“Putney’s reputation as one of the finest writers of Regency romance is
well deserved. She never shies away from different plots or atypical
characters and writes wildly exciting adventure romances. She’s done it
all again in the marvelous, emotional and thrilling fifth book in the
Lost Lords series.” --RT Book Reviews on Sometimes a Rogue Top Pick
of equal measures of dangerous intrigue and potent passion, Putney’s
fifth elegantly written installment in her Lost Lords series delivers
captivating characters, an impeccably realized Regency setting, and a
thrilling plot rich in action and adventure.” – Booklist, STARRED review for Sometimes a Rogue
the most proper young lady yearns for adventure. But when the very well
bred Miss Sarah Clarke-Townsend impulsively takes the place of her
pregnant twin, it puts her own life at risk. If the kidnappers after her
sister discover they’ve abducted Sarah instead, she will surely pay
with her life…
Rob Carmichael survived his
disastrous family by turning his back on his heritage and becoming a
formidable Bow Street Runner with a talent for rescuing damsels in
distress. But Sarah is one damsel who is equal to whatever comes.
Whether racing across Ireland with her roguish rescuer or throwing
herself into his arms, she challenges Rob at every turn.
“You can't go wrong with a Putney romance!” –Sabrina Jeffries
Praise For Mary Jo Putney’s Lost Lords Series
“Romance at its best!” —Julia Quinn
“Exquisitely and sensitively written.” —Library Journal, starred review
“Intoxicating and not-to-be missed.” —RT Book Reviews (4 ½ Stars, Top Pick)
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Appearances Can Be Deceiving!
(Sunday, November 3, 2013)
Reviewer: Kathy Jund
Mary Jo Putney returns with her fifth installment of her exciting adventures in her Lost Lords series - Sometimes a Rogue.
Mariah Townsend the Duchess of Ashton heavy with the pregnancy of her first child and feeling restless with all the extra fussing and attention begged her twin sister, Sara Clarke-Townsend to sneak out of Ralston Abbey and take her on an early dawn curricle ride around the estate property in order to gain some fresh air. Although being followed at a discreet distance by their groom Murphy, the sisters knew that upon their return the inhabitants of Ralston Abbey were bound to be up in arms at their early morning wanderings with their Golden Duchess so close to term. Mariah instructed to ride to the highest point of the estate up a hill, which contained an abandoned church currently under restoration. Enjoying their stolen freedom immensely, the two sisters talked of love, babies and the opportunities to be together. Upon reaching the church, Mariah gave a painful gasp and soon discovered her skirts stained with liquid and blood. Fearing the baby’s early arrival, the groom was sent hurriedly back to the Abbey to obtain a wagon to carry the duchess home since it was not safe to return the way they came. Sara, determined to keep her sister safe suggested she lie down in the church until help arrived. Upon the sound of hoof beats Sara ran to the door to discover not the Duke and a wagon but rough men announcing their good fortune that the groom had rode away leaving them with to proceed with their assigned task of kidnapping the Duchess and her unborn child. Thinking fast Sara decided to hide Mariah on the church crypt and pass herself off as her sister Mariah the Duchess of Ashton. In haughty tones she expected would be required, Sara was convincing enough to make the men believe that she was indeed the Duchess having recently given birth. Her tale complete, the imposter Duchess Sara Clarke-Townsend was taken away by knifepoint and led to an awaiting carriage while her sister the true Duchess, awaited in the dark crypt for assistance to arrive.
Hoping for some peace and quiet after a long journey, Rob Carmichael, Bow Street Runner decided to act on an open invitation and visit his friend Adam who was also the Duke of Ashton. Upon arriving at Ralston Abbey, he soon discovered pandemonium outside the grounds, which also consisted of the Duchess who appeared to be in distressed labor. Once apprised of the situation at hand, Rob Carmichael although weary from his travels set out to find clues, which he hoped, would lead him to discover the whereabouts and lead to the safe rescue the falsely kidnapped Sara Clarke-Townsend along with the identity of the perpetrator who orchestrated the ghastly scheme.