Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait (Windham Series Book 8) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $7.99
  • Save: $0.75 (9%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Lady Jenny's Christmas Po... has been added to your Cart
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by ToyBurg
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping! Fast Amazon shipping plus a hassle free return policy mean your satisfaction is guaranteed! Good readable copy. Worn edges and covers and may have creases. The cover may have significant wear. There may be page curls. It is possible that there are heavy highlights or writing in this book. All pages are there and otherwise item is in good condition.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait (Windham Series) Mass Market Paperback – September 24, 2013

89 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
$7.24
$3.02 $0.01

Best Books of the Year So Far
Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$7.24 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait (Windham Series) + Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight (Windham Series) + Lady Eve's Indiscretion (Windham Series)
Price for all three: $21.90

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The eighth and final book in Burrowes's Windham Regency series (after Lady Eve's Indiscretion) embraces the spirit of Christmas and the power of love to draw families together. Lady Jenny Windham's parents and siblings have always smiled indulgently at her little painting hobby, but Jenny takes it seriously, longing to move to Paris and pursue art training. As she's preparing to leave, she meets Elijah Harrison, Earl of Bernward, a skilled portraitist. He hopes that painting Jenny's nephews will boost his career and free him to return to his estranged family. The two connect immediately over their shared love of art, but since one is seeking to leave home and the other to return to it, compromises will have to be made. Burrowes describes the journey more than the destination; while not breaking new ground, the well-told story is elevated by warmth and intimacy. (Oct.)

From Booklist

Lady Genevieve Windham gets to star in the last installment in Burrowes’ siblings’ series, an enchanting holiday romance. Jenny is already in love—with painting. She is also fascinated with painter Elijah Harrison, and the two join studios during the holidays when he is asked to paint a portrait of her nephews. Jenny is planning to move to Paris, where she can be taken seriously as an artist. Elijah sees that she has great talent and that her family does not realize how important art is to her. He knows they will not allow her to move and ruin her chances of a good marriage. He has stayed away from his family home for years after a fight with his father and a vow to not return until he is a Royal Academician. Jenny is a complicated, refreshing, faceted heroine with a romantic past, similar to the smart, feisty females created by Amanda Quick. Her conflict between her career and her love, coupled with their family issues, give this wonderful, emotionally charged Regency romance modern resonance. --Amy Alessio
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Windham Series (Book 8)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (September 24, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140226383X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402263835
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #687,963 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Grace Burrowes started writing as an antidote to empty nest and soon found it an antidote to life in general. She is the sixth out of seven children, raised in the rural surrounds of central Pennsylvania. Early in life she spent a lot of time reading romance novels and practicing the piano. Her first career was as a technical writer and editor in the Washington, DC, area, a busy job that nonetheless left enough time to read a lot of romance novels.

It also left enough time to grab a law degree through an evening program, produce Beloved Offspring (only one, but she is a lion), and eventually move to the lovely Maryland countryside.

While reading yet still more romance novels, Grace opened her own law practice, acquired a master's degree in Conflict Transformation (she had a teenage daughter by then) and started thinking about writing.... romance novels. This aim was realized when Beloved Offspring struck out into the Big World a few years ago. ("Mom, why doesn't anybody tell you being a grown-up is hard?")

Grace eventually got up the courage to start pitching her manuscripts to agents and editors. The query letter that resulted in "the call" started out: "I am the buffoon in the bar at the RWA retreat who could not keep her heroines straight, could not look you in the eye, and could not stop blushing--and if that doesn't narrow down the possibilities, your job is even harder than I thought." (The dear lady bought the book anyway.)

