Return of the Lost Bride

Crowns & Kilts

Book 4
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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Publisher
Boxwood Manor Books
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Published on
Jul 19, 2019
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Pages
350
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ISBN
9781948053198
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Language
English
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Genres
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

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