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Surrender the Stars (Rakes & Rebels #6)

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SURRENDER THE HEART. Her name is Lindsay Raveneau, stunningly beautiful and fiercely independent, a schoolmistress who hides a passionate soul beneath a most proper facade....

SURRENDER THE DESIRE. He is the handsome, virile Ryan Coleraine, an adventurer and a spy, a ladies' man at ease in any mileau -- from the hand -hewn planks aboard a ship to the rarefied air of a Regen
Mass Market Paperback, 438 pages
Published August 12th 1987 by Ballantine Books
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Eileen Dandashi
Oct 28, 2014 Eileen Dandashi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cynthia Wright's novels have stood the test of time. Wonderfully written and exciting to hear it narrated by a talented reader.

Audiobook review:

My Thoughts: Book 2 of the series is completely different from book 1, but not at all lacking.

Ryan fought hard to stay away from Lindsey. After all, she was his boss’s daughter. Her fiery personality only drew him closer, but they were playing with fire. If they should be caught, they may bring danger to the whole family. Lindsey was snared by Ryan whet
Nov 06, 2014 Rema rated it did not like it
While the beginning held delicious promise, the rest of the book was on a constant decline. The characters were much to blame for my dissatisfaction with the novel. I'd read Silver Storm a couple years back and was enchanted by Devon's and Andre's story. And I thought Silver Sea would entice me in the same way. However Lindsay did not turn out at all to be the character I thought she'd be in the beginning. She was impulsive, scatter-brained and so childlike I couldn't believe this was supposed t ...more
Feb 11, 2017 Stacey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rakes-and-rebels
SURRENDER THE STARS, the second Raveneau entry in Cynthia Wright's Rakes and Rebels series pits Andre and Devon's youngest daughter, Lindsay against dashing privateer Ryan Coleraine. Lindsay has always been the quiet, serious Raveneau, quite different from the rest of her adventurous family. However, when she meets sea captain Ryan Coleraine, sparks fly. When they are thrown together, with Ryan posing as Lindsay's brother Nathan, to help the family spy in London, Lindsay is quite unhappy. As the ...more
Jun 01, 2014 Terri rated it it was amazing
1st off, I want to say I read / listened to this book via When I have a choice, I try to do my books in audio format as it is like listening to a movie. Words are pronounced properly & the right amount of excitement in all the right places. The accents are awesome, along with all the voices! I highly recommend audiobooks! They are great for traveling, cleaning, gardening * anything else you need your hands free for!

I really enjoyed listening to this book. An adventure for sure
Nikki Bywater
Sep 24, 2012 Nikki Bywater rated it really liked it
Set during a war between America and Britain in the early nineteenth century.

When the President needs an American family, he knows he can trust to live in London and who can mix in the highest circles of society. He asks Andre and Devon Raveneau. They agree to help because it is for their country, to help find the person who has been helping the British by leaking valuable information, giving the British an advantage. The president wants Devon and Andre to take their two grown up children with t
Jul 02, 2014 Teressa rated it it was amazing
"I LOVE The Raveneau Novels! Fabulous!"
What made Surrender the Stars most enjoyable for me was the way the story was continued. It was perfect. It went in the right direction and I really want to continue with this series. This is a genuinely delightful story. Considering that I'm new to the historical romance genre, I don't know what I would compare it to. I'm very pleased to be introduced by Cynthia Wright into this genre with such a great start. All of the scenes were my favorite. I take in
"Great second book in the series"
If you could sum up Surrender the Stars in three words, what would they be?
Ships, romance and history

What did you like best about this story?
I really enjoyed the way this story jumps forward in the timeline of the leads from the first book, Devon and Andre. Thank goodness they both seem to have gained much maturity. I loved having them throughout their youngest daughter's romance. Lindsey is feisty like her mother and a terrific match for Ryan. I really enjoyed t
Aug 26, 2011 Mhollie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cynthia-wright
Love this book! I read the original years ago and the re-read only gets better!

Privateer Ryan Coleraine is a dark and dashing hero with a past he’d like to keep hidden. Circumstances conspire to reveal that past during the trip to England to help his adopted nation, the newly formed United States of America.

