The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae (The Cynster Sisters Trilogy #3)
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The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae (The Cynster Sisters Trilogy #3)

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Three heros, three rescues, three weddings.

We joyfully request your attendance at the wedding of Miss Angelica Cynster

...but not until she and her hero confront a devious enemy and lay to rest an ancient grudge in the Scottish Highlands!


Headstrong Angelica Cynster is certain she'll recognize her fated husband at first sight. And when her eyes meet those of a mysterious nob...more
Mass Market Paperback, 496 pages
Published January 31st 2012 by Avon (first published January 1st 2012)
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Ana
Angelica Cynster is the most stubborn, adventurous of the Cynster sisters. So, when she sees a man at a ball, and recognizes him as her hero, she arranges an introduction. After all, she can't simply let him get away. :-)


Angelica's dress (or close enough, this one is actually a ceremonial dress of a Russian tsarina)


Dominic , Earl of Glencrae (AKA the laird) simply can't believe his luck. His prey served herself to him on a silver platter. He's been trying to find a way to kidnap Angelica, and t...more
Susan (susayq ~)
4.5 stars!

This was the conclusion to the mini-trilogy of the Cynster sisters set within the larger Cynster family series. And what a great conclusion it was! Dominic (known as the elusive Laird through the other books) finally gets his hands on a Cynster daughter, but he got the on he really didn't want to have to deal with. Guess what, Dominic? She is the one you needed; the other two wouldn't have been able to pull off the charade with your wacko momma.

If you're wondering why I deducted half a...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
I'm so glad I did not give up on this trilogy. This installment is far and away the best book of the three. Like the first two, it was still long, but the pacing was so much better. Even though it was continuation of the ongoing kidnapping storyline, the book avoided the redundant feeling of its predecessor. And the hero is the strongest and most interesting character in all three books.

We first met Dominic in Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue. But then, we only knew him as the man intent on k...more
Dabney
I literarily wended, linguistically traveled, and read with eager purpose, burgeoning desire, and incendiary yearning. Utterly determined — alone and seeking a reviewer’s sweet satiation — engaging my somnolent disbelieving emerald orbs - fraught and needy, laboring to find the pinnacle of completion, desperate beyond measure to finish this book. Done. Basking. Glorying in the magnificent awareness, the enthralling conviction I will no longer - never again - have to read prose like that found in...more
MB
Sep 10, 2012 MB rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Can you check your brain at the door?
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Angelica Cynster is known for being the most headstrong of the Cynster sisters. She never imagined her bold personality would be the key to finding her hero.

There’s a well known saying, “If you want something done right, do it yourself”. The mysterious Laird struck out with his attempts to capture and keep the two eldest Cynster sisters, now he’ll take the matter into his own hands. Imagine his surprise when his prey practically falls...more
ShoSho
I'm being generous 4.5 stars rounded up to 5. might change my mind later!
Marilyn Rondeau
In the finale to the CYNSTER SISTERS TRILOGY: THE CAPTURE OF THE EARL OF GLENCRAE, I sincerely believe Ms. Laurens has come back to her roots in creating the type of novel I have always associated with her. Angelica Cynster is nobody’s fool and is certain now that she has the special talisman hanging around her neck that she would finally meet her hero, and meet him she does. It’s like the old stories - a look across a crowded ballroom and Angelica knows without a doubt that he is the ‘one’! Aft...more
Éowyn
I love Stephanie Laurens' book, especially the Cynster series. This latest offering is part of said series, but forms the final part of the Cynster sisters trilogy, which between them have a story all of their own. If you haven't read any of the earlier Cynster books,that's not too much of a problem, but you should read the three Cynster sisters books in the proper order to see parts of the plot unveiled as they should be!

