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The MacGregor's Lady

The MacGregor's Lady

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What if the steps they take to avoid marriage...

The last thing Asher MacGregor, newly titled Earl of Balfour, wants is a society wife, though he has agreed to squire Boston heiress Hannah Cooper about the London ballrooms. When he's met that obligation, he'll return to the Highlands, and resume the myriad responsibilities awaiting him there.

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What if the steps they take to avoid marriage...

The last thing Asher MacGregor, newly titled Earl of Balfour, wants is a society wife, though he has agreed to squire Boston heiress Hannah Cooper about the London ballrooms. When he's met that obligation, he'll return to the Highlands, and resume the myriad responsibilities awaiting him there.

...Lead instead to impossible love?

At her step-father's insistence, Hannah Cooper must endure a London season, though she has no intention of surrendering her inheritance to a fortune hunter. When she's done her duty, she'll return to Boston and the siblings who depend upon her for their safety... or will she? The taciturn Scottish earl suits her purposes admirably-until genuine liking and unexpected passion bring Asher and Hannah close. For if the Scottish earl and the American heiress fall in love, an ocean of differences threatens to keep them apart.

The MacGregor Series
The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (Book 1)
Mary Fran and Matthew (Novella)
Once Upon a Tartan (Book 2)
The MacGregor's Lady (Book 3)
What a Lady Needs for Christmas (Book 4)

"Burrowes' powerful and complex characters will enthrall you." —RT Book Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
11/11/2013
Burrowes closes out her Victorian-era MacGregor series (The Bridegroom Wore Plaid, Once Upon a Tartan) in fine style, tickling fans with the reappearance of some old friends from her other series. After years in Canada, Asher MacGregor has finally returned to Scotland and his rightful position as Earl of Balfour. Duty requires him to take a wife and secure the succession, but his secret heartbreak leaves him indifferent until he is tasked with introducing an alluring, independent-minded American heiress to society. Miss Hannah Cooper is determined to avoid marriage—her wicked stepfather has been trying to maneuver his way into her money through potential husbands for several years—but with Asher’s love, there just might be a way to resolve the ocean of obligations that separates them. Burrowes has a knack for giving fresh twists to genre tropes and developing them in unexpected and delightful directions. This novel is a perfect example of her consistently excellent writing, deep and layered stories, and intelligent and compassionate characters. Agent: Steve Axelrod, Axelrod Literary Agency. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
"This story has just the right amount of adventure, passion and lovely description to whisk me away from the every day mundane" - Bitten By Love Reviews

"I love romances in which independent characters come together in the name of love. I enjoyed it even more in The MacGregor's Lady as both are so set against getting married, yet fate has decided differently." - Bookloons

"A feast of characters, decisively written and a pleasure to read!" - Eyes.2c Reviews

"Grace's writing has a the gift of drawing you into the setting and falling in love with the characters. " - Under the Boardwalk

"I loved the tenderness and the heart of the story. The characters were amazing." - Royal Reviews

"Epic and beautiful... Burrowes is truly one of the best historical authors I've read." - Romancing the Book

"A fast paced tale of sacrifice, secrets, passion, deception, lies, misunderstandings, and love." - My Book Addiction Reviews

"Absolutely enchanting. " - Romance Junkies

"A powerful and moving romance... A deeply engrossing, well-written, not-to-be-missed novel! 4 ½ Stars, Top Pick!
" - RT Book Reviews

"Torture. Torment. Delicious despair. Those words pretty much sum up The MacGregor's Lady... Reading this book is ultimately a rewarding, if cathartic, experience." - Heroes & Heartbreakers

"Burrowes has a knack for giving fresh twists to genre tropes and developing them in unexpected and delightful directions. This novel is a perfect example of her consistently excellent writing, deep and layered stories, and intelligent and compassionate characters. " - Publishers Weekly

"Burrowes brings strong conflict and emotion to a very appealing cast. Her secondary characters are as colorful as the hero and heroine..." - Booklist

"[An] engaging, deliciously sensual, superbly written romance by one of the genre's rising historical stars." - Library Journal

"Grace Burrowes has a remarkable ability to bring the environment to life. The scents and sounds, even the feel and look of the soot from the foul smelling coal seem real. However, her special talent for developing strong, memorable characters is the very best part of her novels." - Long and Short Reviews

"Both Asher and Hannah are well - rounded, and I found them to be some of the most likable characters I've read about in a historical romance." - Fresh Fiction

"Once again Ms. Burrowes gives us a new couple to care for, while bringing in characters that we grew to love from previous books. " - First Page to the Last

"A great conclusion to the MacGregor Trilogy. The whole series has me laughing out loud at the characters antics and this story was no different" - Historical Romance Lover

"Grace Burrowes is a born writer and I have yet to read a book by her that did not include a strong sense of time and place... [This] is another in a long string of winners by this author who does not seem to be slowing down one bit in her creative output." - All About Romance

Library Journal
02/15/2014
Sent to England under duress to land an acceptable husband, heiress Hannah Cooper, prickly and plagued with a limp, has no intention of marrying and can hardly wait to head home to Boston—sans husband—to make sure her family is safe from her scheming stepfather. But she must endure a Season first, and her host, Asher MacGregor, the new Earl of Balfour, who is also supposedly looking for a bride, is charged with seeing that all goes well. Although the chemistry between them flares, they both realize that their responsibilities lie on opposite sides of the Atlantic—unless they can find a solution. VERDICT A pair of seemingly ill-suited protagonists with more in common than they'd thought finally find trust and love in this engaging, deliciously sensual, superbly written romance by one of the genre's rising historical stars. Burrowes (Once Upon a Tartan) lives in rural Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402268724
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
02/04/2014
Series:
MacGregor Series, #3
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
346,311
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

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 and Scotland-set Victorian romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. The Heir was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010, The Soldier was a PW Best Spring Romance of 2011, Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish and Once Upon a Tartan have both won RT Reviewers' Choice Awards, Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight was a Library Journal Best Book of 2012, The Bridegroom Wore Plaid was a PW Best Book of 2012. Two of her MacGregor heroes have won KISS awards. Grace is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.

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