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Midnight Star (Star Quartet #2) [NOOK Book]

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An heiress from England comes to San Francisco to ruin the man she thinks destroyed her father—only to wind up in his care and in his bed.


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Midnight Star (Star Quartet #2)

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Overview

An heiress from England comes to San Francisco to ruin the man she thinks destroyed her father—only to wind up in his care and in his bed.


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Two stories about romance on the rocks, served with a twist of intrigue. Connections follows Fleur Stockley's fight to make a comeback after her boyfriend bankrupts her company and dumps her. She does rebuild, but her success comes at a high price as she is drawn into a world of deceit and corruption. Coulter borrows from the Montagues and the Capulets as English heiress Chauncey Fitzhugh travels to the United States to take revenge on the scoundrel who ruined her father financially but instead finds herself falling for him. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101210420
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/4/1986
  • Series: Star Quartet Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 106,517
  • File size: 434 KB

Meet the Author

Catherine  Coulter
Catherine Coulter is the author of sixty-five novels, almost all of them New York Times bestsellers. She earned her reputation writing historical romances, but in recent years turned her hand to penningwith great successcontemporary suspense novels. The Cove spent nine weeks on The New York Times paperback bestseller list and sold more than one million copies. The Maze was Coulter's first book to land on The New York Times hardcover bestseller list.A review of The Maze in Publisher's Weekly stated that it "was gripping enough to establish Coulter firmly in this genre." Coulter continues to live up to that promise with twelve more New York Times bestselling FBI thrillers, including her most recent title Whiplash. Coulter's 15th FBI thriller Split Second will be released in 2011.



Catherine Coulter's first novel, The Autumn Countess, was published at the end of 1978 when she had just reached puberty. It was a Regency romance because, as she says, "as any publisher will tell you, it's best to limit the unknowns in a first book, and not only had I grown up reading Georgette Heyer, but I earned my M.A. degree in 19th century European history."



Following The Autumn Countess (a Gothic masquerading as a Regency, she says), Catherine wrote six more Regency romances. In 1982, she published her first long historical, Devil's Embrace. She has continued to write long historicals, interspersing them with hardcover contemporary novels, beginning with False Pretenses in 1988.



She pioneered the trilogy in historical romance, each of them very popular. They include: Song, Star, Magic, Night, Bride, Viking, and Legacy trilogies. She enjoys trilogies because she doesn't have to say good-bye to the characters and neither do the readers.



Catherine grew up on a horse ranch in Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas and received her masters at Boston College. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she worked on Wall Street as a speechwriter for a company president. She loves to travel and ski, reads voraciously, and has a reputation for telling jokesbelieving the publishing business is too crazy not to laugh. Catherine lives in Marin County, California with her physician husband and her three cats.



Catherine Coulter loves to hear from readers. You can e-mail her at ReadMoi@aol.com.





Biography

The author of dozens of bestsellers, Catherine Coulter made her Romance debut with 1978's The Autumn Countess, a fast-moving story she describes as "a Gothic masquerading as a Regency." Six more Regency romances followed in quick succession; then, in 1982, she penned her first full-length historical novel, Devil's Embrace. She counts several trilogies among her most popular historicals, notably the Bride Trilogy -- which, in turn, spawned an ongoing story sequence featuring the beloved Sherbrooke family of Regency-era England.

In 1988, Coulter tried her hand at contemporary romance with a twisty little page-turner called False Pretenses. Her fans ate it up and begged for more. Since then, she has interspersed historicals with contemporary romantic thrillers (like the novels in her bestselling FBI series) in one of the most successful change-ups in the history of romance publishing.

Good To Know

Suspense writer Catherine Coulter tells us her top ten sleuths and her top ten heroes. We think you'll be as intrigued by her answers as we were ...

TOP TEN SLEUTHS:
Hercule Poirot
Jane Marple
Columbo
Inspector Morse
Jack Ryan
Indiana Jones
Pink Panther
Sherlock Holmes
Sid Halley

TOP TEN HEROS:
Harry Potter (Every Single Book)
Colin Firth as Darcy
S.C. Taylor from Beyond Eden
Lucas Davenport
Dillon Savich
James Bond (Sean Connery)
Jack Bauer
John McClain (All Die Hard)
Shrek (l & 2)
Arnold Schwarzenegger

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

    This 2nd book is more of a romance story than the first one, i t

    This 2nd book is more of a romance story than the first one, i think. It's an interesting story with lots of sex. Worth reading. You don't have to have read the first book though. It stands alone. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Alex

    Im gonna go to bed too. *kisses your forhead* sorry i fausly acussed you (however you spell that) i love you and will talk to you next time im at gabes house ;) byeee

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2006

    Not the best but better than the Worst

    I really dont have much to say cuz i think the overview above explains it all...I just want to mention that this is a really cute book...it makes you laugh and even a small sigh here and there...Its not about to win a Nobel Piece Prize anytime soon but it sure is fun to read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2006

    Okay but not excellent

    I thought this book was okay but I expected more. I think that the characters interaction moved to quickly but overall the character development was very well made. I hope that there will be more to look forward to in the authors other books.

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