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    Grace Burrowes(Author)

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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"

"Reminiscent of the heroines in Amanda Quick's romances... Another outstanding entry in a strong series." - Booklist"Burrowes's exceptional writing and originality catch the reader and keep the story moving." - Publishers Weekly"A charming tale... " - Fresh FictionPerfection, enchanting and stunningly sensual..."Grace Burrowes writing is comfort food for the romantic soul... A sweet savory story with just the right amount of spice in the ultimately perfect moments." - Yankee Romance Reviewers"Filled with wonderfully touching relationships, interesting and intriguing characters, witty and delightful humor, and steamy and romantic seduction... Outstanding. 5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick" - Night Owl ReviewsI had a really hard time putting The "Virtuoso" down. It was a refreshing change from the usual fare of rakes and titled society men."Burrowes has become a auto buy author for me... " - Ladies of Leisure Love Books"An intensely romantic and emotional story... " - Historical Hilarity"Quite sensual. " - USA Today Happy Ever AfterThe tone of the story is gentle; the physical relationship graphic and sensual; the unwinding langorous... Engaging."A charming read... Elegant, witty and deliciously sexy." - Anna's Book Blog"Sensual, passionate, and sweet..." - BookLoons.com"[Burrowes] never fails to astound me by giving her characters real life crises; real life emotions; real life passions; and with that, bring them so vividly to life!" - Romance Reader at Heart"Burrowes' strong characters and writing style are what make these stories for me" - The Good, The Bad, and the UnreadWith these vibrant and lovable characters, the book is unforgettable."[Burrowes] wrote some of the most vivid descriptions." - Romance Book Junkies"A sweet romance with a hero you will fall for at once." - Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell"Definitely going on my keeper shelf." - In the Hammock Book Reviews"A delightful couple who were good people whose relationship grew and deepened with time.... Definite heat and passion between these two." - Love to Read for Fun"I always enjoy Burrowes' writing, and The "Virtuoso" was no exception." - Sexy Women Read"A must-read for fans of historicals... [Burrowes'] writing is a fresh twist to the genre." - The Romance Reader"Burrowes creates memorable heroes... intelligent, sensual love stories show us this author knows what romance readers adore. 4 Stars" - RT Book Reviews"Perfection, enchanting and stunningly sensual... " - The Romance Reviews"Grace Burrowes' writing is comfort food for the romantic soul... A sweet savory story with just the right amount of spice in the ultimately perfect moments." - Yankee Romance Reviewers"I had a really hard time putting The "Virtuoso" down. It was a refreshing change from the usual fare of rakes and titled society men." - All About Romance"The tone of the story is gentle; the physical relationship graphic and sensual; the unwinding languorous... Engaging." - Dear Author"With these vibrant and lovable characters, the book is unforgettable." - Romance Fiction on Suite101.com"A splendid, sparkling, sensual love story--a keeper." - The Long and Short of It Reviews"Perfection, enchanting and stunningly sensual..." - The Romance Reviews"An intensely romantic and emotional story..." - Historical Hilarity"Burrowes has become a auto buy author for me..." - Ladies of Leisure Love Books"A wonderful historical romance that I absolutely could not put down. The passion between Ellen and Val literally leaps off of the page." - Eva's Sanctuary"Burrowes transports readers back in time and fills them with love and longing..." - Debbie's Book Bag"A charming tale..." - Fresh Fiction"Burrowes really knows how to build chemistry and relationships..." - Books Like Breathing

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  • PDF | 403 pages
  • Grace Burrowes(Author)
  • Sourcebooks, Inc (1 Nov. 2011)
  • English
  • 8
  • Romance

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  • By Amazon Customer Inky on 12 July 2013

    I cannot fault Ms Burrowes novels, anyone reading this will have noted that this is Book 3, the first two dealing with the Virtuoso's other two brothers (they are the introduction to the Windham family), I enjoyed them so much I followed them with the Windham sisters (one book awaiting release) and two connected stand alone novels,The Courtship and The Duke and his Duchess; I have also read the Lonely Lords series (one also awaiting release) enjoyed them all so I do not intend to repeat this review for the others. The stories are clever, well written and as I came to expect from Ms Burrowes extremely difficult to put down. She has a lovely sense of period: they are sexy and sad and humorous. There is so much going on you get drawn in from the first page, when you reach the last page you can't wait to read the next. I could write more but the best way to know a book is to read it. For me it has everything I enjoy in a Regency novel and am finding it difficult to be patient. I enjoyed them so much that I romped through them, that being the case I may well start reading them again from the beginning! Can I recommend them? No, I won't! A book is a personal choice, I can only say read it and make up your own mind.

  • By Alison10 on 11 March 2016

    I love Grace Burrowes' novels - her writing style and her lovely characters combine to make a day or two of delightful reading. I bought this book back in January and have been saving it up. I have not been disappointed.Lord Val has always been one of my favourite characters, who has popped into many of Ms Burrowes' stories, being a lovely, comforting presence. I was always hoping that he would have his own happy ending. Ellen, the widowed Baroness, was a warm and caring lady, and just right for him. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey through the weeks of their 'courtship', meeting up with other lovely people I knew (Nick, Darius and Axel) along the way.For those who know and like Grace Burrowes, this is one not to be missed. If you don't know her work at all, dive in. If you don't like her style - then don't read it!

  • By Mrs. Isabelle M. Butler on 25 March 2014

    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.

  • By Guest on 19 July 2013

    Grace Burrowes brings her characters alive and one book follows on the story in the next. It improves the read to be familiar with the background characters.

  • By britgirl on 10 December 2011

    I rarely write reviews for books that I really don't enjoy, but feel that despite the preview and synopsis that I'd already read, I was sure this book would be great to read, but was disappointedThis book is part of a series, and I haven't read any of the others. I didn't feel that I needed to read them to understand this story. Lord Valentine 'Val' Windham is the youngest son of the duke. Having already seen his siblings marry, he has no immediate inclination to do so, as his real love is playing the piano. But a hand injury stemming from his youth makes his hand ache and gradually makes his hand worse, which annoys him as all he wants to do is play. One day, he wins an old estate, so decides to become a regular person, just Mr Windham, and fix the property. Living in a cottage on the estate is a woman called Ellen who once kissed Val. When they meet, she is still unaware of his real title, and the pair soon find themselves falling for one another again. But Ellen is a widower, and harbours her own secret. Val is keen to keep his true name from Ellen a secret, but soon discovers she has her own secret he's keen to learn.Ellen is a somewhat sweet natured character, having learned of Val's affliction, uses her own homemade remedies and massages his poorly hand on a daily basis. I sympathised with Val and his handicap, but the story didn't suck me in as I'd hoped. It dragged on at the beginning, Ellen's overuse of her secret burden and Val wasn't the romantic hero I had envisaged. Despite his bad hand, towards the end, I'd almost 'forgotten' about it and was annoyed at Ellen's will she/won't she tell him story. It was repeated over and over and got quite boring. The secret wasn't that surprising or interesting.Overall, despite a promising preview, I feel that this story did not deliver and won't be reading any more by this author.1/5


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