The Soldier Mass Market Paperback – 1 Oct 2011
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An enormously satisfying story.--Eloisa James"B&N Review" (06/06/2011)
Flawless... exceptional storytelling... unforgettable characters. Starred Review--Bette-Lee Fox"Library Journal Xpress" (06/10/2011)
Ms. Burrowes' character development, use of imagery, and her ability to create a strong sense of place make The "Soldier" a breathtaking love story that lingers in the mind and heart.
An enormously satisfying story.--Eloisa James"BΝReview" (06/06/2011)
Grace Burrowes passes "the hair rose on the back of my neck" test... The writer's voice embeds itself in your brain.--Deirdre Donahue"USA Today" (07/07/2011)
"A powerful story that touches readers' hearts. Her powerful and complex characters will enthrall you. 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick of the Month " - RT Book Reviews
"Burrowes continues her winning streak with a delicious, sensual historical romance capturing the spirit of the time." - Booklist
"Burrowes does a lovely job of making a romantic historical fiction subtly mirror modern times. " - Fresh Fiction
"These books are always a delightful read, a treat for fans of Regency romance at it's best. 4 1/2 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick" - Night Owl Reviews
"Burrowes' character development, use of imagery, and her ability to create a strong sense of place make The "Soldier" a breathtaking love story that lingers in the mind and heart. " - The Long and Short of It
"What a sweet book, with a bit of spice on the side. " - Book Loons
"As in her previous book, The Heir, Ms. Burrowes has again written my favorite kind of hero, a decent man whose suffering has made him a better man." - Historical Hilarity
"An enormously satisfying story." - B&N Review
"A lovely book about how love truly conquers all." - Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
"Flawless... exceptional storytelling... unforgettable characters. Starred Review" - Library Journal Xpress
"A delightfully engaging story... Charming, elegant, tender. " - Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf
"A novel that readers won't soon forget." - Debbie's Book Bag
"Burrowes has a real knack for writing sensual and emotional love scenes that mean something." - Rakehell
"A sweet, sexy, tender, historical romance that will leave you breathless... A must read. " - My Book Addiction and More
"You can feel the intensity flying off the page... Fantastic. " - In the Hammock
"All the best elements of a regency historical romance... Burrowes' has created a wonderful story that engaged my heart... " - Dark Diva Reviews
"A heart warming story of love and devotion... a witty, sensitive read full of seduction and romance." - Eva's Sanctuary
"I can not properly say how much I love this book. There is so much emotion and romance between Emmaline and Devlin. I cried several times and couldn't stop smiling when I finished the book." - The Book Girl
"Well paced, well plotted, brilliant characters. I truly hated to see this book come to an end, although I am anxiously waiting for Val's story" - Royal Reviews
"She has a talent for drawing her readers in with super charged romance that will leave you reaching for the next Grace Burrowe's novel." - Romantic Crush Junkies
"A must read! " - Love Romance Passion
"A tender and sensuous romance... beautifully told, with well-rounded characters and story... " - Historical Novels Review
"Grace Burrowes will become a mainstay for historical romance... " - The Romance Reader
"Grace Burrowes passes "the hair rose on the back of my neck" test... The writer's voice embeds itself in your brain." - USA Today
"Step into a world of passion, intrigue, secrets and pure undulated romance with a kick!" - Romancing the Book
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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As with other books by Ms Burrowes, this is a gently-told, well-written story. It concentrates on the emotional relationships which evolve over a period between two or more people, rather than being an action story. In her hands, I find this very appealing. In some reviews, the odd reader complains that there is a similarity in the format of her books. This may be so - but it is also very much the case with other writers of different genres. If you read a Dick Francis novel, or an Agatha Christie, Ian Rankine, or Ian Fleming to name just a few, you know the format you will get. If you like them, you will eagerly read them all.
I loved this book, and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending it to readers of Regency Romances - and also to many who have not ventured into this genre before. To me, she is well at the top of writers of these novels.
I always enjoy Grace Burrowes quirky writing style, it has a warmth and 'homeliness' about it which is quite unique and very recognisable as the author's very own. The Soldier second in her Windham series, features Lt. Colonel Devlin St.Just, newly created first Earl of Rosecroft, who is the epitome of this author's likeable, down-to-earth, male characters. Although I haven't read all of the various series' attached to this book, it wasn't too hard to follow - even with the numerous friends and family members who pop up throughout the story, and I would say that it can be read/listened to as a standalone.
Devlin St.Just is the eldest - though illegitimate - son of the Duke of Windham, but lived with the Windham family from the age of five and has always been accepted and loved by the duchess and his younger half-siblings. For most of his adult years, Devlin was a soldier and fought with honour at Waterloo. Throughout the story it is obvious that he is suffering from what we know today as PTSD; obviously a sensitive and caring man he is tortured by flashbacks, nightmares and even - initially - impotence. He also suffers with a serious drink problem which his younger brother, Valentine, has helped him to overcome, although he still has to fight his urges for the liquor bottle - especially on a bad day.
On his arrival at his new estate, Devlin is presented with his predecessor's by-blow, a small girl who was recognised by her father and grandfather, the old earl. Devlin understands, with the knowledge of someone-who-has-been-there-and-done-that, how important it is for the all but feral little Bronwyn - or Winnie as she is most commonly known - to be loved and accepted.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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. Read morePublished on 25 Mar. 2014 by Mrs. Isabelle M. Butler
Up to now I have really enjoyed Grace Burrows books and find the hero/heroine were just right. I always get an instant feeling when reading the first page and to come up against a... Read morePublished on 15 Sept. 2013 by Louisa T.