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The Virtuoso

by Grace Burrowes

Sourcebooks | November 18, 2011 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Virtuoso is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.
Starred review for The Soldier: "Captivating. . .Burrowes'' sensual love story is intelligent and tender." - Publishers Weekly (starred review) 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. A widow with a heartbreaking secret. . . Grieving Ellen Markham has hidden herself away, looking for safety in solitude. Her curious new neighbor offers a kindred lonely soul whose desperation is matched only by his desire, but Ellen''s devastating secret could be the one thing that destroys them both. Together they''ll find there''s no rescue from the past, but sometimes losing everything can help you find what you need most. Praise for The Heir: "Sweet, sexy, tender romance between two characters so vibrant they seem to leap off the page." - Meredith Duran, author of Wicked Becomes You "Burrowes'' enchanting romance charms from the beginning!" - RT Book Reviews, 4 starts "Refreshing. . .a luminous and graceful erotic Regency." - Publishers Weekly

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 416 pages, 6.88 × 4.19 × 1.11 in

Published: November 18, 2011

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 140224570X

ISBN - 13: 9781402245701

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Weakest of the series I went right into The Virtuoso after reading both The Heir and The Soldier and for me it was the weakest of the series. We meet a new set of characters that may have appeared in the intertwined stories of the sisters but had not had significant page time in the previous stories. I still enjoyed it but I had many moments where I found myself pulled out of the story. I found the willingness of the socially high ranking characters to act as valets and lady's maids very odd as well as the hugging and affection between the men (all strictly platonic). I am by no means a history buff so the fact that I even noticed it and that it was enough to pull me out of the book are telling. I enjoyed Valentine in the previous books but in his story he did not feel the same to me, perhaps that was the authors point but I found it disorienting. I was no where near as invested in this book and these characters as the previous two books and I missed my old friends from the previous books. The series as a whole is worth reading but manage your expectations.
Date published: 2012-06-14

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The Virtuoso

by Grace Burrowes

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 416 pages, 6.88 × 4.19 × 1.11 in

Published: November 18, 2011

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 140224570X

ISBN - 13: 9781402245701

About the Book

The highly praised trilogy of Regency romances by award-winning author Grace Burrowes concludes with gifted pianist Valentine Windham, youngest son of the Duke of Moreland. Val retreats to the country after an injury robs him of his musical ability, only to learn from impoverished widow Ellen Markham that he can be loved even when his music falls silent.

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Starred review for The Soldier: "Captivating. . .Burrowes'' sensual love story is intelligent and tender." - Publishers Weekly (starred review) 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. A widow with a heartbreaking secret. . . Grieving Ellen Markham has hidden herself away, looking for safety in solitude. Her curious new neighbor offers a kindred lonely soul whose desperation is matched only by his desire, but Ellen''s devastating secret could be the one thing that destroys them both. Together they''ll find there''s no rescue from the past, but sometimes losing everything can help you find what you need most. Praise for The Heir: "Sweet, sexy, tender romance between two characters so vibrant they seem to leap off the page." - Meredith Duran, author of Wicked Becomes You "Burrowes'' enchanting romance charms from the beginning!" - RT Book Reviews, 4 starts "Refreshing. . .a luminous and graceful erotic Regency." - Publishers Weekly

About 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. 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 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.