the Ravenels series

C+
Chasing Cassandra

Everything has a price... Railway magnate Tom Severin is wealthy and powerful enough to satisfy any desire as soon as it arises. Anything—or anyone—is his for the asking. It should be simple to find the perfect wife—and from his first glimpse of Lady Cassandra Ravenel, he’s determined to ...

B+
Devil's Daughter

Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he's a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband's life a misery, and she'll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters ...

B
Hello Stranger

Like a lot of readers, I've been looking forward to reading Hello Stranger. I've read a number of Lisa Kleypas' novels and some have long lingered in my mind because at her best, Kleypas writes vivid characters and tells great emotional stories. I deeply enjoyed parts of this novel, but I found it a ...

B
Devil in Spring

There’s always a risk when reading a book by one of your favorite authors, particularly when that book involves the child of a favorite couple from a beloved novel. The tie in to the earlier fantastic story raises the stakes, creating high expectations for the new tale. The hero of Devil in Spring ...

A
Marrying Winterborne

Marrying Winterborne the second book in Lisa Kleypas's dearly anticipated Ravenels series, begins with Lady Helen Ravenel calling on Rhys Winterborne, a man to whom she was briefly engaged. As almost anyone who read the first book, A Cold Hearted Rake, will tell you, Rhys and his passion for Helen u ...

A-
Cold-Hearted Rake

Lisa Kleypas is an auto-buy author for me for her historicals and Travis contemporary series. So I eschewed reading the other reviews of this book so as to maintain a pristine reading experience. And I was richly rewarded. I am so glad to see her return to her roots and do it well despite the long g ...