Brighter than Gold [NOOK Book]

Overview

“If this is your first Cynthia Wright romance, you’re in for an unforgettable treat!” ~ Bestselling Author BARBARA BRETTON

“Looking for a hero to sweep you off your feet? Look no further…” ~ Kathe Robin, RT BOOK REVIEWS

In 1864 Columbia, California, the goldrush is over. Spirited Katie MacKenzie helps her father run a saloon and writes articles for the local newspaper about the Griffin, a Robin Hood-style highwayman who robs the unscrupulous ...
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Brighter than Gold

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Overview

“If this is your first Cynthia Wright romance, you’re in for an unforgettable treat!” ~ Bestselling Author BARBARA BRETTON

“Looking for a hero to sweep you off your feet? Look no further…” ~ Kathe Robin, RT BOOK REVIEWS

In 1864 Columbia, California, the goldrush is over. Spirited Katie MacKenzie helps her father run a saloon and writes articles for the local newspaper about the Griffin, a Robin Hood-style highwayman who robs the unscrupulous mine owners and gives back to the townspeople.

Roguish Jack Adams, an adventurer with a dark secret, rides into the sleepy Sierra town one summer day in 1864 and changes everything.

A powerful attraction smolders and burns between Jack and Katie despite their efforts to resist, but when Katie’s father is killed by the Griffin during a stage robbery she is haunted by thoughts of revenge.

Can Jack reconcile his life in Columbia with his surprising true identity in San Francisco… and will this couple find their way to happiness in spite of the secrets that separate them? Journey back to Civil War-era California with Jack, Katie, and historical characters like Samuel Clemens for a passionate & adventurous romance you’ll never forget!

REVIEWS:
“BRIGHTER THAN GOLD delivers what Cynthia Wright fans expect from her unforgettable romances – a tender, sweet, exciting, and sensual story of a love that is so strong nothing can harm it. She skillfully combines accurate historical details, brilliantly evoking the post-goldrush era in Columbia and San Francisco, along with an irresistible deception & disguise romance!” ~ ROMANTIC TIMES
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Editorial Reviews

RT BOOK REVIEWS - Kathe Robin
“BRIGHTER THAN GOLD delivers what Cynthia Wright fans expect from her unforgettable romances – a tender, sweet, exciting, and sensual story of a love that is so strong nothing can harm it. She skillfully combines accurate historical details, brilliantly evoking the post-goldrush era in Columbia and San Francisco, along with an irresistible deception & disguise romance!” ~ ROMANTIC TIMES
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013937710
  • Publisher: Boxwood Manor Books
  • Publication date: 3/7/2012
  • Series: The Western Novels , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 100,197
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

My most frequently asked question: "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)
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, the frosting on the cake is the release of a brand-new Raveneau novel,TEMPEST, in December, 2012.

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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Great read

    Kathleen and Jack's story was a joy to read. This 798 page story starts out in an old, dying mining town in 1864. We witness the struggles of the time, corruption, a Robin Hood vigilate, and of course, the growing sexual tension between Katie and Jack. The story keeps you so glued you won't be able to put it down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    One of my all-time favorites & one of Cynthia Wright's best.

    One of my all-time favorites & one of Cynthia Wright's best.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2014

    Excellent

    Excellent

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Cynthia Wright is a story weaver extrordinaire. Jack and Kathle


    Cynthia Wright is a story weaver extrordinaire. Jack and Kathleen breathed from the pages. Her vivid imagery
    transported you to another time and place. The Christmas party was described in such delicious detail you could
    almost taste the food, smell the fresh pine boughs and sip the imported French champagne.
    I have read 11 of Cynthia's books so far and have never been left wanting. Treat yourself and get lost in one of her stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Very good read

    This is a very good read. The book is about 800 pages. I bought it as part of a three book bundle. The male lead was mostly honest but maybe a little too polite. The female lead was headstrong and caused unneccesary problems. The story is adventurous and interesting. You will not be bored. I would have liked more romance and a longer look into their family in the future.

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  • Posted April 17, 2013

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    Brighter Than Gold is an exciting and fun story! Katie and Jack

    Brighter Than Gold is an exciting and fun story! Katie and Jack are fun, sexy , and made for each other. The Griffin is one of those characters that  are made into a hero, but also has flaws. This book has comedy, sadness, mystery, and  a wonderful love story. I'm very happy I went on this journey with Kathleen and Jack! Cynthia Wright is a wonderful writer!! You should definitely get this book and all of her other books!

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    Posted January 17, 2013

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