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Thunder and Roses

(Fallen Angels #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  4,876 ratings  ·  320 reviews
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. Desperation drives quiet schoolteacher C ...more
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Published October 8th 2011 by Epublishing Works! (first published May 1st 1993)
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Carolyn Obara I have read everything that is online by this author and this book is one of her most intriguing stories. Her research is excellent so it's much…moreI have read everything that is online by this author and this book is one of her most intriguing stories. Her research is excellent so it's much better than the average historical romance, not that the romance isn't good! Highly recommended.(less)
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Juliana Philippa
I first read this book in 2002 so obviously did not remember a single thing about it. This proved to be good for me, because I was able to enjoy it as if it was the first time! The plot is very implausible and the machinations that cause Clare to have to live with Nicholas are so for-the-book's-sake-and-nothing-else, but the question is: did this at all impact my enjoyment of the book? No. Did I care one iota? No. Why? Because the story and characters are fantastic so who cares how improbable it ...more
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Thunder and Roses is the first book in the Fallen Angels series, and was my first full length read by author Mary Jo Putney.

Those of us who are fans of historical romance know that over the past decade, the genre has been flooded with so many books that it’s hard to find anything unique, and in fact, there are many times you can predict exactly which naive but curious little chit will be ruined by what scandalous event that will take place at precisely the stroke of midnight – or shortly therea
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Mo
Sep 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.



I enjoyed this one. Reminded me a little bit of Flowers from the Storm. Clare was a strong heroine. Nicholas, betrayed in the past, thought he would never love.


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Alejandra
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reto-rita-2018
Después del Rita del mes pasado, este libro ha sido todo un disfrute lector.
Es cierto que el principio y mitad me han gustado mucho más que la última parte, porque la he visto demasiado rápida para mi gusto, y también porque hay una subtrama de intriga-misterio que me ha parecido algo absurda.
La historia de los protagonistas comienza a un ritmo muy pausado, pero con tensión sexual, buenos diálogos y tiras y aflojas. Vamos, lo que a mí me gusta.
Me han encantado todos y cada uno de los acercamien
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Viri
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Iba justamente a empezarlo cuando de repente recordé que ya había leído esta historia... no solo eso, la serie.
Floripiquita
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: retorita2
Mary Jo Putney ya me sorprendió para bien en el anterior #RetoRita con su Pecado y virtud, un libro maravilloso con dos protagonistas atípicos en la romántica histórica. Parece ser marca de la casa, pues en este libro, el primero de la serie Ángeles Caídos, vuelve a suceder lo mismo, pues está protagonizado por una maestra de pueblo metodista y un noble gitano. La relación que se establece entre ellos, fruto de un acuerdo de lo más particular, da lugar a un juego de seducción maravilloso, donde ...more
Vero Rinconin
*3'5*
Un bonito libro con 2 protagonistas que no están mal, me quedo sin duda con Nicholas. Pero a pesar de tener un poco de intriga y sacarme unas cuantas sonrisas esta historia no me "ha llenado la patata" XDDDD
Zoe
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keepers
May 16, 2016 Reread:

Every time I read my old favorites from Mary Jo Putney, I realize what is missing in most romance stories for me: Solid characterization and historical research.

2 books from Putney that I would recommend over and over again: Thunder and Roses & Silk and Shadows. Fantastic characterization, there is no other word for it. Putney created Nicholas and Clare, 2 lonely souls, both searching without knowing that they were missing something. This is what makes a story special.
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Myself
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: retorita2-0
4/5
Después de la mala experiencia del mes pasado con la Macomber que gusto da leer a esta autora, con la que ya tuve una muy buena experiencia en el Reto pasado con "Pecado y virtud", que maravilla de libro.
En este libro, primero de los Ángeles caídos, que seguiré leyendo, también me ha sorprendido para bien la pareja protagonista, me ha gustado mucho, sus duelos verbales son buenísimos y su romance a fuego lento también. Nicholas es jdajldjhfhsdfljsldfs y ella me parece muy buena protagonista.
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Noemí
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: retoria-2-2018
#retorita2 #ritaputney
Simplemente una delicia de lectura, lo he disfrutado muchísimo. Es el segundo libro que leo de la autora y estoy encantada. Por supuesto que seguiré con esta serie por que quiero saber más de los otros caídos... Me han encantado los protagonistas, una historia fácil de leer y muy entretenida y bien contada.
FlibBityFLooB
I really enjoyed this book, but it was also a very strange, eccentric story. There were penguins in Regency Wales. There was weird gypsy mating dances. There was dueling fought with whips. There was Indiana Jones-esque escaping from burning buildings. There was naked billiards. There was Christian dogma. There were mine scenes that made me think of times when people fell down shafts in Little House on the Prairie.

