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Title:
Not always a saint
Author:
Putney, Mary Jo, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Kensington hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
Physical Description:
294 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Medical student and saint-like Daniel Herbert becomes attracted to the Black Widow, Jessie Kelham, but if he recognizes her the demons of her past will surely erupt. Yet they cannot keep apart--and soon they are drawn into a union that may bring joy--or shattering danger.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781617739064
Format :
Book

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Daniel Herbert has come to London in search of a wife, someone sensible who can oversee his newly inherited properties, leaving him free to pursue his life's work as a doctor. He never expects to become intoxicated by a woman as mysterious as she is shockingly beautiful. . .

Jessie Kelham's looks have always been a curse. Now alone with a young daughter and a perilous secret, she is in need of protection. But dangerously attractive Daniel is not the kind of husband she has in mind. If he recognizes her, the demons of her past will surely erupt. Yet they cannot keep apart, and soon they are drawn into a union that may bring joy--or shattering danger. . .


Author Notes

Romance writer Mary Jo Putney was born in New York and graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in English literature and Industrial design. She served as the art editor of The New Internationalist magazine in London and worked as a designer in California before settling in Baltimore, Maryland in 1980 to run her own freelance graphic design business Her first novel was a traditional Regency romance, which sold in one week. Signet liked the novel so much that it offered Putney a three-book contract. In 1987 that first novel, The Diabolical Baron, was published. Since then, she has published more than twenty-nine books. Her books have been ranked on the national bestseller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly. Most of her books have been historical romance. She has also begun writing fantasy romance and romantic fantasy. Putney has won the Romance Writers of America RITA Award twice, for Dancing on the Wind and The Rake and the Reformer and has been a RITA finalist nine times. She is on the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll for bestselling authors, and has been awarded two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards and four Golden Leaf Awards. Her titles include: Dark Mirror, Dark Passage, No Longer a Gentleman, Never Less than a Lady, and Nowhere Near Respectable.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Daniel Herbert, the newly instated Lord Romayne, needs a wife. Someone who can take over managing his estates and running his household, thus leaving Daniel free to continue to do what he loves most in the world: practice medicine. Jessie Kelham, the widow of the late Baron Philip Kelham, needs a husband. After her husband Philip's death, Jessie, initially, had no plans on remarrying, but when she is informed that her young daughter Beth will inherit her father's estate and his title, everything changes. Philip's nephew, Frederick, is outraged that he has been passed over in the will, and he has vowed he will take guardianship of Beth. Neither Daniel nor Jessie is exactly what the other had in mind, but one kiss between them changes everything. In the latest polished addition in her Lost Lords series, RITA Award-winning Putney (Not Quite a Wife, 2014) gifts readers with impeccably crafted Regency romance with a strong sense of time and place as well as a beautifully matched couple they won't soon forget.--Charles, John Copyright 2015 Booklist


Library Journal Review

Although surprised and dismayed to find his current service-oriented life upended when he suddenly inherits the Romayne barony, dedicated surgeon and vicar Daniel Herbert bravely shoulders his responsibilities and sets off to London in search of a wife. There, he finds himself totally captivated by beautiful Jessie, Lady Kelham, a recent widow in desperate need of a husband-but a woman who seems bent on avoiding him at all costs. And then a threat and a compromising kiss change everything, and Jessie and Daniel are forced to come to terms with their fears and their feelings as they struggle to outwit both expected and unexpected blackguards. VERDICT A caring heroine with a sordid past who doubts her self-worth and a hero plagued by soul-destroying guilt find love and redemption in a captivating romance that is graced with impeccable character development, flawless prose, and several surprising twists. Putney (Not Quite a Wife) lives in the Baltimore area. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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