe in each other, even in the face of some daunting circumstances. " - Romantic Historical Lovers

"I have come to love Grace Burrowes' Windham family series. " - Book Savvy Babe

"The nicely unfolding plot features a wicked dash of danger, a surfeit of children, and just the right amount of holiday detail to make this a perfect Christmas stocking stuffer and a wonderful addition to Burrowes's ongoing series. " - Library Journal

"Engaging, satisfying, and beautifully executed... " - Library Journal

"Grace Burrowes is quickly joining my list of favorite romance authors. She never fails in writing an amazing romance. Never." - Books Like Breathing

"A heartwarming romance, with a dash of intrigue to keep things interesting and a touch of holiday cheer. " - Book Trib

"A beautiful love story with worthy, interesting people, and with Christmas celebrations thrown in as an added bonus. " - Rakehell.com

"Transports the reader to another time, another place, and captivates with extraordinary characters... Sends the heart racing with love scenes that seem to stop time... " - Long and Short Reviews

"Burrowes writes delightful historic romance and this entire series is wonderful. I look forward to the next stories. " - Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf

"Burrowes infuses her novels with snappy dialogue and plenty of wit... " - Historical Novels Review

"A splendidly fabulous novel! This practically perfect romance is a true Christmas treat! " - The Romance Reviews

"Another fine addition to the Windham family serie" - Under the Boardwalk

"You will be hooked from the first page. Grace Burrowes is an enchanting author... " - Dark Divas Reviews

"Romantic, fun and heartwarming... Grace Burrowes novels are an excellent cure to my Downton Abbey withdrawals." - Anna's Book Blog

"A tender historical Christmas romance... Truly a holiday treat." - Romance Junkies

"A very enjoyable regency romance with complex characters and an enchanting love story. " - Book Lover and Procrastinator

"In my opinion, this book could be titled "The Perfect Christmas Regency Romance." It's that good. Burrowes's love story is tender, her characters endearing, and the resolution/ending satisfying. " - Beyond Her Book

"Another brilliant novel by the lovely and talented Grace Burrowes." - The Royal Reviews

"[Burrowes] infuses her love stories with so much heart that once I'm done with the story, I'm already missing the characters." - Bookworm to Bookworm

"Written with a lively panache and flair that reveals the wit and style of its author, this novel is a treat to read." - Eyes 2 C Reviews

"This is a tender, mature love story of two smart, witty and very normal people and that in itself was so refreshing. " - Bookworm 2 Bookworm

"If you are looking for a way to relax during the stressful holiday season, I highly recommend that you immerse yourself in the wonderful world of "Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight"." - Laura's Reviews

"A wonderful addition to a fantastic series!" - In the Hammock Book Reviews

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes hit the bestseller lists with her debut, The Heir, followed by The Soldier and Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal. The Heir was also named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010, The Soldier was named a Publishers Weekly Best Spring Romance of 2011, and Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish was named Best Historical Romance of the Year in 2011 by RT Reviewers' Choice Awards. All of her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.


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I read this through fairly quickly - I was travelling, and had the time to just sit and read. I loved the characters, but felt that I was struggling to keep up with the intricacies of the plot. I have since re-read it, and this time I got the plot! Sir Joseph Carrington was a lovely hero, and I warmed to Lady Louisa. They both had secrets that they knew Society would be scandalized by, and, since they married suddenly to avert a different scandal, they had not disclosed these matters to each other. Someone, who felt his life had been adversely affected, began to blackmail them separately. Who could know these secrets, and how could they deal with this threat without alerting the other!

I like these family series as I enjoy meeting up with other characters I know and love! In this aspect, this book is no different from her others. Ms Burrowes has a distinctive style of writing, which I enjoy, but it does require slow-ish reading to ensure that the correct allusion has been understood! I particularly liked the Author's Note at the end, which gave the poems which had been mentioned in the book. I would definitely recommend this, but, if you are one of the few who do not like her books, just don't read it!
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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 the characters interact and talk to each other; they're where the relationships are explored and developed, and that's very rarely boring in my book.

Louisa and Joseph are social misfits and more importantly, seem as though they're each half of a whole. Louisa is outwardly confident and sometimes outspoken where Joseph is self-effacing and reticent; but where Joseph exudes an inner confidence with who he is, Louisa has spent most of her life trying to be the daughter she thinks her parents and society think she should be. They have a passing acquaintance, as neighbours, but a friendship soon develops between them which quickly grows into love. They don't say it (not until right at the end of the book) but it's there on the page, in all they think and do.

I adore books like this, in which the evolution of the relationship between the hero and heroine feels completely natural, and which doesn't require lots of fancy plot twists and turns to keep the reader interested.

We get to see a lot of Louisa's large family, too; it's nice to see siblings and spouses who are all happily getting along rather than jostling for position.

The book is beautifully written and is full of affection and humour.
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I loved this book mostly because I loved Sir Joseph. He was one of the most unassuming heroes ever to "grace" Grace Burrowes' books. He has served his time in the military and has a very bad, stiff leg as his reward. He is looking for a wife but doesn't think he has a prayer to win the lovely Louisa's hand. She is, as are all the Windham ladies, not at all what one would think a Windham girl might be. In Louisa's case, she has a very brilliant analytical mind which we are treated to throughout this book.

When she is compromised by a total jerk, Sir Joseph offers for her and she accepts - YES!! We wanted this marvelous man to have the kind of future he deserves. Much is eventually revealed about Sir Joseph's past - some sad things - but also some marvelous things as well which only serve to make us love him more.

Lady Louisa has a past of her own that she doesn't want to come to the forefront, but her husband is pretty smart about his lady and what troubles her heart so much, isn't at all the kind of thing to give him pause. Everything works together to make for a wonderful HEA at which all the family manages to be present and take part. I have read this book more than once and will probably read it again at some point in the future.
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I was hooked on Grace Burrows after reading The Heir, so far ive read all of the books on the brothers and now the sisters in order, each book has been such a page turner that I could literally not put them down until finished.
But, Lady Louisa is something else, its like its been written by someone else, its not written like any other of the Grace Burrows books, its boring, written in a complicated way and has ended up being one of those books where you skim the pages just to hurry up and get to the end. Just one big massive disappointment.
There are still some books to go until the books on the sisters have all been read, whilst I will buy them and read them, I really hope there not the same as this one.
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