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Loving a Lost Lord by Mary Jo Putney


Cover art: Loving a Lost Lord Reviewer: Lori Graham
Title: Loving a Lost Lord
Author: Mary Jo Putney
Publisher: Zebra
ISBN-13: 978-1-4201-0328-1
Release Date: July 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Historical Romance
Year/Setting: 1812/England
Overall Rating: 5.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: Minimal
Mary Jo's Website: www.maryjoputney.com

Mariah Clarkeís life hasnít been an easy one. Yes, she has had exciting adventures but living with a gambler father wasnít without its problems. They never stayed in one place very long and she was really rather lonely. Then the day came that her father won an estate and she finally had a home. On a trip, though, her father is killed and when the old owner of the estate starts pressing his advances on her and suggesting they marry, she is more than a little worried.

When she was finally feeling at her witís end, the sea delivered a man to the beach not far from her home. A man with no memory of who he was. Until he remembered, she would care for him and he would be her long-lost husband saving her from a marriage to a man who wasnít her dream. As time goes on though, she is finding it hard to not let her feelings get involved with this man who she has named Adam.

"Adam" has no memory beyond waking up to the face of an angel. He struggles greatly with not having a past but knowing he is married to a woman such as Mariah was almost more than he could have hoped for. Dreams begin to wander in as he courts his wife and tries to regain his life. Are those dreams memories or something else? He struggles with knowing which way he wants that question answered.

Mary Jo Putney has created an incredible work with Loving a Lost Lord. Now, I have to admit that historical romance is not my first choice when picking a book to read for personal pleasure. But, for any of you out there who struggle with this genre, put those fears aside. There are so many facets in this book that a history buff will be pleased but they are so well done every romance lover will find something to enjoy.

Loving a Lost Lord is full of romantic tension entwined with suspense as his life begins to reveal itself and the heartwarming touch of reunited family. Her characters are real and raw in the emotions they struggle with and the scenery is vivid even for those without a great mind

According to the press release, this is the first in a series and I canít wait for the next. Well done, Ms. Putney!!


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