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Tempest: (The Raveneau Novels, Book 4)

Tempest: (The Raveneau Novels, Book 4)

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by Cynthia Wright

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"Cynthia Wright is a gem among writers!" ~ Literary Times

A marriage of convenience in the Gilded Age...

Newport heiress Catherine Beasley Parrish has been groomed all her life to marry an English duke. However, when she meets Adam Raveneau, the latest in a long line of Raveneau rakes and a newly created viscount, Cathy awakens to a destiny worth fighting for


"Cynthia Wright is a gem among writers!" ~ Literary Times

A marriage of convenience in the Gilded Age...

Newport heiress Catherine Beasley Parrish has been groomed all her life to marry an English duke. However, when she meets Adam Raveneau, the latest in a long line of Raveneau rakes and a newly created viscount, Cathy awakens to a destiny worth fighting for.

Although Raveneau insists that he is not marriage material, he is in desperate need of funds to restore Tempest Hall, his crumbling family estate on Barbados. And when Cathy begs him to save her from the toad-like duke her mother intends her to marry, Adam realizes that they may be able help each other.

Following a passionate honeymoon voyage on the high seas, Cathy and Adam arrive at their island home to find legends of pirate treasure and face the realities of their complicated marriage of convenience.

Can two people who wed for all the wrong reasons discover that a lasting love is the greatest treasure of all?

"TEMPEST is Cynthia Wright at her BEST, and I savored every delightful page! I was swept away by sinfully sexy Adam Raveneau, wondering how he and Cathy could ever untangle their problems, and thrilled to find myself in the midst of adventures with pirates, buried treasure, and a romantic abduction. I believe Cynthia Wright will make a lifelong fan out of every person who reads TEMPEST."~ Lauren Royal, Bestselling Author of AMETHYST

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Meet the Author

So many readers have asked: "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:

1793 - SPRING FIRES (A Beauvisage/Raveneau Novel)
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 I have also released an all-new Raveneau Novel, TEMPEST!

