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Number one New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens returns to romantic Scotland to usher in a new generation of Cynsters in an enchanting tale of mistletoe, magic, and love.

It's December 1837, and the young adults of the Cynster clan have succeeded in having the family Christmas celebration held at snowbound Casphairn Manor, Richard and Catriona Cynster's home. Led by Sebastian, Marquess of Earith, and by Lucilla, future Lady of the Vale, and her twin brother, Marcus, the upcoming generation has its own plans for the holiday season.

Yet where Cynsters gather, love is never far behind. The festive occasion brings together Daniel Crosbie, tutor to Lucifer Cynster's sons, and Claire Meadows, widow and governess to Gabriel Cynster's daughter. Daniel and Claire have met before, and the embers of an unexpected passions molder between them, but Claire - once bitten, twice shy - believes a second marriage is not in her stars. Daniel, however, is determined to press his suit.

Meanwhile, out riding on Christmas Eve, the young adults of the Cynster clan respond to a plea for help. Summoned to a humble dwelling in ruggedly forested mountains, Lucilla is called on to help with the difficult birth of a child, while the others rise to the challenge of helping her. With a violent storm closing in and severely limited options, the next generation of Cynsters face their first collective test - can they save this mother and child - and themselves, too?

Back at the manor, Claire is increasingly drawn to Daniel, and, despite her misgivings, against the backdrop of the ongoing festivities their relationship deepens. Yet she remains torn - until catastrophe strikes, and by winter's light she learns that love - true love - is worth any risk, any price.

©2014 Stephanie Laurens (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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  • Nena A-W
  • 29 08 2016

Slow start but good setup for next book.

Slow start but good setup for next book. didn't need all the children to be explained at the beginning. but once the story really got started it was good. I have started the next book and this one was a good setup for the next one.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28 02 2015


I miss the passion The Old Cynster Novels have. Wish you would bring a little more passion back in into your books...

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  • KMA
  • 18 12 2014

Just blah.

What did you like best about By Winter's Light? What did you like least?

I have listened to nearly all Stephanie Laurens' books and I normally really like them. I had trouble forcing myself to finish this one. It was just boring. The plot just didn't involve much suspense or potential conflict and the characters were not well-developed.

What was most disappointing about Stephanie Laurens’s story?

The plot was disappointingly boring.

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  • Luna
  • 11 12 2014

More about the Cynsters please

The story about the tutor and governess is okay but i'm more interested about the next generation Cynsters.

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  • sandra4343
  • 10 11 2014

Love evolving through generations. Beautiful

Would you consider the audio edition of By Winter's Light to be better than the print version?

Matthew Brenher is getting very good at pronouncing and keeping the voices straight, Helena is French so he is missing that accent, but we get her character, it is such a delight to listen, I do prefer audio to print.

What other book might you compare By Winter's Light to and why?

There are not many books that show three generations and their commitment to love.

What does Matthew Brenher bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His rich voice for the Cynster males, and determined females.
And the rhythm, there is a beautiful scene he takes us there the winter wonderland, Stephanie describes it with visual detail, but MB is there.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cried every time children and family scenes were described.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the next two, of the twins.

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  • Rose
  • 04 12 2014

A book for Cynster fans

Would you recommend By Winter's Light to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book to fans of the series. If you haven't read any Cynster books don't start with this one.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No the book is too long for a single sitting.

Any additional comments?

This is an ok book and if you are a fan of the Cynster series then you would probably quiet like it, as it does a good job of introducing all of the new generation of Cynsters and gives you a glimpse of your old favourites. The love story is ok but not really as a stand alone book. You have to be fairly on the ball as the is a fair amount of chopping between different groups and their stories.