Stephanie Laurens Message Board
Vicki posts on 6/20/2016 7:57:36 AM
The Dukes need to help his wife after Slyvesters birth is a very strong need, but duty to his King is a stronger need. He leaves to go north to end a political disaster in the making. His answer is to arrange that the heir will be the Kings man. The woman is not pregnant and no one but the husband and his men know this. When the Duke learns of it he also learns that the husband will not bed the wife. So no heir. He resolves to fix the problem. The woman is pregnant with his child, and the only ones knowing this is those at the top involved. When she dies in child birth. To have the child die a few months later is not unheard of. Scandals being sent to the Duke was a kindness on someone's side. His death could be connected to this happening.
Anne posts on 11/3/2011 3:47:57 PM
These novals degrade women, belittle inteligence of both genders, in any social time, then do the same to readers. The story lines are interesting yet thin out very quickly, as do the characters, congrats if you have a roof over your head and food on the table for you family well done for something.
adrian posts on 5/15/2011 1:34:04 PM
I was very upset to find out about sebastians affair in the later series... The Promise In a Kiss is one of my favourite books .. and the love between helena and sebastian is so true and beautifully portrayed. i think that the author stephanie laurens makes a mockery out of that love by making him have an affair with some other lady just cuz he "feels sorry" for her .. i mean how lame can you get. To say i was upset wen i heart about sebastians affair is an extreme understatement. Sebastian's character in " The promise in a kiss" shows him to be a strong person, noble, loyal, faithful and a one woman guy. We definitely couldve done without his affair. To imagine him doing all those beautiful intimate sex acts with someone other than Helena is sickening.
Zoe posts on 6/16/2010 6:51:43 PM
Hey I know everyones asking it but...whats with Sebastians affair? Promise in a Kiss was one of my favourite books of hers and then later I found out he had an affair? He loved Helena so much and the Cynsters aren't the type to have affairs, they're the classic example of love once and always. And he was supposed to have slept with that woman because he felt sorry for her? How worse a romantic hero can you get? Please somebody explain because its really annoying me as you can probably tell.
Madeline posts on 10/7/2009 11:29:49 PM
I have all the Cynster,Bastion Club,Adair books,and am pleased to note there are more on the way. As I am a semi-invalid I find I can escape into a previous world which is so well written to be almost real.
Historical romance novel have always featured high on my reading list'
All the best for your future Stephnie
Hoa posts on 10/26/2008 1:56:44 AM
About Sebastian's affair. There's a scene in Devil's book, where he is explaining to Honoria the outcome of Scandal's birth. They explain that Scandal was and accident, and that Sebastian loved Helena and didn’t intentionally set out to have an affair.
In Devils explanations, we find out that Sebastian was called away to Scotland to assist in a problem and that he returned soon after without any explanation to the outcome of the problem.
In ‘the promise in a kiss’ Sebastian is portrayed as a champion of women. The book details Sebastian’s assisting in situations, most of them involving women.
If we combine what we learnt in ‘Devil’s bride’ and ‘The promise in a kiss’, we can see that Sebastian wasn’t having an affair but he did unintentionally make a mistake by trying to assist a problem incorrectly. I can only put the affair down to his poor choice in how to rectify the situation. Or a moments weakness where he wanted to help a ‘damsel-in-distress’
I don’t really comprehend the importance of the affair in the story, however, I do believe that the affair assisted in showing us how powerful the Cynster family were in the ton. With the appearance of Scandal, we are shown once again the depth of Sebastian’s love for Helena, through his willingness to allow her to make Scandal her adopted child. Helena herself could be quoted in saying that Sebastian would of given her anything, particularly out of guilt.
On a different note. I too would love to find out how Sebastian died.
Stephanie Thompson posts on 9/22/2007 12:03:14 PM
I have now read the first 4 cynster novels and I couldn't put them down. I am in the processing of ordering all the cynster novels. I love her love scenes they are so detailed and I love the fact that she has a story behind each book, like a mystery to solve whilst they fall in love. I plan next to buy the bastion club novels and start collecting.
posts on 8/11/2006 12:33:34 AM
Hey all - I love the Cynster novels and I was just wondering if any of these books by Stephanie Laurens have been made into TV movies...like how some of Daniel Steels books have...thank you!
posts on 6/27/2006 10:24:01 PM
Hello, This is my first time posting here. I love Stephanie Laurens' books. However, I am really confused about Sebastion's affair. I agree that all the men are so upright. Anyway, I love them! I do!
posts on 6/18/2006 7:02:19 PM
Yes, He did have a child from an affair with a Scotish lady. I am also confused since he is not portrayed to be having affairs. His first book, "The Promise in a Kiss" shows him to be such a loving and reputable man. I was hoping Stephanie would write another novel telling us what actually happened in Scotland (affair and the child).
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