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"Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories... Grace Burrowes's romances have them all." -Mary Balogh
A MAN WITH MANY TALENTS
As a captain in the army, Colin MacHugh led men, fixed what was broken, and fought hard. Now that he's a titled gentleman, he's still fighting-this time to keep his bachelorhood safe from all the marriage-minded debutantes. Then he meets the intriguing Miss Anwen Windham, whose demure nature masks a bonfire waiting to roar to life. When she asks for his help to raise money for the local orphanage, he's happy to oblige.
Anwen is amazed at how quickly Lord Colin takes in hand a pack of rambunctious orphan boys. Amazed at how he actually listens to her ideas. Amazed at the thrill she gets from the rumble of his Scottish burr and the heat of his touch. But not everyone enjoys the success of an upstart. And Colin has enemies who will stop at nothing to ruin him and anybody he holds dear.
"Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure." Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author of The Duchess Deal
The Windham Brides series:
The Trouble with Dukes
Too Scot to Handle
No Other Duke Will Do
Grace Burrowes grew up in central Pennsylvania and is the sixth out of seven children. She discovered romance novels when in junior high (back when there was such a thing), and has been reading them voraciously ever since. Grace has a bachelor's degree in political science, a bachelor of music in music history, (both from Pennsylvania State University); a master's degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University; and a juris doctor from the National Law Center at the George Washington University.
Grace writes Georgian, Regency, Scottish Victorian, and contemporary romances in both novella and novel lengths. She's a member of Romance Writers of America, and enjoys giving workshops and speaking at writers' conferences. She also loves to hear from her readers, and can be reached through her website, graceburrowes.com.
Burrowes’s second Windham Brides historical (after The Trouble with Dukes) isn’t quite Pride and Prejudice, but her bold riff on Jane Austen’s famous opening line declares her intent to come close, and she certainly has the pitch just right for a humorous Regency-era novel. Miss Anwen Windham, an Englishwoman who is fiercely protective of those she loves, and Lord Colin MacHugh, a wealthy Scottish distillery owner who’s a fish out of water in London, are both do-gooders whose current project is trying to save the House of Wayward Urchins and its incorrigible occupants. Anwen’s uncle’s sly matchmaking is all the funnier for its subtlety, and Burrowes cleverly hides clues in plain sight that indicate Colin’s mentor will become his enemy. But the romance lacks emotional friction between the leads, and no amount of purple prose about Anwen’s pink flesh can make up for its absence. (July)
"Top Pick! Burrowes has grown into an author whose delightful plotlines, heartfelt emotions, humor and realistic, honest characters have turned her Windham series spinoffs into a fan favorite. The atypical, independent, strong characters, meddling family and friends, mischievous urchins, and a theft turn this installment into a gem of a read. Then add plenty of sizzle and a dangerous mission to make this a keeper. 4 ½ stars."RT Book Reviews on Too Scot to Handle
"Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories...Grace Burrowes's romances have them all."Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author
A "well-plotted, beautifully written story made all the more satisfying by its delightful secondary characters."Library Journal, starred review, on Too Scot to Handle
"This author excels in creating vivid characters who are true to themselves and unafraid to show passion and love for those important in their lives. 4 1/2 stars." Night Owl Reviews"
[Burrowes'] writing is sublime and even more importantly, so is her characterization."All About Romance
"Burrowes has a knack for giving fresh twists to genre tropes and developing in unexpected and delightful directions."Publishers WeeklyFrom the Publisher
★ 08/01/2017Library Journal
All former army captain Colin MacHugh wants is to go home to Scotland and his flourishing whiskey business. However, with his brother a newly minted duke, Colin is now a courtesy lord and expected to take his place in the ton. If only he'd known how tedious simpering, marriageable misses and their predatory mothers and the heedless, unproductive lives of the younger bachelor set could be. Yet Anwen Windham, his new sister-in-law, is anything but boring. She asks for his help in keeping the House of Urchins, an orphanage for disadvantaged boys, from closing, and he agrees—and ends up as intrigued by the savvy, street-wise youngsters as he is by the surprisingly fierce Anwen. Danger from an unexpected source adds an edge of mystery to a romance that pokes fun at the stilted, often frivolous values of society and highlights social issues of the time. VERDICT A take-charge hero and a flame-haired heroine with the gumption to match see that justice is done in this well-plotted, beautifully written story made all the more satisfying by its delightful secondary characters (the urchins are marvelous). Burrowes (The Trouble with Dukes) lives in rural Maryland.