Books by Mary Jo Putney

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Once a Spy

Once a Spy is the fourth and final installment in Mary Jo Putney’s Rogues Redeemed series. It’s a mixed bag of lovely romance, questionable circumstances, interesting war story, and unbelievable outcomes. In the end, I was entertained but it left me scratching my head a few times. British int ...

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Once a Rebel

Mary Jo Putney’s series about redeemed rogues adds a second chapter in, Once a Rebel,  a story featuring two childhood friends who manage to fall in love in spite of the titanic-sized obstacles between them. Lord George Gordon Richard Augustus Audley  - third son of the Marquess of Kingston - ...

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The Rake (#57 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on March 15, 1998 Nobody can write nicer heroes than Mary Jo Putney. Sure, they're flawed. They often have mammoth hurdles to overcome, and they don't always know how to say "I love you" even when they feel it to the depths of their souls. But most of Ms ...

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Uncommon Vows

A DIKlassic Review originally published on August 10, 2002 Uncommon Vows is my favorite among Mary Jo Putney’s books, more romantic to me than even the wonderful Shattered Rainbows. Putney’s only medieval begins under the omen of an eclipse of the moon whose light is devoured by shadow on the ...

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Once a Soldier

Once a Soldier is the first book in Mary Jo Putney’s new Rogues Redeemed series. This book begins with Major Lord Will Masterson regaining consciousness locked in a French cellar after being knocked out by the enemy.  He and several other prisoners are scheduled to be hung the next morning as ...

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Not Quite a Wife

This, the sixth book in Ms Putney’s Lost Lords series tells the story of a couple who have been estranged for over a decade. I’m a sucker for a good second-chance romance, so this book seemed as though it would be right up my alley – and while it did tick a few of my favourite boxes, there are ...

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Sometimes a Rogue

One major eye roll. That’s what Sometimes a Rogue was. Even now I look at the book and wrinkle my nose, as though even the cover conveys the overly sweet, life-is-perfect-and-nothing-bad-can-really-touch-me vibe that I got from the pages within. I am a fan of Mary Jo Putney’s work, generally, bu ...

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Nowhere Near Respectable

Mary Jo Putney has long been a favorite of mine, but her recent return to historicals has been a bit hit or miss with me; while I enjoyed the previous Lost Lords series, her other recent release, The Bargain, failed to catch my attention. Now she’s back to the Lost Lords in Nowhere Near Respectabl ...

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Never Less Than a Lady

Never Less Than a Lady is Mary Jo Putney’s second installment in her Lost Lords series and, while it’s better than many romances on the market, as a longtime fan of the author, I was disappointed. Without a doubt Mrs. Putney is one of the greats of the romance genre, but if you’re looking for ...

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Loving a Lost Lord

I’ve long awaited Mary Jo Putney’s return to historical romance, so I began this one with high expectations. While Loving a Lost Lord is a well done romance on many levels, it also missed the mark on just as many. The ducal hero, Adam, believed dead in an explosion on his yacht as the story b ...