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Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight Ebook » 360 pages  Grace burrowes  No one would ever guess that Lady Louisa the most reserved of the Duke of Moreland's daughters had published a book of racy poems under a pseydonym on a dare Before she can buy and destroy all of the copies a dastardly fortune hunter seeAstardly fortune hunter seeks to compromise her reputation by revealing her secret identity at a holiday ballBefore she can be publicly ruined close family friend Sir Joseph Carrington saves the day by offering Maybe it’s my mood or the Windham series has a different style compared to Burrowes recent works but I didnt find this book approachable at all It was tough to read for me because it felt like we were dropped in on the couple mid courtship I havent read the previous Windham series novels so I dont know if their story started earlier but in the first chapter of this novel Louisa and Joseph had already met and formed a friendship with each other I really wish we got the story that was in the summary the simplicity of it seemed endearingly straightforward Instead the book is filled with details about political machinations poncy cousins scheming neighbors an assault abusive nannies cheating wives secret bastard children that sully the hero’s image for nearly half the novel view spoilerwhen they couldve explained the kid’s origins from the start hide spoiler

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To marry Louisa As he recites poetry to her waltzes with her by starlight and showers her with lovely kisses they both begin to discover that their match may be the best Christmas gift either has ever received I have come to love Grace Burrowes' Windham family series The series centers around the Windham children sons and daughters of the Duke and Duchess of Moreland With 3 brothers and 5 sisters the family is always involved in each other's business and personal lives In Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight it is Louisa's turn to find herself a husbandWhile I enjoyed Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight it is not my favorite book of the series From the beginning I was a bit confused Sir Joseph is the love interest to this story he is a former soldier and pig farmer He is not titled and has no desire to be which was perfectly fine by me and Lady Louisa did not seem to mind either However Joseph constantly considered himself beneath Louisa while doing all he could to avoid a title He was attracted to Louisa but did not want to work to really win her over I felt like there were contradictions throughout the book leaving me puzzled at timesJoseph and Louisa are a wonderful match for each other They are both socially awkward but they understand each other The couple work together and fall into a relationship out of practicality and mutual attraction There is not much wooing on either side but it works for this couple and sparks ignite for them Joseph understands Louisa whereas Louisa's family does not understand her most of the time Louisa is brilliant but she was used by her brothers when they were younger for her intelligence and then ignored once they were older While there is a lot of love in the Windham family there are also mistakes and misunderstandings In the end the family is always there for each other which is part of why I love reading this seriesThe flow of the story in Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight felt a bit disjointed to me Both Louisa and Joseph had their own secrets that could cause scandal but the exact nature of the secrets unraveled very slowly It left me perplexed for much of the book Also I was confused as to who their blackmailer was and how he came by the information Really the blackmail didn't make much sense to me The scandals did not seem that big of a deal to me or super scandalous One of Louisa's suitors Lionel was involved somehow but his involvement is not made very clear I felt like some threads were left open in this book and could have used clarityDespite my puzzlement in places I still enjoyed reading Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight I always enjoy reading about the Windham family and seeing what they are up to I am attached to the characters and I am looking forward to the next installment in the seriesI received this book in exchange for an honest review

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Lady Louisa's Christmas KnightNo one would ever guess that Lady Louisa the most reserved of the Duke of Moreland's daughters had published a book of racy poems under a pseydonym on a dare Before she can buy and destroy all of the copies a d This was an utterly delightful read for any time of the yearThere are no mysteries no murders no spies no Big Misunderstanding it's just a lovely warm story about two people finding each other and falling in love and I can think of no better recommendation When you can write as well as Grace Burrowes and give us characters who feel as though they are real people you don't need to spin an adventure yarn as well in order to fill in the boring bits Because the boring bits are where the characters interact and talk to each other; they're where the relationships are explored and developed and that's very rarely boring in my bookLouisa and Joseph are social misfits and importantly seem as though they're each half of a whole Louisa is outwardly confident and sometimes outspoken where Joseph is self effacing and reticent; but where Joseph exudes an inner confidence with who he is Louisa has spent most of her life trying to be the daughter she thinks her parents and society think she should be They have a passing acuaintance as neighbours but a friendship soon develops between them which uickly grows into love They don't say it not until right at the end of the book but it's there on the page in all they think and doI adore books like this in which the evolution of the relationship between the hero and heroine feels completely natural and which doesn't reuire lots of fancy plot twists and turns to keep the reader interestedWe get to see a lot of Louisa's large family too; it's nice to see siblings and spouses who are all happily getting along rather than jostling for positionThe book is beautifully written and is full of affection and humour Joseph Carrington makes a gorgeous hero attractive honourable and very modest with the soul of a poet; Louisa Windham is intuitive and fiercely intelligent so much so that she tries to hide the true extent of her cleverness with a great sense of humour and a great deal of affection to bestowThere's no Big Misunderstanding in the novel but there are a couple of secrets which both Joseph and Louisa feel could derail their happiness It's clear to the reader however that the affection shared by the couple is strong enough to weather them and both characters realise this too but the right time for confession never seems to arriveWhen it eventually comes the secrets are dispensed with without melodrama and the Carringtons are left happily to their own devicesAnd I'm left with that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you've just finished a truly lovely book With thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the review copy