Dearly Beloved (Signet Regency Romance) [Mary Jo Putney] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. On a course toward revenge, Diana. If you’re Mary Jo Putney and you’re writing “Dearly Beloved,” there’s no such thing as too many. I have lost my patience with this book. It’s like. Dearly Beloved By Mary Jo Putney – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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Raped by H at 16 and promptly married and deserted. They fell in love and Gervase befriended Diana’s son. Gervase and Diana A discussion in my book club caused me to revisit this book. I woke up at 5: Belovef says that not least among the blessings of a full-time writing career is that one almost never has to wear pantyhose.

Diana is a woman who is not only beautiful and desired by all, but also a woman of deep feeling. Mary Jo Putney was born in Upstate New York with a reading addiction, a condition for which there is no known cure.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This was my ebloved buddy read ever and no surprise that it was with Zoe celebratory cheers-hopefully many more to come.

Jan 20, Bark rated it it was ok Shelves: Aubyn a lesson–even if it means doing so on belovec wedding night. Thus, while I ached for the poor little heroine during the prologue, I understood the hero’s reaction to the circumstance even though he had doomed himself by being falling-down drunk.

It dragged on at times, the villain Veseul was like a caricature, the bedroom scenes were brief and nondescript.


All she knew of men was a meaningless, forced marriage to a visiting lord – and gold to take the place of love. And certainly doesn’t respect her. Lists with This Book. This book is like a very poor painting in a very expensive frame. Diana was outraged for the girl. Aubyn, dedicated himself to the service of his country as a way to redeem the sins of his youth.

I think there are no transgressions committed by humans that are unforgivable unless done in a cold blood putneg way with malicious intent. Why did you write this story? He was in a most unfortunate situation and was forced to marry a young girl, Mary, who he did not know. That perhaps there could be a reason for the act and we the reader could somehow justify and downgrade it to a less offensive transgression.

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The hero made me so angry sometimes I wanted to choke him, but his character was belovee, even though he was strongly flawed. The bad guy is bad, the heroine is heroically, angelically perfect except when she’s human Never tests his theories. Wow, what a wonderful, fast paced, page turner.

Both the character of the hero and the heroine are well developed and both are tortured by their less than perfect childhoods. Once a Scoundrel Rogues Redeemed. But on the whole, we have according to some, a rather unlikeable main male character with no redeeming beeloved whatsoever. No woman viciously raped by a man hangs out to “see what he’s like.

I liked most of the ending. Sufficient time had passed that allowed me to read with belovev eyes. But a fancy frame doesn’t make art. Madeline has fled her lover in London, having discovered she is dying from breast cancer and unwilling to put him under the strain of watching her die.

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I can only say that it was difficult to like this story. Yet Diana wants only one man—a haunted lord with mysterious secrets as deep as hers. Thank you for your feedback. Mary Jo Putney has passion, espionage, flying knives, and an epileptic child.

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How could it happened? Finally although still angry, her forgiveness of her rape dezrly made sense because again during that era consent of a wife was not required for the act dearoy, I mean c’mon if the guiding societal roles especially laws are so lacking, how can we expect people to behave differently? Because of this, I felt cheated out of most of the story, and I couldn’t relate to how the heroine’s feelings for the hero changed from loathing to love. Gervase Brandelin is the Viscount St.

The story begins with him getting drunk out of his mind and arranging an assignation with the tavern girl and the chapter ends with him raping a young girl.

H promptly marries her and then abandons her. The book starts out with Gervase, future Viscount St.

Any woman who has been raped will not be so unconcerned. European Historical Romance Review Tags: Diana sets herself up as a High Class Courtesan but the first man she meets is