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Barbados Mass Market Paperback – June 27, 1995

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Adrienne Beauvisage has a knack for getting herself into difficult situations. The latest involves her employer, Walter Frakes-Hogg. Adrienne scorns his repeated advances, then is forced to flee his house, and he promises to seek revenge. Adrienne accepts a position as companion to Lady Thomasina Harms at her home, Harms Castle. When her father realizes she has no intention of leaving England with him and that she may be in danger, he asks an old friend of his to act as Adrienne's protector for a few months until she turns twenty-one. Adrienne doesn't like this plan, but she knows she has no choice if she wants to continue to have her independence. Nathan Raveneau is a sea captain with the reputation for being a rake. When his friend Nicholai Beauvisage offers to exchange his fifty acres of land on Barbados for his services as Adrienne's protector, Nathan cannot say no. With the additional land to add to his own, Nathan will be able to keep an eye on a neighbor he suspects of criminal activities. Using the name Nathan Essex to protect his real identity, Nathan accompanies Adrienne to Harms Castle, dreaming of autumn when the fifty acres will be his. But watching over Adrienne isn't as easy as it sounds! From the beginning, Adrienne despises Nathan Essex. He tries to control her life and she can't stand it. Yet, there is something about Nathan that makes her heart beat faster. When Nathan proves that she is in more danger than she realizes, Adrienne has no choice but to trust him. With Walter Frakes-Hogg determined to harm her and Lady Thomasina's untrustworthy son Huntsford trying to woo her, Nathan has his work cut out for him. He finds himself attracted to the impetuous and beautiful Adrienne-- and ready to break his promise to her father so he can have her for himself. In an adventure that takes them from England to the island of Barbados, Nathan and Adrienne discover in each other something they never even knew they wanted.From beginning to end, Barbados captures the heart and delights the imagination! Cynthia Wright weaves a grand tale of romance and adventure! A marvelous story to rival the best of romantic fiction! Memorable characters, a fast-paced plot and sizzling passion fill the pages of Barbados! Cynthia Wright is a true gem among writers!Kristina Wright -- Copyright © 1994-97 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved -- From Literary Times

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He promised to protect her, but he seduced her instead....
1818: Adrienne Beauvisage was both outraged and intrigued by the dashing rogue hired to be her protector. She knew little of the danger that lurked in the beautiful English countryside...or of the daring that Nathan Raveneau, posing as Nathan Essex, would employ to keep her out of harm's way.
It wasn't until he boldly spirited her away to his ship that Adrienne discovered his true identity: Nathan Raveneau was The Scapegrace--the mysterious sea captain who had become London's most delicious scandal.
Reckless temptation ruled their azure days and velvet nights, as Adrienne sailed to Nathan's plantation on exotic Barbados, unaware of the threat that followed or of Nathan's vengeful obsession with his sworn enemy. But Adrienne dared to challenge Nathan to the most unpredictable adventure of all: love....

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Ivy Books (June 27, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345381726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345381729
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,461,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Cynthia Wright is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Rakes & Rebels series, 10 intertwining historical romances starring the irresistible Raveneau & Beauvisage families. She has also written beloved series set during the Renaissance and in the American West. Romantic Times Magazine hails Cynthia's novels as "Romance the way it was meant to be."

Her newest release is HEART OF FRAGILE STARS, a prequel to her classic historical romance, CAROLINE. In response to countless reader requests for the romance of Alec Beauvisage's parents, the pirate Jean-Philippe and his Russian beauty Antonia, Cynthia crafted the gem-like novella HEART OF FRAGILE STARS.

She is currently at work on THE SECRET OF LOVE, set in 1808 Cornwall and France. Lady Isabella Trevarre and Gabriel St. Briac join forces (and stir passions) while searching for a priceless painting stolen by Napoleon's army. THE SECRET OF LOVE is due to be published in early 2016.

Cynthia invites you to visit her website (where you can sign up for her newsletter):
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0 - HEART OF FRAGILE STARS: (Jean-Philippe & Antonia)
1 - SILVER STORM (Andre & Devon)
2 - CAROLINE (Alec & Caro)
3 - TOUCH THE SUN (Lion & Meagan)
4 - SPRING FIRES (Nicholai & Lisette)
5 - SMUGGLER'S MOON (Sebastian & Julia)
6 - SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay)
8 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne)
9 - TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)

1 - YOU & NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimee)
2 - OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline)

1 - BRIGHTER THAN GOLD (Jack & Katie)
2 - IN A RENEGADE'S EMBRACE (Fox & Maddie)
3 - THE DUKE & THE COWGIRL (Geoff & Shelby)

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By mehill on March 23, 2014
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One of the best books I've ever read! Cynthia Wright is a fantastic author! Can't put it down, you be hooked!
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