Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal Mass Market Paperback – May 1 2012
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"An unconventional tale of strikingly unique characters with realistic emotions and exciting antics. It's always a delight to read one of Burrowes' creations... 4 Stars" - RT Book Reviews
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"Burrowes once again captivates readers... This well written and moving historical romance is set in the Regency period and boasts compelling and richly drawn characters, as well as, a unexpected scandal." - Debbie's Book Bag
"Once readers have sorted out who's who, this is a witty Regency romance featuring two engaging protagonists and a villainess determined to bring the charmed Windham family to their knees. Fans of the series can rejoice: there are three Windham sisters who have yet to marry." - Historical Novels Review
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"The more I read by Grace Burrowes, the more attached I become to the Windham family... Burrowes has created an excellent historical romance with endearing characters." - Book Savvy Babe
"Beautifully written and brimming with mystery, witty dialogue, suspense, surprising plot twists and turns, secrets, scandal, passion and love, this story is a delight." - Romance Junkies
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"Emotional, witty, romantic, and mysterious... " - The Royal Reviews
"Historical romance at its finest and rife with mystery and intrigue, Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal is one of those books you really can't put down." - Romance Fiction on Suite 101
"A witty Regency romance featuring two engaging protagonists... " - Historical Novels Review
"Burrowes is a wonderful story teller. She has great characters with very real emotions." - Reading Between the Wines Book Club
"Grace Burrowes can do no wrong. PERIOD! She writes stories that touch my heart and soul, and this tale is no exception." - Bookworm 2 Bookworm
From the Back Cover
"Burrowes is an unconventional storyteller who knows exactly how to touch a reader's heart and reach deep into the soul."--RT Book Reviews
Lady Maggie Windham Has Secrets
And she's been perfectly capable of keeping them...until now. When she's threatened with exposure, she turns to investigator Benjamin Hazlit to keep catastrophe at bay. But Maggie herself intrigues Benjamin more than the riddle she's set him to solve. As he uncovers more and more of her past, Maggie struggles to keep him at a distance, until they both begin to discover the truth in their hearts...
Praise for The Soldier
"Captivating...Burrowes's straightforward, sensual love story is intelligent and tender, rising above the crowd with deft dialogue and delightful characters."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"There is a quiet, yet intense power to Burrowes's simple prose and such depth of feelings that it will be difficult to forget this marvelous story."--RT Book Reviews 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick of the Month
"Burrowes continues her winning streak with a delicious, sensual historical romance capturing the spirit of the time."--Booklist
"With lots of humor and steamy romance, these books are always a delightful read, a treat for fans of Regency romance at its best."--Night Owl RomanceSee all Product Description
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In Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal, Grace Burrowes has created an excellent historical romance with endearing characters and a touch of suspense. This romance read will draw readers in with an independent heroine, a determined hero, and an unexpected scandal.
Maggie Windham is the oldest daughter of a Duke, and a bastard at that. She comes from humble beginnings and her parentage affects her life's choices. When her reticule goes missing, Maggie hires Benjamin, an investigator, to help find her reticule and the damaging contents before scandal can come to her family. Maggie is very protective of her secrets and tells Benjamin the bare minimum needed to find her belongings. The more time Benjamin spends with Maggie, the more determined he is to discover her secrets and protect the woman who has become quite important to him.
I really liked Maggie as the heroine of this book. She is a woman full of contradictions, she is independent but lonely, loyal but secretive, brilliant and wealthy but leads a very modest lifestyle. She is also a beautiful woman, firmly "on the shelf" because of her age, but secretly she dreams of having a family of her own. She sacrifices all of her wants to protect her family, the Duke and Duchess and her siblings. She is very stubborn about protecting her family, almost to a fault. When Benjamin steps in and tries to help, her stubbornness to deal with scandals in a different way almost ruins her dreams. Thankfully, Benjamin is the perfect match for Maggie. He is brilliant in his own way, he has the ability to read people, situations, and uncover truths. The pair are an excellent couple and I loved reading their story.
Grace Burrowes writes a believable and enchanting story with Lady Maggie's Secret Scandals. While the characters are perfect for each other, they are not actually perfect characters. Maggie is sweet, smart, but overly stubborn. Benjamin is also a smart person, but he hides from his own family's problems. Through Maggie's story and the resolution to her problems, both characters have to confront their pasts to move forward. I was very happy how the story unfolded, and I find that I am very eager to read the next book in the series. I am become attached to the entire Windham family, with the protective brothers, caring parents, and the sisters whose actions are never predictable.
I highly recommend this entire Windham family series to historical romance readers. If you enjoy the familial nature of historical romances, such as Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series, you will highly enjoy the Windham family series as well. Even though Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal is part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone. Grace Burrowes does a wonderful job of describing the story and characters from previous books so that new readers will not be lost.
*I received this book for review*
Much of the Windham family make appearances and some are major contributers in the plot that unfolds. There are a lot of twists and turns and enough action to keep the reader focused. Neither Mr. Hazlit or Maggie are looking for a romance, but it does seems to sneak up on them as they work together to solve the mystery of her missing item.
Ms. Burrowes has the ability to bring so much emotion into her writing. You can feel the turmoil or fear, frustration, loneliness, or passion that the character is feeling. As soon as I finish a Grace Burrowes book, I am looking for the next one to be released. (Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight is to be released October 2012)