Virtuoso

Virtuoso

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by Grace Burrowes
     
 

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A genius with a terrible loss...

Gifted pianist Valentine Windham, youngest son of the Duke of Moreland, has little interest in his father's obsession to see his sons married, and instead pours passion into his music. But when Val loses his music, he flees to the country, alone and tormented by what has been robbed from him.

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Overview

A genius with a terrible loss...

Gifted pianist Valentine Windham, youngest son of the Duke of Moreland, has little interest in his father's obsession to see his sons married, and instead pours passion into his music. But when Val loses his music, he flees to the country, alone and tormented by what has been robbed from him.

Grace Burrowes is the pen name for a prolific and award-winning author of historical romances. Prior to publication, she won or finaled in contests in Virginia, Indiana, New Jersey, Texas, and Florida. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in a restored log cabin in western Maryland.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Burrowes continues her top-notch Regency-era family saga (The Heir; The Soldier) by healing a duke’s youngest son with love. Ellen FitzEngle’s livelihood has depended on her abundant herb gardens, but the young widow faces possible homelessness when the callow and ruthless Baron Roxbury threatens to sell the estate where she lives. After being told he must quit his beloved piano and let his hand heal, Lord Valentine Windham decides that restoring the crumbling estate he recently won from Roxbury in a game of cards is just the distraction he needs. Friendship and romance blossom while Ellen helps Val rehabilitate his hand and psyche, but things begin to go dangerously wrong with the restoration, sabotage tied to Ellen’s greatest secret. Though the chemistry isn’t volcanic and the mystery’s solution is overly foreshadowed, Burrowes’s exceptional writing and originality catch the reader and keep the story moving. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
"Reminiscent of the heroines in Amanda Quick's romances... Another outstanding entry in a strong series." - Booklist

"Burrowes creates memorable heroes... intelligent, sensual love stories show us this author knows what romance readers adore. 4 Stars" - RT Book Reviews

"Burrowes's exceptional writing and originality catch the reader and keep the story moving." - Publishers Weekly

"Perfection, enchanting and stunningly sensual..." - The Romance Reviews

"A charming tale..." - Fresh Fiction

"Grace Burrowes' writing is comfort food for the romantic soul... A sweet savory story with just the right amount of spice in the ultimately perfect moments." - Yankee Romance Reviewers

"Filled with wonderfully touching relationships, interesting and intriguing characters, witty and delightful humor, and steamy and romantic seduction... Outstanding. 5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick" - Night Owl Reviews

"I had a really hard time putting The Virtuoso down. It was a refreshing change from the usual fare of rakes and titled society men." - All About Romance

"A splendid, sparkling, sensual love story—a keeper." - The Long and Short of It Reviews

"Burrowes has become a auto buy author for me..." - Ladies of Leisure Love Books

Booklist
Reminiscent of the heroines in Amanda Quick's romances... Another outstanding entry in a strong series.
RT Book Reviews
Burrowes creates memorable heroes... intelligent, sensual love stories show us this author knows what romance readers adore.
Night Owl Reviews
Filled with wonderfully touching relationships, interesting and intriguing characters, witty and delightful humor, and steamy and romantic seduction... Outstanding. 5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick
The Romance Reviews
Perfection, enchanting and stunningly sensual...
Fresh Fiction
A charming tale...
Yankee Romance Reviewers
Grace Burrowes writing is comfort food for the romantic soul... A sweet savory story with just the right amount of spice in the ultimately perfect moments.
The Long and Short of It Reviews
A splendid, sparkling, sensual love story--a keeper.
Ladies of Leisure Love Books
Burrowes has become a auto buy author for me...
Historical Hilarity
An intensely romantic and emotional story...
USA Today Happy Ever After
Quite sensual.
— Mandi Schriener
Dear Author
The tone of the story is gentle; the physical relationship graphic and sensual; the unwinding langorous... Engaging.
Anna's Book Blog
A charming read... Elegant, witty and deliciously sexy.
BookLoons.com
Sensual, passionate, and sweet...
Romance Reader at Heart
[Burrowes] never fails to astound me by giving her characters real life crises; real life emotions; real life passions; and with that, bring them so vividly to life!
Romance Fiction on Suite101.com
With these vibrant and lovable characters, the book is unforgettable.
Romance Book Junkies
[Burrowes] wrote some of the most vivid descriptions.
Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
A sweet romance with a hero you will fall for at once.
In the Hammock Book Reviews
Definitely going on my keeper shelf.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402245725
Publisher:
Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Duke's Obsession
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
48,899
File size:
1 MB

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