Star

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 166 ratings

Evening Star Publisher's Summary

Dear Listener: Evening Star, formerly titled Sweet Surrender, first appeared in 1984. I have not rewritten it, but now this novel is where 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. Evening 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 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.

Would you make Giana’s bargain with Daniele? Would you keep the bargain? Agree to be part of the Roman Flower Auction? Let me know - Catherine Coulter

©2001 Catherine Coulter (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Evening Star

    • By: Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated by: Chloe Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying start but got better

    • By CAROLYN on 04-16-12

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • Midnight Star

    • Star Quartet, Book 2
    • By: Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated by: Chloe Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    This is the story of Delaney Saxton, a man who struck it rich in the California gold rush of 1849 and stayed to build a great city, and Chauncey FitzHugh, an heiress from England who travels to San Francisco to avenge her father. She believes Delaney Saxton ruined him and plans to destroy Saxton in the same way he destroyed her father - leaving him betrayed and penniless. But her prey isn’t what she expected. He is charming, too handsome for his own good, rich - and elusive as a wisp of smoke.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I really tried to like it but........

    • By CAROLYN on 06-01-12

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 3

    • Wild Star

    • The Star Series
    • By: Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated by: Chloe Campbell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    There are men and then there are MEN, and then there’s Brent Hammond, a gambler who’s handsome as sin, distrustful as only a betrayed man can be, and wilder than an unbroken stallion. When he meets Byrony by chance in San Diego, he can’t help himself - he’s charmed - until he sees her again in San Francisco as the petted wife of an older rich man. All his distrust and cynicism come out, and he treats her very badly indeed. He fights as only a man can who’s willing to do anything to keep himself protected.

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  • Book 4

    • Jade Star

    • Star Quartet, Book 4
    • By: Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated by: Chloe Campbell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Jade Star, the final novel of the Star series, first appeared in May 1987. Saint Morris has always been my favorite character among all the wonderful San Francisco men. He is fascinating, honorable, and sexy - the perfect hero. Saint first meets Juliana DuPres on the island of Maui when he is a very young doctor, just landed off a whaler, and she is the 13-year-old daughter of an impossibly puritanical minister. When he leaves Maui he takes the girl’s heart with him. When Saint sees Juliana again it is six years later and she is being sold in a slave auction in San Francisco....

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