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Caroline by Cynthia Wright

"Lose yourself in the perfect Romance by a perfect author!" ~ BERTRICE SMALL, New York Times Bestselling Author

The year is 1783, and rakish Alexandre Beauvisage is returning from the Revolutionary War when he discovers Caroline, unconscious in the Connecticut woods. Dressed as a boy, she has no memory of her past. Against his better judgment, he takes the lovely foundling with him to his home in Philadelphia and finds his life increasingly complicated as the fiery attraction between them builds and Caro's dangerous past reaches out to her.

CAROLINE is Cynthia Wright's unforgettable debut novel and is on keeper shelves worldwide. The story of a confirmed rake and an innocent, spirited young woman, it is filled with sensual romance, evocative history, memorable characters, and the joy of true love.

"The First Lady of Colonial American romance breathes life, passion, and vibrant historical details into every page. Magic, sensitivity, and humor have made CAROLINE a classic historical romance for more than 3 decades!" ~ Kathe Robin, RT BOOK REVIEWS

"Rakes & Rebels" unites the intertwining Raveneau and Beauvisage family novels into one captivating 9-book series, set in both America and England!
1 - SILVER STORM (1781)
2 - CAROLINE (1783)
3 - TOUCH THE SUN (1789)
4 - SPRING FIRES (1793)
5 - SMUGGLER'S MOON (1798)
7 - NATALYA (1814)
8 - SILVER SEA (1818)
9 - TEMPEST (1903)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502518965
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2013
Series: Rakes & Rebels Series
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About 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:
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: "Your books take me to a magical world and I never want them to end." It's been a thrill to have all my novels published as eBooks (newly edited, with gorgeous new covers!). The frosting on the cake as been the release of TEMPEST, a brand new Raveneau novel, in December of 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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Caroline 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 123 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not realistic and a lot happened in a very short amount of time. I did not understand all the times Caroline cried because Alec was cruel to her. Not once did I think what he said was mean and was confused by her saying that he was so much that I would go back and read his words AGAIN and still not see him being cruel! Bored and didnt even finish the whole book. I dont like whiney, unnecessarily emotional women characters. Glad it was free!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book did not keep me from putting it down. I don't like giving bad reviews but it got kinda boring and was hard to finish all 644 pages. I enjoyed Silver Storm much more. It was well written but not exciting. GJRA
romanticallychallenged More than 1 year ago
Caroline is a well written story that for the most part holds your attention throughout. I am a history buff but I found some of the historical detail in this storyy to be a little to much for my tastes. Overall it is a very good read.
Neff More than 1 year ago
A very good read. Interesting right from the beginning.... I emailed the author and she told me which order to read the books. Will be sad when I am done.
Angela-Kaye More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I've read of Cynthia's. It was a wonderful book! I love the relationship between Caro and Alec. Very romantic and real. The historical story behind the romantic story was very well done and I could picture it all in my mind. I would love to visit it all again and again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok for free book
Gretchen44 More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book for about the dozenth time and I remember why I love Cynthia Wright's novels so much. She writes with humor and passion and romance. But not in a way I view most historical romances, too cheesy or over-the-top. I love Caro and Alec's relationship as well as the historical side of the book. It's the way you want your own relationship to be. Real AND romantic. Off to read the next books in the series, yes, again, for about the dozenth time
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the all-time classic romance novels. Cynthia Challed Wright was one of the first romance authors I picked up and thirty years later I still read her stuff. Caroline is spirted and funny, Lion is tall, blond and handsome. Once you read this one you want to read the stories for the other family members.
Hidearee More than 1 year ago
For this being the authors first book you would have a hard time proving it to me. I look for books with strong female characters with equally strong males and this book and this series has delivered. Yes the books are long, but they never drag. They also are not cookie cutter romances the author does a great job of developing the characters to the point you would want to spend time with these charcters. For me I wanted more after this book so I bought the series. I will definitely read these books more than once. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the better book of this series. I enjoyed it very much and i feel the emotions were realistic.
PartridgeCS More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading it again!
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
Loved and Hated Caro and Alec! I became frustrated with Caroline at times because she was either to forgiving with how Alec acted with someone in life or not stern enough. With Alec if he would only communicate with Caro, a lot could have gone smoother, of course, then you wouldn't have a novel - lol. I though I had the story figured out, or at least how it was going to end, but I was so wrong. The middle dragged for me, but the beginning and ending are worth sticking with this novel! I not only recommend this story, but the whole series. It is a better deal to buy the bundle. There is some love making, certainly not of the erotic type. You just know what they are doing, so somewhat descriptive but not vulgar. The romance builds slow, which I liked. You will be surprised at the ending, keeps you guessing how it will end. (ljb)
jwand99 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as well as the other in the series!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Alpha male. Intrigue and suspense. I enjoyed this read. The romance was very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great ending. Characters well defined and mesmerizing! Can't wait to read the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was so good to listen to that I read it again.
mahjchick More than 1 year ago
CAROLINE is Cynthia Wright's first book, originally published in 1977. I have read it many times, in the original book form, in the mid-1980s and later in ebook form. This is where the Beauvisage saga begins* and is the second book in the Rakes and Rebels series. Set in post-Revolutionary War Connecticut, Alec Beauvisage is heading home from the war when he finds a young woman who has lost her memory. To try and figure out who this mysterious girl is, Alec brings her home as his ward. As a renowned rake, Alec tries hard to resist Caroline's charms, but Caro is feisty and is not afraid to stand up for herself. Ms. Wright does an outstanding job of weaving the history of the time, with famous figures showing up as secondary characters. I loved Alex and Caro's dinner with Alexander Hamilton. He even mentions Aaron Burr living around the corner. (On a re-read, my inner HAMILTON fan-girl gave many cheers.) Far from detracting to the story, these historical mentions add flavor and provide context for the action. To me, CAROLINE is the one book in the Rakes and Rebels series that has the strongest “bodice ripper” feel. While it is not my favorite of the series, I always enjoy reading it. I feel it somehow reads slightly differently than Wright's later books. I know that Wright is very sensitive to the fact that parts in the story read very differently to the modern reader as opposed to the reader from the 1970s/1980s. With that in mind, CAROLINE has been edited at least twice to tweak the story, making it more to the taste of the modern reader. I would recommend CAROLINE to lovers of historical romance and for all of those HAMILTON fans, this is the first of several of Cynthia Wright's romances set during the late-1700s. Here you will find another perspective of life and love in early America. *Now there is a prequel, HEART OF FRAGILE STARS, which tells the story of how Alec's parents met. Amusingly, Alec tells Caro a very brief version of his parents' courtship, which is then expanded upon in the prequel.
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A 620 page (Nook scanning skips on page count) free romance book after the American Revolutionary War. Handsome dashing ex-officer finds injured young girl in Connecticut woods, amd thus begins the mystery and adventure. Drama, humor, angst, sexual encounters, virtue taken and given, innocence, drama, temper tantrums, anxiety, drama, jealousy, drama, and family scenes, drama. A veritable fashion show and breakfasts, lunches, dinners. When she isn't running on her tiny feet and hurting her tiny hands between sulking and showing her temper, that all men simply stare at her golden hair delight, etc, etc. The famous people mentioned in the book were interesting because, of course, they knew the creme' of Philadelphia society at the time when it was the capitol. Some parts were written well but her drama scenes got repetitious - he was in a sexual encounter with a tiny childlike girl and could not control himself she was so irresistable?
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Couldn't finish
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