The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae

Written by Stephanie Laurens
Review by Audrey Braver

In June 1829, Angelica Cynster is attending a ball at Cavendish House when she is suddenly aware that a tall man with dark hair, leaning on a cane, is staring at her from across the ballroom, where he is talking with some gentlemen she knew. Suddenly she is aware of a hot, burning sensation in her chest emanating from the pendant that had been passed down from her two older sisters, Heather and Eliza. The legend attached to this pendant is that it will signal the wearer when she meets her true love. So, of course, being the boldest of the three Cynster sisters, Angelica inveigles an introduction to this stranger, the Viscount Debenham. Debenham has his own agenda involving Angelica, and she has unwittingly played right into his hands.

Laurens has created a boisterous, charismatic family in the Cynsters. Their lives, loves and adventurous escapades make a delightful read. This is the final installment in the Cynster Sisters trilogy. The pendant, however, will be passed on.