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Stephanie Laurens

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
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Værker af Stephanie Laurens

Devil's Bride (1998) 1,317 eksemplarer
A Rake's Vow (1998) 947 eksemplarer
Scandal's Bride (1999) 908 eksemplarer
A Rogue's Proposal (1999) 907 eksemplarer
A Secret Love (2000) 906 eksemplarer
On a Wild Night (2002) 854 eksemplarer
The Perfect Lover (2003) 852 eksemplarer
All About Love (2001) 851 eksemplarer
On a Wicked Dawn (2002) 840 eksemplarer
All About Passion (2001) 828 eksemplarer
The Lady Chosen (2003) 814 eksemplarer
The Promise in a Kiss (2001) 805 eksemplarer
A Fine Passion (2005) 789 eksemplarer
To Distraction (2006) 784 eksemplarer
The Ideal Bride (2004) 776 eksemplarer
A Gentleman's Honor (2003) 751 eksemplarer
A Lady of His Own (2004) 750 eksemplarer
The Taste of Innocence: A Cynster Novel (2007) — Forfatter — 726 eksemplarer
What Price Love?: A Cynster Novel (2006) 701 eksemplarer
The Untamed Bride (2009) 639 eksemplarer
Captain Jack's Woman (1997) 636 eksemplarer
Beyond Seduction (2007) 634 eksemplarer
Mastered By Love (2009) 587 eksemplarer
The Edge of Desire (2008) 573 eksemplarer
Temptation and Surrender (2009) 569 eksemplarer
Four in Hand (1993) 522 eksemplarer
The Elusive Bride (2010) 510 eksemplarer
Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue (2011) — Forfatter — 496 eksemplarer
The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae (2012) 453 eksemplarer
In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster (2011) 444 eksemplarer
The Reckless Bride (2010) 431 eksemplarer
The Brazen Bride (2010) 430 eksemplarer
The Reasons for Marriage (1994) — Forfatter — 424 eksemplarer
Impetuous Innocent (1994) 412 eksemplarer
An Unwilling Conquest (1996) 378 eksemplarer
It Happened One Night [Anthology 4-in-1] (2008) — Bidragyder — 364 eksemplarer
And Then She Fell (2013) 359 eksemplarer
A Comfortable Wife (1997) 354 eksemplarer
Hero, Come Back (2005) — Bidragyder — 351 eksemplarer
Secrets of a Perfect Night [Anthology] (2000) — Bidragyder — 348 eksemplarer
A Lady of Expectations (1995) 340 eksemplarer
The Lady Risks All (2012) 321 eksemplarer
The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh (2013) 303 eksemplarer
By Winter's Light (2014) 280 eksemplarer
It Happened One Season (2011) — Bidragyder — 252 eksemplarer
My Scandalous Bride [Anthology 4-in-1] (2004) — Bidragyder — 250 eksemplarer
A Match for Marcus Cynster (2015) 220 eksemplarer
Rogues' Reform (3-in-1) (1994) 220 eksemplarer
The Lady's Command (2016) 213 eksemplarer
The Tempting of Thomas Carrick (2015) — Forfatter — 207 eksemplarer
The Masterful Mr. Montague: A Casebook of Barnaby Adair Novel (2014) — Forfatter — 195 eksemplarer
A Buccaneer at Heart (2016) 168 eksemplarer
The Daredevil Snared (2016) 156 eksemplarer
Lord of the Privateers (2016) 150 eksemplarer
Tangled Reins (1992) 133 eksemplarer
The Pursuits of Lord Kit Cavanaugh (2019) 107 eksemplarer
Devil's Bride [and] A Rake's Vow (2004) 106 eksemplarer
Fair Juno (1994) 100 eksemplarer
Royal Bridesmaids (2012) — Bidragyder — 99 eksemplarer
Rules of Engagement (3-in-1) (1994) — Bidragyder — 93 eksemplarer
The Lady By His Side (2017) 86 eksemplarer
The Greatest Challenge of Them All (2017) 71 eksemplarer
Royal Weddings: An Avon Impulse Anthology (2011) — Bidragyder — 66 eksemplarer
Captain Jack's Woman [and] A Gentleman's Honor (2006) — Forfatter — 55 eksemplarer
The World of Stephanie Laurens (2011) 54 eksemplarer
An Irresistible Alliance (2017) 52 eksemplarer
Rose in Bloom (1999) 42 eksemplarer
Lady Osbaldestone's Plum Puddings (2019) 41 eksemplarer
Scandalous Lord Dere (2000) 41 eksemplarer
A Conquest Impossible To Resist (2019) 38 eksemplarer
Melting Ice (2004) 28 eksemplarer
The Murder at Mandeville Hall (2018) 26 eksemplarer
The Seduction of Sebastian Trantor (2011) 25 eksemplarer
The Fall of Rogue Gerrard (2008) 24 eksemplarer
The Trouble with Virtue (2-in-1) (2013) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Desire's Prize (2013) — Forfatter — 22 eksemplarer
The Secrets of Lord Grayson Child (2021) 22 eksemplarer
The Meaning of Love (2021) 21 eksemplarer
The Games Lovers Play (2021) 20 eksemplarer
Foes, Friends and Lovers (2022) 19 eksemplarer
Lost and Found: a novella (2005) 18 eksemplarer
The Wedding Planner (2012) 18 eksemplarer
The Time for Love (2022) 13 eksemplarer
A Return Engagement (2012) 7 eksemplarer
A Family of His Own (2024) 6 eksemplarer
3 Cynster Novels 4 eksemplarer
A Lady of Expectations [with bonus story 'The Road to Ruin'] (2015) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
Razones Del Amor, Las (2004) 3 eksemplarer
Salva Por Um Cavalheiro (1900) 3 eksemplarer
Sombras al amanecer (2008) 2 eksemplarer
Domada por amor (Club Bastion #8) (2010) 2 eksemplarer
The Complete Bastion Club Series (2009) 2 eksemplarer
Under the Mistletoe Box Set (2012) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Todo sobre la pasión (2007) 2 eksemplarer
The Adventurers Quartet Complete Collection (2017) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Long, Live, Love: Omnibus — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Una esposa a su medida (2005) 1 eksemplar
Raptada por Um Conde (2017) 1 eksemplar
Preco do Amor, O (2007) 1 eksemplar
Un amor sorprendente (2014) 1 eksemplar
Primer y único amor (2013) 1 eksemplar
Second 5 books of the Cynsters series (2003) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Third 5 Books of the Cynsters series (2003) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Northanger Abbey (1817) — Efterskrift, nogle udgaver21,606 eksemplarer
These Old Shades (1926) — Forord, nogle udgaver2,369 eksemplarer
Scottish Brides [Anthology 4-in-1] (1999) — Bidragyder — 501 eksemplarer

