One Perfect Rose (Fallen Angels #7)
Few romance novels have touched readers as deeply or as lastingly as this classic by New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney. Poignant, passionate, and tender, One Perfect Rose is the story of two mismatched lovers drawn into a fragile, unforgettable union...One Perfect Rose
Stephen Kenyon, the new Duke of Ashburton, has always known exactly what society expected...more
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 ...more
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 litt ...more
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 Amazon, 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 playe ...more
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).
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 pointles ...more
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 theat ...more
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 ...more
In any case, it's clearly a fairy-tale. Very heartwarming & inspiring & comfo ...more
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 duche ...more
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 ...more
BUT... I really dislike reading books trying to convert the readers into the whole re ...more
Ott áll a dobogó felső fokán a Különös találkozással karöltve.
A téma nem új: a herceg, aki inkognitóban utazik. Már Mátyás királyunk is kipróbálta, de biztos vagyok benne, hogy neki nem voltak olyan barátai, mint Stephennek, és történelmi tények bizonyítják, hogy utazásai során nem sikerült olyan nagyszerű feleségre bukkannia, mint Rosalinda. Mérgezés-túlélésben pedig Stephen még Raszputyint is lepipálta.
OK, bocs, de igazából nem tudok mit írni. Valahányszor ezt a könyvet olvasom, ...more
Me ha encantado tanto como la primera vez que lo leí. La historia de Stephen no queda desmerecida en comparación a sus anteriores, y ofrece algo nuevo a las tan inusuales formas de conseguir novias ...more
Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton is going to change his life by running away from his responsibilities and society and starting over as a regular freeborn man. Sweet and kind, Miss Rosalind Jordan is an orphan but still tries to keep optimistic about life and living. Some people are happy people, ...more
I am revising my 3 stars rating to 2 stars because I found Thunder & Roses more pleasurable, and had more engaging plot.
I have mixed feeling about this novel. The first time I read it, it was in 1998, and it has a different plot than the usual historical romance.
It is just, after rereading it for the second time, I feel like reading 2 different books, with the first half where Stephen traveled with the performing troupe, which is enjoyable. And the second part just wen ...more
Sometimes, I wonder at my own enjoyment of painting by the numbers of meanderings. Of course, and of course, and yet. The point of a romance is never the plot. It is the reveal. The moments when love blossoms.
That point when Stephen tells Rosalind that for everything there is a season a ...more
This story was AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL.
I read obsessively and it's been a while since I've read a GOOD historical romance. Everything i come across lately it's like i read already, always the same story. When it always the same storyline it becomes rather easy to predict the entire story. But this; it had me laughing, crying, and feeling a lot of other emotions.
With One Perfect ...more
Okay, so Duke Stephen has been told he has at most three months to live. He's stunned, then in denial, then angry about how he's spent his whole dadgum life being responsible and proper and bored out of his skull. So he decides to just get away. Leave, and take some time to come to terms with the diagnosis, time to *live* before he dies.
He stumbles upon a traveling acting troupe and falls head over heels with Rosalinde, the eldest (adopted) daughter of the troupe's founding family. He's rope ...more
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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 ...more