Did I mention there was skinny dipping with penguins?

Anyway, it was a very interes
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K.
Aug 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K. by: booklover; Nicki C.
The only Mary Jo Putney book I'd read previous to this one was "The Bartered Bride," which if I'm truthful, I didn't "read" ... I listened to. It had some "pirate" type elements (at least a long sea journey) and ... I HATE that, so obviously it didn't inspire me to say "more please."

That said, a couple of Amazon posters DID inspire me to pick this one off of my TBR (in fact they chose it for me after taking a look at my TBR mountain here on GR! Just goes to show you, many times those who don't
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Ana María
Reconciliada con la histórica con esta novela. O sea, no soy yo… son las historias.
Tormenta de pasiones es el primer libro de la serie “Ángeles caídos” de M.J. Putney. Aquí conocemos a los “ángeles”: Nick, el conde gitano; Lucién, el espía de la corona; Rafe, el duque con el corazón roto y Michael, el soldado con honor (digamos).
En esta historia conocemos la historia de Nick, conde de Aberdare, que abandonó hace cuatro años su hogar, en medio de un escándalo producido por las muertes de su abuel
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Pepa
3.75

Una novela de las de antes, nunca mejor dicho. A medida que avanzaba me he dado cuenta de que ya la había leído. Sí, debe ser de esas primeras novelas que leí el siglo pasado y que "desaparecieron" de mi casa y no las tengo controladas. Una pena
Buena trama, buenos personajes, los dos me han gustado. Esa metodista, falta de cariño y envuelta en una sociedad estricta e hipócrita que se ve abrumada por la sinceridad y el desparpajo de este pícaro protagonista
Nicholas, un libertino de los que en
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Patricia Marin
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha costado, pero por fin lo he terminado!
La falta de tiempo ha provocado que esta novela se quedara en la mesilla durante bastante tiempo, pero no he tenido problema a la hora de retomarla. Todo está relatado de una manera pausada y con el nivel de detalle suficiente para que, una vez empezada, recordara todo a la perfección.
Los personajes tienen todas las características que se espera de ellos, Nicholas es la reina del drama (pobrecito, hay que entenderlo), y se deja llevar por la melancolí
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Lisa Kay
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This almost made 4 stars except for the ending. I must have read it before; I saw the twists and conclusions coming a mile away. (view spoiler) Learned more about mining than I was in the mood for, but it was incredibly realistic and obviously wel
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Ivonne O.
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reto-rita-2-0
Leí el 5to libro antes de este, así que necesitaba entender lo que había hecho Michael en el pasado que lo recuerdos lo atormentaban.
Realmente disfruté de esta bonita historia de amor, combinada con mucha acción, misterio, secretos e intriga, Me encantaron Nicolás y Clare y ese juego de seducción, muy bien logrado, te mantiene expectante, esperando el beso diario y la escena del billar, memorable de las que nunca vamos a poder olvidar y apesar que nos los muestran como polos opuestos, se complem
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Kimberly Carrington-Fox
Estoy entre 3'5 y 4 🌟, pero ya sabéis que soy una rácana y siempre tiro por lo bajo. En el post del #RitaPutney os cuento mi opinión!
Lindsay
Fwew! I finally did it. This felt really long. This wasn't a bad book, but it just didn't exactly come together and work for me, either. There was a lot going on- penguins, billiards, whip fights, mine explosions, gypsy camps, murder plots, and lots of old secrets. I would definitely classify this as melodramatic, and even- dare I say it- a bit cheesy at times. When Clare and Nicholas finally decide to become actual lovers instead of just constantly teasing around the idea, Clare instantly is he ...more
Gilgamesha
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars


MJP is the queen of character development. She delves so deep in the psyche of her characters that you can't help but imagine yourself in their struggle and feel deeply for their suffering. I really enjoyed the nuances of both characters, the immensely complex Clare who is hiding behind her pious persona, and the layered Nicholas who chooses to let public speculation define his image instead of exposing past wounds which are still very much raw!

