Sunday, October 6, 2013

Lady Jenny’s Christmas Portrait by Grace Burrowes


Historical Romance

What Goodreads Says:

Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait (The Duke's Daughters, #5) (Windham, #8)"A freshly wrapped Regency Christmas romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes.
What Lady Jenny wants for Christmas...
For Christmas, soft-spoken Lady Jenny Windham craves the freedom to pursue her artistic ambitions, though it will mean scandalizing her ducal parents and abandoning all hope of a family of her own. She confides her plans to successful artist Elijah Harrison when he's commissioned to paint a portrait of her small nephews, because assisting Elijah will bring Jenny that much closer to her heart's desire—won't it?

...Will break both their hearts.
Elijah Harrison finds in his unlikely assistant not only an inspiring muse and unappreciated talent, but also a lovely and passionate woman. If Elijah supports Jenny's career, his own professional interests will suffer, but more significantly, he will lose Jenny forever. Both Jenny and Elijah must choose between true love and a lifelong dream.

Lady Jenny’s Christmas Portrait is book #5 in the Duke’s Daughters and book # 8 in the Windham series.  There are 8 living Windham children so this is the last book about the family.  Don’t despair through there are friends and in laws enough for more stories.  In fact the main male in the story, Elijah Harrison, has a whole group of younger brothers and sisters that are ripe for stories. 

The romance in Lady Jenny’s Christmas Portrait is about as expected.  It has two likeable people who should be made for each other.  There are problems of course but they just did not seem to be that serious.  In fact I just had a hard time believing what was keeping Jenny from accepting Elijah. Elijah's problems with his family did not seem that earth shaking either.  The tension in the story was never that high.

Jenny’s family was working hard to get the two together.  Some of their efforts brought a smile to my face.  Of course there was an HEA and it was good to see the last Windham married and settled.  Lady Jenny’s Christmas Portrait was a nice addition to the series.  It was not the strongest story of the eight, but it was a nice read and a good fit in all the Christmas stories that are coming out right now.

If you are a fan of the series this is a must read.  It will stand alone but because it is not the strongest story in the series I recommend you do not start here.

Sourcebooks released Lady Jenny’s Christmas Portrait by Grace Burrowes in 2013.

I received an ARC of Lady Jenny’s Christmas Portrait from Netgalley.

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