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Grace Burrowes

Autore di The Heir

160 opere 9,359 membri 521 recensioni 5 preferito

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Grace Burrowes spent a lot of time early in life reading romance novels. In college, while still voraciously reading romance, she supported herself by teaching piano and accompanying ballet classes. After graduation she became a technical writer and an editor. A demanding job that left enough time mostra altro to read many, many romance novels - and grab a law degree through an evening program. Despite becoming a single mom and practicing law in a small town, through all of Grace's ups and downs, she'd was a relentless reader of romance authors like Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Judith Ivory, Mary Balogh, Loretta Chase, Eloisa James and many others. Late one night, while preparing "some Motion or other" she recalled that in her briefcase was a book she'd been saving to read on a hard day. Grace promised to read just one chapter but another thought kept intruding as I read that one chapter, "I bet I could¿." So she wrote a romance novel. That book became Gareth: Lord of Rakes, and opened the door to the sheer bliss of writing historical romance. She wrote and wrote and wrote eventually becoming a published author. Grace Burrowes writes the Duke's Obsession, Windham Sisters, MacGregors, Lonely Lords, Captive Hearts, Sweetest Kisses, True Gentlemen, Jaded Gentlemen, and Windham Brides Series as well as being a contributing author in many collections. Grace co-wrote Highland Holidays Series with Patience Griffin and wrote The Cowboy Wore a Kilt in the Kindle Worlds: Blame it on Texas Series. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno

