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    Grace Burrowes(Author)

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes writes The Lonely Lords with passion and heart

"Grace Burrowes, with her exquisite style of writing, has given the reader another superb love story set in one of the most interesting times in English history. Captivating!" --Long and Short Reviews for Douglas

Douglas Allen needs a home for his aching heart
Douglas Allen, Viscount Amery, hates having arrived to his title without knowing how to manage his properties. Guinevere Hollister is a distant family connection raising her daughter in rural obscurity while stewarding the estate. Douglas reluctantly puts himself in Gwen's hands for lessons in land husbandry and discovers beneath her prickly exterior a woman of passion and honor. Yet despite the closeness they find, she will not marry him.

Guinevere Hollister needs a champion
When the powerful Duke of Moreland arranges an engagement between Gwen and his heir, Douglas knows the marriage is not what Gwen wants. In Douglas's eyes, Gwen deserves to make her own choices, and he will take on family, the meddling duke, and Gwen's own lonely, stubborn heart to ensure his lady's happiness.

" I was certain by the end of "Douglas"'s book, Grace Burrowes would have me melting and falling in love! YUP she not only succeeded in that, but made it happen in the first chapter when we experience our socially and a little emotionally inept yet handsome viscount fetch a young girl out of a tree." - The Reading Cafe"Her style is distinctive and the wit and humor she writes with has definitely seated her on my must-read list." - Bitten By Love Reviews" If you are a fan of the Windham series by Grace Burrowes this is a must read. "This is the "missing" prequel to the Windham series."" - Mixed Book Bag"This is a truly romantic tale, beautifully told and refreshingly honest."Douglas" makes a true and unsuspecting knight, who thankfully dons his shining armour without hesitation. Guinevere is a very hurting Lady in Distress, never expecting a knight, and I cheered when that worthy captured her heart." - Eyes.2C Reviews" I enjoyed seeing what Ms. Burrowes does when she has children in a book. Gwen loves her daughter so much, and because of what happened around the conception of said daughter, has locked herself away from any hope of marrying, feeling herself unworthy and a disgrace to family/high society." - The Official Tory Michaels"Ms. Burrowes is a constant storyteller and one of my favorite. She shows her skill at bringing characters to life through the pages of her stories. " - My Book Addiction"One thing I love most about Grace Burrowes is how she manages to connect her many historical series. "Douglas" contains one of those links you'll be surprised to see who shows up! The Lonely Lords series links to the Windham/Duke's Daughters/Duke's Obsession series. Such a magnificent, tangled web she weaves!" - 3 Chicks After Dark""A very heartwarming and sincere love story about two people finding healing in one another." - Romancing the Book"DOUGLAS: Lord of Loneliness stands alone beautifully with a memorable love story that is laced with lots of family love and meddling along with humor, and mores of their time in history. Best of all the reader gets the satisfaction of seeing emotionally wounded characters heal and flourish when true love moves in to stay. Grace Burrowes, with her exquisite style of writing, has given the reader another superb love story set in one of the most interesting times in English history. Captivating!" - Long and Short Reviews" I'm reminded of the theme of Ms. Burrowes books, at least in my opinion, is that FAMILY IS FIRST AND FOREMOST. I do love how the characters hold family dear and they are THERE for them. No matter what. It's a joy to read. Once again, a lovely way to spend a snowy afternoon! Or even a lovely spring day...depending upon when you are reading my review.

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  • PDF | 384 pages
  • Grace Burrowes(Author)
  • Sourcebooks, Inc (1 Nov. 2016)
  • English
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  • Romance

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  • By normally a fan on 11 January 2014

    I like Grace Burrowes' books but this one made me irritable. Unlike the other reviewers I found an absence of logic at a crucial stage. The heroine has had a marriage service but doesn't know whether it was sham or the real thing. And now the 'husband' (dying and doesn't know he has a daughter) wants to make amends for deserting her. Reluctantly she agrees to meet him but what is the one question she does NOT ask? Sheesh. If she is truly wedded it would make her daughter not illegitimate (a fate in those days akin to advanced leprosy). So where is the logic that she does not find out? Also the hero stops her marriage to another man virtually at the altar but for reasons I found fairly spurious. Grace is cranking these novels out at a rare speed. But her editor should surely spot these plot problems. As well as the fact that the modern phrase 'Oh please' does not sit well in the mouths of her characters. And Douglas seems far, far too patient and perfect to be real.

  • By cornishmary on 16 May 2014

    This is the story of two people who are hurting for their own separate reasons, and come together hesitantly, but through the gentle understanding of a man who has found his soulmate, and does not want to scare her away. They awaken feelings in each other that neither knew they had, and bit by bit realise that this is what each of them has been waiting for.Douglas and Gwen go through the trials and tribulations one would naturally expect from a work of fiction, but I became incredibly angry and shed tears of joy at various points. It was difficult to see how Gwen could escape the machinations of a vicious and unscrupulous duke who was totally disinterested in how his various blackmailings would affect the lives of the people concerned as long as he got what he wanted. Even when he is thwarted at the very last moment, things are still not straightforward, and there is still a distance to go before the hoped-for happy ending.I found this a truly brilliant book, and will certainly want to read more by this author.

  • 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 Caz on 25 May 2015

    Douglas can be read as a kind of ‘prequel’ to Ms Burrowes’ Wyndham books, as much as it stands on its own as one of her Lonely Lords series. Anyone who has read The Heir will have already met Douglas, Gwen Hollister and her daughter Rose, and here, their backstory is fleshed out. Douglas Allen seems at first to be rather cold, unfailingly correct and a bit stand-offish, although to be fair, he has good reason to be all those things. His older brother has just died, leaving him with a mountain of debts, an estate that he has never been trained to run and a younger brother and mother who complain of his every effort to curb their spending. In the previous book in the series (Andrew), he was also suspected of attempting to cause harm to Astrid Worthington (his brother’s widow), although now, as the truth of the situation has come to light, the Worthington brothers – Gareth and Andrew – have extended the olive branch and are on the way to becoming steadfast friends.Struggling to manage estates he was never trained to run, Douglas is at sea until Andrew suggests he visit their cousin, Gwen Hollister, who runs one of Andrew’s properties very successfully. She is all but a recluse, having retired there after the birth of her illegitimate daughter, Rose, who is now five years old. Gwen is very self-reliant and even the mighty Alexander brothers are somewhat in awe of her and have tended to leave her to herself, because it has seemed to them that that is what Gwen wants. It’s what Gwen thinks she wants, too – until she is brought to see the disadvantages such isolation could bring to her daughter, as well as to realise that perhaps having someone else to shoulder some of her burdens may not be such an insupportable idea.As ever with a Grace Burrowes book, there’s a nice dose of angst, as well as very strong characterisation all round, fantastically written male friendships and a deeply passionate central romance. It’s one of my favourite books of this series


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