Título: By Winter’s Light

Escrito por Stephanie Laurens

By Winter's Light de Stephanie Laurens


#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns to romantic Scotland to usher in a new generation of Cynsters in an enchanting tale of mistletoe, magic, and love.

It’s December 1837 and the young adults of the Cynster clan have succeeded in having the family Christmas celebration held at snow-bound Casphairn Manor, Richard and Catriona Cynster’s home. Led by Sebastian, Marquess of Earith, and by Lucilla, future Lady of the Vale, and her twin brother, Marcus, the upcoming generation has their own plans for the holiday season.

Yet where Cynsters gather, love is never far behind—the festive occasion brings together Daniel Crosbie, tutor to Lucifer Cynster’s sons, and Claire Meadows, widow and governess to Gabriel Cynster’s daughter. Daniel and Claire have met before and the embers of an unexpected passion smolder between them, but once bitten, twice shy, Claire believes a second marriage is not in her stars. Daniel, however, is determined to press his suit. He’s seen the love the Cynsters share, and Claire is the lady with whom he dreams of sharing his life. Assisted by a bevy of Cynsters—innate matchmakers every one—Daniel strives to persuade Claire that trusting him with her hand and her heart is her right path to happiness.

Meanwhile, out riding on Christmas Eve, the young adults of the Cynster clan respond to a plea for help. Summoned to a humble dwelling in ruggedly forested mountains, Lucilla is called on to help with the difficult birth of a child, while the others rise to the challenge of helping her. With a violent storm closing in and severely limited options, the next generation of Cynsters face their first collective test—can they save this mother and child? And themselves, too?

Back at the manor, Claire is increasingly drawn to Daniel and despite her misgivings, against the backdrop of the ongoing festivities their relationship deepens. Yet she remains torn—until catastrophe strikes, and by winter’s light, she learns that love—true love—is worth any risk, any price.

A tale brimming with all the magical delights of a Scottish festive season.

A Cynster novel – a classic historical romance of 71,000 words.


Formato del ebook: Kindle PDF EPUB MOBI
Tamaño del archivo: 1301 KB
Longitud de impresión: 336 páginas
Editorial/Editado por: Savdek Management Proprietary Limited (28 de octubre de 2014)
Idioma: Inglés

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Old Fashioned Romance With Christmas As A Bonus!
Stephanie Laurens delivers a wonderful Christmas tale that is pure romance at it’s best. I do so love it when I find a book that the author has taken care not to make it about sex but more about the wonderful aspects of what a wonderfully sweet romance holds for all of us.
The Cynster family has all come together at the manor for the Christmas Holidays and oh what a family it is. With multiple generations and all of which treat each other with love and respect, we welcome in Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with giggles, blessings, old traditions as well as new, lots of food and cheer and not to be left out but a possible romance or two perhaps.
I have to say I just love it when the kids are trying to pull one over on the adults only to find out later that the elders of the group are much wiser and see a whole lot more than they let on. Not only that but the elder generation is just as sneaky and willing to pull shenaigans as the younger generation. One said budding romance is between a tutor and a governess and I don’t know that the two will stand a chance of not falling deeply for each other with all the help they will be getting to get them together. It really is comical and quite sweet.
I will be saving this to read again at Christmas as I do so love a good Christmas romance for the holiday. I highly recommend this one for all of you who love true old fashioned romances of yester year as well as a good Christmas tale of life anew, blooming love and sweet tender tales of all the good that should be in this world. This is a stand alone novel so go ahead and splurge on yourself.

A touch of magic
There are quite a few books in the Cynster series, but this is a stand-alone book. It is a regency romance that is timeless. It very well could take place today.
It is Christmas and the large family has come together in the sizeable Scottish manor. This is a loving family, with as one begins to read, some slight hint of divergence from the norm. First we have some of the names; Devil, Raven, Scandal and Lucifer. It isn’t until the middle of the book that the mystery of the Lady and hints that are not fully explained of a power and mystical gift that a few have that provides knowledge and a protection is given. Perhaps this is dealt with more fully and clearly in other books; but for now, in this one it adds a mystery and really takes nothing away from understanding.
The whole family is charming and loving and responsible. The love interest is between 2 tutors – Daniel and Claire who is a widow who does not wish to remarry. Can either of them find happiness?
There is a helpful list and explanation of the characters in the front of the book, this is most welcomed.
There is something so comforting about reading Christmas stories and this has much to entertain you…a loving family, a hope for love- a wealthy family who reaches out to those in need and trouble around them. It is an appropriate Christmas lesson and tale.

26 septiembre, 2014 a las 6:45 pm por Ebooks
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