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Lady Maggie s Secret Scandal

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The illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Moreland, Maggie Windham leads a dignified life until someone steals her personal letters and to stave off blackmail turns to investigator Benjamin Hazlit for help. Original.

Lady Eve s Indiscretion

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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... "Captivating... [Burrowes] masterfully turns a simple kiss into an exceptional moment ripe with anticipation."—Publishers Weekly "Touching and hypnotic...a beautifully unfolding love story."—Night Owl Reviews TOP PICK "Intelligent, well written and fabulously passionate... Grace Burrowes always delivers a delectable story."—The Romance Review "A cleverly written, passion-filled historical romance that will keep readers eagerly turning the pages."—Romance Junkies

Only a Duchess Would Dare

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Amelia Grey brings you a beautiful historical romance full of charm, intrigue, and delight! You won't want to miss the Rogues' Dynasty series! If he didn't steal her pearls, then how exactly did he get them? Alexander Mitchell Raceworth, the fourth Marquis of Raceworth, is shocked when the alluring young Duchess of Brookfield accuses him of stealing priceless pearls belonging to her family. The pearls in question have been in Race's family since the sixteenth century. And while Susannah Brookfield is the most beautiful, enchanting, and intelligent woman he has ever met, he's not about to hand over a family heirloom. Susannah refuses to be intimidated by the Marquis' commanding presence, chiseled good looks, or charming smile. She has proof the pearls rightfully belong to her family, and she means to reclaim them, regardless of the irresistible chemistry between them, or his addictive kisses. She could never love a rogue—especially one with the audacity to steal from her family! But when the pearls are stolen, Race and Susannah will have to work together. And Race is about to discover he'll do anything for the love of a duchess that he can't live without.

What a Lady Needs for Christmas

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"An extraordinary, precious, unforgettable holiday story."—RT Book Reviews Top Pick, 4 ½ stars for RT Reviewers' Choice Award winner Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish The Best Gifts are the Unexpected Ones... To escape a scandal, Lady Joan Flynn flees her family's estate in the Scottish Highlands. She needs a husband by Christmas, or the holidays will ring in nothing but ruin. Practical, ambitious mill owner Dante Hartwell offers to marry Joan, because a wellborn wife is his best chance of gaining access to aristocratic investors. As Christmas—and trouble—draw nearer, Dante and Joan's marriage of convenience blossoms into unexpected intimacy, for true love often hides beneath the most unassuming holiday wrapping... "A joyful, sensual read."—USA Today Happy Ever After on Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish "A beautiful romance filled with Christmas miracles."—Fresh Fiction on Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait "The romance is absolutely enchanting...a delightful story for the holidays and all year long."—Romance Junkies on Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight

Virtuoso

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Starred review for The Soldier: "Captivating. . .Burrowes' sensual love story is intelligent and tender." Publishers Weekly (starred review) A genius with a terrible loss. . . Gifted pianist Valentine Windham, youngest son of the Duke of Moreland, has little interest in his father's obsession to see his sons married, and instead pours passion into his music. But when Val loses his music, he flees to the country, alone and tormented by what has been robbed from him. A widow with a heartbreaking secret. . . Grieving Ellen Markham has hidden herself away, looking for safety in solitude. Her curious new neighbor offers a kindred lonely soul whose desperation is matched only by his desire, but Ellen's devastating secret could be the one thing that destroys them both. Together they'll find there's no rescue from the past, but sometimes losing everything can help you find what you need most. Praise for The Heir: "Sweet, sexy, tender romance between two characters so vibrant they seem to leap off the page." Meredith Duran, author of Wicked Becomes You "Burrowes' enchanting romance charms from the beginning!" RT Book Reviews, 4 starts "Refreshing. . .a luminous and graceful erotic Regency." Publishers Weekly

The Virtuoso

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A genius with a terrible loss... Gifted pianist Valentine Windham, youngest son of the Duke of Moreland, has little interest in his father's obsession to see his sons married, and instead pours passion into his music. But when Val loses his music, he flees to the country, alone and tormented by what has been robbed from him. A widow with a heartbreaking secret... Grieving Ellen Markham has hidden herself away, looking for safety in solitude. Her curious new neighbor offers a kindred lonely soul whose desperation is matched only by his desire, but Ellen's devastating secret could be the one thing that destroys them both. Together they'll find there's no rescue from the past, but sometimes losing everything can help you find what you need most. Windham series: The Heir (Book 1) The Soldier (Book 2) The Virtuoso (Book 3) Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish (Book 4) Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (Book 5) Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (Book 6) Lady Eve's Indiscretion (Book 7) Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait (Book 8) Praise for The Soldier: "Captivating...Burrowes' sensual love story is intelligent and tender." Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review Praise for The Heir: "Sweet, sexy, tender romance between two characters so vibrant they seem to leap off the page." Meredith Duran, author of Wicked Becomes You "Burrowes' enchanting romance charms from the beginning!" RT Book Reviews, 4 starts "Refreshing...a luminous and graceful erotic Regency." Publishers Weekly

