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Touch the Sun (The Beauvisage Novels, Book 2)

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Overview

Special Author's Choice Edition
(A Beauvisage/Hampshire Novel)
Originally published by Ballantine Books

“Cynthia Wright magically entwines passion and history.” ~Kathe Robin, Romantic Times Magazine

“Now a new generation of readers can discover the magic of Cynthia Wright & the rest of us can fall in love all over again.” ~New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips

In 1789, on the eve of the first Presidential inauguration, irresistible Lion Hampshire aspires to a seat in the first Congress. In an effort to improve his rakish reputation, he agrees to an arranged marriage with Virginia-bred Priscilla Wade. However, his fiancée’s headstrong lady’s maid, Meagan, is not who she seems to be and Lion’s carefully crafted future may be undone by his passion for the wrong woman…

Filled with Cynthia Wright’s hallmarks of charm, sensual romance, humor, warmth, and fascinating historical characters like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, TOUCH THE SUN is a shining achievement by a beloved author!

“Cynthia Wright is a dynamite writer and you are in for a great read!” ~New York Times Bestselling Author Catherine Coulter

“Treat yourself to entering the world of our American ancestors…you’ll be swept away!” ~Ciji Ware, Bestselling Author of Island of the Swans

The Beauvisage Novels* and The Raveneau Novels intertwine. Should you care to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

1781 - SILVER STORM
1783 - CAROLINE*
1789 - TOUCH THE SUN*
1793 - SPRING FIRES*
1814 - SURRENDER THE STARS
1814 - NATALYA*
1818 - SILVER SEA*(A Raveneau/Beauvisage Novel)
1903 - TEMPEST
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345275127
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/12/1978
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 387

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 (coming in December 2012)

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!). I'll also release a new Raveneau novel, TEMPEST, in 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 January 1, 2012

    highly recommend

    Another great romance set during the Revolutionary War. Can't wait to read another book by the author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

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    Definitely a must read!

    This is a wonderful, witty, most fun, and loving book I have read! The connection between the main characters just jump off the page at you! A great love story intertwined with the historical story was perfect. It is a must read for any fan of Cynthia's or historical romances! One of my favorite's of hers so far!!

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  • Posted April 13, 2014

    Ms. Wright is a Wonderful Storyteller! Ms Wright has a way of m

    Ms. Wright is a Wonderful Storyteller! Ms Wright has a way of making you feel you are apart of the story. The character's of Meagan and Lion are strong, and well written. Yes, I became very frustrated with Lion - more than once. But, when he explains how he was raised, I became somewhat more forgiving. The secondary character's are so richly written, as they are in all the author's novels. You will use all your emotions in this series, and at times I felt drained. I loved how the author weaved important historical figures into the story. Meagan was so full of life and you will love how strong of a character she is from the start. Yes, there is lovemaking, but well written, and not very suggestive. From the start sparks fly between our H/H and the romance builds until you can't wait to see how it ends. (ljb)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Love

    Great series of books. Hooked till the last one. I cant stop until i know what will happen to the families. A must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    An enjoyable read!

    Moved along very nicely and characters were flawed in a very real way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Ehh

    Not one of my faves. Was very tedious..usually a 400 pg book only takes me a couple hours, this took me two days. Did not like Lion, he was a jerk the whole time and meagan just put up with it. Only a one time read for me.

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