The Secret of Love

Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family

Book 3
Boxwood Manor Books
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When Lady Isabella Trevarre first laid eyes on Gabriel St. Briac, she announced to her best friend: “That is the man I will marry!” Now a woman grown, Izzie has traded her girlish dreams for the independent life of an artist, but she never quite forgot the dazzling Frenchman who captivated her young heart. When he appears again in Cornwall, the seeds of desire grow between them…


As Napoleon’s army loots art treasures throughout Europe, Gabriel St. Briac’s priceless Leonardo da Vinci painting vanishes from its hiding place. Bent on recovering his family’s prized possession, Gabriel sets sail for the chaos of wartime France—only to find Izzie stowed away on his ship. Though fearful for her safety, he allows her to join in his quest. But Izzie harbors a dark secret…a secret that could shatter their fragile trust. When danger puts them both to the test, will they dare risk all for love? 

Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family series:
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)

Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family intertwines with Rakes & Rebels: The Beauvisage Family series:
1 - HEART OF FRAGILE STARS: a prequel novella 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)   

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More than 4500 pages of historical romance—twelve novels from twelve New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors! Each book is the first in a beloved series. From the majesty of medieval castles to the glittering ballrooms of the Regency, read an enchanting novel from each of the Jewels of Historical Romance!
WONDERFUL by Jill Barnett, Book 1 of her Medieval Trilogy
Wales & England, 1269: When Sir Merrick goes off to war, he leaves his betrothed, Lady Clio, languishing in a covent. Ignored for six years, Clio wants revenge in this sometimes passionate, sometimes hilarious battle of wills set along the Welsh borderlands.

UNDENIABLE ROGUE by Annette Blair, Book 1 of her Rogue’s Club series
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THE BRIDE WORE BLUE by Cheryl Bolen, Book 1 of her Brides of Bath series
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NOBLE SATYR by Lucinda Brant, Book 1 of her Roxton Family Saga
France & England, 1740s: In the age of hedonism and enlightenment, Antonia is abandoned at Versailles, where the predatory Comte de Salvan plots her seduction. The Duke of Roxton snatches Antonia to safety—but is Roxton a noble savior or a satyr most despicable?

LADY DANGER by Glynnis Campbell, Book 1 of her Warrior Maids of Rivenloch series
Scotland, 1136: Deirdre of Rivenloch has never had trouble turning away men. But when she marries the powerful Sir Pagan Cameliard to save her sister, Deirdre soon finds herself losing the battle over her heart.

GATHER THE STARS by Kimberly Cates, Book 1 of her Culloden’s Fire series
Scotland, 1746: Englishwoman Rachel de Lacey vows to wed the bravest soldier. She is taken hostage by the Glen Lyon, the Highland raider saving Scotland’s orphans from English retribution. Branded a coward in battle, he teaches her a new meaning for courage.

THE MacKINNON’S BRIDE by Tanya Anne Crosby, Book 1 of her Highland Brides series
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ROGUE’S HONOR by Brenda Hiatt, Book 1 of her Saint of Seven Dials series
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THE DEVIL OF KILMARTIN by Laurin Wittig, Book 1 of her Kilmartin Glen series
Scotland, 1307: Symon MacLachlan encounters Elena Lamont and discovers her touch frees him from the madness he battles. Certain she is the legendary Lamont healer, he tries to lure the skittish lass to marry him, but will he be able to win her love?

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~ 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)

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


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Together at last! Four full-length magical Beauvisage family historical romances you'll never forget...

Readers say: 
"For historical romance at its best--you must read Cynthia Wright!!"

"This author knows how to write stories that leave the reader wanting more."

"Cynthia Wright's books just keep getting better and better; never want to put them down once you get started."

Cynthia Wright's unforgettable debut novel is on keeper shelves worldwide! The story of a confirmed rake and an innocent, spirited young woman, it is filled with sensual romance, evocative history, memorable characters, and the joy of true love.

TOUCH THE SUN - (a Hampshire/Beauvisage Novel):
In 1789 Philadelphia, a rogue's plans for a politically advantageous marriage unravel when the bride-to-be's enchanting friend masquerades as her lady's maid! 

At the dawn of a new nation - the captivating tale of an independent woman and an irresistible man for whom love is the ultimate challenge! Beloved characters from CAROLINE, TOUCH THE SUN, and SILVER STORM return as supporting characters in this sensuous, enchanting story.

Dark, dangerous Grey St. James and literary Natalya Beauvisage embark on a reckless adventure to escape from war-torn France and return to Regency London and America, where secrets await... Join CAROLINE's daughter and reunite with the couples from CAROLINE, TOUCH THE SUN, and SPRING FIRES.

"Rakes & Rebels" combines the intertwining Raveneau and Beauvisage family novels into one captivating 9-book series! 












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