Return of the Lost Bride

Crowns & Kilts

Book 2
Boxwood Manor Books
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From New York TimesBestselling author Cynthia Wright comes a thrilling new romance of 16th century Scotland!

A PROUD HIGHLANDER
Darkly handsome Ciaran MacLeod revels in his life as a Highland warrior. He spends his days training with his comrades at Duntulm Castle on the far cliffs of the Isle of Skye, and taking his pick of smitten lasses.

However, Ciaran harbors a secret, passed down from his dead mother, that has caused him to become deeply suspicious of love. He’s grateful he doesn’t have to worry about taking a wife, for the castle is efficiently run by Violette, a plain young Frenchwoman who covers her head with a gable hood and reveals nothing of her own past.

SECRETS REVEALED
Violete Pasquiére fled to Scotland to escape a vengeful stepfather. She feels safe on the remote Isle of Skye, disguised in drab clothing and and tending to these strong clan MacLeod men who would be lost without her care. The potent attraction Violette feels for Ciaran MacLeod is just one more secret she keeps.

But a threat to Duntulm Castle changes everything, and Ciaran’s elders propose that he marry Judith MacRae to bring additional lands and warriors to the clan. Rebelling against the efforts to control him, Ciaran proposes to Violette instead, setting in motion a passionate series of events that shake not only their future, but challenge their carefully guarded hearts...

Connecting Books:
The St. Briac Family in the 16th century:
YOU AND NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimée)
OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline)
ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR (Christophe & Fiona)
RETURN OF THE LOST BRIDE (Ciaran & Violette)

The St. Briac Family in the 18th centur
y:
THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella)
HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)

“Cynthia Wright magically entwines passion and history!” ~ RT Book Reviews

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 A marriage begun in deception...

Feisty Julia Faircloth is used to managing the lives of her eccentric relatives, so when darkly compelling Lord Sebastian Trevarre arrives in Bath and proposes to her shy sister Sarah, she switches places with the bride to save her from a shockingly carnal wedding night.

Against his better judgment, Sebastian consummates his accidental marriage to the most provoking, appealing woman he's ever known...and passions smolder as they continue to share a bed in his neglected yet enchanting estate on the coast of Cornwall. Life there is turbulent, not least because Sebastian keeps many secrets. Will his reckless pursuits succeed in restoring his fortune...or cost him the lady who holds his heart?

Step back in time to magical 1798 Cornwall, England, with Julia and Sebastian - and reunite with Andre and Devon Raveneau, as Andre discovers that his life and Sebastian's are inextricably linked.

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)

5 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)

6 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne)

7 - 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)

A STOLEN HEART

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…

A STOLEN MASTERPIECE

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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Boxwood Manor Books
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Jul 19, 2019
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350
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ISBN
9781948053198
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English
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Fiction / Historical / Renaissance
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Medieval
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Renaissance
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Scottish
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Tudor
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From a New York Times Bestselling author comes a captivating novel of deception, love, and renewal...

A Bold Masquerade


~ When Andrew Weston, 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, Andrew travels to the French court of François Ist to have a look at his would-be bride.


Betrayed by her dead husband, Micheline Tevoulère has given up on love...and so she reluctantly agrees to wed an unseen English nobleman. Yet, when she sits for a portrait by a dashing artist with tender eyes, her heart begins to thaw.


As passion blooms, Andrew 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 novel of irresistible passion, New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Wright illuminates the world of Tudor England and France.


CROWNS & KILTS: The St. Briac Family

1526- YOU & NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimée)

1532 - OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline)

1538 - ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR (Christophe & Fiona)

1539 - RETURN OF THE LOST BRIDE (Ciaran & Violette) 

 

The St. Briac Family in the Regency

1808 - THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella)

1818 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)

Cynthia Wright always delivers, book after book. If you are a tried and true fan already, you can't wait for another new release. If you are new to her books....well, lucky, lucky you. Let the reading begin!! ~ Elizabeth Clayton, Amazon reader

From a New York Times bestselling author comes "a sparkling gem for your keeper shelf!" ~ RT Book Reviews


The year is 1814 and Grey St. James, Viscount Altburne, has escaped from Napoleon’s prison on the rocky isle of Mont St. Michel. Desperate and dangerous, he is a far cry from the rakish nobleman who broke hearts in Regency London.

High in a tower in her uncle Nicholai's French château, Natalya Beauvisage is writing a romantic novel. At 26, she is beautiful but hardly marriageable, devoted instead to being an author. However, when a potently attractive stranger appears to hold her at knifepoint, Natalya thrills to a flesh-and-blood man.


Grey must escape from France and Natalya longs to return to America, so they form an unlikely alliance, traveling together in disguise. Natalya is caught up in a passionate fantasy that surpasses any she could imagine, but Grey’s heart is imprisoned by dark secrets that must be uncovered before he can open his heart to love...


Reunite with the couples from CAROLINE, TOUCH THE SUN, and SPRING FIRES in this enchanting & witty historical romance!


Cynthia Wright always delivers, book after book. If you are a tried and true fan already, you can't wait for another new release. If you are new to her books....well, lucky, lucky you. Let the reading begin!! ~ Elizabeth Clayton, Amazon reader


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

5 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)

6 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne)

7 - TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)


Crowns & Kilts: The St. Briac Family:

1 - YOU & NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimée)

2 - OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline)

3 - ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR (Christophe & Fiona)

4 - RETURN OF THE LOST BRIDE (Ciaran & Violette)


"Lose yourself in the perfect Romance by a perfect author!" ~ BERTRICE SMALL, New York Times Bestselling Author

~The year is 1783, and rakish Alexandre Beauvisage is returning from the Revolutionary War when he discovers Caroline, unconscious in the Connecticut woods. Dressed as a boy, she has no memory of her past. Against his better judgment, he takes the lovely foundling with him to his home in Philadelphia and finds his life increasingly complicated as the fiery attraction between them builds and Caro's dangerous past reaches out to her.

CAROLINE is Cynthia Wright's unforgettable debut novel and 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.

"The First Lady of Colonial American romance breathes life, passion, and vibrant historical details into every page. Magic, sensitivity, and humor have made CAROLINE a classic historical romance for more than 3 decades!" ~ Kathe Robin, RT BOOK REVIEWS

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)
5 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)
6 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne)
7 - TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)

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