I also enjoyed their struggle to keep each
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Kat
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Technically, it was perfect- no unnecessary drama (aka "misunderstanding"), a mostly unpredictable storyline, beautiful writing.....but what made this book so outstanding to me were the heartfelt human emotions.....(and Nicolas, I mean, he was just about the perfect hero...)
Already during the first chapter, I had to pause reading and set the book aside because I sensed that I would end up feeling for the characters way to much. And I did.
Their struggles were so real, so beautifully voiced and de
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Beatriz
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una novela muy bonita, en que el juego de la seducción está muy bien logrado en el acuerdo que establecen los personajes principales, que incluye solo un beso diario al que ella tiene el poder de colocarle fin cada vez. Tiene otros componentes que también la hacen muy atractiva, como los problemas de seguridad en la mina y las situaciones que se viven por esa causa. Pero lo que más me gustó fue el proceso de autoconocimiento de la protagonista durante el transcurso de la historia, quien, enfrent ...more
Anna
Nov 17, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 stars
Bad broken man becoming good one.
I love the author's style, I've enjoyed beautiful nature of Wales, its not only a romance read.
I liked the heroine in first half of the book. She was strong and didn't drop her panties for this jerk. But then.... Between kisses and heavy making out she became this pathetic woman.
Hero .. ok. Super super manho. Ex hook ups on London everywhere.
He knew about preventing pregnancy but didn't use it with his girl...
He wanted a short fling with small village te
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Pikolina
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es mi primer libro de la autora y me he quedado con muy buen sabor de boca, y con ganas de conocer las historias del resto de ángeles caidos. En esencia ésta historia me ha parecido muy romantica, muy interesante y los protagonistas de 10. Libro recomendable 100%
Maria Sol
Me estoy volviendo fan de las novelas romanticas históricas situadas en la Inglaterra de 1800....ya no lo puedo evitar!!!!
Primer libro que leo de la autora y me dejó una muy buena impresión, tardé mucho en leerlo porque esta semana estuve muy complicada y por eso me costó un poco mas de lo que esperaba pero finalmente me gustó y disfrute leyéndolo de a ratitos.
Mrsbooks
Mar 06, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-reviews
I thought this was pretty terrible....

Miss Claire Morgan (26yrs) the local school teacher and the Methodist Reverend daughter bravely approaches Nicholas Davies (30yrs) the half gypsy Demon Earl to ask for help saving the local village.

Nicholas, who's jaded, bored, restless, and has absolutely no desire to help names a price he knows Claire can't pay for his assistance so she'll go away and stop nagging him: Her reputation. His price is that she lives with him for 3 months giving the appearance
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Julianna
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Historical Romance; Mary Balogh
Reviewed for THC Reviews
"4.5 stars" Thunder and Roses – along with several other Mary Jo Putney books – has been on my TBR pile for quite some time. I’m glad I finally got around to reading it. I had a feeling I would like Ms. Putney’s work, and this book didn’t disappoint. Her writing style reminds me somewhat of Mary Balogh’s and the book itself reminded me of one of Ms. Balogh’s books, Longing. Both it and Thunder and Roses are set primarily in Wales, and both contain plot elements relating t
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Thunder & Roses is the first story I have read written by Mary Jo Putney. The story takes place starting in 1791 South Wales. Nicholas Davies a very young boy has been sold to his grandfather the Earl of Aberdare by his Gypsy mother Marta. Being a half Gypsy and Half Welsh is grandfather hates him but he is the only heir he has. After a big secret scandal involving Nicholas, his grandfather and there wives, Nicholas leave his estate home for 4years and travels the world.

The year is now 1814
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'"I want to understand as much about Nicholas as I can." She picked a white tulip to go with the scarlet. "Sometimes I feel as if he is a play, and I came in on the second act and must deduce what has gone before.”

Lucien smiled. "That is the nature of all human friendships, and what makes them interesting.
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This book has a great sense of humour.

The humour was one of my favourite parts! The witty banter was seemingly effortless, flowing off of the page. This is one of my favourite examples:
'"I do
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Ewa
I really like this trope in which H/h are forced to live together for some time, so I was truly looking forward to reading this story. I actually pushed it up in my queue of to-read books.

Let's start with this quote:
"She must concentrate on surviving the next three months with her dignity and reputation intact."
You know her virginity is as good as gone, right?

Not even 24 hours pass by when she's feeling "as if she were made of wax that could be molded into any form he desired". And that was a
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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
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Clare Morgan”
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“Something must be done about the food.”

Seeing his speculative glance Clare laid down her fork and gave him a warning scowl. “Yes, I’m a good cook, but I will not have time to work in the kitchen. And don’t try to convince me that a mistress also has to cook for her lover.”

“I wasn’t thinking of wasting your valuable time in the kitchen.” He smiled mischievously. “But a mistress can do interesting thing with food. Shall I describe them?”

“No!”

“Another time, perhaps.”
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