Books by Annie Burrows

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From Cinderella to Countess

Annie Burrows’ From Cinderella to Countess is an average read complicated by its overtly silly characters and stock plot choices.  Burrows’ style raises the grade enough to take it above a D, but there are fresher historicals out there which I’d recommend before this one. The impoverished ...

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A Duke in Need of a Wife

This book’s title - A Duke in Need of a Wife - tells you pretty much all you need to know going into this story (that’s one thing about Harlequin Historical titles – they don’t generally beat about the bush!).  It’s pretty standard historical romance fare – an aristocratic, coolly contr ...

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The Marquess Tames His Bride

The Marquess Tames His Bride is the second book in Annie Burrows’ Brides for Bachelors series, which, although the romance is self-contained, picks up the storyline about a number of jewel thefts that began in book one, The Major Meets His Match.  I have read that book, although I confess I could ...

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In Bed With the Duke

The premise of In Bed With the Duke - two complete strangers wake up in bed together and have no idea how they got there – is one I liked the sound of, and I was looking forward to finding out what happened and what they were going to do next. There’s a mystery to be solved, the hero is a duke i ...

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The Captain's Christmas Bride

I freely admit that I can’t walk past a compromised-into-marriage story without giving it at least a second and third look. The Captain’s Christmas Bride sucked me in straight away with the immediate clash of personalities between the two protagonists; the spoilt princess used to getting her ow ...

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Never Trust a Rake

Never Trust a Rake is a typical regency romance. Country girl with little town bronze meets unrepentant rake and the country girl is not impressed. The story flows well. The writing is witty at times, yet the entire package just seemed to fall a little flat.         Miss Henrietta Gibs ...

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A Countess by Christmas

Annie Burrows is an author who manages to enthrall me whenever I read one of her books. Several have been tearjerkers for me, as Annie Burrows does not shy away from showing selfish and callous behavior and describing deep unhappiness. Yet often I found the novel flawed after I’d finished them: a ...

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The Viscount and the Virgin

The Viscount and the Virgin had a very old-fashioned feel to it. Not so much in the purple prose sense, but in the too many exclamation points and ridiculous misunderstandings sense. The title doesn’t help either. Imogen Hebden doesn’t really have a lot going for her. Her mother ...

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The Earl's Untouched Bride

The Earl’s Untouched Bride by Annie Burrows is a prime example of a whole that is less than the sum of its parts. This romance uses many ingredients I really like, but still the overall result, in my eyes, was no more than average. In the wake of Napoleon’s defeat, Charles Fawl ...