One Perfect Rose Best Download || [Mary Jo Putney], One Perfect Rose, Mary Jo Putney, One Perfect Rose Stephen Kenyon Duke of Ashburton has always taken the duties of his rank seriously until shocking news sends him running from his isolating world of wealth and privilege to roam the countryside as an ordinary man When he meets the lovely Rosalind Jordan a foundling who has grown into an enchanting compassionate woman she stirs the deepest desires of his heart Yet hoStephen Ke One Perfect Rose Best Download || [Mary Jo Putney] - One Perfect Rose, One Perfect Rose Stephen Kenyon Duke of Ashburton has always taken the duties of his rank seriously until shocking news sends him running from his isolating world of wealth and privilege to roam the countryside as a
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This is what a romance novel should be, two people falling in love, facing hardship and adversity together instead of bickering and arguing and hating each other into love with a multi dimensional human not inhuman antagonist Spoliers follow The proloue covers the heroines childhood trama Read it Don t skip over it like some readers do.Chapter one opens with the hero an unmarried duke receiving a diagnosis of death from his physician, only three to six months to live To cope with the news, our h [...]
MJP definitely saved the best for last in the Fallen Angels series Had I known that this one could most likely be read as a standalone maybe reading Shattered Rainbows first, but not necessarily , I probably would have read it first, but at least I got to know a lot about the secondary characters on my journey.Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton, is dying His doctor warns him that he has 3 6 months to live, but probably will not make it all the way to 6 So Stephen desparate to live what little lif [...]
I have found a romance novel that made me bawl for half the book Seriously Ugly, gross crying that requires a box of kleenex and hiding from your family I think it might end up displacing Laura Kinsale s Flowers from the Storm as my favorite romance novel.Set in the later 1810s, the hero of the book is Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton the older brother of Michael Kenyon from Shattered Rainbows, glimpses of whom I loved in SR though reading SR is unnecessary to get the brunt of this book Stephen [...]
I m really fond of this book I like ones where the main character thinks he s dieing and goes about closing out his affairs and doing the things he feels he should do before he dies Of course since I like happy endings, I only like these books if the character doesn t really die Here the hero sets off to travel and discovers love I really enjoyed Stephen and loved the travelling players he meets Well drawn main characters and secondary characters.
I followed this up from The Bargain It s not quite the same trope but has resonances the dying hero I picked it out from its fellows in its series from the descriptions on , so it must be what I was still in the mood for A staid duke why must it always be dukes, these days Isn t the lesser aristocracy sufficient Rank inflation gets bad medical news happily for the rest of the tale, not the pox , and rides out alone to deal with it he encounters a group of traveling players, and angsty romance en [...]
This book is amazing The struggle to come to term with deathe haunting uncertainties of whether there is a life after heree need for love and fulfillmentl universal things that humans have grappled with and tried to understand since the beginning of time MJP is a master of human emotions and potraying the dichotomies of human strength and frailties in the face of catastrophe of personal or larger proportion.So why not 5 stars Ohhh because I am a very very very impatient readerd right from the ve [...]
Rosalind and Stephen worked well together They were nicely developed and likable It was very refreshing how the two actually LIKED each other through out the whole book, and never got mad at each other Yay I loved Stephen He was such a different romantic hero He was kind and nice and not overbearing or bossy He was genuinely a really good person I felt SO protective of him And I loved his brother, Michael Their relationship was sweet Rosalind s sob story was a little silly and pointless and over [...]
Wonderful story and wonderful ending to a great series I loved how MJP kept us apprised of the other couples throughout the entire series without being intrusive about it I would love to see a reunion book done, but that is just me never getting enough ending.
Intense But in a good way This was an amazingly romantic story, honest and heartbreaking, and it kept me riveted from page one Stephen, the Duke of Ashburton, has three months to live, six on the outside After receiving the news, he fills two saddle bags with supplies and takes off alone to come to terms with his mortality He might only have been gone a week, but when he saves the life of a boy who might have drowned into the river, he becomes a part of the boy s family a traveling theater troup [...]
I really enjoyed this book The overall writing is rather better than most of recently written books and that really makes it pleasant to read.The plot with some secrets, some fool play, some adventure, came along very nicely, without ever dragging for too long It supported the characters development and change over time, especially regards their relationship which came unexpected but felt nonetheless true and strong enough to last a lifetime whatever came to them I liked that the secrets are not [...]
This really hit the spot I liked Rosalind and Stephen immediately, and I enjoyed watching them get to know each other and fall in love They re good people Both have experienced pain but neither is defined by their traumas It s a relief to read about some likable characters who like each other rather than another tragic hero rescued by a saintly heroine My only quibble, and it s a small one, is that the ending is a little too neat and a little too sweet.One Perfect Rose isn t the first in the ser [...]
Those of you who know me, know I rarely give out 5 star ratings So take that as a sign of a great novel, I laughed, cried and smiled until my cheeks hurt Touching is to soft a word but I can t seem to select another Unfortunately this is not on audio, definitely an oversight I would have gladly purchased it and listened to it immediately if that was the case A great voice would have had me bawl I know Definitely a HEA ending so have no fear and that s the only spoiler you ll get from meW I m act [...]
I don t care much for Regency books unless they are really good This one is Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburdon, has always faithfully fulfilled his obligations He even married a woman because that was his obligation She died, and sometime later Stephen is given a death sentence of his own.He decides it is time for him to do the things he would like to do for a change One of the things he does, is to set off on an adventure across country where he runs into a family of stage actors As he becomes s [...]
