Gayle Windham, earl of Westhaven, is the first legitimate son and heir to the duke of Moreland. To escape his father’s inexorable pressure to marry, he decides to spend the summer at his townhouse in London, where he finds himself intrigued by the secretive ways of his beautiful housekeeper.
Anna Seaton is a beautiful, talented, educated woman, which is why it is so puzzling to Gayle Windham that she works as his housekeeper. As the two draw closer and begin to lose their hearts to each other, Anna’s secrets threaten to bring the earl’s orderly life crashing down – and he doesn’t know how he’s going to protect her from the fallout.
Rating: Narration – B; Content – B-
As a big fan of Grace Burrowes’ historical romances, I was doing the happy dance of joy when I saw that at long last, more of her novels were going to be made available as audiobooks. My dance was even happier when I saw that Tantor had retained the services of James Langton as her narrator; he is someone I always enjoy listening to, and I feel he really ‘gets’ the author’s very individual and sometimes quirky writing style.
The Heir is Ms. Burrowes’ first published book, and is also the first in her eight book (plus handful of novellas) Windham series, which focuses on the lives and loves of the three sons and five daughters of the Duke and Duchess of Morland. The books fall into two groups; the first three are subtitled The Duke’s Obsession (so named because of Morland’s desperation to see his sons married) and the other five are collected together as The Duke’s Daughters… which I suppose is self-explanatory.
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