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Stephanie Laurens

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About the Author

Stephanie Laurens was born in Sri Lanka, which was at the time the British colony of Ceylon. Her family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she eventually received a Ph.D in biochemistry. She and her husband moved to London for four years where they worked as research scientists. They returned to näytä lisää Melbourne where she worked in the field of cancer research and eventually ran her own research laboratory. She began writing romance novels as a hobby, but due to her success she became a full-time novelist. Her first book, Tangled Reins, was published in 1992. Her other works include the Cynster Family series, the Cynster Sisters series, and the Bastion Club series. Stephanie's book's, By Winter's Light and The Lady By His Side made the New York Times bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Sluimerende hartstocht (1998) 1,306 kappaletta
A Rake's Vow (1998) 939 kappaletta
A Rogue's Proposal (1999) 900 kappaletta
Scandal's Bride (1999) 899 kappaletta
A Secret Love (2000) 896 kappaletta
On a Wild Night (2002) 847 kappaletta
All About Love (2001) 843 kappaletta
The Perfect Lover (2003) 843 kappaletta
On a Wicked Dawn (2002) 832 kappaletta
All About Passion (2001) 817 kappaletta
The Lady Chosen (2003) 809 kappaletta
The Promise in a Kiss (2001) 800 kappaletta
To Distraction (2006) 779 kappaletta
A Fine Passion (2005) 776 kappaletta
The Ideal Bride (2004) 772 kappaletta
A Lady of His Own (2004) 743 kappaletta
A Gentleman's Honor (2003) 743 kappaletta
The Taste of Innocence: A Cynster Novel (2007) — Tekijä — 722 kappaletta
What Price Love?: A Cynster Novel (2006) 696 kappaletta
The Untamed Bride (2009) 632 kappaletta
Beyond Seduction (2007) 630 kappaletta
Captain Jack's Woman (1997) 625 kappaletta
Mastered By Love (2009) 581 kappaletta
The Edge of Desire (2008) 564 kappaletta
Temptation and Surrender (2009) 561 kappaletta
Four in Hand (1993) 520 kappaletta
The Elusive Bride (2010) 503 kappaletta
Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue (2011) — Tekijä — 485 kappaletta
In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster (2011) 434 kappaletta
The Brazen Bride (2010) 424 kappaletta
The Reckless Bride (2010) 421 kappaletta
The Reasons for Marriage (1994) — Tekijä — 418 kappaletta
Impetuous Innocent (1994) 407 kappaletta
An Unwilling Conquest (1996) 373 kappaletta
It Happened One Night [Anthology 4-in-1] (2008) — Avustaja — 357 kappaletta
A Comfortable Wife (1997) 352 kappaletta
And Then She Fell (2013) 351 kappaletta
Hero, Come Back (2005) — Avustaja — 349 kappaletta
Secrets of a Perfect Night [Anthology] (2000) — Avustaja — 341 kappaletta
A Lady of Expectations (1995) 336 kappaletta
The Lady Risks All (2012) 315 kappaletta
The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh (2013) 294 kappaletta
By Winter's Light (2014) 269 kappaletta
My Scandalous Bride [Anthology 4-in-1] (2004) — Avustaja — 250 kappaletta
It Happened One Season (2011) — Avustaja — 247 kappaletta
Rogues' Reform (3-in-1) (1994) 218 kappaletta
A Match for Marcus Cynster (2015) 210 kappaletta
The Lady's Command (2016) 203 kappaletta
The Tempting of Thomas Carrick (2015) — Tekijä — 203 kappaletta
A Buccaneer at Heart (2016) 161 kappaletta
The Daredevil Snared (2016) 153 kappaletta
Lord of the Privateers (2016) 145 kappaletta
Tangled Reins (1992) 130 kappaletta
Devil's Bride [and] A Rake's Vow (2004) 106 kappaletta
The Pursuits of Lord Kit Cavanaugh (2019) 104 kappaletta
Fair Juno (1994) 99 kappaletta
Royal Bridesmaids (2012) — Avustaja — 96 kappaletta
Rules of Engagement (3-in-1) (1994) — Avustaja — 94 kappaletta
The Lady By His Side (2017) 84 kappaletta
Royal Weddings: An Avon Impulse Anthology (2011) — Avustaja — 63 kappaletta
The World of Stephanie Laurens (2011) 53 kappaletta
Captain Jack's Woman [and] A Gentleman's Honor (2006) — Tekijä — 53 kappaletta
An Irresistible Alliance (2017) 52 kappaletta
Lady Osbaldestone's Plum Puddings (2019) 42 kappaletta
Rose in Bloom (1999) 41 kappaletta
Scandalous Lord Dere (2000) 39 kappaletta
A Conquest Impossible To Resist (2019) 37 kappaletta
Melting Ice (2004) 28 kappaletta
The Murder at Mandeville Hall (2018) 26 kappaletta
The Fall of Rogue Gerrard (2008) 24 kappaletta
The Trouble with Virtue (2-in-1) (2013) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
The Meaning of Love (2021) 22 kappaletta
Desire's Prize (2013) — Tekijä — 22 kappaletta
The Secrets of Lord Grayson Child (2021) 21 kappaletta
The Games Lovers Play (2021) 19 kappaletta
Lost and Found: a novella (2005) 18 kappaletta
Foes, Friends and Lovers (2022) 18 kappaletta
The Wedding Planner (2012) 17 kappaletta
The Time for Love (2022) 12 kappaletta
A Return Engagement (2012) 7 kappaletta
3 Cynster Novels 4 kappaletta
Razones Del Amor, Las (2004) 3 kappaletta
Under the Mistletoe Box Set (2012) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Salva Por Um Cavalheiro (1900) 2 kappaletta
Sombras al amanecer (2008) 2 kappaletta
Todo sobre la pasión (2007) 2 kappaletta
Long, Live, Love: Omnibus — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Raptada por Um Conde (2017) 1 kappale
Preco do Amor, O (2007) 1 kappale
Third 5 Books of the Cynsters series (2003) — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Second 5 books of the Cynsters series (2003) — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Una esposa a su medida (2005) 1 kappale
Un amor sorprendente (2014) 1 kappale
The Adventurers Quartet Complete Collection (2017) — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Primer y único amor (2013) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Neito vanhassa linnassa (1817) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset21,066 kappaletta
Onnen velka (1926) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset2,337 kappaletta
Scottish Brides [Anthology 4-in-1] (1999) — Avustaja — 496 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla




Historical romance maybe regency, England, Name that Book (syyskuu 2015)
Historical Romance - Masked lady seeking justice, Name that Book (kesäkuu 2014)


A satisfying conclusion to the series, although wrapping up the "last traitor" was pretty rushed considering its been building for 8 books. Blink and you might miss it.
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PurplOttr | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 1, 2023 |
This wasn't one of my favourite Cynster books to date, but was fun. The mystery was pretty obvious, so no challenge to the brain there.
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PurplOttr | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 1, 2023 |
This anthology showcases three Regency-era novellas about characters from each author’s respective series, but you don’t need to be familiar with the full-length novels to understand and enjoy this book.

In “Lost and Found” by Stephanie Laurens, Reggie’s uncle is on his deathbed and that means big changes are coming to Reggie and the Carmarthen family. Soon enough, he’ll become a viscount and then an earl. When news of this hits the ton, all the matchmaking mamas and their daughters will chase after him for marriage. Reggie, a resolute bachelor, decides to find his own wife before they do. When he stumbles upon Anne Ashford in a heated discussion with another man, he comes to her rescue. After all, she’s his best friend’s sister and they’ve known each other for years. For the first time, he sees her in a different light. When they have to work side by side to help unite a sweet orphan with his long-lost family, loves blooms between them.
This is a sweet story and I liked it, but it was a little slow and the POV shifts were confusing.
3 Stars

In “The Matchmaker’s Bargain” by Elizabeth Boyle, Amanda finds herself stranded in a storm and takes shelter in the home of a mysterious old woman. She unknowingly drinks a potent tea and pays for the woman’s services. In the morning, she learns she has to find her heart’s desire and be married in a few days. Desperate to finally live her life on her terms, she enlists the help of Jemmy Reyburn, the old woman’s neighbor and Amanda’s unrequited love from years past, to help her escape the town unwed.
Jemmy doesn’t remember Amanda, but he’s entranced by her now. After serving in the war against Napoleon, he’s no longer the arrogant rake she remembers. He’s bitter, scarred, and has a bum leg. He’s given up on living until Amanda brings the light back into his world. As the town gathers to see her married, he soon realizes he wants her for himself, but can he convince her to give him a second chance and stay in Bromley Hollow?
Jemmy is definitely troubled, but he’s so kind and comes out of his shell around Amanda. She’s torn between what her heart wants and what she knows is polite decorum. They both find themselves and grow as characters throughout the story. I think Amanda’s parents are by far some of the worst parents I’ve ever read in a book. I really sympathized with the poor woman and the life she’s led. The story is well-written with no stray POV shifts. This is a wonderful story and my favorite in the anthology.
5 Stars

