Book Reviews of The Wild Child (Bride Trilogy, Bk1)

The Wild Child (Bride Trilogy, Bk1)
The Wild Child - Bride Trilogy, Bk1
Author: Mary Jo Putney
ISBN-13: 9780449005842
ISBN-10: 0449005844
Publication Date: 7/5/2000
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 126 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
i'm not a mary jo putney fan but i did enjoy this book. will see if i like the other book in the series. "china bride"
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Helpful Score: 3
This is book #1 in the Bride Trilogy. I enjoyed this somewhat complex and thought-provoking book ... Dominic was the epitomy of a true hero, and Meriel an unusual, but worthy, heroine.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book. I loved it so much I bought it twice.
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Great read!
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
With her enchanting romance One Perfect Rose, Mary Jo Putney earned her rightful place on bestseller lists and "keeper" shelves everywhere. Her lush historical settings, bewitching characters, and unique passion for the beauty of nature transport readers to a place as close to the heart as secret dreams. Now, in her glorious new novel, The Wild Child, Putney creates a breathtaking love story that awakens all the senses, inviting a magical world of wonders in a magnificent English garden.

Dominic Renbourne has been bribed to take his twin brother Kyle's place at Warfield Manor, where he is to pay gentlemanly court to Lady Meriel Grahame, the extravagantly wealthy heiress Kyle intends to marry. The deception need only take a few weeks and no one will be the wiser, especially the strange Lady Meriel who is whispered to be . . . mad. The last thing Dominic expects when he arrives is to be entranced by a silent woman whose ethereal beauty is as stunning as her mystical relationship to the intoxicating flowers and trees that surround her.

Until now, Meriel has kept her distance from society, spending her days at one with the earth and safe from the nightmare that nearly destroyed her as a child. She is content to live alone, but suddenly this handsome intruder begins to inspire dreams of life beyond her sanctuary. He senses her restlessness, her awakening desire, and the truth that she is much more than she seems.

Theirs is an extraordinary courtship. Without words, Meriel teaches Dominic to appreciate the natural splendors of her isolated world. While Dominic's sense of duty barely restrains his longing for his brother's future bride, Meriel's untamed spirit provesmore powerful than Dominic can resist. But will Meriel forgive his deceit once she learns he is not Kyle? Moreover, will their love be able to save them both from the treachery that still secretly shadows Meriel? And will their passion endure the rift that will divide two brothers?

Told with Mary Jo Putney's incomparable intelligence and grace, The Wild Child is an unforgettable tale about the infinite possibilities of love.
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A great read!
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Interesting love story, romance with passionate characters.
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I enjoyed the Bride Trilogy
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This book had romance, intrigue, and mystery. I really enjoyed it.
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"A GIFTED WRITER WITH AN INTUITIVE SENSE OF WHAT MAKES ROMANCE WORK!" - Amanda Quick

"DEEPLY MOVING...PUTNEY DELVES FAR INTO THE REACHES OF THE HEART TO THRILL HER FANS." - Romantic Times

Bribed by Kyle, his twin brother, Dominic Renbourne agrees to take his twin's place for a few weeks at Warfield Park where he is to pay court to Lady Meriel Grahame, the orphaned heiress Kyle intends to marry. The last thing Dominic expects is to be entranced by a silent sprite whose ethereal beauty is as intoxicating as the flowers and trees that surround her.

For much of her life Meriel has lived outside normal society, finding joy and peace in her garden, safe from the nightmare that nearly destroyed her as a child. She is content with solitude - until the attractive and dangerously perceptive intruder begins to inspire dreams of life beyound her santuary. Despite his longing, Dominic's sense of duty keeps him away from his brother's future bride, but Meriel's untamed spirit proves more powerful than Dominic can resist...

"SUPERB...MAGICAL... The historical romance of the year...An enchanting tale that will captivate readers." - The Midwest Book Review
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Bribed by Kyle, his twin brother, Dominic Renbourne agrees to take his twin's place for a few weeks at Warfield Park where he is to pay court to Lady Meriel Grahame, the orphaned heiress Kyle intends to marry. The last thing Dominic expects is to be entranced by a silent sprite whose ethereal beauty is as intoxicating as the flowers and trees that surround her.

For much of her life Meriel has lived outside normal society, finding joy and peace in her garden, safe from the nightmare that nearly destroyed her as a child. She is content with solitude-until the attractive and dangerously perceptive intruder begins to inspire dreams of life beyond her sanctuary. Despite his longing, Dominic's sense of duty keeps him away from his brother's future bride, but Meriel's untamed spirit proves more powerful than Dominic can resist.