4.25My absolute favorite one in the series I am a sucker for terminal illness romance but this one was so much It can be read as a stand alone I don t think there was a character that I didn t care for in this book except the old already dead Duke but I already hated him from previous books.
3.75 stars rounded up to 4
This was a sweetly romantic book The MCs were amazing and I loved their relationship They were loving, honest, supportive, and patient with each other It was a refreshing change.Most of the conflict revolves around the fact that Stephen has been given a diagnosis that means he only has a few months to live This changes the way he views everything in his past, present and future I give this 3 stars because it all was so predictable to me I immediately guessed that view spoiler the pills were pois [...]
A book I liked despite itself Here, in a flourish of spoilers, is why this is a real grain of salt book 1 a 3 year old child sees and not only remembers awful events but understands the implications, and 25 years later is able to tell all 2 NO ONE asks for a second opinion even the guy who is told he has 3 months to live, until the midnight hour when he s going down for the count 3 The guy who is deliberately responsible for attempted murder is forgiven by almost everyone for pretty flimsy reaso [...]
This is one of my favourite Fallen Angels books, the last in the series and doesn t really concern the group of friends at Eton, but Michael Kenyon s older brother who reached out to him in his own book and finally finds happiness here.It s also a great introduction to the world of the strolling players, the wandering theatre troupes touring England at the time and the plays of Shakespeare.Because of a misdiagnosis with a sinister background, as is later on revealed , Stephen Kenyon believes he [...]
This is probably the saddest book of the entire series The story is about Michael Kenyon s brother, Stephan Kenyon the Duke of Ashburton Stephan is such a contrast to Michael and their father He is kind, caring, compassionate and so very lonely He has always tried to be what was expected of him and when he is told he is dying he realizes that he has never really lived the way he wanted His adventures after finding out he is going to die lead him to a woman that makes him feel things that he thou [...]
Reading my way through a box of old books This was good as far as a love story goes Man thinks he s dying, runs away from his title for a while, meets and falls in love The problem I had is it just seemed like too many plot lines He is dying, confronted with his mortality he behaves in a way that leads to his meeting his soulmate, but not to worry he isn t dying Great Oh and by the way she is an orphaned child found wandering the streets and adopted by actors, and she s really a countess Great A [...]
I m still trying to make up my mind about Mary Jo Putney She was recommended to me as being similar to Brenda Joyce, which, after 2 books, I really can t agree with Still, this book was enjoyable, exciting, romantic and held my attention That s worth three stars, in any case.The plot was unusual as well as highly dramatic a terminally ill duke runs away from all responsibility, and joins an acting troupe, where he falls in love with a actress who is really spoiler alert a lost French duchess Che [...]
This book was what originally drew me to Mary Jo Putney A remarkable book with depth, this book is truly a wonderful culmination of one of my favorite series of all time Stephen is such a complex man facing his own mortality and finally casting off the bonds of a privileged lifestyle that afforded him so much heartbreak Truly the backbone of his family, I wish so desperately for him to survive and yet love the way he embraces his life on the brink of death Rosalind, with such a tragic past, is e [...]
I have had my little rack size hardcover edition of this book for probably 15 years and it s the one book I bring out and re read every few months without fail You can t help but fall in love with the dying Duke who would jump in a river to save a stranger s child, or to want to be a part of Rosalind s wonderfully quirky adopted family This book stole my heart away the very first time I read it and continues to do so today Some historical romances waste so much story on the characters propriety [...]
The first part of the book, up to the marriage, is excellent, other than the somewhat silly subplot about the brother running all over the country looking for the hero After that it becomes rather laboured and the cliches come fast and thick The bits about the near death experiences are almost unreadable This is only the second book by Mary Jo Putney I ve read and both of them have lost heiresses What s up with that, especially when the heiress aspect doesn t add anything to either book
Mary Jo Putney creates characters that you would like to know Her heroes and heroines are human but evoke empathy and a desire for a good ending in this reader After avidly returning to romances in my retirement, I have discovered my taste runs toward character development and growth stories rather than a lot of sexual tension and a dance between two people who are only chronologically adults Mary Jo Putney has definitely met the criteria for being classified in the need to read her books categ [...]
One Perfect Rose is the seventh book in Mary Jo Putney s Fallen Angels series Ms Putney has quite a few fans so curiosity had me pick this up when I saw it at my local library I enjoyed reading the synopsis and thought it sounded interesting I did like it I m not sure what it was about the book that didn t grab me The story was good and the characters were likable but the writing itself didn t pull me in.
Beautiful story , the plot is unique The only thing I hate that the writer kept saying that Rosalind was not pretty I hate this in historical romances They always said the the hero is the most handsome man and the heroine is not pretty enough Arrrgh that became a boring and No necessary thing in this case
Enjoyed this final book in the Fallen Angel series, largely because of the tenderhearted hero, Stephen Kenyon, the Duke of Ashburton Loved his incognito road trip with a troupe of actors, the depiction of the fun and chaotic backstage life of the itinerant actors, and the theatrical history of the provinces and London during this period.
I enjoyed this story Ash is a marvellous hero, especially as he flees his life of responsibility to discover what it means to live as his days are numbered.The passion he finds with his heroine is beautfully described, and their love felt totally genuine and natural No rushing and contriving here.
Historic Romance What an enjoyable read Both heroine and hero are immensely likeable and mature, no silly bickering or foolish deeds here This story has depth than the typical romance novel as well This was my first Mary Jo Putney book, but it definitely won t be my last