Grace Burrowes’ Will’s True Wish

Review: 4.0 Stars

Will’s True Wish by Grace Burrowes!

It’s  a dog’s life… 

Will Dorning, as an earl’s spare, has accepted the thankless duty of managing his rambunctious younger siblings, though Will’s only true companions are the dogs he’s treasured since boyhood. When aristocratic London is plagued with a series of dognappings, Will’s brothers are convinced that he’s the only person who can save the stolen canines from an awful fate.

But the lady’s choice… 
Shy, bookish Lady Susannah Haddonfield has no patience with loud, smelly beasts of any species, but must appear to like dogs so as not to offend her sister’s only marital prospect. Susannah turns to Will, an acquaintance from her most awkward adolescent years, to teach her how to impersonate a dog fancier. Will has long admired Susannah, though he lacks the means to offer for her, and yet as they work together to rescue the purloined pets, it’s loyal, dashing Will who steals Susannah’s heart.


This is another great offering from Grace Burrowes!

A beautiful story about a love that survived childhood pain.

Will Dorning is the second son, he has taken over the business, and management of his younger brothers and his older brother’s Earldom.

He seeks to marry them all off to worthy ladies while he becomes his brother’s unpaid but content servant. His true love has always been his dogs, their training and breeding. Providing working dogs for shepherds and family pets for nobles and tradesmen alike.

Susannah Haddonfield has no time for beasts. Her only goal is to marry her younger sister well, and then retire to her life as a respectable maiden aunt. The written word is her only true passion.

But when they come together to plot their younger sibling’s lives they reignite the love they both left behind.

This is a touching love story about two people who have devoted their lives to helping their families, while ignoring their own needs and desires.


For the first time in perhaps forever, I have a pet peeve (pun intended) with this novel by Ms. Burrowes. I get that Will is a dog trainer and it makes sense that in his thoughts and words many references would be made to dogs and dog training.

However, it is not limited to Will and begins to take away from the book a bit.

A few less references to dogs and this one might have been 5 stars.


Will’s True Wish is another great book from Grace Burrowes well worth reading again!

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J.A. Kenney

Genre: Historical Romance 

Publication date: February 2nd, 2016

Length: 384 Pages

Blush Quotient: Red – This story contains more love scenes and sexy situations and they are described in detail using frank, explicit language.

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair review!