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Historical romance maybe regency, England i Name that Book (september 2015)


I can’t wrap my head around it. The idea that a portrait could determine guilt or innocence in a murder case is a stretch. I find it hard to believe such a concept could hold true in any world. Throughout the book, I kept questioning the premise, thinking, “Wait… what? Really? No… really?”

Despite my skepticism, it’s still a good fun story. Gerrard and Jacqueline are cute together.
Overall it was a fun albeit slightly exasperating read.

Also, also - How is this the 12th book in the series? The number of deaths surrounding the Cynster clan is astonishing! How are they not under constant surveillance by Scotland Yard? I know Devil, being a duke, can keep them away, but still! (Yes, I’m joking! I love all the mysteries!)… (mere)
selsha | 5 andre anmeldelser | Apr 11, 2024 |
I don't know if I'm just getting overwhelmed. After binge-reading all the Cynster series back-to-back, I think I need a break before diving into the next ones.

It was alright. I didn't warm up to Michael at all; he just rubbed me the wrong way. And Caro! I adored her and felt so sorry for her, wishing her nothing but happiness. Which is why I think it took a little longer to warm up to Michael. I was also, so happy in the beginning to finally have an experienced lady in the mix, but then it felt like we were back to the same ol' story.

The culprit seemed obvious right from the start, which was a bit frustrating. And the inclusion of the Brackenridge secret was predictable.

One thing I did appreciate was how involved Devil was in this story.

It wasn't until Chapter 20 that I finally started to like Michael, and the ending tied-up very nicely.
… (mere)
selsha | 7 andre anmeldelser | Mar 31, 2024 |
Very charming!

This book reminded me of some Agatha Christie stories; Set in a house filled with intriguing characters, each one a potential suspect, it kept me guessing until the end.

It was a bit slow, but I really liked Simon and Portia together. Their chemistry was simply delightful. I'd give it a near-perfect 5 rating, but the sluggish pace nudges it down to a 4.5.
selsha | 10 andre anmeldelser | Mar 27, 2024 |
I read the book and I listened to the audiobook. The audio is excellently narrated. The flow is smooth and seamless and the narrator's voice very pleasant.

Well, we’ve come to the end of this Cynster generation – and the end of this series. Not sure when, or if, there will be an additional Cynster series, but they are about to cross the mark into the 1900s and I’m not sure I’ll be interested in those. The author is going back to add more books to the Casebook of Barnaby Adair series and I am happy to see that because I really enjoyed those.

Toby, the last unmarried Cynster of his generation, is now undertaking his last mission for the Crown. Talk about miffed – not only is Drake, Marquess of Wilchelsea, buckling to pressure from all of the Cynster ladies who want Toby married, but he is also sending him on a babysitting mission. So, rather than ending his career with an exciting mission, he’ll be escorting a doctor, his daughter, and a packet of intercepted German dispatches back from Vienna. Ho-Hum!

However, by the time he makes it to Vienna, he finds everything has changed. The doctor is deceased, perhaps not naturally, and both the Germans and the Austrians are trying to retrieve the packet of dispatches. Heinrich Maier, an Austrian, is a longtime foe of Toby’s and is almost as good as Toby. While the Austrians are a threat to the mission, it is the Germans who are dangerous. The two German agents operate by force and brute strength rather than intellect.

The babysitting mission Toby expected turns out to be as exciting as he’d want his last mission to be. That certainly wouldn’t be a problem except he is now escorting the doctor’s daughter and three children she refused to leave behind. Their escape through Austria, Germany, and Italy is fraught with danger. It also has a delightful set of children who make the book – you will love them. You’ll also love the descriptions of the beautiful countryside – and the idyllic time spent hiding on a lovely island in a beautiful Italian lake.

It was lovely to see Toby – who always wanted to be the bachelor uncle to his nieces and nephews – find the true meaning of family and love. I recommend this book and hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I also hope you are looking forward to those new Barnaby Adair books starting in July 2024. Happy Reading!
… (mere)
BarbaraRogers | Mar 18, 2024 |



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