Title: The Duke and His Duchess/ The Courtship
Genre: Historical Romance/Georgian
Author: Grace Burrowes
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Sept. 1, 2015 (paperback issue)
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
Two Novellas of the Windham series by New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes, for the first time in print.
THE COURTSHIP The first novella to be published by New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes features the foundation story for her bestselling Windham series. This is the tender story of love tested and won, and how Percy Windham, the dashing and brilliant man who was never supposed to become the Duke of Moreland, wooed Esther Himmelfarb, the amazing lady who became his beloved Duchess.
THE DUKE AND HIS DUCHESS In this second prequel novella to the popular Windham series, Grace Burrowes continues the story of the Duke and Duchess of Moreland through the tumultuous and bittersweet first years of marriage and parenthood. Percival Windham is a second son and cavalry officer when he weds the beautiful Esther Himmelfarb. Percy and Esther must grow into the nobility they’ve been resisting and stand together, or face the threat of destroying their young family and the beautiful love that started out with such promise…
Two novellas that read as one novel. That is the way I suggest you read this book. Once again Grace Burrowes gives us insight into the lives of the family of the Duke of Moreland, those delightful Windhams. If you have read the series then you will certainly like this look back. If you are new to the Windhams then this is the place to start before you travel on to the first official book in the series THE HEIR.
Whenever I read a Burrowes historical romance I’m whisked away to the time period of the novel. Burrowes has a magical way with dialog that puts the reader smack-dab into the era. The romance is brimming with sizzling chemistry. I fell in love with Percy who is handsome, charming, loyal and dependable. Esther is spirited, intelligent and passionate. They are devoted to each other and their family. Now, I want to reread the entire Windham series because I fell in love with them all over again. This book starts the series in the Georgian Era but the remainder of the series is in the Regency Era.
The Windham Series:
Prequel- The Duke and His Duchess/The Courtship (available individually for e-reader @$1.99 each; available today as a combo in print at $6.99)
- The Heir (Gayle & Anna)
- The Soldier(Devlin & Emmaline)
- The Virtuoso (Valentine & Ellen)
- Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish (Sophie & Vim)
- Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal (Maggie & Benjamin)
- Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight (Louisa & Jos.)
- Lady Eve’s Indiscretion (Eve & Lucas)
- Lady Jenny’s Christmas Portrait (Jenny & Elijah)