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Daniel’s True Desire

By Grace Burrowes




Release Date: November 3, 2015

Genre: Historical Romance

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca


About the Book

An honorable life

Daniel Banks is a man of the cloth whose vocation is the last comfort he has left-and even his churchman’s collar is beginning to feel like a noose. At the urging of family, Daniel attempts to start his life over as vicar in the sleepy Kentish town of Haddondale, family seat to the earls of Bellefonte.

Challenged by passion

Lady Kirsten Haddonfield has resigned herself to a life of spinsterhood. Then the handsome new village vicar, Reverend Daniel Banks, becomes a guest of the Haddonfield family while the vicarage is being renovated, and Kirsten finds herself rethinking her position. Lady Kirsten does not know that Daniel’s past is about to cast a shadow on love’s future.

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Guest Post

Writing Realistic Children Characters

Every reader who picks up a romance novel was once a child and knows children. They might have children, grandchildren, or even great-grandchildren. The many, many children expected by the end of romance novels are said to symbolize the wholeness and potential of people who have redeemed their wounds, and earned their happily ever afters. All very true…

For me, including children in a romance novel is just plain fun. Little people have a way of winning our hearts without trying, and rightly so. As a child welfare attorney, I’m convinced the basic nature of the child is kind and honest, and these are the qualities of a hero or heroine by the end of the book. It’s as if the child characters can say to the adults, “You’re trying to figure out what it is that you’ve misplaced, or what’s been taken from you. I can help you solve that riddle but you have to share that biscuit with me first.”

Children also bring out our protective instincts, and a hero or heroine who won’t let anybody get past his or her defenses, who trusts nobody, not never, not no how, will go out of their way to keep a child safe. I had great fun in the first scene of Once Upon a Tartan, when my imperious, charm-free, downright sneaky (at first) English lord of a hero came upon not simply a damsel in distress, but a very young damsel. Had to cancel all of his self-important plans, did our hero, and while he wasn’t gracious about it, he hero’d up despite himself.

The children in Daniel’s True Desire are all boys, all the time. Like many rural vicars, Daniel Banks is expected to prepare the sons of the local gentry for public (boarding) school. Daniel will earn extra coin with his tutoring, get to know some of his parishioners, stay busy, and find himself in the hands of the very best teachers when it comes to how to woo the fair maid. More significantly, through the eyes of the children in his care, Daniel gets to re-evaluate his own upbringing.

As Daniel becomes a role model for the boys, he can finally make sense of some of the sentiments his own curmudgeonly father expressed long ago. Better still, Daniel can forgive himself, and his father, for decisions made out of rebellion on Daniel’s part, or out of paternal fear that came off sounding judgmental, harsh, and narrow-minded on his father’s.

Children are such a rich source of insight, warmth, humor, and surprises that I love to include them in my romances. Readers apparently love reading a well written child character too… though I’m not sure about all those toads the boys caught. Lady Kirsten was fine with them, but we’ll see what the readers think!


About the Author

Grace BurrowesNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes’ bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish and Lady Eve’s Indiscretion. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.

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A Single Kiss

by Grace Burrowes


Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Release Date: January 6, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About the Book

Hannah Stark has set her sights on corporate law to assure her a career of paperwork, predictability, and conservative suits. Contracts, finance, and the art of the deal sing to her, while the mess and misery of the courtroom do not. But her daughter needs to eat, so when Hannah is offered a temporary position in a small town firm’s domestic relations department, she reluctantly accepts.

Trent Knightley is mightily drawn to his newest associate, though Hannah is as protective of her privacy as she is competent. When their friendship and attraction heat up, Hannah’s secrets put her heart and Trent’s hopes in double jeopardy.

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“I’m not sure why we’re having this conversation. Hannah’s your employee.” James tapped a golf ball into a practice cup. The door to his office was closed or he’d never have indulged, though in Trent’s experience, when the putter came out, James was working through some maze of subrogation or indemnity language.

“We’re having this conversation because I very nearly kissed an employee. You’re pulling to the left.”

James nodded, ever serious about his play. “Because I’m the office Lothario, you’re coming to me for what? Pointers? Absolution? Both?”

“How about moral support?”

He missed again, by a whisker. “Is this serious?”

“I don’t know.” Trent sat back in James’s ergonomically ingenious chair and propped his feet on the corner of the desk. “It’s something.”

“You’ve known the woman two days, and you’re hitting on her? Mac won’t approve.”

“Mac doesn’t approve of anything except thin mints in moderation and regularly annihilating the state’s attorney’s case.”

“He’s getting worse.” James moved back a couple of feet and squinted down the handle of his putter. “Needs to get his wick trimmed.”

“Your answer to everything.”

“When has a good old-fashioned bout of sweaty sex ever hurt a guy’s outlook on life?”

“It ain’t world peace, James.”

“A little not-quite kiss on the cheek in public is hardly World War III. Did she slap you?”

“She’s the quiet type.”

“Did she quietly ask you to desist? Threaten legal action?” He wiggled swooping golden brows.

“She did not.” Not yet.

“What did she do?”

This was what Trent had sought from his brother, analysis and reflection rather than interrogation. “She blushed.”

James straightened, expression puzzled. “A grown woman admitted to the bar in the great State of Maryland, practitioner of family law, wearer of sensible shoes – all you did was not kiss her on the cheek and she blushed? Blushed?”

“Very becomingly, and gave me a Mona Lisa smile.”

About the AuthorGrace Burrowes

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes’ bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish and Lady Eve’s IndiscretionThe Heir was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010, The Soldier was a PW Best Spring Romance of 2011, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish won Best Historical Romance of the Year in 2011 from RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight was a Library Journal Best Book of 2012, and The Bridegroom Wore Plaid was a PW Best Book of 2012. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.

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