Raised by Captain Jean Bouclaire, Delphine Delaronde lost her heart to his partner Philibert Bertrand when she was just a girl. But when she finally came of age and confessed her love to the dashing Louisiana smuggler, he dismissed her “juvenile crush.” Embarrassed and hurt Phiney fled to France, hoping to forget his cruel rejection, unaware that Phil had realized too late the precious gift he had cast aside. By the time fate brought them together again, Delphine had inherited a title, and a noblewoman’s responsibilities. Now she seems beyond Philibert’s reach forever. But beneath the poise and grace of the beautiful Countess Delaronde beats the passionate heart of a woman who will never give up her one true love.
“Author Cherie Claire masterfully blends the challenges of history, love and loyalty in Delphine. From the grand mansions of the aristocrats of France to the marauding dangers of the high seas, this rich plot combines intrigue, treachery, and traitorous love in a riveting novel readers will not be able to put down….Delphine comes highly recommended.”
—Cindy Penn, Word Wrap
• Historical American romance, set in Louisiana in 1778
• Book Four of Cherie’s The Cajun series
• A full-length novel of 90,000 words (about 365 printed book pages)
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes!
• Originally published by Kensington Publishing Co.
The Cajuns historical saga
Book One: Emilie
Book Two: Rose
Book Three: Gabrielle
Book Four: Delphine
Book Five: A Cajun Dream
Book Six: The Letter
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Cherie Claire is the award-winning author of several Louisiana romances and a paranormal mystery series. Her latest is the Viola Valentine paranormal mystery series, featuring New Orleans travel writer and ghost sleuth Viola Valentine. The books are: "A Ghost of a Chance" "Ghost Town" "Trace of a Ghost" "Ghost Trippin'" Originally published with Kensington, the “Cajun Series” of historical romance follows a family of Acadians (Cajuns) who travel to South Louisiana and start anew after being exiled from their Nova Scotia home. The first three books (“Emilie,” “Rose,” “Gabrielle,”) follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father (and find love) in the wilds of Louisiana and “Delphine” (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues into the 19th century with “A Cajun Dream” (Book Five) and “The Letter” (Book Six). Cherie is also the author of “The Cajun Embassy” series of contemporary romances – “Ticket to Paradise,” “Damn Yankees” and “Gone Pecan.” What happens when several Columbia journalism coeds homesick for Louisiana find comfort in a bowl of Cajun gumbo? They become lifelong friends. Because love — and a good gumbo — changes everything. Cherie lives in South Louisiana where she works as a travel and food writer when not indulging in Cajun culture. Visit her website at www.cherieclaire.net and write to her at CajunRomances@Yahoo.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this book!! This wonderful love story swept me from Louisiana to France and back again--there wasn't a dull moment, and the shipboard scenes made me feel like I was right there with the characters. Delphine and Phil were both people I cared about, and I was rooting for them all the way. I just ordered Cherie Claire's other books--and I will be first in line to buy her next one, too!