His Reckless Bargain (Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family, Book 6)

Regency rake Nathan Raveneau masquerades as protector to impetuous Adrienne Beauvisage, charged to keep her safe and chaste... but who will protect them from their mutual desire? (Formerly titles SILVER SEA)
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This image is fitting for the night that Nathan abducts Adrienne and takes her to his ship...

amidst the fog A ghost ship on a full moon lit night:

Evening Formal Regency Jane Austen Ball Gown Dress in Pink Gold Satin includes brocade shawl, sash, & headband

Adrienne Beauvisage

Beautiful V Back Regency Gown

Dress Date: ca. 1820

Dress Date: ca. 1820 Culture: American or European Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1972

Huntsford Harms

The Dandy - Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl satin knee breeches

I had this image on my desk while writing His Reckless Bargain. It's a bit early (1765), but little had changed by 1818, the setting for my book.

The Barbadoes Mulatto Girl. After Agostino Brunias Engraving published in London, 1779

Winchester Hampshire - River Itchen  City Mill    by alh1

view from the city mill in winchester, hampshire, england by allan harris.

1815 - 1820  Man's Coat, United Kingdom. Wool, lined with wool, brass, hand-sewn.   collections.vam.ac.uk  (Given by Lady Osborn.)

Coat

British Men’s Tailcoat with brass buttons, worn over a yellow poplin waistcoat and pink silk under-waistcoat with cravat. Circa From the V&A Museum.

This is St. Nicholas Abbey, the inspiration for Tempest Hall. It was built in 1658 in the Jacobean style, with four working corner fireplaces - quite unnecessary on Barbados!

St Nicholas Abbey, Barbados - a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles.

Harms Castle, home of the very eccentric Lady Thomasina Harms.

Harms Castle, home of the very eccentric Lady Thomasina Harms.

An 18th century fan similar to the one that Adrienne saw in a London shop window in an early scene in HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN. Her excitement to get to the fan (reputed to have been made for Marie Antoinette) causes her first, stormy meeting with Nathan Raveneau.

An century fan similar to the one that Adrienne saw in a London shop window in an early scene in HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN. Her excitement to get to the fan (reputed to have been made for Marie Antoinette) causes her first, stormy meeting with Nathan Raveneau.

Plaque on Jane's house (visited in His Reckless Bargain)

Plaque on Jane's house.Amazing how she died nearly 200 years ago and her work is just as popular today!

Barbados green monkey

The native Barbados Green Monkey

White's mens' club in London, where Regency dandies like Beau Brummel gathered in the famous bow window.  This is where Nathan Raveneau and Nicholai Beauvisage met and struck their bargain...

White's (a gentleman's club in London, founded in and originally known as White's Chocolate House). While visiting in 2000 some wonderful tour guides on a double decker took a detour to show us this illustrious place. Not the infamous bow window.

Regency rake Nathan Raveneau masquerades as protector to impetuous Adrienne Beauvisage, charged to keep her safe and chaste... but who will protect them from their mutual desire? (Formerly titles SILVER SEA)

His Reckless Bargain (Rakes & Rebels Book by Cynthia Wright

A doorway in a 1600's plantation house on Barbados.

A doorway in a plantation house on Barbados.

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