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The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae

(The Cynster Sisters Trilogy #3)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  4,955 ratings  ·  332 reviews
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
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Published (first published 2012)
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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. :-)

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 there she walks up to him!

So he spirits her away to his London residence. This time, he wants to p
Jan 19, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
I would have rated this one higher, considering it has a non-annoying heroine, a hero extremely against rape, a strangely compelling plot and quite a lot of chemistry, but I discovered there is such a thing as too much perfection. At no point did I feel like the crisis was a crisis or that there was a genuine problem at all, actually. Also, the tension between our MCs could have been dragged out a bit longer; Christmas came a bit too early this year, if you know what I'm saying. But I'm definite ...more
Aug 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was definitely my favourite of the trilogy. Angelica was the most interesting of the sisters and therefore the plot was the most interesting. I really enjoyed her knowing her one true love on sight and going after him with purpose. The romance in this book was also the best of the three. It was a relief to finally work out the true motive behind all the kidnappings. Although pleased to finally learn why Mirabelle wanted to hurt the Cynsters, I thought her supposed motivation was a
Rating: 5 stars

Out of the entire Cynster Sisters trilogy, this was by far my favorite couple. Dominic and Angelica are the perfect match in every dimension. Also, the amazing setting from London and the trek through the Scottish highlands with all its wild beauty and historical landmarks were a thrill to read.

Mirabelle, Dominic's mother, is a vain, vicious creature with nothing to recommend her at all. I figured out several plot threads --involving her and others--and unraveled where those thre
Chitra *CJ*
Wow what a long book!
Well that's my first thought anyway.
When Angelina spots Dominic across the hall in Lady Cavendish's salon, she decides that he will be her husband.
Little does she know he's the Scottish Laird behind the kidnappings of her older sisters.
The story involves a long journey, a psychotic mother, sweet servants, worried family, two naughty wards and a random killer.
I enjoyed how Dominic initially thought that Angelina would be the most immature and spontaneous, but in the end that'
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
Kristina Deluise
I have just finished re-reading this series, the cynster sisters

Viscount Beckenridge to the rescue
in pursuit of eliza cynster

and this one.....

I loved it because not only did angelica get her own adventure and romance

but we got to see the FAMILY TOO..............

this is how I wanted sebastian's a lady of his own to be and it was not.........

I love that angelica stood her ground................ and she had her romance and we got to see the family too,

if you have not read this series,cynster sister
Jen Davis
Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I discovered Stephanie Laurens recently and I do what I can to catch up with all her fantastic books. I mean I have heard about her for years but I have read my first book only few months ago. The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae was my third book by this author and I enjoyed it as much as the previous ones.

I really appreciate the way Laurens develops her characters. Her heroines are not some blushing flowers, they are strong and completely able to care about themselves. Still, the heroes are alp
MB (What she read)
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Can you check your brain at the door?
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

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
I truly like this author but she needs a better editor. She captures your interest, and then hundred of pages of over indulgent observations, and long .narratives, happen. You trudge on until the last forth of the book where she reigns in her story, and gets back on track, to leap at a quick pace to the ending, where everything happens at once. Thank heaven for the,Epilogue. I loved Angelic who is a very interesting, and determined young woman, at age twenty one. She is whisked away from a ball, ...more
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
I'm being generous 4.5 stars rounded up to 5. might change my mind later!
Kami Bee
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Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I can say about this book is that I read it and it started me on the quest to read every single Cynster Novel. It was that good!
Originally posted at

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
Pj Ausdenmore
Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Marilyn Rondeau
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Reham Almutairi رهام المطيري
The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae is the eighteenth book featuring the Cynsters. This is the first time I read for Laurens so I cannot compare this book to the others. This book tells the story of Angelica, the youngest daughter of the Celia Cynster. In the middle of a ball, Angelica meets an attractive young man, who has been eyeing her. Angelica immediately decides that this young man is the man she is going to marry, so she asks an acquaintance of her to introduce her to him. This young man ...more
Sharon Redfern
Jan 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jamie Heustess
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency
OK, so the first step to addiction is admitting you have a problem. For many years now, I've been addicted to regency romance -BOOM- No in all seriousness, at one point I devoured book after book until I realized I'd overdosed, so I put all my unread regency in a box and waited until I was mentally prepared to go back there. Yesterday, I finally made the leap!

In all seriousness, I adore regency novels. I adore historical fiction. I adore beautiful young ladies falling for dashing dukes and earls
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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, Stephanie and her husband moved to Great Britain, taking one of the last true overland journeys from Katmandu to London.

Once in London, Stephanie

Other books in the series

The Cynster Sisters Trilogy (3 books)
  • Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue (Cynster #16; The Cynster Sisters Trilogy, #1 )
  • In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster (Cynster, #17; The Cynster Sisters Trilogy, #2)