Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Spotlight: Grace Burrowes author of What a Lady Needs for Christmas (and a Rafflecopter giveaway for an iPad mini)

I have made it no secret that I have a great love for Christmas romance novels.  One of my favorite authors for Christmas romance novels is Grace Burrowes.  I’ve read many of her wonderful regency Christmas romance novels in the past.  This year she is back with a brand new Victorian Highland Christmas romance novel, What a Lady Needs for Christmas.  I’ve just started it and it is wonderful, my review will follow. For an exclusive excerpt, book information, and how to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway, more details are given below.
Book Information
Book: What a Lady Needs For Christmas
Author: Grace Burrowes
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Lady Joan Flynn needs a husband—any husband—if she’s not to find scandal and mischief under her Christmas tree; Scottish wool magnate Dante “Hard-hearted” Hartwell needs an aristocratic wife to gain access to the financing that will keep his wool mills secure. Can holiday magic spin an expedient match into true love, and wary differences into trust?

Dante and Joan’s wedding night has begun with a discussion of holiday gift-giving, though neither bride nor groom can stay focused on that topic for very long…
Joan stretched out her chilly foot, and encountered Dante’s calf. His bare, warm, hairy calf, because her husband slept without the benefit—or hindrance—of clothing.
He moved onto his side, facing Joan. “What shall I get you for Christmas, Mrs. Hartwell?”
“You’ve given me your very name. That’s gift enough.” Also his trust, his respect, his kisses…so many treasures.
He rolled to his back, suggesting Joan had provided the wrong answer.
“I don’t want your gratitude, madam. Loyalty, fidelity, and a good-faith effort to make something of this marriage will be a fine bargain on both of our parts. The marriage is as much opportunity for me as it is convenient for you.”
Joan did not want a fine bargain, but she did want the warmth her husband’s body gave off. She yielded to the craving and snuggled right up to his side. His arms came around her, as if they’d spent many nights visiting their way to shared sleep.
“I kept my nightgown on.”
“I know, lass. I’ll forgive you that modesty if you kiss me.”
She kissed him, and the contour of his lips told her he was smiling. “You should kiss me too, sir. My feet are cold.”
“You need your new husband to warm them up?”
Joan needed her new husband in so many ways. “Shall I take off my nightgown?” She didn’t want to, but Dante was naked, and the intimacies she’d tried hard not to dwell on were commencing.
“You feel safer with it on,” he said, shifting to blanket her with his body. “I’ll try not to tear it.”
Gracious. “I can stitch it back together if you do.”
He nuzzled her ear, sending a shivery feeling down Joan’s spine. “Kiss me some more, Mrs. Hartwell.”

Buy Links
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/BNWhatALadyNeeds
Author Biography
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 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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Rafflecopter Giveaway
For a chance to win an Ipad mini, leave a comment below describing your favorite Christmas romance novel, then go to this link, and click that you left a comment.  Giveaway ends at midnight on October 30, 2014.  Winners will be selected and contacted by Sourcebooks.


  1. While I love Christmas romance novels, I must admit that I don't have a certain one that is my favorite novel, I love reading all of them. What about you?

  2. My favorite Christmas Romance Novel is Tidings of Great Joy by Sandra Brown. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Laura, I don't really have a favorite, either. I must say, though, that judging from the excerpt this one could become my favorite, after I've read it.

    Thank you for hosting this terrific giveaway!