In “The Third Suitor” by Christina Dodd, Harry is on holiday in a sleepy English coastal town to relax after risking his life abroad serving his country. He’s bored and thinking about his next mission, whatever that might be, when he finds a young woman sneaking through the garden outside his rented cottage. Jessie is in hiding from a persistent suitor and beseeches Harry for his help. Friendship quickly blossoms between them, and Harry scares the man away. When he finds out she has three unwanted suitors (Jessie and her unwatchful chaperone are on holiday to meet to meet and pick from the men), he’s determined to help her out of the dreadful matches. Things heat up between them, but he’s a man with a past and his secrets could get her killed.
This is a great story and I love the characters. Harry is dashing and mysterious, Jessie is smart and brave, and the chemistry between them sizzled the pages. Though well-written, there were a few POV shifts. I felt a little lost during the climax. In my opinion, the beach scene could’ve used more description. I had a hard time picturing the cliff and the boulders, but maybe that’s just me.
4 Stars

Book Overall
4 Stars
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AmberDaulton | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 20, 2023 |
Barbara’s rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

A funny thing happened on the way to the proposal. Drago Helmsford, Duke of Wylde, must marry before his thirty-fifty birthday. (Yes, it is another of those stories where an otherwise loving father messes up his kid’s life by including really asinine things in his will – and this time, for really asinine reasons). His parents were a love match, but he never thought he’d have one as well, so upon advice from his Aunt Edith, he decides to propose to Alison Melwin. He met her once and she was quiet, shy, unassuming, and shouldn’t cause any trouble. The night before he is to propose, he and his friends really tie one on – rip-roaring-drunk. So, he passes out the next day on his way to propose – out cold – on a lonely stretch of road. Only to be rescued by a lovely young lady. And to repay her good deed – well – the two of them are discovered as she’s helping him into his cottage (actually upstairs to his bed). Not only discovered, but he just happened to be kissing her when his aunt, her companion, Alison, and Alison’s mother walked in. OOPS. He doesn’t know who the young woman who rescued him is, but the only way to save her is to announce their betrothal. Then, he finds out she is a Cynster. OMGoodness!

Meg Cynster is approaching her tenth season and is in the country assessing what she wants to do with the rest of her life. Obviously, she won’t be a wife and mother because she’s never found even one gentleman who remotely interested her. While she’s out gathering herbs, she comes across a man who appears dead, draped across the seat of a very expensive curricle. She doesn’t know him, but the two farmhands who are also there, but can’t handle his horses, tell her which cottage he is staying in. Even totally passed out drunk he’s handsome and appeals to her. The real trouble starts when she gets him to the cottage and no one is there. How can she get a man who is twice her size into the cottage alone? She cannot leave him outside with a storm on the way. Then, he kisses her – and she lets him.

With an agreement for a pretend betrothal, they go about fooling friends and family alike – until they aren’t fooling. But then, there are the attacks. Is someone trying to harm Meg? Or is it Drago they are after? Neither of them has any enemies – none. So, who could want to harm either of them? Why?

For me, it was an okay read, but I probably wouldn’t read it a second time. While it was written in the typical Laurens style, it was slow-moving with very little excitement. Even the attacks were over before they’d started. Mostly, it was descriptions of the many entertainments they attended and the political affiliations they were making. I really liked Meg and Drago and some of the supporting characters such as his mother and Alison. I loved that there were so many Cynsters who made appearances – from Devil and Hooria to the more recently married cousins. Meg’s brother Toby also gets a bit of page-time in this story and that is nice because his book is next. At the end of this book, there is a synopsis of several other Laurens books and one of those was Devil Cynster’s book – the first of the series. I read the sample chapter of that book and it made me realize that the author has changed her writing style over the years. The first chapter or so of that book was fast-paced, and exciting, and made me want to read it again. Perhaps I’m wrong, but the style just seems different now.
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BarbaraRogers | Aug 31, 2023 |



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