Books by Mary Jo 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 Californ

ONCE A REBEL by Mary Jo Putney
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Though suspense and adventure drive this story forward, the love at its center sets it apart."
Two childhood friends find each other again by the dawn's early light. Read full book review >
NOT QUITE A WIFE by Mary Jo Putney
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Elegant and tender; a compelling sweep of romance and adventure with a gratifying undertone of social justice elements."
An estranged couple is brought together by fate and tries to make a go of it again, but the tensions that drove them apart still exist, and unbeknownst to them, they have a shadowy, malevolent enemy, too. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Both elegant and swashbuckling, romantic and rollicking—an entertaining, satisfying romance."
Bravely standing in for her very pregnant twin sister, the Duchess of Ashton, Sarah Clarke-Townsend is abducted by Irish agitators; being rescued by Rob Carmichael sets in motion a series of events that will change both their lives forever. Read full book review >
DARK PASSAGE by Mary Jo Putney
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"The suspenseful story combined with paranormal romance works well, with the exciting history lesson as an added bonus; one of the better efforts in this overstuffed genre. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
The romance and the action keep zooming along in this first sequel to Putney's Dark Mirror (2011). Read full book review >
DARK MIRROR by Mary Jo Putney
Released: March 1, 2011

"Putney, an award-winning adult romance author, keeps the pace fast, adds a dash of suspense and shines a friendly light on history while providing plenty of entertainment in her first novel for teens. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
This enjoyable supernatural time-travel story follows many of the conventions of romance novels, with its characters mostly drawn from English aristocracy (in this case in 1803) and an impossible romance with a drop-dead gorgeous young heir to a dukedom. Read full book review >
A KISS OF FATE by Mary Jo Putney
Released: June 29, 2004

"Not Putney's best, but entertaining nonetheless."
An English enchantress in love with a Scot, circa 1745. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2001

"An improbable historical romance that doesn't know when to quit: another in the long line of wonderfully entertaining tales from Putney (China Bride, 2001, etc.)."
Kidnapped and enslaved by Malay pirates, English gentlewoman Alexandra is rescued by a dashing captain who falls in love with her. Read full book review >
THE CHINA BRIDE by Mary Jo Putney
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Delicately sensual East-meets-West historical romance."
The forbidden world of 19th-century China opens its gates to a wandering Scottish lord and the beautiful Eurasian girl who serves as his guide. Read full book review >
THE WILD CHILD by Mary Jo Putney
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The working-out of family and emotional problems doesn—t seem enough to give this story needed spice, and the sudden, melodramatic addition of a villain is a bit slapdash."
Twins seem to be the newest romance fashion. Read full book review >