To contact Grace, email her at graceburrowes@yahoo.com.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By dreamon on October 13, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
There isn't anything dreadful about this book but Grace is one of my favorite authors. I have read many of her other books in the series and this one lacked the character development and tension of the others. It plugs along on its merry way. And Jenny's reasons for not accepting her suitor are not really believable.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sandy Milan on September 25, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Grace Burrowes is most definitely back in favour with me after this book and Once Upon a Tartan (MacGregor Trilogy) last month. She's also back on auto-buy. It seems to me that she's taken some of the criticism meted out by readers to heart e.g. I saw that quite a lot of people didn't like the overt affection shown by her male characters in this series and there was definitely none of that in this book. I never had a problem with that but it did make this book very different to the others in this series. I truly loved this book and I loved the H and h and their artistic natures.Being artists both of the main characters had sensitivities and had been hurt in their lives along the way. Both were passionate but truly complemented each other. The story is set around Christmas time and how hard it was for both the H and h for different reasons to do with their families. The H hadn't been home for Christmas in 10 years because of an old argument with his father over his art career. The h hated being around all of her extended family and their children because she believed she'd never have her own family because of choices she'd made in the past. I did want to brain the h a time or two for seeming to prefer the idea of going off to Paris rather than be with the H but she redeemed herself and I loved the way the author showed the caring of her choices later on.

It takes a really talented writer to write so many books about one family but make them all unique. I highly recommend this book and I'm relieved by the author's note that she hasn't finished writing about the Windham family.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Beverly Diehl on December 10, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I'm a big fan of Grace Burrowes and she does so many things right, from giving us a heroine who is smart, feisty, and with hidden internal Issues, and a hot sexy hero who says and does (most of) the right things.

Still, this book wasn't as compelling for me as her other works. Jenny seemed less in touch with herself than she needed to be; Elijah wasn't willing to fight for her, until he was prodded into it... The sex was nicely steamy, most of the other family characters are all brought nicely in (which may be confusing to readers who haven't read the other books in the series), there's plenty of weaving the Christmas theme in. The conflict keeping Jenny and Elijah apart felt too insubstantial and then too quickly resolved. The Duke and Duchess are always enjoyable, but it became a little hard to believe they could be so intuitive about their offspring in some ways, obtuse in others, but never really WRONG about them, or miscalculating in their attempts to nudge their daughter towards True Love.

If you decide to read any of the Windham novels, don't start with this one; IMO it is the least satisfying, though it's still a good read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By 1 on September 24, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I loved the story of another Windham sibling! It was a delightful love story about two people who are striving for the same goal but fighting against their own circumstances. To see as they struggle together and against each other was a delight. All of the stories about the Windham clan have been wonderful. I love the way that Ms. Burrowes writes each book to be strong enough to stand alone, but is enhanced by the other books in the series. Lovely, lovely story! MUST READ for historical romance fans.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Torlundy on October 22, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I'm a devoted fan of Grace Burrowes. I love her books especially THE HEIR. I feel as though Ms Burrowes has attained success and a fan base very quickly. She's an excellent writer but.... now the books are coming fast and furiously. I thought this particular book was uninteresting. I had a hard time finishing it. It entered that "I don't care about these people" category.
I'm so sorry to be negative . I won't give up on Grace Burrowes but I would like to see her slow down and take the time to create characters we can care about.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By arc on October 1, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I may change my mind later in which case I will update this review but right now I can't even bring myself to read one more page. About a third of the way through and so far the hero just wants to find a way to reconnect with his family and the heroine is a great big tease and whiner who just wants to get laid and then go to Paris. Like many of her books now the angst experienced by the main characters is not supported by the shallow depths of their problems. When what should be a light romantic novel (this is not literature after all) makes me irritated just thinking of opening it up again, its time to put it down and maybe try again later.

I enjoyed the first books in the Windham family series and have even re-read a couple of them but the more recent ones published including the lonely lords series have been boring and repetitive. Flowery prose does not disguise a lack of plot or unique character development. I think I'm done with this author for a couple of years until she stops cranking out the same story with different names.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait (Windham Series)
This item: Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait (Windham Series)
Price: $7.24
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: &