Schoolmistress Lindsey Raveneau is a serious & studious young woman. But her whole world turns on end when she takes a trip to England with her parents, Andre and Devon Raveneau of “Silve
This is book 2 of The Raveneau Novels and takes place during the war of 1812. Ryan Coleraine is a dashing sea Captain who is employed by Andre Raveneau. Lindsay Raveneau is the 20 year old daughter of Andre and Devon. Together they all embark on diplomatic mission to England, to find out who may be leaking sensitive information. Ryan is asked to pretend to be Lindsay's brother. The "siblings" begin to fall in love and do not do a very good job of hiding their, sort of, incestuous relationship. L ...more
Christine Woinich
Dec 25, 2014 Christine Woinich rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the audiobook. Lindsay and Ryan made a great pair. Their love grew despite everything around them and would carry them through some rough spots. When Lindsay thought that she might lose Ryan's love because she had acted against his wishes, her honesty and self reflection made my heart go out to her. The care that Ryan took with Lindsay, both in public and in private, is what most women would like to have. This story is part of a series and is not the first, but it did not take a ...more
AUDIOBOOK...As much as I liked the first one this one was really hard to finish.

The story drags. Not very captivating as it took me 3 weeks to get to the end.
Narrator: Emily Beresford did a good job with the voices but I had to go back and listen to the first book to see if it was really her reading this one. She gave most of the women whiny voices.
Feb 17, 2015 Mainer207 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobook
This was so disappointing. The story was so-so but the narration was horrible. Pronunciation was pathetic. In fact, certain words were pronounced differently in different chapters (e.g. Piquet.) Doesn't the publisher check on this sort of thing? "Magdalen" and "Galway" are two blatant examples. I can't listen to the rest of this series unless there's a different narrator.
Sep 22, 2013 Jaime rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am thoroughly enjoying Ms. Wright's stories! I enjoyed Andre and Devon's characters being woven throughout Ryan and Lindsay's story. I love how Ms. Wright allows the plot to unfold; it keeps me mesmerized, waiting for what will transpire next! Ms. Wright's research seems to be meticulous; intriguing details add to the richness of the story.
Elis Madison
Aug 30, 2016 Elis Madison rated it liked it
A couple technical issues (addressing Prinny as Your Majesty, for example) and a rather big logic problem (they could as easily have pretended Ryan was a more distant relation--which would have made more sense since he'd lived in England and might be recognized--but that would mess with the story) lost a star for this otherwise enjoyable romp.
Aug 26, 2014 Katie rated it liked it
this one was my fave of the three books in the raveneau series and im totally liking this authors style! I think I actually liked this one better than the first book and the last there was just something about Ryan and Lyndsay that really had me hooked throughout the book.
Barbara Svetlick
Aug 20, 2014 Barbara Svetlick rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romanic-fiction
I don't remember having read this one before. I love the richness of her characters and the backdrop of her stories even though her characters follow the same lines of strong stubborn women and bad men.
Carol Storm
May 23, 2011 Carol Storm rated it it was amazing
I read this years ago in book form -- but I'm reading it now on Kindle and it's much better than I remembered!
Apr 25, 2015 Suzanne rated it liked it
An enjoyable read!
Ruth Baldry
Jan 05, 2015 Ruth Baldry rated it it was ok
I was disappointed in this book as the first one was so brilliant but this is just a repeat of the first story using different characters.
Lori Gartin
Apr 30, 2013 Lori Gartin rated it really liked it
I like this book. It is not my favorite. But it still keeps you very entertained. Always something happening. I like the details about the characters.
Regina Butler
Jun 11, 2013 Regina Butler rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book a lot!
Jan 09, 2013 Joni rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I am a sucker for historical romance..
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Oct 01, 2015 11:51AM  
  • Lily Cigar
  • Surrender in Moonlight
  • Kissed
  • Amber (The Jewel Trilogy, #3)
  • Nothing But Scandal
  • The Defiant One (de Montforte, #3)
  • Sea Fires (Blackstone Trilogy, #1)
  • The Iron Rose (Dante Pirates, #2)
  • Captured
  • Captive Scoundrel (Knave of Hearts, #2)
  • A Moment In Time
  • To Love a Scoundrel (Law and Disorder, #4)
  • Borrowed Dreams (Scottish Dreams, #1)
  • Silken Dreams
  • The Barefoot Bride
  • Amanda Rose
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
More about Cynthia Wright...

Other Books in the Series

Rakes & Rebels (9 books)
  • Silver Storm (Raveneau, #1)
  • Caroline (Beauvisage, #1)
  • Touch The Sun (Beauvisage, #2)
  • Spring Fires (Beauvisage, #3)
  • Smuggler's Moon (Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family Book 2)
  • Her Dangerous Viscount (Beauvisage, #4)
  • Silver Sea (Raveneau #3)
  • Tempest (Raveneau #4)

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