Mary Jo Putney

Mary Jo Putney

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New York, The United States



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She writes young adult fiction as M.J. Putney.

Mary Jo Putney was born in Upstate New York with a reading addiction, a condition for which there is no known cure. After earning degrees in English Literature and Industrial Design at Syracuse University, she did various forms of design work in California and England before inertia took over in Baltimore, Maryland, where she has lived very comfortably ever since.

While becoming a novelist was her ultimate fantasy, it never occurred to her that writing was an achievable goal until she acquired a computer for other purposes. When the realization hit that a computer was the ultimate writing tool, she charged merrily into her first book with an ignorance that illustrates the adage that fools rush in...more

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Fallen Angels Series [image error]Thunder & Roses * Book #1

A Welsh Methodist minister's daughter changes her life when she appeals for help to Nicholas Davies, a half-Gypsy earl.

They called him the Demon Earl. They said he could do anything. Son of a rogue and a Gypsy, Nicholas Davies was a notorious rake until a shattering betrayal left him alone and embittered in the Welsh countryside.

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Average rating: 3.78 · 44,087 ratings · 3,792 reviews · 83 distinct works · Similar authors
The Rake
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 3,655 ratings — published 1989 — 15 editions
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Thunder & Roses (Fallen Ang...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 2,438 ratings — published 1993 — 17 editions
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Loving a Lost Lord (Lost Lo...
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 1,920 ratings — published 2009 — 22 editions
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Never Less Than a Lady (Los...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,710 ratings — published 2010 — 15 editions
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The Bargain (Regency #1)
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 1,871 ratings — published 1988 — 16 editions
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One Perfect Rose (Fallen An...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 1,548 ratings — published 1997 — 14 editions
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Nowhere Near Respectable (L...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,459 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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The Wild Child (The Bride T...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 1,349 ratings — published 1998 — 16 editions
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No Longer a Gentleman (Lost...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 1,110 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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Shattered Rainbows (Fallen ...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 911 ratings — published 1995 — 9 editions
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More books by Mary Jo Putney…
Thunder & Roses Petals in the Storm Dancing on the Wind Angel Rogue Shattered Rainbows River of Fire One Perfect Rose
Fallen Angels (7 books)
3.943421698576338 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 8,148 ratings

A Kiss of Fate Stolen Magic A Distant Magic
Guardians (3 books)
3.683215759350459 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 7,513 ratings

Loving a Lost Lord Never Less Than a Lady Nowhere Near Respectable No Longer a Gentleman Sometimes a Rogue Not Quite a Wife
The Lost Lords (7 books)
3.720400975345435 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 7,382 ratings

The Diabolical Baron The Rake
Davenport Family (2 books)
3.9699045754832394 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 4,087 ratings

The Bargain Petals in the Storm Angel Rogue
Regency (3 books)
3.81672203765227 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 3,612 ratings

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“Europeans condemned Chinese foot binding, but any society that had invented the corset had a lot to answer for.”
Mary Jo Putney, The China Bride

“But why, she thought wryly, did a man seem more attractive as he became less available? How humbling to think one had so much in common with a cow stretching its neck through a gate for better grass.”
Mary Jo Putney, The Bargain

“But gratitude would not have me love you as I do. Love was inspired by what you are - the good, the bad, and even the foolish, which is what you're being right now.”
Mary Jo Putney, The Bargain


The 2nd annual Nothing but Reading Challenges' Best 'DRESS'ed Cover Poll. (2012 edition.)

Help us pick out the best DRESSed cover of 2012. If you don't see one of your favorites please feel free to add it. Just make sure you add it to the right dress category and that the cover came out in 2012. We have six categories:

- Red Click here to get to the Poll.
- White Click here to get to the Poll.
- Blue Click here to get to the Poll.
- Purple/Pink Click here to get to the Poll.
- Black/Miscellaneous Click here to get to the Poll.
- Yellow/Gold/Orange Click here to get to the Poll.

Each category has it's own poll and we'll pick the top 3 from each to go in a finally poll to determine which cover had the most beautiful dress. Enjoy!

The colors for this round are Purple & Pink:

  24 votes, 18.8%

  24 votes, 18.8%

  22 votes, 17.2%

  15 votes, 11.7%

  10 votes, 7.8%

  9 votes, 7.0%

  6 votes, 4.7%

  4 votes, 3.1%

  4 votes, 3.1%

  3 votes, 2.3%

  2 votes, 1.6%

  2 votes, 1.6%

Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt (write-in)
  1 vote, 0.8%

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