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A Bride by Moonlight Passion and secrets simmer behind the elegant fa ade of Victorian London in another deliciously intriguing novel featuring the dangerous men of the mysterious St James Society Royden Napier Baron Sai

  • Title: A Bride by Moonlight
  • Author: Liz Carlyle
  • ISBN: 9780062100283
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Passion and secrets simmer behind the elegant fa ade of Victorian London in another deliciously intriguing novel featuring the dangerous men of the mysterious St James Society.Royden Napier, Baron Saint Bryce, is tall, dark, and ruthless and on the hunt for a dangerous beauty .On the eve of her escape to the Continent, bold, beautiful Lisette Colburne accepts a proposPassion and secrets simmer behind the elegant fa ade of Victorian London in another deliciously intriguing novel featuring the dangerous men of the mysterious St James Society.Royden Napier, Baron Saint Bryce, is tall, dark, and ruthless and on the hunt for a dangerous beauty .On the eve of her escape to the Continent, bold, beautiful Lisette Colburne accepts a proposal she dare not refuse masquerade as the future bride of the steely eyed Royden Napier and help him solve his most dangerous case Soon Lisette is in even greater danger of losing her heart to the one man with the power to destroy her .Estranged from his aristocratic family, the enigmatic Napier has forged a reputation as Scotland Yard s most relentless police commissioner He s vowed to bring Lisette to justice but with every forbidden kiss and every tantalizing touch, he finds himself becoming less convinced of her guilt and certain he must have her But when danger touches Lisette, can he save her

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    1. Liz Carlyle

      Dear Readers, The awful truth about novelists is that we are mostly dull, introverted homebodies who only write in order to live our fantasies vicariously I came to writing rather late in life, and I m still amazed I can get paid for doing something I love, and that I get to stay home while I do it My favorite comedian Steve Martin once said, I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art But if you set out to make art, you re an idiot I have never tried to create art, but I do try to tell one heck of a good story Yes, I try to write with a hot iron, while the heat of the story is in me And I try, always, to entertain my readers.Regards,Liz

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    1. 3'5 Estrellas. Éste libro me ha dejado bastante satisfecha, y lo he disfrutado mucho, pero también es cierto que no ha dado mucho de sí. La historia es interesante, los personajes son interesantes también, y por supuesto el gran elenco de secundarios, que nos son presentados al principio como si de una obra de teatro se tratara. Pues bien, ésto no es una melodrama, pero sí que habrá un crimen, un crimen que nuestro buen protagonista como adjunto de la policía que es, no puede si no inves [...]


    2. 3.5Los personajes me han gustado mucho. Es una buena novela y está bien escrita. La autora se toma muhco cuidado en describirnos todos los persoanjes, no tan solo los protagonistas, sino también los muchos secundarios que aparecen. Pero la novela, una pena, se centra principalmente en esas circunstancias extrañas que rodean las dos recientes muertes ocurridas en la mansión dejando, a mi parecer, un poco de lado la relación entre ellos. Una pena, en serio, porque he disfrutado mucho de las c [...]


    3. This is the fourth book in a series of which I have not (yet) read the other three. Usually when I pick up a book mid-series, I can say confidently that I don’t think it’s necessary to have read the others, but with this one, I felt at a slight disadvantage, and I’m not quite sure why that was. There’s a fairly large cast of recurring and supporting characters, all of whom are introduced in a helpful foreword by the author – but in the early stages, I had to keep referring back to the [...]


    4. Me gustó más Nunca te enamores de un canalla. Quizá este tenga una trama más interesante o compleja, con un mayor número de personajes secundarios pero es excesivamente largo. A veces resulta pesado y en muchas menos páginas se hubiese podido contar lo mismo y mejor. Una pena, porque la pluma de la autora me gusta.*Reseña ya en el blog: mymagic-books/


    5. 4.5 Stars for me. I can always depend on Liz Carlyle to deliver a solid entertaining read and of course that is what she has done. We have known Napier Royden from the very first book and found him to be dark and intriguing. He is no different in his own book. He has always come off as a bit of a stiff character, but as the Chief Detective he needs to be. But we always knew that the right woman would set those deep currents of his flowing. Of course that is exactly what titan haired Lisette Colb [...]


    6. Somehow, I'd never read Liz Carlyle before now. This was a grave mistake that I intend to keep on rectifying! What I Loved: Absolutely gorgeous, insight-laden prose and sharp dialogue. I was very pleasantly surprised by just how good a writer Carlyle is---certainly not a given in this particular genre! :) That alone compelled me and my greedy Kindle to buy a bunch of her other novels. This is a great choice for those of us who sometimes crave a large dollop of mystery with our romance. And, unli [...]