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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Tempest 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great novel by Cynthia Wright.  Loved the connection to previous books in the same series.
DeeBeers More than 1 year ago
EXCELLENT! Well worth the wait. Can hardly wait for her new book to come out. It a must read to be taken away...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you liked the other books in this series then you'll love this one. I enjoyed reading about the past family connections and how they all relate. It's a great love story.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
A WONDERFUL TRIP BACK TO TEMPEST HALL! My heart broke when I read the storyline of this book and realized after Tempest Hall was falling apart thanks to Adam. It was so nice to visit this island again with another generation of Raveneau's. I didn't care for Adam in the beginning of the story, he was very aloof, no heart, and pulled away often, but when he changed it was a heartwarming story. I loved "Cathy" and felt so sorry for the mother she had and the shock she received about her papa. This story will make you feel like you are mountain climbing with your emotions. You will feel high and then drop low over the choices our H/H make with their marriage. The secondary character's are so colorful the way they are written you will love some and hate the others. I liked how Ms. Wright weaved the story of the treasure map into this storyline. I realize even the author states these books are stand alone, but please read about the two families and buy the bundle books of Beauvisage. Raveneau and St. Briac. Ms. Wright is one of the few author's who can weave the character's of these novels back and forth with ease. She doesn't just mention their name (from books past), but they are part of the current story. If you read them in the order she suggestions, you will have a more enjoyable reading experience. This book is more about emotions, than a lot of action, which worked. It is a slow romance build, with wonderful written love making - not vulgar. You will again feel for Cathy, for her apprehension with the wedding night, it felt so real what she was feeling. I hope you will take a chance on this wonderful series. I rarely say that I will re-read a book, but I will definitely be visiting with these families again. I miss them already. (ljb)
Gretchen44 More than 1 year ago
I waited 17 years for this novel...every time I was in a bookstore and check the shelf for it and was disappointed each time not to find it. Let me say, it was WORTH THE WAIT! Ms. Wright fell back into writing as if she never left. I adore the Raveneaus and this book was a perfect ending to a series I have read over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was excellent! I have loved all Ms Wright's books and this latest offering is no exception. Can't wait for more!
mahjchick 6 days ago
TEMPEST is the final book in both the Raveneau and Rakes and Rebels series. (Why must it end?!) Adam Raveneau is the grandson of Adrienne and Nathan Raveneau (HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN) and he has gambled away most of his family fortune, with only Tempest Hall, the plantation on Barbados, remaining. Catherine Beasley Parrish is a Newport heiress and will do anything to get out of a marriage to a duke. An accidental meeting causes Catherine to suggest a marriage of convenience to Raveneau. No duke for her and money to restore his plantation to him. It seems win-win, but sometimes a marriage of convenience is not really convenient. TEMPEST jumps two generations from when we last left the Raveneaus and their history, is remembered fondly by the grandson, Adam. Threads from Tempest Hall, including the pirate Stede Bonnet, are woven into the story. Even though we are only in the Gilded Age (1903), the story feels somewhat modern as compared to the other books. Here too, the secondary characters are interesting and add to the story and there are lovely descriptions of Barbados. While Cathy isn't quite as feisty as other Wright heroines, she finds her own strength and stands up for herself. Adam is frustrated with his life and does not always know how to handle his situation, but when he decides what he wants to do, he proves to be more than worthy of his Raveneau heritage. While it stands alone, the reader would be best served by at least reading HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN, to fully appreciate Adam's background. TEMPEST ends the Rakes and Rebels series on a strong note, with my only disappointment being this is the end....
Anonymous 9 months ago
Just finished reading Tempest, so have now read the whole series to date and just loved all of the books. I am going to miss all of the cheracters in this series. Every free moment I had I was reading. Thank you Cynthia Wright!
HumorMyWay 11 months ago
Cynthia Wright takes us back into the late 1800’s spinning a story of control, dream, hopes, fears, mystery along with dashing men who are alpha and a little on the wild side. As with all of this author books the settings our vivid, clean, crisp and spellbinding I loved this island and all it bright colors. Her men might be a little rough around the edges but they capture your heart taking you on a very romantic journey. What do you get when you put a dashing rough man with a hot tempered headstrong woman? One delightful adventure filled with meaning, learning, finding one’s self and learning to start over. Ms. Beresford as the narration did a delightful job brings the story to life with her many different character voices. You have no trouble knowing who was talking or what emotion they were feeling. I did think some of her male character voices where a little close to others but I still knew who was talking. There are no background noises or any places where the audio was higher or lower than the chapter before. If breaks were taken you could not tell. The audio was clean, clear and crisp with true emotion being giving to each character. Her male voices were as lovely as her female ones. She has put a lot of thought and energy into making a delightful audio. I could really feel the pain in Catherine from the lost of her brother, how her father and husband hurt her as well as the pain her mother caused. This was an audio I had trouble putting down first because of the author and second because of the narrator really brings the story to life for me. I had no trouble picturing the scenes as they unfold the narrator really gave a whole hearted structure to really make me see what the author wanted us to. I very much look forward to listening to more of her work. There is no doubt Adam was pushed in to marrying Cathy there is little doubt he wanted to or he would not have. Cathy comes with a lot of money which really hurt his male pride. He has a hard time getting over this in return he pushes her way for that and a few other reasons. Cathy not understanding it pulls father into herself. On Adams return home there are a few surprises waiting for him, some rather shocking to both Adam and Cathy. Cathy being the lady she is takes the bull by the horn and makes the best of it until she said ENOUGH. It doesn’t help when her mother puts up road blocks at every turn. Cathy is going to have to learn to deal with her feelings on many different issues before she can make her marriage work. Adam is still knocked for a loop from his mistress to how bad his home is and all he will have to do to bring it back to life. He is going to have a lot of decisions to make I am really glad I am not in his shoes. Can these two over look the bad and find some common ground that will pull them back into a HAE? I really didn’t like Cathy’s mother I wasn’t alone not one character likes her. She is a piece of work and I have to totally agree with what Adam yelled at her. You see Paul’s mother a lot in the first part of the story. I do have to wonder what happen to her and how Paul took that. I would have also liked to have known just what Cathy’s mother said about the ending of the story. My heart really went out to Cathy’s father I feel for the most part he made the correct move. I adored the old cook she was a very wise women. What worked for me was the mystery, how they came together. Working together as a team to restore their home. Cathy is a woman
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved it
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kyriakon7 More than 1 year ago
Facing life many complications, Adam & Cathy find love. They both learn to trust one another. And, together they overcome big hurdles. A must read!!! Historical Romance readers will like all the other books in the series. :o)
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Sorry stormstar for saying i was going to leave.....i wanted to see if anyone would show up. If it's ok with you....i would like to stay. If yoy disagree it's fine.
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Yes...im fine. Just a bit sore but better. Thank you" she smiled slightly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(I will start advertising tomorrow) *the tom mewls comfortably* are you my mother? (I was thinking you could just keep him being abandoned a secret an just say im your real mother he doesnt remember)
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Is back fom work
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Is carried in."mommy!"*she wais for her mother...winterstar. her mother is leader of winterclan.