Daniel "Fox" Matthews, sent to Little Bighorn by the president to keep an eye on hot-headed General Custer, is haunted by guilt for a battle outcome he couldn't prevent. The raucous gold town of Deadwood, South Dakota seems like the perfect refuge, although it's located in the Black Hills, sacred land to the same Sioux Indians who decimated Custer's troops.
Madeleine Avery, raised to be a lady in Philadelphia, is appalled when she arrives in Deadwood with her family. Slowly she unbends, coaxed out of her shell by a powerful attraction to Fox and a journey into the world of the Sioux Indians.
IN A RENEGADE'S EMBRACE is a compelling tale of cultures colliding and the bittersweet, tender journey of Fox and Maddie as they discover the secrets of their own hearts.
"By including historical figures like Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok, Custer and Crazy Horse, Cynthia Wright adds depth and color to an absolutely wonderful novel!" ~ ROMANTIC TIMES
"Wright weaves history and fiction together skillfully. Maddie is a proper lady who must learn to unbend. Fox is the presidential adviser who's undercover and trying to live with a decision that left him alive while Custer's men died. Like 'Dances With Wolves,' IN A RENEGADE'S EMBRACE paints the Sioux as an idyllic people faced with the end of life as they know it. Wright creates sympathetic Indian characters and populates Deadwood with an array of real-life eccentrics. IN A RENEGADE'S EMBRACE again shows why Wright is one of the country's most popular romance novelists." ~ THE SIOUX FALLS ARGUS LEADER
Author's note: Maddie's grandmother, Susan Hampshire O'Hara, is the daughter of Lion & Meagan from TOUCH THE SUN. She also appears in HER DANGEROUS VISCOUNT as a young woman.
~ Hardened and cynical, Nicholai Beauvisage returns to America after risking death during French Revolution. He lost his heart to a beauty who died at the guillotine and now wants only to amuse himself with adventure and a woman in his bed.
Lovely and independent, Lisette Hahn pours all her energy into running her Philadelphia CoffeeHouse, a meeting place for figures like Thomas Jefferson. She is proud of her success and has been able to rise above the desires of her heart - until she meets Nicholai Beauvisage. That very night, Lisette finally gives her passions free rein... but what will the dawn bring?
Old friends from CAROLINE, TOUCH THE SUN, and SILVER STORM return as supporting characters in this delicious tale of a headstrong woman and an irresistible rogue for whom love is the ultimate challenge!
Rakes & Rebels: The Beauvisage Family:
1 – HEART OF FRAGILE STARS: a novella prequel to CAROLINE (Jean-Philippe & Antonia)
2 – CAROLINE (Alec & Caro)
3 – TOUCH THE SUN (Lion & Meagan)
4 – SPRING FIRES (Nicholai & Lisette)
5 – HER DANGEROUS VISCOUNT (Grey & Natalya)
Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family:
1 – SILVER STORM (André & Devon)
2 – SMUGGLER’S MOON (Sebastian & Julia)
3 – THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella)
4 - SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay)
~ coming in August, 2017 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)
5 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne)
6 - TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)
"SPRING FIRES is a classic historical romance that you'll never forget! Treat yourself to entering the world of our American ancestors... you'll be swept away!" ~ Bestselling Historical Author Ciji Ware
"An English Duke and a spirited Wild West beauty - that's a combination you just can't beat! This is a story filled with adventure, humor, and people who are completely out-of place in fascinating places. The characters are enchanting and real and will have you cheering for them throughout every delightful page!" ~ CATHERINE COULTER, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Impetuous, courageous Shelby Matthews moves from Deadwood to Cody, Wyoming to manage her father's new ranch. She plots an outrageous scheme to raise funds for improvements by playing poker.
Cynical Geoffrey Weston, Marquess of Sandhurst, arrives in Wyoming for one last adventure before he submits to an arranged marriage to save the family estates.
