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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight by Grace Burrowes & A Giveaway

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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. 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…

My Thoughts:

In this installment of the goings on of the Windham brood, we meet Lady Louisa and Sir Joseph Carrington.

Both Louisa and Joseph are very different from your normal romance novel couple. Both are strong-willed, forthright, and independent, which are qualities that you do not often find in romance novels and I found it to be refreshing. Neither fit into the social standard of the time and both are carrying around secrets that they feel could destroy them should they come to light.

There were no overblown dramas or unbelievable events or fits of frenzy. It was simply a sweet little story of a rather normal couple laced with two charming little girls, a duel, and of course the Windham brood.

Another brilliant novel by the lovely and talented Grace Burrowes.

I am completely hooked on the unfolding drama of the Windham family and this newest installment, Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight, deepened my addiction. I will admit it, when this series comes to an end I am going to a bit sad—okay, I am going to be exceedingly sad.

Series Alert:

Book number: 6 in the Windham series, 3 in the Duke’s Daughters subseries

Can it be read on its own? Yes. It can be read as a standalone novel without any confusion although trust me you will want to read the series.

Giveaway

Giveaway is International

Ends December 15  

Originally, I was only going to be giving away the complete set of the Windham series, which. However, my local teashop is going out of business so I thought that I would turn this into a tome and tea giveaway.

1 lucky winner will win everything pictured below

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Book Details:

Title: Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight, Author: Grace Burrowes, ISBN: 978-1-4022-68632, Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Format: Mass Market paperback $7.99, Pages: 384, How I Read It: Mass Market Arc from Publisher, Rating: 5 Crowns A Royal Read

 

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42 comments:

Tory Michaels said...

I absolutely adore Grace's books. Thank you for such a fabulous giveaway! (torymichaels(@)live(.)com)

Anonymous said...

This is amazing!!!!!!! It would definitely make my Christmas a very happy one!! (esselmac01@charter.net)

Cheryl Esselman

Gisele said...

Grace Burrowes is one of my favorite historical romance authors! She's amazing! I love her writing. And I agree with you, you can read her books as a standalone. But is way better is you devour the complete series. Thank you so much for this EPIC giveaway. Keeping fingers crossed!

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Mystica said...

The author is new to me and I would like to read her book. Thank you for sharing and especially for making it open to all. Much appreciated.

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bn100 said...

Nice review. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Melissa Stebbins said...

I think I'll have to check out Grace's books. Thanks for the chance to win too! remtobreathe(at)gmail.com

penney said...

I have not read any of Grace's books yet she is new to me but I will be soon.
Sorry about the tea shop I wish we had a tea shop close by us here.
Thank you for the contest
Happy Hoildays!
Penney
luvhistoricalromance at gmail dot com

Diane D - Florida said...

Wow, what a fantastic and generous giveaway. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for my darling sister.

I, personally, love Grace's books. Her stories are always so refreshing, detailed and keep me up most of the night.

I'm really sorry about your teashop closing too. We don't have any near us, and being from England, I sorely miss them.

Thank you again for such an awesome opportunity.

dpd333 (at) aol dot com

Nise' said...

How sad that your local tea shop is going out of business! I am new to Grace's books, but have loved what I've read so far. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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Vickie said...

Wow!! My two favorite things Books and tea!!!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful giveaway. Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

Vickie - lovesreading @ gmail . com

lag123 said...

Wow! What a wonderful giveaway!!!

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Martha Lawson said...

I have her on my to buy list! I'd love to win this awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Mary Preston said...

The books would be a most welcome addition to my 'library' & I do enjoy a cup of tea.

It's sad when businesses close down, especially when they are favorites.

Mary Preston

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Na said...

I love the covers for her books. Even better are the stories :) A Christmas-themed historical is great for the season. Thank you for such an amazing giveaway.

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Soft Fuzzy Sweater said...

When I read "The Heir", I was a little skeptical of all the hoopla it was receiving. Gee, was I ever wrong. I could not put it down! Just her prose style sends me back 200years. I love the way her characters speak without the use of contractions. Ms. Burrowes has done her literary homework. I have since gotten all her other books from the library and read nearly all--except "Lady Louisa...". Please enter me in the contest. I would dearly love to own the whole set as well as the lovely tea things!

Thank you so much!

annfesATyahooDOTcom

Alicia said...

Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I love these books covers, but haven't gotten the chance to read them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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PurpleRhi said...

I love Grace's books. I can't wait to read the latest ones! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Craig_rhiannamiller at yahoo dot com

Brandy Lovell said...

I feel so lucky to have "found" Grace when her first book was published. I have loaned my copies out, read them time and time again and it would be really nice to have nice, fresh copies for my keeper shelf.

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Carolyn Brown said...

Grace is not just an author that you read and forget. Her books are fast on the way to being right up there with those that go on into history. Generations to come will read them and think they are as wonderful as I do. If you haven't read her books, believe me you are missing out on a milestone in history.

Thea said...

I very much admire Grace Burrowes' writing skills and loved The Heir and the subsequent books in the series.

catslady said...

This is a wonderful prize. I have read and very much enjoyed some of Grace's books. In fact, I am currently reading Lady Louisa's Christmas Night but if I were lucky enough to win, that would give me a chance to pass on to others any that I may have. 'Tis the season and giving away books is such a wonderful thing!

catslady5(at)aol.com

Kellianne said...

Wow! Books and tea. It doesn't get any better -- unless they are Grace Burrowes' books! What a great giveaway. Thanks!

wilovebooks said...

I have The Virtuoso and Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal. Loved them and would love to read the rest! What a great giveaway.

kidcurry said...

Wow - Just read my first book by Grace - Lady Sophie's Christmas - this would be a great treat to read all 6 books plus the great tea -

hope said...

Great giveaway and I adore Grace's writing! Every book is a work of art

janita said...

I love Tea and I have not read the books but I love to

janita said...

I love Tea and I have not read the books but I love to

Taryn Kincaid said...

Tea and Regencies, what could be better. Loved The Heiress.

Hear, hear for great reads and a cuppa!

sue lucas said...

I really enjoy reading this series. Thank you Grace!

sue lucas said...

I really enjoy reading this series. Thank you Grace!

Lynsey Peterson said...

I just discovered Grace's books and have found myself a new author. I fell in love with her characters and her writing style. I would love to win such an amazing giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing it and I hope I win!

mommylynsey@yahoo.com

Lynsey Peterson said...

I just discovered Grace's books and have found myself a new author. I fell in love with her characters and her writing style. I would love to win such an amazing giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing it and I hope I win!

mommylynsey@yahoo.com

Chineserider said...

I love, love, love Grace Burrowes's books! She infuses her characters with so much depth, spirit, and individuality that I feel as if I am living life with them as I read her works. As it stands, Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish is still my favorite of the Wyndham series so far, but I have a feeling Lady Jenny's book is going to make me swoon.

As a sidenote, how wonderful it is that you're giving away a tea set. :) My family is a huge lover of tea and we often get imported tea from China.

mary.hchen(at)yahoo.com

Fluser said...

Yay, you are right Grace, that is a giveaway mayham ;-) and it would certainly look good under my christmas tree *wink, wink*

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic Give-Away. Grace's books are always a treat.





Ruth Atkinson

LaQuita Parks said...

I love Grace Burrows and wait on pins and needles for her release dates. This would be a fantastic prize. you and I share literary tastes.

LaQuita Parks said...

I love Grace Burrows and wait on pins and needles for her release dates. This would be a fantastic prize. you and I share literary tastes.

pophyn said...

I have loved the Windham books I've read so far. Thanks for the grand giveaway!

reader(@)pophyn(.)org

Martha Eddy said...

Grace Burrowes' books are an absolute delight! It is refreshing to have Regency Era books that focus on the actual lives of the characters. Any ball attendance is incidental to character and plot development. Her prose is exquisite and makes me keep turning the pages faster and faster to finish the story - then I have to reread the book to pick up the nuances. I have recommended her to my sisters and all who ask my opinion.

I, too, regret the closing of your local tea shop. During this difficult economic time period so many worthwhile businesses are closing.

Anonymous said...

I have only read 1 of Grace's books and loved it. Please enter me for this amazing giveaway!

Thanks,
London
manuscript awareness at gmail dot com

Di said...

that's so sad that your teashop is closing! I love a good cup of tea "done properly" as my grandmother would say. These books look perfect for reading while sipping a lovely cup of tea on these coming cold winter days - this is all very generous of you!
sallans d at yahoo dot com

Anita Yancey said...

I haven't read any of her books, but they all look good. I would love the chance to read them. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net