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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Wright comes a breathtaking new full-length novel in the Rakes & Rebels series!


When Lady Isabella Trevarre first laid eyes on Gabriel St. Briac, she announced to her best friend: “That is the man I will marry!” Now a woman grown, Izzie has traded her girlish dreams for the independent life of an artist, but she never quite forgot the dazzling Frenchman who captivated her young heart. When he appears again in Cornwall, the seeds of desire grow between them…


As Napoleon’s army loots art treasures throughout Europe, Gabriel St. Briac’s priceless Leonardo da Vinci painting vanishes from its hiding place. Bent on recovering his family’s prized possession, Gabriel sets sail for the chaos of wartime France—only to find Izzie stowed away on his ship. Though fearful for her safety, he is forced to allow her to join in his quest. But Izzie harbors a dark secret…a secret that could shatter the tender blossom of their trust. When danger puts them both to the test, will these two guarded souls dare to risk all for love?

Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family series:

1 - SILVER STORM (André & Devon)

2 - SMUGGLER'S MOON (Sebastian & Julia)

3 - THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella)

4 - SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay)

~ coming in August, 2017 ~ HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)

5 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne)

6 - TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)

Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family intertwines with Rakes & Rebels: The Beauvisage Family series:

1 - HEART OF FRAGILE STARS: a prequel novella to CAROLINE (Jean-Philippe & Antonia)

2 - CAROLINE (Alec & Caro)

3 - TOUCH THE SUN (Lion & Meagan)

4 - SPRING FIRES (Nicholai & Lisette)


December 26
Boxwood Manor Books
Cynthia Challed

Customer Reviews

R.Amrine ,

The Secret of Love

This book is everything I look for in a book. Cynthia spins a story involving intrigue, mystery and romance all set in a historical setting. Her research into the places that she sets her story are so in depth, that you are transported into another place. I have read her other books in this series. I have enjoyed them all. She has a talent for weaving past characters into the story, which I enjoy because when I finish one of her books I am always left wanting more. I can't wait for another book.

Mbkrella ,

Another Amazing Novel!

Cynthia Wright again gives us an amazing book to sink our teeth into! I have been waiting (impatiently) since I first heard that she was coming out with a book and I was not disappointed. I think one thing that I love about her stories is that they are all intertwined and you can see characters that you have read about in other books that she has written. I love the romance between Isabella and St. James. Most romance heroines are depicted as slim and perfect, but I especially loved that Isabella is a curvy woman who has dealt with overeating in her life(so I could relate with that!). Even though I received a free review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, I was already preparing to buy it and devour it in one sitting(I had plans. They involved tea and a cozy seat in front of the fireplace) I think you will never regret picking up one of Cynthia’s books because they allow you to go into a place of adventure, romance and fun! Now I’ll reread all her other books while waiting for her next one!!

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