"From New York Times Bestselling author comes a captivating novel of deception, love, and renewal!"
A Bold Masquerade...
~ When Andrew Weston, the reckless Marquess of Sandhurst, is forced by King Henry VIII into an arranged marriage with a young French widow, he conceives a bold masquerade to outwit the king. Disguised as a humble portrait painter, Andrew travels to the French court of François Ist to have a look at his would-be bride.
Betrayed by her dead husband, Micheline Tevoulère has given up on love...and so she agrees to wed an unseen English nobleman. Yet, when she sits for a portrait by a dashing artist with tender eyes, her heart begins to thaw.
As passion blooms, Andrew refuses to reveal his true identity unless Micheline renounces her betrothal to the wealthy and powerful Marquess of Sandhurst... even though he is his own rival!
In this novel of irresistible passion, New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Wright illuminates the world of Tudor England and France.
Novels of the St. Briac Family:
YOU & NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimée)
OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline)
ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR (Christophe & Fiona) - coming in September, 2018
THE SECRET OF LOVE (St. Briac Regency descendants)
HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (St. Briac Regency descendants)
You can meet other descendants of the St. Briac family in Cynthia Wright's addictive, intertwining RAKES & REBELS series:
0 - HEART OF FRAGILE STARS: a novella (Jean-Philippe & Antonia)
1 - SILVER STORM (Andre & Devon)
2 - CAROLINE (Alec & Caro)
3 - TOUCH THE SUN (Lion & Meagan)
4 - SPRING FIRES (Nicholai & Lisette)
5 - SMUGGLER'S MOON (Sebastian & Julia)
6 - SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay)
7 - HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)
8 - HER DANGEROUS VISCOUNT (Grey & Natalya)
9 - HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne)
10 - TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)
About the Author
RAKES & REBELS
1 - SILVER STORM
2 - CAROLINE
3 - TOUCH THE SUN
4 - SPRING FIRES
5 - SMUGGLER'S MOON
6 - SURRENDER THE STARS
7 - NATALYA
8 - SILVER SEA
9 - 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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read all of Cynthia Wright's books so far, and they are all wonderful, tounching, adventurous and romantic. Of One Heart is included in this!! This book wove everything together to bring another wonderful story to the world of books. I highly recommend this book and all her other books to everyone who enjoys romance, fun and some intrigue!! Cynthia is a wonderful writer!!
YOU'LL BE SWEPT AWAY!! What a fantastic read! I bought the bundle and I may like You and No Other slightly better, just a tad better. You must read these stories in order to fully appreciate the cross over character's that appear in the first half of this novel. I love the way Ms. Wright pulls you into a story, you feel like a Peeping Tom because I felt I was in the room with them, or taking part in some form of their lives. Some love making scenes, but certainly not the erotica type. You just know what they are doing and how they feel about each other. The romance builds slowly, which endeared me even more to our H/H. I thought for sure I knew who was behind everything that was happening, and oh how wrong I was. I loved not only the romance, but the historical part that is weaved into the story. I highly recommend this series, and any books written by Cynthia Wright. (ljb)
OF ONE HEART, formerly known as A BATTLE FOR LOVE, is the second book in Cynthia Wright's Renaissance Rogues (St. Briac) series. Aimée and Thomas from YOU AND NO OTHER are secondary characters, with Aimée being Michelene Tevoulère's best friend. That said, OF ONE HEART does stand alone. Young widow Michelene Tevoulère and rogue Andrew Weston, Earl of Sandhurst and future Duke of Aylesworth, become pawns of the French and English courts. Anne d'Heilly, long-time mistress of King François, wants to get rid of Michelene and hatches a plan with King Henry VIII to marry her off to the Earl of Sandhurst. Neither pawn is keen on the plan at first. A devastating reality, secret identities, court intrigues and finally love push Michelene and Andrew together and pull them apart. Renaissance France and England are not areas that I am strong on history, but Cynthia Wright's details of time and place and her descriptions of the food and clothing of the time make the courts of François I and Henry VIII come alive. I was fascinated to learn that Anne d'Heilly was a real person and that King Henry VIII DID really play tennis at his court [pun intended]. I thoroughly enjoyed Michelene and Andrew's story and the ties to YOU AND NO OTHER. Renaissance romances are not one of my usual historical genres, but Wright reminds me how much I loved them. This reading OF ONE HEART is really a re-reading of my ebook version of the story. I still have my beat-up second-hand copy of A BATTLE FOR LOVE (oh my, the print is small!). Rereading the story after my reading of Wright's Beauvisage/Raveneau Rakes and Rebels series, it was fun to start to see connections to the future characters. Now I am heading west for her Rogues Go West series, where I will encounter one of the Duke of Aylesworth's descendants.
I loved the romance, the intrigue info One Heart. I was just sad that the series ended with this book! It is so worth reading the St. Briar series together. And yes Cynthia I loved St. Briar too!
I loved this book, one of the best love stories I've read. It brought tears to my eyes, which is always a sign of a good book.