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Since she was cruelly left at the altar at the age of twenty-two, Lady Julianna Sterling has resolved to have nothing to do with men. So she is shocked to discover she has unwelcome feelings for the very worst of the breed - a dangerous, unbearably handsome highwayman who has set upon her coach in the countryside and taken her captive. Worse still, her righteous ire turns...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 28th 2005 by Avon (first published 1999)
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Mindy
Best of the series. Julianna's story. Rescued from a carriage accident by a Highwayman--the Magpie--Julianna's life becomes more interesting that she bargained for. SJ is a good story teller, I enjoyed the twist of the plot,intrigue, spies, murder, reunions and the resolution of the Sterling family. I'm glad I gave Samantha James' books a try.
*MariaA*
I was so wanting to read a book about a caring,adorable hero and am glad I came across this one. This was one of those stories where although predictable and simply lovey dovey romantic but I adored both H & h ..'Dane' was a darling!!!
Thoroughly enjoyed it :)


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Shannon
The final book in the Sterling sibling trilogy, James writes Julianna's story. With high hopes for the author to wrap up the stories of characters the reader has become familiar with, the book does just that, but not nearly as well as the first 2 books. After 200 pages of the main characters, Julianna and Dane stuck in a cabin together recuperating from injuries, I was bored and wanted the story to progress. I finally skimmed the remainder of the book and read the epilogue just to read how it en...more
Leigh
Feb 21, 2010 Leigh rated it 2 of 5 stars
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Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"Questo era il paradiso. Questa era una benedizione. Questo era amore."

Finale col botto per la bellissima serie dedicata ai fratelli Sterling! *_* Sappiamo che Julianna è stata, anni fa, abbandonata all'altare con grande scandalo; ora, a ventisette anni, si è rassegnata a non avere più la possibilità di essere moglie e madre, non ha più fiducia negli uomini né in sé stessa. Certo però vedere i suoi amati fratelli sposati felicemente e con prole le scava dentro una voragine ogni giorno di più. La...more
Sylvia Mukora
I Finally finished the Sterling trilogy! I must admit, I almost gave up during Juliana and Dane's Stay in the forest. It kinda dragged, but my trust in Samantha James' work kept me going, and she did deliver. I loved the ending about their mother. To me, that was unpredictable. It was not the simple happily ever after predictable story that you imagine when you start reading a story. It was intriguing, unpredictable and above all exciting.
Lyn
Since she was cruelly left at the altar at the age of twenty-two, Lady Julianna Sterling has resolved to have nothing to do with men. So she is shocked to discover she has unwelcome feelings for the very worst of the breed - a dangerous, unbearably handsome highwayman who has set upon her coach in the countryside and taken her captive. Worse still, her righteous ire turns quickly to disappointment when the irresistible outlaw sets her free.

Viscount Dane Graville knows he should not have revealed...more
Yackie
This was a good read. I liked Julianna and Dane was wonderful. I enjoyed reading their story. And enjoyed the HEA for all the Sterling siblings.
Diana
Cruelly left at the altar, Lady Julianna has resigned herself to being alone. When she is abducted by a highwayman, she begins to think perhaps there is a future for her after all. The Magpie, as he is called, is really Viscount Dane Granville, undercover to bring down a murderous counterfeiter.

Julianna is an enchanting heroine and Dane is alluring as well. They both get on well with each other and their romance is sweet. There is definitely some tension with his secret identity that brings the...more
tired
3.5 but rounded up
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Juliana was left at the altar five years ago and has vowed to never marry or fall in love. Being kidnapped by the Magpie, seduced by him, and protected by hium still doesn't change her mind. His persistance wears her down and his kisses fill her with fire. A ghost from the past shakes the Sterling siblings, but they are well set in their own lives and have learned to let go. Great read!!
Rachel Rogers
Why can I never find the first book in a series FIRST? Enjoyable characters, fun plot with enjoyable twists. Some good writing, some downright painful sentences; editors really need to do a better job - if a sentence has bad construction and mixed metaphors, please correct it!
Quinn
I adore the Sterling family and the entire *perfect* series! I have no worthwhile complaints about this book. I read it in less than 24 hours since I couldn't hardly put it down.

Okay, maybe I can complain that Dane isn't an actual man! LOL
Janet Nguyen
Much improvement compared to previous books. The story was not as blatantly cheesy, it still followed the same damsel in distress plot. All in all, I rather enjoyed the ending for the siblings.
Nova
3,5 stars and the best story from the Sterling trilogy for me.

4 years after abandoned on the altar, year after year being the pity and gossip object from the ton finally Juliana found her true love.
Awatef Ahmittach
I liked it so much. I think it's an amazing bood with a clever dialogue among the characters.
AzuresHeart
Jun 22, 2008 AzuresHeart rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Regency Era fans
Another great novel... and a nice ending to the series. I am so happy I found this series. I was sort of sad that there weren't other secondary characters to keep this one from continuing!
BB4
3+
Easily the best of the series for me. The couple and their relationship were sweet and convincing.

Series rating: 3
My ranking: #3 > #1 > #2
Danette Steward
4.5. Very fast read. This was a very good trilogy and I highly recommend it. Captive. Highwayman. Sexy and HOT.
Amber
I couldn't tell you exactly why I enjoyed this story so much, but I really really did.
Bree
Not nearly as interesting or as witty as the earlier books in the trilogy.
Sara Mamdouh
I loved Dane...a real gentle man..a perfect hero indeed !!!
Great novel!!!
Berit
Pales in comparison to the second book of the series, but readable.
Shawna
4 ½-5 stars – Historical/Regency Romance
Liska De Freitas
Me gustó mucho este libro
Bunga
Julianna Clare Sterling tidak menyangka bahwa kereta yang ditumpanginya akan dihadang perampok jalanan yang dijuluki The Magpie. Gara-gara kusir yang panik melarikan diri, keretanya celaka dan Julianna ditawan oleh si perampok itu. Selama jadi tawanan, Julianna yang awalnya suka benci, lama-lama merasa ada yang tidak beres dengan perampok yang menawannya itu. The Magpie atau Dane, terlalu dashing dan gentlement untuk menjadi sekedar highwayman. Benar saja, rupanya Dane adalah spy yang sedang men...more
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Growing up in Joliet, Illinois, Samantha James had many childhood aspirations--being a writer was never one of them. When she was ten, she was certain she was destined to be an astronomer. That soon changed (happened a lot during those pre-teen years!) when she decided archaeology was in her future. Detective work was her next goal, thanks to the Trixie Belden mysteries she was reading, and before...more
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