When Geoff steps off the train in Cody, Shelby thinks he'll be an easy mark in her poker game. However, he quickly wins half her ranch and has no intention of letting her out of the bet. It's the beginning of a magical, impossible romance that takes the couple across the sea to England, where Shelby performs with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and Geoff, now a Duke, wrestles with conflicts between duty and the painful longings of his heart.
Author's note: Geoff is the descendant of Andrew Weston, Marquess of Sandhurst, in OF ONE HEART.
"A rootin'-tootin', rollicking romance between a Wild West beauty and a deliciously dangerous Duke. I LOVED it!" ~ New York Times Bestselling Author BERTRICE SMALL
When the reckless Marquess of Sandhurst is forced by King Henry VIII into an arranged marriage with a young French widow, he conceives a bold masquerade to outwit the king. Disguised as a humble portrait painter, Sandhurst travels to the French court of Francois Ist to have a look at his would-be bride.
Micheline Tevoulere, friend of Aimee & Thomas de St. Briac, has agreed to marry an unseen English nobleman because she has given up on love. Yet, when she sits for a portrait by a dashing artist with tender eyes, her heart begins to thaw.
As passion blooms, Sandhurst refuses to reveal his true identity unless Micheline renounces her betrothal to the wealthy and powerful Marquess of Sandhurst… even though he is his own rival!
In this enchanting novel of love and renewal, Cynthia Wright illuminates the world of Tudor England and France.
"Now a new generation of readers can discover the magic of Cynthia Wright and the rest of us can fall in love all over again!" ~ Susan Elizabeth Phillips, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Silver Adams has stared down many challenges, but when she moves to Montana, she finally has independence and a sense of pride. With her close circle of friends and a successful saloon, the only thing missing from her life is love. When Silver finds everything she has been looking for in the arms of an upstanding lawman, she feels her dreams have come true until her disreputable past threatens all Silver holds dear, and now Silver must make the hardest decision of her life—telling Shane the truth.
BANISHED LOVE (Banished Saga, Book One)
I’m suffocating under the weight of others’ expectations. If I have to sit through one more afternoon tea, listening to my simpering stepmother extoll the benefits of traditional roles for women, I fear I’ll scream, “The world is changing. It’s 1900!”
I want more from life than she can imagine.
If she knew of my interest in Gabriel, she’d have a fit of the vapors. She’d bemoan his humble beginnings and lack of wealth rather than recognize his integrity or his loyalty to his brothers. If she saw how he stares at me, as though I’m a puzzle he’s trying to solve, she’d lock me in my room. He fascinates me, as no one has since that awful day.
How can we surmount society’s prejudices and allow our love to grow?
RECLAIMED LOVE (Banished Saga, Book Two)
To living a life she desires with the man she loves, Clarissa Sullivan continues to teach poor, immigrant children and to agitate for the vote for women as she awaits Gabriel’s return to Boston. Will her stepmother leave her in peace or is her life about to change again in unforeseen ways?
Clarissa is the woman he now wants to marry, Cameron Wright renews his pursuit of her. Charming, wealthy and well-bred, he is perceived as the ideal gentleman for a blacksmith’s daughter. With Gabriel far from Boston and his return uncertain, why should Clarissa continue to reject Cameron?
After his banishment from Boston, Gabriel McLeod forges a new life in a remarkable city. Will the memories of the love he shared with Clarissa sustain him?
Will Clarissa overcome deceit and treachery and reclaim her love?
Novels in the Banished Saga:
Love's First Flames (Banished Saga, Prequel, Book 0.5)
Banished Love (Banished Saga, Book 1)
Reclaimed Love(Banished Saga, Book 2)
Undaunted Love, Part One (Banished Saga, Book 3)
Undaunted Love, Part Two (Banished Saga, Book 3.5)
Tenacious Love (Banished Saga, Book 4)
Unrelenting Love (Banished Saga, Book 5)
Escape to Love (Banished Saga, Book 6)
Resilient Love (Banished Saga, Book 7)-- Fall 2017
With More to Come!