“Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight” by Grace Burrowes is the delightful historical romance that continues the saga of the Windham family. Both Lady Louisa Windham and Sir Joseph Carrington are engaging characters who gradually acknowledge their mutual needs even as they struggle to deal with the secrets that they are hiding. The allure to this read is the fascinating development of a relationship between two unconventional people who have contrasting situations. He has no close family relations save a failing cousin and she has a wealth of family who are striving to protect her from the repercussions of a youthful tantrum with far-reaching effects. Add to this his lack of exalted status and reluctance to be saddled with the responsibilities of being a lord as well as his humble and self-effacing conversations with his friend Lady Ophelia plus his physical handicap as contrasted to her cherished position as the duke’s sister and one has a warm and enchanting romance with its share of humor and emotional moments. I was thrilled by this beautiful story that culminates with a heartwarming Christmas celebration and the poetry that is sprinkled throughout the story was wonderfully appropriate. I definitely will be looking for the other tales of the Windham family and recommend this to anyone who enjoys Regency romance and a beautiful love story.
An intellectual but unfortunately female aristocrat searches for a satisfactory solution to her ostracized and unmarried status even as she resigns herself to retreating from the field to clear the way for her sisters. A war veteran who wants to live his life on his farm seeks to avoid the inevitable succession of a minor title which will saddle him with even more responsibilities than those he has willingly shouldered. His decisions to provide for his dependents complicate his attraction to the unconventional female and may shift him from his comfortable existence raising swine yet he will have to deal with both his secrets and hers if they are to have any kind of happiness together.
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 seeks to compromise her reputation by revealing her secret identity at a holiday ball.
Before she can be publicly ruined, close family friend Sir Joseph Carrington saves the day by offering 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...