Courtship [NOOK Book]

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Percival Windham is a second son, and a cavalry officer acclaimed and respected by his men. He is immensely attractive and distracts himself with the women who seem to throw themselves at him at every turn, until at a country house party, he meets beautiful, retiring Esther Himmelfarb. Esther's wealthier relations are taking shameless advantage of her dependence on them, and only Percy seems to see the striking intelligence beneath her modest demeanor. Percy sees her as the perfect companion and she finds in him ...
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Courtship

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Overview

Percival Windham is a second son, and a cavalry officer acclaimed and respected by his men. He is immensely attractive and distracts himself with the women who seem to throw themselves at him at every turn, until at a country house party, he meets beautiful, retiring Esther Himmelfarb. Esther's wealthier relations are taking shameless advantage of her dependence on them, and only Percy seems to see the striking intelligence beneath her modest demeanor. Percy sees her as the perfect companion and she finds in him the man of her dreams.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402278945
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 32,365
  • File size: 485 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes hit the bestseller lists with her debut, The Heir, followed by The Soldier and Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal. The Heir was also named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010, The Soldier was named a Publishers Weekly Best Spring Romance of 2011, and Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish was named Best Historical Romance of the Year in 2011 by RT Reviewers' Choice Awards. All of 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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  • Posted March 24, 2013

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    4.5 stars The courtship primarily takes place in a house party,

    4.5 stars The courtship primarily takes place in a house party, where Lord Lord Percival Windham is among the most eligible bachelors, and Miss Esther Himmelfarb is a poor relation invited at the last minute, to fill out the numbers.

    What I especially like about this novella:

    1) The ridiculous names like Esther Himmelfarb, Gladys Holsopple.

    2) The cattiness among the contenders for the attentions of Lord Percy, and the other Lords. Hello, Mean Girls, Regency version!

    3) The witty nicknames, such as My Lady Hair Bows, Lady Needmore (for Needham), Sir Weasel.

    So much about this novella was funny, such as the phrase, “Her Grace looming over the marriage with the calendar in one hand and a receiving blanket in the other...”

    What I didn’t like about this novella:

    1) The gambling male cousin subplot for Esther doesn’t quite seem strong enough.

    2) Esther’s request for kissing lessons come something out of the blue. She goes from playing whist and being relatively subservient to, “Swive me now!”

    3) The misplaced message seems a bit contrived.

    All in all, still a delight, and a quick, fun read. Those who've read the other Duke series novels by Ms. Burrowes will enjoy, and those who haven't, will probably still enjoy.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2012

    At last! This was a lovely short story - A prequel of the More

    At last! This was a lovely short story - A prequel of the Moreland Family. I loved it. Now, how about another telling us about the early years of the marriage and just how the two illegitimate children came into the family. Love your books!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    oh yeah this was good

    I so thoroughly enjoyed this story. having met them when they are older, it was a joy to meet them as young people and see how they got together. If you read the kids' stories you will want to read this.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Very Nice

    A nice quick history of Percy and Ester

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Absolutely exceptional.

    Absolutely exceptional.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Loved it

    Love the series

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    I love Grace Burrows! I loved the trip to the past! I truly enjoyed this family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Love it

    Buy buy as fast as you can

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  • Posted May 8, 2013

    A good read  .. makes me wanting to read more of this family as

    A good read  .. makes me wanting to read more of this family as long as they don't become too predictable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Enjoyable read

    Getting to know the Duke and his Duchess was fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Nice novella

    Quick short prequell. Cute, nice start to a family of books i really enjoy.

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