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Opere di Grace Burrowes

The Heir (2010) 494 copie
The Soldier (2011) 302 copie
The Virtuoso (2011) — Autore — 239 copie
The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (2012) 239 copie
The Trouble with Dukes (2016) — Autore — 229 copie
Darius: Lord of Pleasures (2013) 209 copie
Lady Eve's Indiscretion (2013) 201 copie
The Duke's Disaster (2015) 194 copie
My One and Only Duke (2018) — Autore — 186 copie
The Captive (2014) 179 copie
Tremaine's True Love (2015) 175 copie
No Other Duke Will Do (2017) 157 copie
When a Duchess Says I Do (2019) 156 copie
Douglas: Lord of Heartache (2014) 151 copie
Too Scot to Handle (2017) 150 copie
Gabriel: Lord of Regrets (2013) 149 copie
A Rogue of Her Own (2018) — Autore — 146 copie
Daniel's True Desire (2015) 142 copie
Nicholas: Lord of Secrets (2013) 142 copie
Once Upon a Tartan (2013) 142 copie
David: Lord of Honor (2014) 140 copie
Ethan: Lord of Scandals (2013) 132 copie
The MacGregor's Lady (2014) 126 copie
The Traitor (2014) 123 copie
The Laird (2014) 123 copie
Andrew: Lord of Despair (2013) 117 copie
Will's True Wish (2016) 117 copie
Beckman: Lord of Sins (2013) 115 copie
Gareth: Lord of Rakes (2013) 115 copie
The Courtship: A Novella (2012) — Autore — 102 copie
A Duke by Any Other Name (2020) 96 copie
How to Catch a Duke (2021) 96 copie
Worth: Lord of Reckoning (2014) 95 copie
Thomas (2015) 90 copie
The Truth About Dukes (2020) 89 copie
Hadrian: Lord of Hope (2014) 88 copie
The Duke and His Duchess: A Novella (2013) — Autore — 87 copie
A Single Kiss (2015) 81 copie
Kiss Me Hello (2015) 75 copie
Ashton: Lord of Truth (2016) 73 copie
The First Kiss (2015) 72 copie
Trenton: Lord of Loss (2014) 71 copie
Once Upon a Dream (Anthology 2-in-1) (2016) — Collaboratore — 66 copie
His Lordship's True Lady (2017) 63 copie
Morgan and Archer: A Novella (2013) — Autore — 62 copie
Matthew (2015) 56 copie
Axel (2015) 54 copie
Never a Duke (2022) 50 copie
Christmas in the Duke's Arms [Anthology 4-in-1] (2014) — Collaboratore — 48 copie
My Own True Duchess (2018) 45 copie
Dancing in the Duke's Arms [Anthology 4-in-1] (2015) — Collaboratore — 45 copie
Jack (2016) 43 copie
Miss Delectable (2021) 41 copie
A Truly Perfect Gentleman (2018) 39 copie
Lady Violet Investigates (2021) 35 copie
A Woman of True Honor (2020) 32 copie
A Lady's Dream Come True (2020) 31 copie
Truly Beloved (2020) 28 copie
My Heart's True Delight (2020) 28 copie
Miss Delightful (2021) 26 copie
A Rogue in Winter (2021) — Autore — 26 copie
The Duke's Bridle Path (2017) 25 copie
The Last True Gentleman (2021) 25 copie
Christmas in Duke Street [Anthology 4-in-1] (2015) — Collaboratore — 24 copie
Kiss and Tell (2014) 24 copie
A Tryst by the Sea (2022) 23 copie
Must Love Highlanders: Two Scottish Contemporary Romances (2015) — Collaboratore — 23 copie
Patience for Christmas (2018) 22 copie
No Dukes Allowed (3-in-1) (2018) — Collaboratore — 21 copie
Forever and a Duke (2019) — Autore — 20 copie
Miss Dauntless (2022) 19 copie
Miss Dignified (2021) 18 copie
Lady Violet Holds a Baby (2021) 18 copie
Elias In Love (2017) 18 copie
'Tis the Season: Regency Yuletide Short Stories (2018) — Collaboratore — 18 copie
Miss Desirable (2022) 17 copie
How to Find a Duke in Ten Days (Anthology 3-in-1) (2017) — Collaboratore — 16 copie
A Spinster by the Sea (2022) 16 copie
The Captive Duke (2023) 16 copie
A Midsummer Night's Romance: Anthology (2021) — Collaboratore — 15 copie
Dukes by the Dozen (2019) — Collaboratore — 14 copie
Lady Violet Pays a Call (2022) 14 copie
Love and Other Perils: A Regency Novel Duet (2019) — Collaboratore — 14 copie
Respect for Christmas (2018) 14 copie
Miss Devoted (2023) — Autore — 12 copie
Miss Dashing (2023) 11 copie
Lady Violet Says I Do (2022) — Autore — 10 copie
Storm & Shelter (2021) — Autore — 10 copie
Tartan Two-Step (2017) 10 copie
Miss Determined (2023) 10 copie
Love by the Letters: A Regency Novella Trio (2019) — Collaboratore — 9 copie
Scotland to the Max (2018) 9 copie
Duke the Halls (2021) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Yuletide Wishes: A Regency Novella Duet (2019) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Miss Dramatic (2023) 8 copie
The Dreadful Duke (2024) 7 copie
The Cowboy Wore a Kilt (2016) — Autore — 6 copie
One Scandalous Season: Four Holiday Novellas (2021) — Autore — 5 copie
How to Ruin a Duke: a Regency Novella Duet (2019) — Autore — 5 copie
It Happened One Night (2018) 5 copie
The Duke's Courtship: 4 Novellas [box set] (2014) — Autore — 4 copie
Big Sky Ever After: a Montana Romance Duet (2017) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Love Undisguised (2021) 4 copie
A Lady Without Peer: a novella duet (2020) — Autore — 3 copie
Holiday Duet: Two Regency Novellas (2020) — Autore — 2 copie
Le Captif (2016) 1 copia
Un Écossais à Londres (2018) 1 copia

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Informazioni generali

Altri nomi
Burrowes, Grace
Data di nascita
20th Century
Sesso
female
Nazionalità
USA
Luogo di nascita
Pennsylvania, USA
Attività lavorative
writer

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Honestly, I was disappointed by this book. It is NOT bad - it is just not as good as the first part of the Windham series. This drug out with a contrived and prolonged development of the story that could have so much more easily been a novella...
 
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plunkinberry | 23 altre recensioni | May 20, 2024 |
This was a delightful first book in a new series by this author. Finn Cathcart is an amazingly talented sculptor, who has made a name (and fortune) for himself on the continent and in England. He’s also handsome, self-confident, and self-reliant – and has no use whatsoever for anyone in the aristocracy – except to take their money, of course. He loathes anything to do with the Huntley dukedom and would love to see it revert to the crown and cease to exist. No skin off his teeth. Except, he isn’t a bad heir and can change his mind when a small, helpless, young child (Emily) is adversely affected. It seems that the ‘finder’ they have sent to find Finn finally learns that weakness and uses it to get him to accept the honors.

Finn is Finn and doesn’t intend to be anyone or anything else. The current duchess, his Aunt Edwardia, can fall into a hole and never find her way out as far as he is concerned. She is to blame for the death of his baby sister, his mother, and him finding himself on the streets at the age of 8, totally alone to fend for himself. He cannot allow the dukedom to cause hurt to another small child.

