Review: Daniel’s True Desire by Grace Burrowes

Daniel's True Desire - Grace BurrowesPublisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (November 3rd 2015)
Paperback: 416 pages
Source: Netgalley
Series: True Gentlemen #2
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Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Daniel Banks is a man of the cloth whose vocation is the last comfort he has left–and even his churchman’s collar is beginning to feel like a noose. In an attempt to start his life over, Daniel accepts the post of vicar in Haddondale, a position supported by the Earl of Haddonfield. There Daniel meets Lady Kirsten Haddonfield, to whom life has also dealt multiple unkind blows. Daniel’s interest is piqued by Kirsten’s unsentimental attitude toward her misfortunes, and by the kind-heartedness the lady keeps well hidden. Kirsten is much taken with Mr. Banks and his genuine compassion for others, despite his own troubles. When Providence intervenes, and Daniel and Kirsten can become engaged, their happiness seems complete…. though every garden has at least one nasty, sly, determined serpent.


A sweet and adorable addition to Grace Burrowes’s True Gentlemen series! I’ve probably said this for every book so far in this series, but it’s just a nice  slice of life kinda story. There’s that romance element, but also that seemingly arbitrary sample of a collection of people’s life, all connected and interweaving.

The couple of the book is vicar Daniel Banks, who has recently arrived Haddondale, and one of the Earl of Haddonfield’s sister, Kirsten. From their first meeting, you can feel the chemistry between them. There was little angst (which I enjoyed!) and good open honesty with their feelings. The trouble lied in an outside cause brewing problems and obstacles. I was a little unsure of how they’d resolve it but I liked the resolution.

I love Kirsten, she’s bold, brash, sassy and challenges Daniel.

When she smiled, Lady Kirsten looked like the sort of female who’d pat a fellow’s bum – in public.

And it’s so easy to like Daniel too, who’s honourable, handsome, sweet and just a little bit shy.

Kirsten’s irritation melted away like spring snow on a sunny morning, for, apparently, the vicar was bashful.

We get see see a lot of the characters of Haddondale. Sometimes it’s nice to see what everyone’s up to, but also sometimes I just want to see what’s happening between Kirsten and Daniel. Oh and than there were the super cute boys (and their ponies!) that were under Daniel’s care. I like the little life lessons they learned as they go school and become friends and work with their ponies. They’re just so adorable.

 Another lone, perhaps a consenting croak, and then all six boys drifted to sleep on dreams of ponies and biscuits.

Overall it was an easy, sweet read that fits perfectly into the True Gentlemen series.

{*Thank to Sourcebooks Casablanca & Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for the an honest review.

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One Reply to “Review: Daniel’s True Desire by Grace Burrowes”

  1. Kristen sounds great, I need to pick this author up again!

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