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Publisher Description

Guarded Hearts…

A French pirate of smoldering passions, Justin St. Briac will never marry. However, when his manipulative mother beckons him to her deathbed in Cornwall, he succumbs to her plea that he take a bride.


Mouette Raveneau, once the toast of the London ton, has been ruined by her dead husband’s crimes. With two adolescent sons and no means of support, she reluctantly takes refuge in Cornwall.


A Pretend Marriage…

To grant his mother’s dying wish, Justin creates an elaborate charade. Her days are limited, after all, and soon he’ll return to his life of unfettered romantic conquests and adventure in France.


But, what if his mother isn’t really dying? And what if he begins to enjoy the very thing he’s avoided his whole life?

His Make-Believe Bride will be Book 5 in the Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family series!


July 25
Boxwood Manor Books
Cynthia Challed

Customer Reviews

LAClamp ,

Love the Raveneaus!

Each book is so spell-binding, it’s impossible to put down!

Nicjen12 ,

His Make Believe Bride

OMG! I waited so long for this book and it did not disappoint!! I was NOT ready for it to end! In the beginning I wasn't real sure if Justin would come around enough for me to like him but it didn't take long before I absolutely fell in love with him! He couldn't be all bad when a little dog adored him so much he followed him around constantly. I literally laughed out loud when reading some of those scenes. I think he and Mouette were true soul mates and probably fell in love at first sight which was 10 years ago. I adored their story while also getting to visit so many characters from previous books. I love the way Cynthia Wright tells a story and I can't wait for the next one.

R.Amrine ,

Make Believe Bride

This book was just so captivating, I really couldn’t stop reading. As usual with Cynthia’s books I get a bit sad when I finish reading.
The research and attention to details is one of the reasons all her books are my favorites.
I loved reading the story of these two characters because they are a bit older than the usual. The story is a great mix of serious subjects and humor.
Please keep writing Cynthia! I am looking forward to reading more.

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