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Tempest: (The Raveneau Novels, Book 4) Paperback – April 19, 2013
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So many readers have asked: "In what order should I read the Beauvisage & Raveneau books?" Although the titles stand alone, these two series intertwine with some characters crossing over, and many readers enjoy them in chronological order: 1781 - SILVER STORM 1783 - CAROLINE 1789 - TOUCH THE SUN 1793 - SPRING FIRES (A Beauvisage/Raveneau Novel) 1798 - SMUGGLER'S MOON 1814 - SURRENDER THE STARS 1814 - NATALYA 1818 - SILVER SEA (A Raveneau/Beauvisage Novel) 1903 - TEMPEST My career as a novelist began when I was twenty-three, with a phone call from New York announcing that CAROLINE would be published by Ballantine Books. Can you imagine my excitement? I went on to write 12 more bestselling historical romances set in Colonial America, Regency England & America, Medieval England & France, and the American West. My novels have won many awards over the years, but what means most are readers' messages like this one: "When I read your books, I can't wait to turn the page, but never want the story to end." It's been a thrill to have all my novels published as eBooks (newly edited, with gorgeous new covers!), and I have also released an all-new Raveneau Novel, TEMPEST! Today I live in northern California with my husband, Alvaro, in a 1930's Spanish cottage. When we aren't riding our tandem road bike or traveling in our vintage Airstream, I love spending time with family, especially my two young grandsons. I also recently received a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant and feel blessed to have two rewarding careers! I'd love to have you join me at my website (where you can sign up for my newsletter): http://cynthiawrightauthor.com/ Be part of the fun on my author page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cynthiawrightauthor View my "behind the books" boards on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/cynthiawright77/
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That said, I purchased a Kindle copy and re-read it. I loved it just as much as the first read through. My review follows…
A young and foolish, self-impoverished viscount Adam Raveneau has decided to marry for money, as a self-imposed penance for his earlier misdeeds and his great need for an influx of cash.
Catherine Beasley Parrish, a American heiress during the American Gilded Age, has been groomed to marry into the impoverished British/European Aristocracy, buy a mother who has no concern for her daughter, other than to marry well and a father is too busy working and managing the family fortune to notice how unhappy his daughter is.
Can Adam overcome his own guilt over his past mistakes and his marriage to Catherine for her money? Can Catherine look past Adam’s glaring “mistakes” and make a go of it?
Watch the play of sparks and icicles as they interact on a steamy tropical island.
The story moves along well and has several plot lines that held my attention throughout the book. Despite this couple starting off with a marriage of convenience, they fight to not only understand themselves and each other but to find the life together they want. There were moments that brought tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat.
The secondary characters in this book are a true enhancement to the story, especially little Paul and the dog, Alice.
Tempest is, easily, my favorite book in the Raveneau series. I don't give a lot of 5 star ratings, but I think this book deserves it!
I loved how this book was different to the norm and how Catherine is not the normal beauty. It was great to see how as the story progresses Adam starts to see her as a whole lot more than he originally thought. Catherine basically just does not rate herself as she has always been overshadowed and dictated to by her mother. As she finds her inner self she becomes a woman that just maybe Adam can't live without, but is it too late?
This book has a very different feel than the earlier Raveneau and Beauvisage books. Where earlier stories are built on passion, Catherine has been so emotionally and psychologically abused by her mother, that she is fragile and timid for much of the book. And just as she begins to find her way, her mother shows up, intent on destroying Catherine's marriage to a man she considers unsuitable. This book gets 4 stars.