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Not Always a Saint: The Lost Lords #7

Mary Jo Putney

ISBN 9781420127171
Publish Date 8/25/2015
Format Paperback
Categories Historical, Zebra
List Price: $7.99

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Daniel Herbert has come to London in search of a wife, someone sensible who can oversee his newly inherited properties, leaving him free to pursue his life's work as a doctor. He never expects to become intoxicated by a woman as mysterious as she is shockingly beautiful. . .

Jessie Kelham's looks have always been a curse. Now alone with a young daughter and a perilous secret, she is in need of protection. But dangerously attractive Daniel is not the kind of husband she has in mind. If he recognizes her, the demons of her past will surely erupt. Yet they cannot keep apart, and soon they are drawn into a union that may bring joy--or shattering danger. . .

"Putney's writing is always exquisite and potent." --Library Journal

About Mary Jo Putney:

Mary Jo Putney is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has written over 50 novels and novellas. A ten-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA, she has won the honor twice and is on the RWA Honor Roll for bestselling authors. She has been awarded two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards, four NJRW Golden Leaf awards, plus the NJRW career achievement award for historical romance. Though most of her books have been historical romance, she has also published contemporary romances, historical fantasy, and young adult paranormal historicals.

Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, Patricia Rice, Nicola Cornick, Cara Elliott, Anne Gracie, Susan King are the ladies otherwise known as the Word Wenches. These eight authors have written a combined 231 novels and 74 novellas. They’ve won awards such as the RITAS, RT Lifetime Achievement award, RT Living Legend, and RT Reviewers Choice award. Several of them are regulars on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Learn more at

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Not always a Sinner either! (Saturday, August 29, 2015)
Reviewer: Kathy Jund

Dr. Daniel Herbert runs a free infirmary out of the home he shares with his sister, Laurel Kirkland (currently estranged from her Spymaster husband), who one fateful night treats a badly beaten young woman and once treated sends her off into the night. Seven years later, finding himself facing the position of reluctant heir, his title will now bring new demands beyond "bone-setting" with no other choice the quiet doctor finds that he is in need of a wife. A dark beauty viewed from across the room draws Daniel's attention but could she also claim his heart. Action, mystery, passion and danger along with the welcome mix of returning Westerfield Academy Alumni make this a read that can not be put down.
The 7th release of the Lost Lords series by Mary Jo Putney, one of the best installments yet!

Blog Tour - Feasted On: Not Always a Saint by Mary Jo Putney (Monday, August 24, 2015)
Reviewer: From Me to You ... Book Reviews

4 out of 5 stars! Jezebel (Jessie/Lisbet) has had a tough life. Growing up as the daughter of a very strict vicar then to become married to an abuser and now to have her current husband pass away leaving her to safeguard her daughter by any means necessary, like finding another man to marry who can give her security and protection sooner then she would like too. Daniel is a perfect choice. He’s the type of man she would like to marry, if only he was a bit older, but with her “shady past” can she be the right woman for him?

While overall a mysterious novel full of intrigue, it was the characters’ banter and the circumstances that brought Jessie and Daniel together that held my interest! Set during the Regency era in England, it deals with abusive husbands/fathers, bigamy, treacherous nephews, an unwanted husband search, and more than enough other things to keep its readers on their toes. In addition, I enjoyed that while this novel is a part of a series, it brings the some previous characters in so seamlessly while building for the following novel (#8) and still coming off as a standalone so I could understand everything that was going on. Very well written and the ending was VERY surprising!

As for the main characters, Jessie and Daniel, they are a matched set. On paper, they were everything both didn’t want for in a partner. Yet, as they get to know one another, better they find that they are the perfect match! I don’t think I’ve ever stated this for a character, but I found Daniel to be pure, and while he constantly says that he is no saint, I will admit he is quite the gentleman. He’s one man I’d recommend anyone to fall for! Together Daniel and Jessie make a very good team. I’d LOVE to read more about them!

I recommend this novel to those who are fans of the series and/or to those looking for an intense Regency romance!

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