Following from Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue (Heather's story) and I...more
Sharon Redfern
This is the third book in Stephanie Laurens’ trilogy of three Cynster sisters who are targeted by a mysterious Scotsman. Angelica Cynster is the last and youngest of the sisters, all of whom had sworn not to marry until they find the “one”. The first two sisters found their heroes while trying to get away from the minions hired to kidnap them and bring them to Scotland. Angelica spots her man across a crowded ball room in London. Tall and darkly handsome, she finds out he is the Viscount Debenha...more
Pamela
Rated 3.5
Reviewed for NetGalley

Dominic Lachlan Guisachan, eight Earl of Glencrae, is rumored to have died. Little does everyone know that he survived a terrible accident with only a leg injury. It is by keeping that secret to himself that he has made it this far in disguising himself amongst the ton. He is back in town for one reason only and that is to capture one of the Cynster sisters and convince her to aid him in his quest. He needs a certain goblet or he will lose everything he owns, money...more
Lisa
This was a very satisfying conclusion to the Cynster Sisters Trilogy with the mystery as to why there have now been three kidnappings being quickly spelled out, which I appreciated. I was also happy with the reason behind the kidnappings and it showed our hero, Dominic Lachlan Guisachan, eight Earl of Glencrae in a positive light. Just as he is re-entering society he catches the attention of one Angelica Cynster and being the bold, headstrong female that she is, knows that this tall, mysterious...more
Pj Ausdenmore
The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae is a fast-paced, adventurous road romance that is Stephanie Laurens at her very best. From the glittering London ballrooms in the very heart of the Cynster family to the remote wilds of Scotland and a woman who lives to make one particular Cynster matriarch suffer, you won't want to miss a minute of this journey!

Dominic, the Earl of Glencrae is an honest, loyal and honorable man. He does not want to kidnap and ruin a Cynster sister but he has no choice. To sav...more
Jamie Heustess
I am pleased to say that Ms. Laurens has redeemed herself. This book was nicely set up in the previous books, building the suspense. We finally find out who is kidnapping the Cynster sisters..Dominic, the Earl of Glencrae. A honorable man, Dominic is forced to resort to underhanded tactics because of a horrid mother who is blackmailing him. He meets the last sister he wanted to deal with, Angelica Cynster. The most headstrong, stubborn and manipulative of the sisters, Angelica twists everyone ar...more
Kami
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June
The review is not only for this book but for all three book in the trilogy
I have somewhat bad experience with Stephanie Lauran's books that I read so far. I know a lot of readers adore her acclaimed The Cynster series, however this spinoff, The Cynster Sisters failed to impress me.
At the beginning, the three of The Cynster Sisters book offer intriguing and promising plot with a big, handsome, mysterious laird attempted to kidnap one of Cynster girls. But the exsecution felt rather flat. The cha...more
Julie
Another pleasurable sequel in Stephanie Laurens' Cynster family adventures. This particular sequel capturing the antics and adventures of the youngest Cynster daughter, Angelica Cynster. Known for her intelligent, wild, stubborn, and oft times reckless streak, she has set her task at finding her own hero with the help of course of the magical family heirloom/relic, an amethyst and rose quartz, gold chained pendant. Fate wastes no time in leading her directly to said hero, and she recognizes at f...more
Susan
Fantastic book. I love Stephanie Laurens' books, and this was another terrific Cynster book. Angelica knew as soon as she saw him that she wanted the man that she saw across the ballroom. And being a Cynster woman, she went after him - only to find out that he was the mysterious Scotsman who had kidnapped her sisters. This time, Dominic explains the problem to Angelica who consents to help him. He has stated his intention to marry her at the end of the process. That is her wish also, but she ref...more
smexys_sidekick (Tori-Smexybooks)
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Favorite Quote: “I will hold you now and forever, and never let you fall.”

When Eliza Cynster was rescued by her hero, Jeremy Carling, they watched her kidnapper fall over a cliff and deduced that he was gone for good and the whole ordeal was over. That is, until the youngest sister, Angelica, is stolen away from a ball, in the same manner as her two older sisters were. But the similarities stop there.

