Book Reviews of Evening Star (aka Sweet Surrender) (Star Quartet, Bk 1)

Evening Star (aka Sweet Surrender) (Star Quartet, Bk 1)
Evening Star - aka Sweet Surrender - Star Quartet, Bk 1
Author: Catherine Coulter
ISBN-13: 9780451407092
ISBN-10: 0451407091
Publication Date: 5/1/1996
Pages: 426
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Topaz
Book Type: Paperback
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This book was first published under the title "Sweet Surrender."
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First in Star series
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Excellent historical romance.
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Good book
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One of my favorite Catherine Coulter books!
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Intense, well presented plot involving a naive heiress with a strong mother who becomes the target of fortune hunter. She gets thru it with the help of some unconventional tutoring abroad where her eyes are opened about him and men in general. Lots of tension,sizzle and fun, good resolution!
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Great book
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"Evening Star," formerly titled, "Sweet Surrender," first appeared in 1985. Now this novel is wehre it belongs - it's the first book in what has become the Star Quartet. In Midnight Star, the first book in the former Star Trilogy, you met Delaney Saxton in San Francisco in 1851. Even Star features his older brother, Alex Saxton, with Delaney making a cameo appearance.

Giana Van Cleve, the heroine, has fallen in love with a vicious fortune hunter. Her mother, the renowned shipowner and builder Aurora Van Cleve, is desperate to save her daughter. She agrees to support Giana's wedding if Giana agrees first to spend an unusal three months in Rome with her Uncle Daniele.

But Giana's uncle takes this bargain far beyond what Aurora ever imagined.
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Enjoyed this book very much.
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This story takes us from a mother's unusual plan to keep her daughter away from a fortune hunter, to a brothel in Rome and back to high society. Our poor heroine has to deal with all the machinations of her mother, her uncle and the man she meets in Rome.
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From the back cover...

Giana Van Cleve, the heroine, has fallen in love with a vicious fortune hunter. Her mother, the renowned shipowner and builder, Aurora Van Cleve, is desperate to save her daughter. She agrees to support Giana's wedding if Giana agrees to spend an unusual three months in Rome with her Uncle Daniele.

But Giana's uncle takes this bargain far beyond what Aurora ever imagined.

Thus, Giana first sees Alex Saxton not in a society drawing room but in a brothel. The next time she sees him, she is one of the virgins to be sold to the highest bidder at the infamous Roman Flower Auction. He wins the bid and her, but not for long.

Four years later, when Alex meets Giana again in London, she has become a woman intent on success in a man's world. Alex is set on revenge-he will have her and nothing will stop him.
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Great read.
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I really enjoy Catherine Coulter's humor and the twist her books take. In Evening Star, you will fall in love with the characters and won't want to put it down.
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A good Catherine Coulter book. Her characters are interesting and believable. As always sexy and spicy. The heroine, Giana, has fallen in love with a vicious fortune hunter. Her mother is desperate to save her daughter and agrees to support the wedding if Giana agrees first to spend an unusual three months in Rome. Thus, Giana first sees Alex in a brothel. Then she is one of the virgins to be sold to the highest bidder. He wins the bid and her, but not for long. Later he meets her in London and he is set on revenge.
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EVENING STAR; THE FIRST BOOK IN THE STAR QUARTET.

Giana Van Cleve, the heroine, has fallen in love with a vicious fortune hunter. Her mother, the renowned shipowner and builder Aurora Van Cleve, is desperate to save her daughter. She agrees to support Giana's wedding if Giana agrees first to spend an unusual three months in Rome with her Uncle Daniele. But Giana's uncle takes this bargain far beyoind what Aurora ever imagined.

Thus, Giana first sees Alex Saxton not in a society drawing room but in a brothel. The next time she sees him, she is one of the virgins to be sold to the highest bidder at the infamous Roman Flower Auction. He wins the bid and her, but not for long.

Four years later, when Alex meets Giana again in London, she has become a woman intent on success in a man's world. Alex is set on revenge--he will have her and nothing will stop him.
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Love this series!
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First book of "Star Quartet". Girl will be married but fathe send her to Rome for 3 months and she gets into a call girl house, and then falls in love
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She is sent to Rome to her uncle. He shows her the business side of the family. He also shows her the wild side of Rome.
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A MOTHER RESORTS TO DRASTIC MEASURES IN ORDER TO BRING HER ENGAGED IMMATURE DAUGHTER INTO REALITY. SHE SENDS HER TO ITALY WITH AN UNCLE WHO INTRODUCES HER TO REALITY OF MARRIAGE IN 1846 BY ACQUAINTING HER WITH IREPUTIBLE LADIES AND THEIR PLIGHT VS SOCIETY LADIES. THIS MENTAL AWAKENING LEADS THE DAUGHTER INTO INDEPENDENCE AND A RELATIONSHIP WITH AN AMERICAN SHIP BUILDER WHO VALUES COMPETENCY IN HIS WOMEN. VERY GOOD BOOK.
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Gina Van Cleve falls in love with a vicious fortune hunter. Her mother, a renowed shipowner and builder is desperate to save her daughter so she sends the daughter to spend time with an uncle in Rome. While in Rome she meets Alex Saxton while in a a brothel and the next time she sees him she is one of the virgins being sold to the highest bidder and be wins her but not for long. Four years later Alex meets Gina again in London where she is a woman intent on becoming a success in a mans world. However he is set upon revenge and he is determined to have her stopping at nothing.
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(From Cover)Giana, the heorine has fallen in love with a vicious fortune hunter.Her mother, the renowned shipowner and builder Aurora Van Cleve, is desperate to save her daughter. She agrees to support Giana's wedding if Giana agrees first to spend an unusual three months in Rome with her Uncle Daniele. But Giana's uncle takes this bargain far beyond what Aurora ever imagined. Thus, Giana first sees Alex Saxton not in a society drawing room,but in a brothel.The next time see sees him she is to be sold to the highest bidder at the infamous Roman flower Auction. He wins the bid and her, but not for long. Four years later, when Alex meets Giana again in London, she has become a woman intent on success in a man's world. Alex is set on revenge-he will have her and nothing will stop him.
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From the back cover....

Giana Van Cleve, the heroine, has fallen in love with a vicious fortune hunter. Her mother, the renowned shipowner and builder Aurora Van Cleve, is desperate to save her daughter. She agrees to support Giana's wedding if Giana agrees first to spend an unusual three months in Rome with her Uncle Daniele.

But Giana's uncle takes this bargain far beyond what Aurora ever imagined.

Thus, Giana first sees Alex Saxton not in a society drawing room but in a brothel. The next time she sees him, she is one of the virgins to be sold to highest bidder at the infamous Roman Flower Auction. He wins the bid and her, but not for long.

Four years later, when Alex meets Giana in London, she has become a woman intent on success in a man's world. A;ex is set on revenge-he will have her and nothing will stop him.
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Evening Star features Delaney Saxton's older brother, Alex...with Delaney making a cameo appearance. Giana Van Cleve, the heroine, has fallen in love with a vicious fortune hunter. Her mother, the renowned shipowner & buklder is desperate to save her daughter. She agrees to support Giana's wedding if Giana agrees first to spend 3 months in Rome with her Uncle Daniele. But Giana's uncle takes this bargain far beyond what her mother ever imagined. Thus when she first sees Alex it is in a brothel. The next time she sees him, she is one of the virgins to be sold to the highest bidder at the infamous Roman Flower Auction.