Breaking all rules of protocol and manners, Finn arrives at the home of Wilhelmina (Willie/Mina) to introduce himself to the widow of his cousin. His cousin was the heir until he did stupid things and got himself killed. Mina was to be the next duchess, but now – what will happen to her? What will happen to Emily?

Finn and Mina are attracted to each other from the first. I loved how very honest and straightforward they were with each other. No prevarications – no “He/She won’t love me anymore if they learn xxxxx”. Nope, it was so wonderfully refreshing to see such honesty and straightforward love for each other. Even when the always-required third-act “event” happened, there was no doubt. No thinking ill of the other. Each had absolute confidence in the other. Gosh, I loved that part!

As with most of this author’s books, we get cameo appearances of characters from other series. In this case, it was Westhaven, Anselm, and the wine merchant – Fournier. We even got an honorable mention for The Duke of Moreland. Yep – love all of those visits. I thoroughly enjoyed Emily who was NOT the normally required brattish child. She was lovely and sweet-natured and very insecure because she had lost her father and her doting uncle all within a very short period. Finn picked up on that and carved her some lovely playmates – Draco the dragon and the Ursulas (Major and Minor) who are bears and are featured throughout the book.

I can recommend this book if you love a wonderful, love story with strong characters who know their minds. I would love to have a peek at Finn and Mina ten or fifteen years down the road because I absolutely know he will be a formidable duke and their love story will be held up to all on the marriage mart as an example of how things should be. Happy Reading!
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BarbaraRogers | May 5, 2024 |
I absolutely love this series. It has a unique premise in that the protagonist has come home from the Napoleonic wars as a very broken man – mentally and physically. He holed himself up in a darkened house for almost a year after his return. He was taken prisoner and tortured by the French and somehow managed to escape but wandered injured and helpless through the Pyrenees until he reached friendly territory. His hair has turned pure white, his eyesight is poor and cannot tolerate bright light, he is emaciated, and . . . worst of all . . . his fellow citizens have branded him a traitor and accused him of leaving his older brother to die in the prison camp. He is not a traitor – but the rumors persist nevertheless. I believe that you should read the whole series, in order, so you get and follow the entire background of the characters and their relationships.

Lord Julian, who has solved several mysteries lately, has been summoned to the estate of Osgood Banter to solve the disappearance of a large, prized, foxhound named Thales. Yes, we have the case of the Purloined Puppy. However, when he arrives at the estate and meets all the players, Lord Julian realizes there is much more to solve than a missing canine. Tensions are high – both on the estate and in the surrounding village. It seems the dog’s owner is not greatly esteemed by any of the residents – at home or in the village. So, if Thales's owner – Anaximander (Nax) Silforth (I know, it is a mouthful, right?) is so disliked by everyone, why is Osgood Banter leaving Nax in total charge of his vast, wealthy estate while he travels the continent? Hmmmm – you will just need to read the story to see, but it is a doozie!

In this book, we have a bit less page time with Arthur, the Duke of Waltham (Julian’s brother), Hyperia (Perry) West (Julian’s love interest), Lady Ophelia (Julian’s Godmother), and Atticus, Julian’s pint-sized outspoken Tiger. They were there but just didn’t have a lot of page time. I really love it when Julian and Perry are bouncing thoughts and ideas off each other.

Trigger warnings – the Duke of Waltham and Osgood Banter are male lovers. I love their relationship as it is longstanding, true, mature, and thoughtful – and that is what is focused on. I also love that the author depicts what a same-gender couple had to deal with during that time rather than writing like it was all buttercups, unicorns, and roses with everyone accepting and celebrating the relationship. Being in a same-gender relationship during that time often got you hanged, but if it didn’t, you were socially ostracized by all levels of society. This author shows that without being preachy about it.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and all of the others in the series. I am already anxiously awaiting the next book, A Gentleman In Search of A Wife . Happy Reading!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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BarbaraRogers | 1 altra recensione | Feb 17, 2024 |
I've enjoyed several books by this author, but this is my favorite to date. I need to find Axel and Abby's story, because I love him and his boys.

The men in Burrowes' stories tend to be a little more emotional around each other than most heroes of this genre, but I find I like it. It gives them a vulnerability and humanity that, while unusual, is interesting.
 
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amandabeaty | Jan 4, 2024 |

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160
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Popolarità
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Voto
3.8
Recensioni
521
ISBN
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