Gareth

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She's caught between a rake and certain ruin... Felicity Worthington's only hope of avoiding poverty—or worse—is to accept her distant cousin's dubious bequest... a thriving, high-class brothel. Felicity has 90 days to convince her cousin's solicitors that Gareth Alexander has taught her the art of pleasing a man, though she's more interested in the gentleman she glimpses beneath Gareth's debauched airs, than in the rake he's become. In the business of love...How much should he teach her? Gareth Alexander, Marquis of Heathgate, has little incentive to help a spinster learn to manage a brothel—except that the alternatives for the prim, pretty Miss Worthington are even worse. His resistance to teaching Felicity how to be a madam leaves Gareth wondering if the honor he'd thought long dead still survives, and if that honor allows him to yield to the lady's ruinous scheme... and to their shared desires. Once you enter the lush Regency world of award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes, you'll never want to leave.

David

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes writes The Lonely Lords with passion and heart "Depth and emotion that will capture your heart and mind." -Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer Top Pick for David David, Viscount Fairly, has imperiled his honor... Letty Banks is a reluctant courtesan, keeping a terrible secret that brought her, a vicar's daughter, to a life of vice. While becoming madam of Viscount Fairly's high-class brothel is an absolute financial necessity, Letty refuses to become David's mistress-though their attraction becomes harder to resist the more she learns about the man... Perhaps a fallen woman can redeem it. David is smitten not only with Letty's beauty, but also with her calm, her kindness, her quiet. David is determined to put respectability back in her grasp, even if that means uncovering the secrets Letty works so hard to keep hidden-secrets that could take her away from him forever...

Christmas Ladies

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Christmas Ladies-3 Full-Length Holiday Regencies by New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes Three luminous holiday tales of romance, passion, and dreams come true, from Grace Burrowes' enormously popular Windham series. LADY SOPHIE'S CHRISTMAS WISH Craving a bit of peace and anonymity, Lady Sophie Windham has maneuvered a few days to herself at the ducal mansion in London before she must join her family for Christmas in Kent. Suddenly trapped by a London 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 ruins, Vim Charpentier sees little to feel festive about this Christmas. His growing attraction for Sophie is the only thing that warms his spirits-but when Sophie's brothers whisk her away, Vim's most painful holiday memories are reawakened. It seems Sophie's been keeping secrets, and now it will take much more than a mistletoe kiss to make her deepest wishes come true. LADY LOUISA'S CHRISTMAS KNIGHT '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 become entangled with each other, their deceptions begin to close in on them both. LADY JENNY'S CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT What soft-spoken Lady Jenny Windham wants for Christmas is the freedom to pursue her artistic ambitions, though it will mean scandalizing her ducal parents and abandoning all hope of a family of her own. She confides her plans to successful artist Elijah Harrison, because assisting Elijah will bring Jenny that much closer to her heart's desire-or so she thinks. Elijah finds in his unlikely assistant not only an inspiring muse and unappreciated talent, but also a lovely and passionate woman. If Elijah supports Jenny's career, his own professional interests will suffer, but more significantly, he will lose Jenny forever. Both Jenny and Elijah must choose between true love and a lifelong dream.

Lady Jenny s Christmas Portrait

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A freshly wrapped Regency Christmas romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes. What Lady Jenny wants for Christmas... For Christmas, soft-spoken Lady Jenny Windham craves the freedom to pursue her artistic ambitions, though it will mean scandalizing her ducal parents and abandoning all hope of a family of her own. She confides her plans to successful artist Elijah Harrison when he's commissioned to paint a portrait of her small nephews, because assisting Elijah will bring Jenny that much closer to her heart's desire--won't it? ...Will break both their hearts Elijah Harrison finds in his unlikely assistant not only an inspiring muse and unappreciated talent, but also a lovely and passionate woman. If Elijah supports Jenny's career, his own professional interests will suffer, but more significantly, he will lose Jenny forever. Both Jenny and Elijah must choose between true love and a lifelong dream. Windham series: The Heir (Book 1) The Soldier (Book 2) The Virtuoso (Book 3) Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish (Book 4) Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (Book 5) Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (Book 6) Lady Eve's Indiscretion (Book 7) Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait (Book 8)