    7. For this special review (my 500th!), I'm glad this book won the price and not another bad bet. I must however confess that some books are so awfully bad that they are remembered very long after their reading up to forever while some good ones with nothing special are rather quickly forgotten, at least by me. Let's stop there for the digression, nobody can really be sure whether those are still allowed and that would be the height of absurdity if this 500th review were the one to be deleted;(From [...]


    8. Courtesy of Avon through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review. Royden Napier is tall, dark, dangerous and ruthless – just the kind of man Lisette Colburne should stray away from. Caught in a web of lies and a potentially dangerous situation that can ruin her life, Lisette has no choice but to accept a fake proposal she cannot dare to refuse.When something in his family goes amidst, Royden Napier must travel with his fake fiancee to his family home and solve the murder. But he will need th [...]


    9. DNFed at 16%It's not you. It's me. (For real).As I read the first few chapters in this book and got the massive info dump, it was clear to me that this was one of those series that MUST be read in order. Both characters seemed to have been pivotal in previous books so trying to catch up to their background and all the crazy stuff that had happened in 3 previous books was jarring. You would think that I'd like to start the series from the beginning, but the said info dump already revealed villain [...]


    10. A Bride by Moonlight by Liz Carlyle is the fourth in the Fraternitas Aureae Crucis series. This book is scheduled for release in February 2013.Lisette has had a troubled life. She has had many responsibilities placed on her . She has also tossed away her own happiness in search of justice for her father's death. Royden Napier is a policeman with Scotland yard. He is also a reluctant heir to a vast estate . When two members of his family die closely together, apparently of natural causes, Napier [...]


    11. Disclosure: I received a copy of this book as part of Liz Carlyle's book tour. Yes, this is an honest review.I had very different expectations when I read through the prologue and the first few chapters of A Bride by Moonlight. I had expected it to be a revenge plot that would involve Royden Napier, Elizabeth Colburne and Rance Welham, Lord Lazonby and it seemed to be following said trajectory with Elizabeth's pursuit of Lord Lazonby and the events in Chapters 1 and 2. But, what Liz Carlyle was [...]


    12. As I read Chapter One of A Bride by Moonlight it sounded very familiar. Then I realized it is the same as a scene from a previous book but from a different perspective. Royden Napier and Elizabeth “Lisette” Colburne are back but this time as the main characters. Napier does not know what to think about Lisette. He is not sure if she is innocent or guilty of murder. He does know that in spite of everything he is very attracted to her.He is called to his estranged grandfather’s home to solve [...]


    13. 3.5/5; 4 stars; B+Royden Napier and Lissette Colbourne were characters from two books ago, The Bride wore Pearls. The chronology of this books starts outs overlapping with a scene from that book, but from a different perspective. There were some interesting characters and really funny moments in this one. I enjoyed it.



    14. When the hero is called to the murder of a man, it's far from a typical crime scene. At the heart of the death is the conspiracy and the secrets surrounding the man's involvement in a so called cover up that pointing the hero's own father as an accomplice. The hero has always lived his life in black and white. He is a stern man with no use for tender feelings or white lies, he wants the truth and nothing but the truth. Yet at the same time, he doesn't want believe his father capable of anything [...]


    15. I wish I'd seen the reviews saying that this doesn't do well as a stand-alone book. I've never read ANYTHING by this author before, just picked up the book on a sale a while ago, and never got past the first few chapters despite two or three tries. Finally, as I'm trying to finish my giant TBR, after much effort (and much reference to the cast of characters she wrote out) I just decided to move past the back story and try to follow along. Ultimately I thought the pairing of mystery and romance w [...]


    16. 4.5/5First, Do NOT read this as a stand alone book. The author provides descriptions of past characters trying to clear things up, but it would be confusing if you don't read the beginning of the series first. I think that's why I disliked the last book, I started with that one and it made the characters confusing.That being said, I loved this book. Great plot with interesting twists, a good intrigue, and characters woven together to make this a great story. I love how this one ended. Great writ [...]


    17. Review:This is the first time I’ve read a book written by Liz Carlyle. After I finished it, I immediately wanted to read The Bride Wore Pearls, which features Lazonby and Anisha, two of the secondary characters from A Bride by Moonlight. I enjoyed Carlyle’s writing style, and I’m always up for a good historical romance, which in the case of this title is Victorian England. While I have a few quibbles about the pacing of this book, I did like the characters immensely, especially Napier. Lis [...]


    18. Actual Rating: 4.5 starsA Bride by Moonlight is the first book I've ever read by Liz Carlyle, and I have to say I'm blown away. She gives Historical Romance lovers mystery, high entertainment, and sizzling romance with strong characters, a wide cast, and a complex plot.From the very first scene, I liked the main characters, Lisette and Royden. They're personalities and circumstances resonated from every action, every word, and even with what isn't said or done. I've never read characters who col [...]


