Once a Rebel
Book 2, Rogues Redeemed
Mary Jo Putney
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“Putney’s endearing characters and warm-hearted stories never fail to inspire and delight.” —Sabrina Jeffries
A ROGUE REDEEMED
As Washington burns, Callista Brooke is trapped in the battle between her native England and her adopted homeland. She is on the verge of losing everything, including her life, when a handsome Englishman cuts through the violent crowd to claim that she is his. Callie falls into her protector's arms, recognizing that he is no stranger, but the boy she'd once loved, a lifetime ago.
Lord George Gordon Audley had been Callie’s best friend, and it was to Gordon she turned in desperation to avoid a loathsome arranged marriage. But the repercussions of his gallant attempt to rescue her sent Callie packing to Jamaica, and Gordon on a one way trip to the penal colony of Australia.
Against all odds, Gordon survived. Finding Callie is like reclaiming his tarnished soul, and once again he vows to do whatever is necessary to protect her and those she loves. But the innocent friendship they shared as children has become a dangerous passion that may save or destroy them when they challenge the aristocratic society that exiled them both . . .
Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author Mary Jo Putney’s Rogues Redeemed series
“RITA Award-winning Putney begins her new Rogues Redeemed series on a high note with an impeccably written book that realistically integrates the cost of the Napoleonic Wars into a compelling story that neatly balances dangerous adventures and passionate romance.” —Booklist
“A thrilling, romantic tale.” —Bookpage, Top Pick of the Month
“Putney’s multifaceted and well-developed characters add depth to this romance, which is complete with the trials of war and the promise of future series installments.” —Publishers Weekly
Absolutely Loved It!
I thoroughly enjoyed this historical fiction novel. It is a well-written, heart-wrenching, and touching read. Mary Jo Putney is a great writer and storyteller.
Callie Brooke and Lord George Gordon Audley have been best friends since childhood. When Callie, at age sixteen, complained to Gordon that her father planned to marry her off, to an old Jamaican Planter, Gordon asked her to marry him instead. Their plan to escape and elope in Scotland, however, was thwarted. Callie was forced to marry right away, and Gordon was whipped, charged with kidnapping, and sent to a penal colony.
Life had not been easy for either of them, but fate was on their side. After fifteen years, during a British invasion in America, they met again. They were not the same people, though, their childlike silliness had dulled over the years, and their hearts, scarred. They decided to return to England to settle together and confront their childhood demons. Life, though, was not done thrashing them about; but their deep friendship and trust in one another carried them forward.
I was captivated from the first page. Don’t pass this book up. It’s a keeper. Thank you, Kensington Books and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!