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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In that first novel, The Diabolical Baron, was published. I was reluctant to read this book Putney Mary Jo is a very good writer. I like that her characters are more stoic than others. The bad guy is bad, the heroine is heroically, angelically perfect except when she’s human Lord Gervase and Diana, a hidden heir!

Dearly Beloved by Mary Jo Putney

I would recommend this book to anyone who would care for a glimpse into the life of a courtesan and a truly endearing love story. Let me use the hero of this story for an example. Doesn’t even check out his new mistress to determine her background? Raped by H at 16 and promptly married and deserted.


But his level of doubt and suspicion over everything seems extreme and left me feeling very worn out. This story is about revenge.

View all 3 comments. The reason for the censure is mainly due to the beginning of the story where there is a relatively graphic rape scene by our leading male character. Her writing style is smooth and flawless.

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Aubyn, dedicated himself to the service of his country as a way to redeem the sins of his youth. Nu intru in detaliile acestrei povesti,dar trebiue sa justific un punctaji de 3.

Finished this last night, and have to say I loved this book!

Our main female character is Diana Lindsey. Wow, what a wonderful, fast paced, page turner. After earning degrees in English Literature and Industrial Design at Syracuse University, she did various forms of design work in California and England before inertia took over in Baltimore, Maryland, where she has lived very comfortably ever since. If you are patient enough and have followed my useless review to this point, I will tell you finally what happened in this questionable story.

I happen to nary strongly disagree. I had forgotten the particulars, but remembered that I enjoyed this book on my first read.

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And I have a problem with Diana’s justification of Gervase’s marital rape My library Help Advanced Book Search. And I love it. I cannot relate to either Gervase or Diana, each had something that I find distasteful. ComiXology Thousands of Ddarly Comics.


It dragged on at dsarly, the villain Veseul was like a caricature, the bedroom scenes were brief and nondescript. To appease her and his own guilt, Gervase decided to face his demon and visit Mary.

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However, I did not really enjoy this particular book. Her books are smart and she’s not afraid of writing about problematic and controversial issues. MJP failed to redeem either of them The hero of Dearly Beloved rapes a teenage girl. Gervase, her rapist, her husband, and her H. Social mores were quite different then and those we consider youngsters today would have been thought dexrly be of marriageble age mo the late ‘s.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Nov 03, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: But this gentle woman all of a sudden decided that she needed to become a courtesan. Of course Diana got pregnant that night. Mother of a young son product of the rape.