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The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae (Cynster Sisters Trilogy) [Mass Market Paperback]

Stephanie Laurens
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1 May 2012 Cynster Sisters Trilogy (Book 3)

ANGELICA CYNSTER is certain she'll recognise the love of her life at first sight. When her eyes meet those of a mysterious nobleman across a candlelit ballroom, and her pulse begins to quicken, she knows beyond doubt that he's the one.

But her heart is soon pounding for an entirely different reason, when this same man abducts her, whisking her out of London; into the wild and untamed Scottish highlands. Angelica had always considered herself an expert in the art of assessing gentlemen - could she have really been so wrong?

The eighth Earl of Glencrae has no choice but to kidnap Angelica. To save his castle and his clan, he must persuade her to assist him - and he's prepared to offer marriage to seal the deal . . .

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Books; Original edition (1 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780062068620
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062068620
  • ASIN: 0062068628
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 6.7 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 841,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

The first romance stories Stephanie Laurens read were set against the backdrop of Regency England, and these continue to exert a special attraction for her. As an escape from the dry world of professional science, Stephanie started writing Regency romances. Her hobby quickly became a career when her novels about the masterful Cynster cousins captivated readers, making her one of the romance world's most beloved and popular authors. Currently living outside Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two cats, she has been writing historical romance novels for more than 20 years and is a New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller.

Learn more about Stephanie's books from her website at www.stephanielaurens.com

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Book Description

The concluding novel in a brand new trilogy, linked to the popular Cynster series, by the reigning queen of historical romance: Stephanie Laurens --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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ANGELICA CYNSTER is certain she'll recognise the love of her life at first sight. When her eyes meet those of a mysterious nobleman across a candlelit ballroom, and her pulse begins to quicken, she knows beyond doubt that he's the one.

But her heart is soon pounding for an entirely different reason, when this same man abducts her, whisking her out of London, into the wild and untamed Scottish highlands. Angelica had always considered herself an expert in the art of assessing gentlemen - could she have really been so wrong?

The eighth Earl of Glencrae has no choice but to kidnap Angelica. But to save his castle and his clan, he must persuade her to assist him - and he's prepared to offer marriage to seal the deal . . .

Step into a world filled with glamour and adventure with the concluding novel in a dazzling new trilogy by Stephanie Laurens: the queen of historical romance.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mostly satisfying 10 Feb 2012
Format:Paperback
I found this book equally enjoyable to 'In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster', yet very different. What I like about these romances is that so much time is taken over the hero and heroines relationship. The action never takes centre stage to the couple getting to know each other - which basically is what I'm in for. I also especially enjoyed the Scottish setting in this one. There might be a little too much explanation and speculation, which sometimes get boring. As someone else said, Laurens should 'show' rather than 'tell' more.
Oh, and sorry for being crude, but has anyone else wondered why these girls don't get pregnant?! I know it's not realism, but still!

Anyway, overall, a satisfying and sexy romance!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Conclusion to the "Cynster Sisters" trilogy 13 Feb 2012
By Marshall Lord TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is the conclusion of the latest trilogy in the "Bar Cynster" series, a story in three volumes set in 1829 which features three sisters, Heather, Eliza and Angelica Cynster. It is essential to read these three books in the correct sequence, which is

1) "Viscount Breckenridge To The Rescue" (Heather)
2) "In Pursuit Of Eliza Cynster," and
3) This book, "The capture of the Earl of Glencrae" (Angelica.)

The main story arc linking these three books finishes in this one, but two more novels, linked to this trilogy by a special necklace, are due to be published in 2013. During "Viscount Breckenridge to the rescue" her aunt Catriona gives Heather Cynster a necklace, known as "the Lady's Jewel." We were told that this necklace will help each lady who wears it find her "hero" e.g. the love of her life, and that it will pass in sequence from Heather Cynster to her sisters Eliza and then Angelica, and then to their cousins Henrietta and Mary. During this trilogy each of the sisters in turn wears the jewel during her own book. In the epilogue of this novel Angelica passes it to Henrietta. Henrietta and her sister Mary will have their turn wearing this necklace in the following novels due to come out next year (2013):

