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Of One Heart (St. Briac #2)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  181 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews

... in which the beautiful young French widow Michelene Tevoulere becomes the pawn in a royal scheme involving England's King Henry VIII and the court of France's Francois I.


... in which handsome young Earl of Sandhurst is betrothed against his will to the bewitching Michelen but conceives an even grander plot to outwit the kings an
ebook, 383 pages
Published (first published January 1st 1986)
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Aug 26, 2016 Carolyn rated it really liked it
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Reading as part of the Lords of the Isles boxed set by Kathryn Le Veque, et al.

When I read the premise for this book, I didn't think I would like it very much. Was I wrong! I enjoyed it so much that as soon as I finished it as part of this boxed set, I immediately purchased the first book in this two-book series. Looking forward to reading that book as well.
Thank god I am finally done with this book. Wasn't it so very very long? I would have cut at least a third.

All right, before I start on the litany of criticisms, two things biased me against this book, and I feel I must disclose them before you think I'm just ragging on that poor author: I bought this book in a boxet of "marriage of convenience" books, and though the characters are supposed to get married for convenience, they actually fall in love before that, with one of the parties not even k
I have a soft spot for historical romance, so this was a pleasant read for me. Sandhurst and Michelina are both very well developed characters, but I do admit there were definitely lulls in this read.

This book was made up of four different parts. The first was excellently written (well, technically they were all excellently written, but the first part stood out to me). I found the last part of the book to be exciting and quick to read. The middle? I wasn't as fond of. It seemed like the length o
It had a great start. I followed it easily, but after the first part the second and third became a bore. The four part picked up just fine but the two in the middle left me just starved for something else. I loved the heroine and the hero was fair too. The story became sappy though and I felt the hero lost some of that spark after the first part. There was no comic relief, I wanted Anne d'Heill to get some punishment for her hand in the scheme. Sex scene were dull, brief, fair but hardly any siz ...more
Feb 17, 2013 Connie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is a book that I keep returning to over and over again, simply because it is so wonderful. It has the perfect mix of romance and intrigue, and it's all set during the reign of Henry VIII which is one of my favourite periods in history, so for me, this book is perfection.
Not a favorite. Everyone was "clad" in something while exclaiming!

Tough read to finish, which is very sad b/c I usually enjoy Cynthia Wright.
Nov 17, 2013 Ruthie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me quite awhile to find this book on Goodreads. The title I read it under was "Of Pne Heart".
Feb 29, 2012 Allison rated it it was ok
I loved the first book in this series. This one fell flat. I never understood why the H & h fell in love. It happened too quickly, there was no chemistry, and the rest of the book was boring. :-(
Lori McD
3+ stars

I liked this second book, especially since we get to see Aimee and Thomas again, albeit for only a short time. But while this book has it's own unique story, much of it is predictable. Except how they got to the end, which makes it very entertaining, overall.

I was a bit over Hero's moaning, groaning, and agonizing about the Heroine, though. He's putting on a charade, pretending to be a painter rather than the nobleman that our Heroine has never seen but has agreed to be betrothed to. And
Sep 04, 2013 Mackenzie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would give this a 4.5 if possible.

When Andrew Weston, Earl of Sandhurst is given orders by his king, Henry VIII as well as his father to marry a woman from the French court, Michelene Tevoulere, he devises a plan to meet her first. Traveling with his friend to the French court, he claims to be a painter. When asked to make a portrait of Michelene, they begin to get to know each other.

Michelene led a very sheltered life. When her husband dies, her closest friend, Aimee and her husband, Thomas
This book was long. Almost too long. The HEA came at about 80% or so in but there was still almost 2 hours (according to my Kindle) of reading left. Huh? And I had probably read almost 4 hours to that point. So there was this chunk from that point to the last 45 minutes of reading that was mostly filler. It was interesting filler and I did enjoy reading about the MCs' happiness together, but I also had to push through to the end. I knew there was to be one more set of conflicts for the happy cou ...more
Sep 10, 2016 MLOW marked it as to-read
I got this as part of the Lords of the Isles collection
Sep 03, 2012 Mhollie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cynthia-wright
I originally read this when it was published as “A Battle for Love” in 1986 in paperback. I loved it then. I just re-read the updated “Of One Heart” and I love it now.

Micheline is sweet and very sheltered, if slightly misguided in her views on love. Andrew is a walking talking dichotomy about his arraigned marriage to the French beauty. In spite of the machinations of certain high players in the court of François I, Micheline and Andrew manage to find truth and love. But, that is just the beginn
Sep 25, 2012 Karen rated it liked it
More like 3.5 stars for me. I did like it, but not as much as the first novel in this series. I was pleased to be re-united with Thomas and Aimee from You and No Other.

Of One Heart is a re-updated version of “A Battle for Love”, which was originally published in 1986.

Given that these titles were written well over 20 years ago I do believe they stand the test of time. At only $2.99 on Kindle you really can't pass them by.

I think this one didn't appeal to me as much as the first was because it was
May 14, 2014 Akina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book. I am disturbed that the h had no one she could trust in England. Surely she could have made even 1 friend?? But given the era, perhaps this should be expected.

However the book was truly fascinating. I enjoyed all of the events in France. The sojourn to England felt as though it could have been a separate book. The change in location marked a transformation from romance to mystery/suspense. I wish I could give a separate rating to each part.

Overall, the book was well written. The c
Jul 20, 2014 Chris rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romancy, read-in-2012
Yet another amazing book by Cynthia Wright. I think I loved this one even more than book one. The was romance and mystery. This book kept me guessing until the very end. I highly recommend this series if you enjoy a good historical romance.
Sep 02, 2013 Mjtraggis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Kindle/Amazon had a deal on a collection of 4 Summit Author books called Marriage Of Convenience: Cry Uncle, Falcon's Fire, A New World, and Of One Heart.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Oct 01, 2015 10:46AM  
  • Cry Uncle
  • Falcon's Fire (Fairfax Family, #1; Lords of Conquest, #5)
  • The Night Remembers
  • The Rose Red Bride (The Jewels of Kinfairlie, #2)
  • Pleasuring the Pirate (How To, #2)
  • Sweeter Savage Love (Creole Historical, #2)
  • Summer of the Unicorn
  • The Dark Side Of Night (H.O.T. Watch, #1)
  • A Suitable Bodyguard
  • Surrender to a Stranger
  • Beyond Belief
  • The Vow
  • Loving the CEO
  • Military Daddy (Mounted Color Guard, #2)
  • Wicked Eddies (An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery #2)
  • Rogue's Mistress (Dennehy Sisters, #2)
  • His Betrothed
  • Mind Reader (The Reunited Hearts, #2)
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Wright says:
Because so many readers have asked, "In what order should I read the Beauvisage & Raveneau books?" - here is that oft-requested list!
Although the titles stand alone, these two series intertwine with some characters crossing over, and many readers enjoy them in chronological order:
1789 - TOUCH
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