Angelica knew she would recognize h...more
LaFleurBleue
If I could, i would rate it 3.5 as it is better than most other Cynster novels (especially the latest ones), but is nevertheless not original enough to my mind to be worth a complete 4.
I really liked how the kidnapping plots started in the 2 previous Cynster sister unraveled in this one. I saw it coming from the first that this mysterious laird would end up with one of the sisters but this did not deter my enjoyment of it.
I liked the way the story started with a third kidnapping that very quick...more
Nfadziela Lee
I just finished read this book 2 days ago and i dont care what people said about this book, i never encountered any book like this.. very smooth, u read then no complication that cannot be entangled... but i love something odd that some writers done with their works and this is one of the example, a simple story can be a great story.. some writer will just stop the story until the villain caught dead but this book promise us something else.. i very like story that closed further more than the ha...more
Michelle
The 3rd instalment in the Cynster series was , in one word phenomenal! I'm so glad I didn't give up as I found book 2 so lacking and repetitious from book 1. At the end of book 2 I wondered whether the laird who captured Eliza would have his own chance at finding love. Unfortunately he ended up falling over a cliff which left me feeling sorry for the poor man who had to endure losing two Cynster sisters all to save his clan. The author certainly made up for the Earl's relentless troubles by allo...more
Kate
This book was much too long. Several plots, including Dominic's wards, could have easily been eliminated with nothing lost from the book. The St. Ives family scenes were totally unnecessary as it really dragged the plot out to have them all hand wringing about what was going on with Angelica when the reader already knows. That didn't help the fact that the premise for the two going on their adventure was already weak, but by the end I'd bought into it for the most part. I could have also done wi...more
Sheila Melo
Loved This Final Book in Cynster Sisters Trilogy

THE CAPTURE OF THE EARL OF GLENCRAE is the eighteenth book in the Cynster series and the final book in the Cynster sisters trilogy. Finally, readers get to meet Dominic Guisachan who is the mysterious laird who has tried to kidnap each of the Cynster sisters. Dominic has decided to come to London himself to kidnap Angelica Cynster, the youngest sister.

I absolutely loved this book. Dominic is such a great hero. He is reluctantly doing something and...more
Linda Hays-Gibbs
Title: The Capture of the Earl on Glencrae
Author: Stephanie Laurens
Genre: Historical Romance
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs

At the Cavendish House in London, Angelica Rosalind Cynster spies her hero, a tall dark stranger that she insists a friend introduce her to. Her sister's have captured their loves and she knows this man is hers, but after the introduction and trip to the gardens, she hopes for a kiss, he proceeds to kidnap her, and whisk her away. She, of course, is furi...more
Elaine Mcdonald
3.5 I really didn't enjoy this book though. There were times it dragged on and on. I didn't think I would ever finish it and it truly didn't hold my attention. The story was ok but at times the irrelevant details were more than I even wanted to know.
Molly
IMO this is the best one of the trilogy, by far. It might me my favorite, along side Devil's bride and Damon and Flick's story in the whole series. Honestly it's a must read!
Debbie
4.5 stars
I adored the first two books in this series which I was happy for after reading the disaster of the Cobra Quartet series. The conclusion to the series did not disappoint. Angelica is the most adventurous and headstrong of the three Cynster sisters and when this was alluded to in the previous books I was prepared to find her irritating as often times the headstrong heroines let their stubbornness override their sense of reason. Surprisingly she was so well portrayed as both adventurous,...more
Arianne
I did not finish the book. Less than a chapter in, I found the most awkwardly constructed sentence ever: "Three nights ago, deeming her time, her turn, had come, armed with the necklace, her instincts, and her innate determination, she had embarked on an intensive campaign to find her hero."

I muddled through for a few chapters before throwing the book down in frustration. I can't believe the amount of exposition required to explain everything that happened in the first two books of the trilogy a...more
Karen
I couldn't finish-- I made it about halfway (p. 229, now that I've checked).

To start with, don't make my mistake of trying to read this as a standalone book-- it leans too heavily on the first two in the trilogy (part of the larger Cynster series) to work very well on its own. (The scenes with just Angelica and the earl and his people worked fine, but the scenes with her family left me feeling very much like a third-act arrival.) That was fine, though... I could deal with missing some references...more
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Stephanie Laurens was born in Sri Lanka, which was at the time the British colony of Ceylon. When she was 5, her family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she was raised. After continuing through school and earning a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in Australia, Laurens and her husband moved to Great Britain, taking one of the last true overland journeys from Katmandu to London.

Once in London, Laurens and...more
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