Lady Louisa s Christmas Knight

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'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 become entangled with each other, their deceptions begin to close in on them both... Windham series: The Heir (Book 1) The Soldier (Book 2) The Virtuoso (Book 3) Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish (Book 4) Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (Book 5) Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (Book 6) Lady Eve's Indiscretion (Book 7) Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait (Book 8) Praise for RITA-nominated Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish: "An extraordinary, precious, unforgettable holiday story."—RT Book Reviews, 41⁄2 stars, Top Pick of the Month, Best Historical Romance, RT Book Reviews 2011 Reviewers' Choice Awards "My Christmas wish for you is that Santa brings you this book...a joyful sensual read."—USA Today Happy Ever After "Supremely sexy, emotionally involving, and graced with well-written dialogue...a fascinating, enjoyable read."—Library Journal "Burrowes continues to write outside the usual Regency box with strong characters and humor similar to Amanda Quick's."—Booklist

The Soldier

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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! Be among the first to discover rising star Grace Burrowes, whose searing debut, The Heir, captured awards, rave reviews, and a crusade of fans who can't stop talking about it. Even in the quiet countryside he can find no peace... His idyllic estate is falling down from neglect and nightmares of war give him no rest. Then Devlin St. Just meets his new neighbor... Until his beautiful neighbor ignites his imagination... With her confident manner hiding a devastating secret, his lovely neighbor commands all of his attention, and protecting Emmaline becomes Deviln's most urgent mission. Windham series: The Heir (Book 1) The Soldier (Book 2) The Virtuoso (Book 3) Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish (Book 4) Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (Book 5) Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (Book 6) Lady Eve's Indiscretion (Book 7) Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait (Book 8) Praise for The Heir: "Brimming with Passion, Romance, and Wit." — Sophia Nash, RITA Award–winning author of Secrets of a Scandalous Bride "Outstanding debut...a witty, sensual Regency romance leaving readers saying huzzah!" — Booklist, starred review "The heroine is a woman of such mystery that both the hero and the reader become obsessed with her." — USA Today

The Heir

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Enter the lush, vibrant Regency world of the Windham family in this reissue of New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes' beloved debut novel An earl who can't be bribed A lady who can't be protected Gayle Windham, Earl of Westhaven, is the dutiful heir to the Duke of Moreland. Tired of his father's unrelenting pressure to marry, he escapes to his London townhouse for the summer, where he finds himself intrigued by the secretive ways of his beautiful housekeeper. Anna Seaton is a talented, educated woman...so what is she doing here? As the two begin to lose their hearts, Anna's secrets threaten to bring the earl's orderly life crashing down—and he doesn't know how he's going to protect her from the fallout... The Windhams: The Duke's Obsession The Heir (Book 1) The Soldier (Book 2) The Virtuoso (Book 3) What People Are Saying about New York Times bestseller The Heir: "Luminous and graceful... a refreshing and captivating love story." —Publishers Weekly Starred Review "Outstanding...a witty, sensual, Regency romance." —Booklist Starred Review "Tons of intrigue, searing seduction, and wonderful humor...a must read for fans of Georgette Heyer." —Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick "Burrowes's fresh, gorgeous writing held me riveted from start to finish." —Meredith Duran "Enchanting." —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

Duke and His Duchess The Courtship

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Two Novellas of the Windham series by New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes, for the first time in print. THE COURTSHIP The first novella to be published by New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes features the foundation story for her bestselling Windham series. This is the tender story of love tested and won, and how Percy Windham, the dashing and brilliant man who was never supposed to become the Duke of Moreland, wooed Esther Himmelfarb, the amazing lady who became his beloved Duchess. THE DUKE AND HIS DUCHESS In this second prequel novella to the popular Windham series, Grace Burrowes continues the story of the Duke and Duchess of Moreland through the tumultuous and bittersweet first years of marriage and parenthood. Percival Windham is a second son and cavalry officer when he weds the beautiful Esther Himmelfarb. Percy and Esther must grow into the nobility they've been resisting and stand together, or face the threat of destroying their young family and the beautiful love that started out with such promise...

The Duke s Disaster

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Noah Winters, Duke of Anselm, exercises the pragmatism for which he's infamous when his preferred choice of bride cries off, and her companion, Lady Thea Collins, becomes his next choice for his duchess. Lady Thea's mature, sensible and even rather attractive-what could possibly go wrong? As a lady fallen on hard times, Thea doesn't expect tender sentiments from His Grace, but she does wish Noah had courted her trust, lest her past turn their hastily arranged marriage into a life of shared regrets. Is His Grace courting a convenient wife, or a beautiful disaster? Praise for Grace Burrowes: "Burrowes has a knack for giving fresh twists to genre tropes and developing them in unexpected and delightful directions [with] consistently excellent writing, deep and layered stories, and intelligent and compassionate characters." -Publishers Weekly "Warmth, sensuality, and humor infuse Burrowes' writing." -Booklist "Burrowes continues to captivate and enchant!" -Fresh Fiction