    19. This latest installment in the Fraternitas Aureae Crucis series has almost nothing to do with the made-up fraternity, which is actually a plus for me. The heroine in this one is Elizabeth Colbourne, the vengeful cross-dresser from The Bride Wore Pearls. The story starts when she has to face Royden Napier, that justice-obsessed lawman who hounds his suspects until he catches them (unless they're not guilty). She and Royden kinda have that in common, it seems. Anyhoo, the story offered for timely [...]


    20. When it comes to Regency romances there's a small list of authors I know I can count on to deliver the goods and one of those authors is Liz Carlyle. A Bride by Moonlight continues her run of well-written and satisfying stories, with this one including an intriguing mystery.Royden and Lisette make an entertaining couple with their love to hate to love rollercoaster journey to a HEA. They both have a lot of emotional baggage to work through too before they allow themselves a HEA. For Lisette, lif [...]


    21. The main characters of the book had enjoyably strong personalities, and I liked how their love-to-hate-to-love story played out. Also when they finally came together, hello steamy scenes!The handsome lead is the serious and ever-so gruff and hard nosed employee of the Metropolitan Police, Royden Napier. What is a hero without a heroine; Lissette Colburne, who is a beautiful but stubborn and well suited match for Napier.Now, I have read other books by Liz Carlyle, and enjoyed them greatly before. [...]


    22. A Bride by Moonlight is a delightful read. Although it starts off a little bit slow, once the story gets going, it really draws you in. The book is historical and the language is outdated and can sometimes be hard to follow. Personally, I enjoyed it because it really brought you back to that time and really made you feel like this book was written in the 1700-1800s. The story follows that of Lisette (Elizabeth) Colbourne and Royden Napier. Lisette is out for revenge and won't stop until she has [...]


    23. This was an odd book in an odd series. If you haven't read at least a couple of the previous books in this series, the beginning of ABbM will be very confusing. If you have read some previous books then a) You're probably as sick of Lazonby and Anisha as I am and b) you'll go into this book not liking the hero, Napier, very much. In most of the previous books he isn't portrayed in a very favorable light. He's angry and unwilling to listen to reason and usually gets bullied into doing things he d [...]


    24. A Bride by Moonlight is a delightful read. Although it starts off a little bit slow, once the story gets going, it really draws you in. The book is historical and the language is outdated and can sometimes be hard to follow. Personally, I enjoyed it because it really brought you back to that time and really made you feel like this book was written in the 1700-1800s. The story follows that of Lisette (Elizabeth) Colbourne and Royden Napier. Lisette is out for revenge and won't stop until she has [...]


    25. Royden Napier is is police commissioner. He is ruthless and relentless and honorable to a fault.Lisette Colburn is possibly a con artist and possibly a murderer.When they first meet they have a common enemy. The second time they meet it is possible he will have to arrest her.This is a well developed plot, but a very complicated plot. The characters are well developed. Over the course of the story, we learn much about people, their motives and their underlying goals. We learn about humanity in al [...]


    26. Ooh! Whole new selection of charcters yes, there is an overlap at the start of the book I am guessing that there will be an overlap at the end of the book too but we're moving a bit away from the St James Society and there are some shiny new character's introduced who have not yet been in Liz Carlyle novels I am now expecting in the next few books, to read more about these other characters & I am looking forward to it.If you haven't read a Liz Carlyle book before, in all honestly, I wouldn't [...]


    27. Ooh! Whole new selection of charcters yes, there is an overlap at the start of the book I am guessing that there will be an overlap at the end of the book too but we're moving a bit away from the St James Society and there are some shiny new character's introduced who have not yet been in Liz Carlyle novels I am now expecting in the next few books, to read more about these other characters & I am looking forward to it.If you haven't read a Liz Carlyle book before, in all honestly, I wouldn't [...]


    28. Nobody is better than Liz Carlyle at layered, labyrinthine plotting. This book weaves together multiple story strands and a large cast of characters, most of them with their own secrets that complicate the story and intrigue the reader. A Bride by Moonlight picks up with one of the final scenes from The Bride Wore Pearls and offers a different perspective on the hero of that book as well as revealing the ripple effects of Leeton’s death.Elizabeth’s role as false fiancée is only the most obv [...]


    29. This was a good book. I'll give it 3.75 stars. Let's start with the drawback-- For me, I had a hard time getting into it. The beginning is fraught with what I felt was background information. While you need it for the book, I wanted to jump into more of the time where the main characters are alone away from London and beginning their masquerade as an engaged couple. It took me until chapter 3 to get to the "I don't want to put it down" point. Once I got there I was hooked! There are some well wr [...]


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