Book Reviews of One Perfect Rose (Fallen Angels)

One Perfect Rose (Fallen Angels)
One Perfect Rose - Fallen Angels
Author: Mary Jo Putney
ISBN-13: 9780449000175
ISBN-10: 0449000176
Publication Date: 5/1997
Pages: 421
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Ivy Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This 7th, an final, book in the 'Fallen Angels' series is, in my opinion, the best! I loved the characters ... and the surprising ending!
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Helpful Score: 3
Putney writes such good stories in this genre. She captures our interest and keeps it throughout the moves of the plot, and gives us main characters we either love or love-to-hate. The story of Stephen, a good man (and a handsome one, too) and his voyage of self-discovery as he lives through what he knows will be his last days on earth is such a story. With wit and compassion, delightful humor and wry cynicism, Putney tells a story of upper class and middle class and what each learns from the other. You, too, will be caught up in the tale!
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this twist on the traditional romance formula much more than I thought I would. It's a bit of a tearjerker, so have a few hankies handy...
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Helpful Score: 2
Last book in the Fallen Angels series is the best! Keep the kleenex handy.
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm still trying to make up my mind about Mary Jo Putney. She was recommended to me as being similar to Brenda Joyce, which, after 2 books, I really can't agree with. Still, this book was enjoyable, exciting, romantic and held my attention. That's worth three stars, in any case.

The plot was unusual as well as highly dramatic: a terminally ill duke runs away from all responsibility, and joins an acting troupe, where he falls in love with a actress who is really [spoiler alert] a lost French duchess.

Cheesy? a little. Gothic? definitely. But my biggest knock on the book was the total lack of development of the female character. The male character had lots of flaws and the progress of the book was taken up with correcting them, while the female character started and ended "perfect". I had the exact same issue with The Marriage Spell, so I'm wondering if it's actually the author.
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Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton, has always taken the duties of his rank seriouslyuntil shocking news sends him running from his isolating world of wealth and privilege to roam the countryside as an ordinary man. When he meets the lovely Rosalind Jordan, a foundling who has grown into an enchanting, compassionate woman, she stirs the deepest desire of his heart. Yet how can Stephen declare his love when he is haunted by the knowledge that made him flee his old life? And how can Rosalind risk loving a man who fulfills her secret dreams but can never be hers?
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London, 1794

Silent as a mouse, the child stood in the alley, her gaze riveted on the young couple sauntering down the shabby waterfront street. The two were different from those who lived in the neighborhood, their clothing clean and their voices full of laughter.

And they were eating meat pies. The little girl sniffed the savory scent longingly.

The tall gentleman made a sweeping gesture with one hand, and a sizable chunk of his pie fell to the dirty street. He didn't even notice......when she judged it safe, she darted forward to grab the scrap and stuff it into her mouth. It was still warm, the best-tasting food she'd had in forever.....(Prologue)
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Mary Jo Putney is always a great read!
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This is the last book in the Fallen Angel series. I didn't realize that until I was quite a way into it. There were references to characters that I knew had probably had their own stories. However the book is readable on it's own. I enjoyed that the characters liked each other from the beginning versus the standard conflict of wills story line.
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Although the ISBN matches the ne above this book is actually a mass market paperback sized hardcover. I believe it's called library binding.

tephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton, has always taken the duties of his rank seriouslyuntil shocking news sends him running from his isolating world of wealth and privilege to roam the countryside as an ordinary man. When he meets the lovely Rosalind Jordan, a foundling who has grown into an enchanting, compassionate woman, she stirs the deepest desires of his heart. Yet how can Stephen declare his love when he is haunted by the knowledge that made him flee his old life? And how can Rosalind risk loving a man who fulfills her secret dreams but can never be hers?
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Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton, has always taken the duties of his rank seriously - until shocking news sends him running from his isolating world of wealth and privilege to roam the countryside as an ordinary man. When he meets the lovely Rosalind Jordan, a foundling who has grown into an enchanting, compassionate woman, she stirs the deepest desires of his heart. Yet how can Stephen declare his love when he is haunted by the knowledge that made him flee his old life? And how can Rosalind risk loving a man who fulfills her secret dreams but can never be hers?
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Historical romance---Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton, has always taken the duties of his rank seriously...until shocking news sends him running from his isolating world of wealth and privilege to roam the countryside as an ordinary man. If you order this book & one other from my site, I will send you a third book free (my choice).
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Very good historical romance. My copy is hardback.
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Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton, has always taken the duties of his rank seriously--until shocking news sends him running from his isolating world of wealth and privilege to roam the countryside as an ordinary man. When he meets the lovely Rosalind Jordan, a foundling who has grown into an enchanting, compassionate woman, she stirs the deepest desires of his heart. Yet how can Stephen declare his love when he is haunted by the knowledge that made him flee his old life? And how can Rosalind risk loving a man who fulfills her secret dreams but can never be hers?

Readers around the world cherish the novels of Mary Jo Putney for their rich historical settings, ingenious plots, and characters so real they jump from the page into your heart. Now the winner of two Romance Writers of America RITA awards and a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award sweeps us into the mesmerizing story of two unlikely lovers, thrown together by fate. . . .
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This book is the size of a paperback, but the cover of the book is actually a hardcover.
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My book is a hardback that is the same size as a paperback.