The Duke s Courtship

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The Duke's Courtship-4 Novellas of the Windham series by New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes THE COURTSHIP The first novella to be published by New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes features the foundation story for her bestselling Windham series. This is the tender story of love tested and won, and how Percy Windham, the dashing and brilliant man who was never supposed to become the Duke of Moreland, wooed Esther Himmelfarb, the amazing lady who became his beloved Duchess. THE DUKE AND HIS DUCHESS In this second prequel novella to the popular Windham series, Grace Burrowes continues the story of the Duke and Duchess of Moreland through the tumultuous and bittersweet first years of marriage and parenthood. Percival Windham is a second son and cavalry officer when he weds the beautiful Esther Himmelfarb. Percy and Esther must grow into the nobility they've been resisting and stand together, or face the threat of destroying their young family and the beautiful love that started out with such promise... MORGAN AND ARCHER This sparkling short story ties back to Grace Burrowes' popular Windham series with characters introduced in The Virtuoso and Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal. Archer Portmaine is investigating a plot against the Crown when he meets Morgan James, a young lady who believes her hearing problems make her a poor candidate for marriage, although her disability provides the key to unraveling Archer's mystery--and to capturing his heart. JONATHAN AND AMY In Lady Eve's Indiscretion, the Marquis of Deene wanted to wrest custody of his niece Georgina from her wealthy Irish father, widower Jonathan Dolan. Now Jonathan needs Deene's assistance to help him woo Miss Amy Ingraham, Georgina's proper, pretty governess. Jonathan must be clever, determined, and above all else honorable if he's to win not only Amy's hand, but the respect of a society only too willing to judge him harshly.

MacGregor s Lady

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What if the steps they take to avoid marriage... The last thing Asher MacGregor, newly titled Earl of Balfour, wants is a society wife, though he has agreed to squire Boston heiress Hannah Cooper about the London ballrooms. When he's met that obligation, he'll return to the Highlands, and resume the myriad responsibilities awaiting him there. ...Lead instead to impossible love? At her step-father's insistence, Hannah Cooper must endure a London season, though she has no intention of surrendering her inheritance to a fortune hunter. When she's done her duty, she'll return to Boston and the siblings who depend upon her for their safety... or will she? The taciturn Scottish earl suits her purposes admirably-until genuine liking and unexpected passion bring Asher and Hannah close. For if the Scottish earl and the American heiress fall in love, an ocean of differences threatens to keep them apart. "Burrowes' powerful and complex characters will enthrall you." —RT Book Reviews

The Captive

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A USA Today bestseller He'll never be free... Captured and tortured by the French, Christian Severn, Duke of Mercia, survives by vowing to take revenge on his tormentors. Before the duke can pursue his version of justice, Gillian, Countess of Greendale, reminds him that his small daughter has suffered much in his absence, and needs her papa desperately. Until he surrenders his heart... Gilly endured her difficult marriage by avoiding confrontation and keeping peace at any cost. Christian's devotion to his daughter and his kindness toward Gilly give her hope that she could enjoy a future with him, for surely he of all men shares her loathing for violence in any form. Little does Gilly know, the battle for Christian's heart is only beginning. Captive Hearts series: The Captive (Book 1) The Traitor (Book 2) The Laird (Book 3)

A Single Kiss

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A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Romance for Fall 2014 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes brings her gorgeous writing and incredible storytelling abilities to a brand new series of contemporary romance. A single kiss can change everything... In the first novel of the Sweetest Kisses series, Hannah Stark has set her sights on corporate law to assure her a career of paperwork, predictability, and conservative suits. Contracts, finance, and the art of the deal sing to her, while the mess and misery of the courtroom do not. But her daughter needs to eat, so when Hannah is offered a temporary position in a small town firm's domestic relations department, she reluctantly accepts. Trent Knightley is mightily drawn to his newest associate, though Hannah is as protective of her privacy as she is competent. When their friendship and attraction heat up, Hannah's secrets put her heart and Trent's hopes in double jeopardy. Sweetest Kisses series: A Kiss for Luck (Novella) A Single Kiss (Book 1) The First Kiss (Book 2) Kiss Me Hello (Book 3) "Burrowes' powerful and complex characters will enthrall you." -RT Book Reviews "Burrowes continues to captivate and enchant!" -Fresh Fiction

The Traitor

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes delivers a passionate, danger-filled Regency romance... The past will overtake him... Abandoned in France since boyhood, despite being heir to an English barony, Sebastian St. Clair makes impossible choices to survive a tour of duty in the French Army. He returns to England hoping for the peaceful life of a country gentleman, though old enemies insist on challenging him on the field of honor, one after another. But this time, he will not fight alone... Millicent Danforth desperately needs her position as companion to the Traitor Baron's aunt, but grieves to learn that Sebastian must continually fight a war long over. As Sebastian and Milly explore their growing passion, they uncover a plot that will cost Sebastian his life and his honor, unless he does battle once more-this time in the name of love. Captive Hearts series: The Captive (Book 1) The Traitor (Book 2) The Laird (Book 3)