4) "And Then She Fell: Number 4 in series (Cynster Sisters)" and
5) "The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh: Number 5 in series (Cynster Sisters).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Capture of the Earl of Glencrae 26 Feb 2012
By Tilly
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book as I do with all the books Stephanie Laurens has written O will have no hesitation in ordering her next one when it is released in Septemner..
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4.0 out of 5 stars Alls Well That Ends Well 24 Feb 2012
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This is the final book detailing the kidnappping of the three Cynster sisters, Heather, Eliza and Angelica. In this volume, the reasons why and who is behind their problems is revealed. After explaining why, Angelica agrees to help her so called kidnapper, known to the Cynsters as The Laird.

He explains that he is being blackmailed and the price to be paid is the disgrace of any one of the sisters. It all goes back to Cecila Cynster when she made her comeout many years before. Of course there is a twist, The Laird then discovers that not only his mother, but the head of a fueding clan is out to distroy him and his people for their own ends.

Naturally the male Cynsters eventually find them, just as things come to a head with two deaths and of course three marriages.

With the necklace passed on to Henrietta, there are still a couple of stories to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Satisfying Ending to the Trilogy 12 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I'd rate this as the best book out of the recent trilogy, and a return to form after the disappointment of In Pusuit of Eliza Cyster.
Still not a patch on the original Cynster novels though!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 9 Feb 2012
By Phie
Format:Paperback
I love Stephanie Laurens!

Yet again has she produced a story that makes you smile, laugh and roll your eyes in frustration. :) I did not intend to purchase this book. It just happened. But I am very glad I did.

The characters are lovely. Angelica is a wonderfully open and manupulative character, and although she sometimes acts very young despite the claims that she is so mature, she is self-confident and assertive enough to deal with a character the reader knows a little about but has already gathered to be a protective, stubborn and inteligent man.

It is not only the perfect ending to the trilogy (I hope the Cynster family will continue to recieve stories, especially Henrietta and Mary, who are mentioned but not really present in this trilogy) but it also fits in very well with the other Cynister books. I truly enjoyed it, and had to read it in one go.

My only concern was the slightly random explenation of the ending and the rather abrupt solution to all of the problems. I'm considering these points cliffhangers for now, and hope to find the reason for them in the next stroies.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Romance 16 Dec 2013
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I love the books set in Old England. Enjoy to get a glimps in how they use to live a few hundred years ago.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae 8 Dec 2013
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What can I write that I have not already written, It is my sort of book, thoroughly delightfull. Easily read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the 3
I liked this book, it was a good culmination of the three sisters series. The Earl was a good character and this sister suited him perfectly.
Published 6 months ago by MRS M. WHITE
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent finish
The characters are great in the series and so pleased with the ending. Will, happily move onto more of her books as they are a guaranteed fabulous read if you like the genre
Published 7 months ago by Jo
4.0 out of 5 stars love the cynster series
this was particularly good because it finishes the story of started by the other two sisters. I had been intrigued by the mysterious Earl. Great
Published 7 months ago by billy
5.0 out of 5 stars a good author
This book was a present for a friend and she absolutely loved it. Good Author, Good plot and lovely, long romantic scenes.
Published 8 months ago by James Balmforth
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a great ending to the series
Angelica Cynster has seen both of her sister find their future mates and Angelica is certain she will know hers on sight. Read more
Published 9 months ago by M. E. Newell
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Stephanie Laurens' best
This 3rd book of the 3 sisters being abducted by the Earl of Glencrae matches the other 3 perfectly. I don't know which I prefer more. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Diane Schepers
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
The story line i very good if you like stephanie you have to get this book. The prize it was was better hear than what the shop was asking for more.
Published 11 months ago by Tan
5.0 out of 5 stars another great one by Laurens
Stephanie Laurens is an amazing writer, and the Capture of the Earl of Glenacre is yet another great one in the Cynster series. Read more
Published 11 months ago by MagsC
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
This was a simply awesome book, not quite what I expected but perhaps better because of that. I would highly recommend it.
Published 11 months ago by TB
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reading
I picked up one of the series on holiday and it was so different I felt I had to read the rest of the series.
Published 11 months ago by Jacqueline Dervey
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