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    PDF FREE The Rake and the Reformer I have some rather mixed feelings about this book It is not exactly what I expected I generally enjoyed it but stillLet’s start with the good things I really like the characters Alys is a strong and smart heroine without being annoying And I really like Reggie – he is not your typical alpha man from the historical romance Even disregarding his addiction to alcohol he is a very interesting hero – intelligent with

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    PDF FREE The Rake and the Reformer I have no idea how to rate this bookI loved the heroine and her bossy strong clever mindI loved the rake hell hero He was a far better man than expectedI loved the secondary characters and storiesThe villain was a bit wacked in the

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    Mary Jo Putney Ì 2 Free download PDF FREE The Rake and the Reformer While part of a series and with characters you're clearly expected to know I didn't feel that left out without having read the firstI liked the idea of this story well enough but have a hard time rating it very

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    Review The Rake and the Reformer PDF FREE The Rake and the Reformer Fabulous If you like this book I highly recommend this audio version by Mark Meadows If you haven't yet read this book ditto It's one of the classic historical romances of all timeAlys Weston is running from her past and Reggie Davenport is fleeing his future Fate brings them together on Reggie’s Dorset estate StricklandIt’s uncommon to

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    Mary Jo Putney Ì 2 Free download PDF FREE The Rake and the Reformer I've given this an A for narration and an A for content at AudioGals Dear Dreamscape Media THANK YOU So often have I seen a favourite andor long awaited book come out in audio only to have my heart sink when I see the name of the narrator or for me to start listening with high hopes – only to have them dashed within m

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    PDF FREE The Rake and the Reformer I read that THE RAKE is regarded as one of the most popular most beloved historical romances ever written and I can now und

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Murder plotI didn t like the secret identitymissing heiress duchess plot The reason behind it was weakI didn t like the battle with alcoholismdrove me bonkers This may have been a 325 35 star read Fabulous If you like this book I highly recommend this audio version by Mark Meadows If you haven t yet read this book ditto It s ne f the classic historical romances f all timeAlys Weston is running from her past and Reggie Davenport is fleeing his future Fate brings them together n Reggie s Dorset estate StricklandIt s uncommon to say the least for a woman to be an estate steward yet Alys has been able to pull ff that job for four years communicating with the absentee Dicmatized 2: Bitter Sweet Revenge owner in writing When Reggie s cousin the newwner gives the estate Martian Science Fiction: Scifi Novellas Set on Mars over to Reggie Alys sees her idyll coming to an end Yet when the so called despairf the Davenports arrives at Strickland he proves to be surprisingly The Witches Ball open minded and impressed by Alys s success he keeps hern as the stewardReggie is a rake Saving Charmaine: A Heaton Family Friends Series Book of the firstrder but than that he s a drunkard who at the age f thirty seven has begun to suffer blackouts Even he has become convinced that his life is n a dangerous trajectory a voice in his head keeps telling him This way f life is killing you He believes that Strickland may be his salvationAlys and Reggie gradually become friends and though they are attracted to ne another nothing than a few kisses are exchanged When a fire destroys the steward s house Alys and her three young wards move into the main house and Reggie begins to know the joys The Deadline of a family for the first time in his lifePlease visit Romantic Historical Reviews to read the restf this review Another example f how romantic fiction is not fluff This book was deep as the cean I loved how this book brought together two people who had been hurt Ready to Restore: The Layman's Guide to Christian Counseling or damaged by life and helped them to find peace and love The Rake is an excellent portrayalf a person suffering from alcoholism And coming from a family where both side has members who were alcoholics I can testify to this Reggie reminded me Ready to Restore of a fewf my uncles They could have been better men had they not been under the influence f the drug that started as something they indulged in for fun but became their lives and helped to destroy their livesThe great thing about this book is that it was so well written that I couldn t turn away because I had seen too much f that behavior Instead I wanted to read about Reggie s journey to sobrietyAlyx also has issues She is Shieldmaiden Book 1: Quest for the Jewel odd eyed meaning her eyes are different colors She is also tall and buxom In her mind she is unattractive And she heard a man that she adored dismiss her so she ranff and gave herself to the first man who asked Of course he didn t want her for than Traficada: Diário de uma Escrava Sexual (Portuguese Edition) one night Lesson learned she retires to the country and gets a job as the steward to an absentee landlord This turnsut to be the recently inherited property Encounter at Buff Ledge: A UFO Case History of Reginald who is running away from London to try to get his life under control This is how these two souls meet and find a love that helps them both to heal and gives them a hopeful futureIt s been a while since I read thisne but it is destined to always have a space Carte touristique : Corse Sud : Ajaccio - Bonifacio on my keeper shelf For the beautyf the storytelling the compelling and realistic hero and heroine and for the excellent handling Regarde, c'est maman ! of the tough subjectf alcoholism Opening Line When two gentlemen are related by blood they do not usually address each The Bricklayer other with formality Basedn all the glowing reviews and accolades THE RAKE has received I was really looking forward to sinking my teeth into this regency romance And I guess because I d heard so many good things I was a little surprised at well frankly how dull this was Even with Putney s great writing attention to detail and a reprobate bad boy as ur hero this was a bit f a grind to get throughMy main issue was the tedious and repetitive descriptions Vinny: Victory Over Drugs, Death, and Degradation of the day to day activities taking place at the estate The Rake huhMore like The Alcoholic but that probably wouldn t make a good title for a bodice ripper and supermarkets wouldn t stock it This must be the first historical romance written along the linesf 12 steps The Occult Detector (The Semi Dual Stories Book 1) of AA clubs You can see it in its structure but I am not admonishing Putney for using it It provided a good frame for an exciting novel which would get stars from me if the heroine s secret and at the same time her reason for hiding from the world for a decade weren t so utterly silly in the end Talking about blowing thingsut f proportionsRead this ne if you like your romances a little darker full Pioneer Jews: A New Life in the Far West of self destruction tendencies and some violence and rest assured that this is notne Eating Thin for Life: Food Secrets Recipes from People Who Have Lost Weight Kept It Off of those sorry storiesf a man being changed by the love f woman Those stories are toxic I AM looking at you Fifty Shades f FuckeryIn The Alcoho. Orrows Reggie returns to Strickland resolving to build a healthier honorable life if he can The ReformerYoung Alys Weston fled her home in despair vowing never to trust another man Over the years she’s built a good life with a foster family and a position as steward f Strickland She uses her skills to help her people and her initia.

I have some rather mixed feelings about this book It is not exactly what I expected I generally enjoyed it but stillLet s start with the good things I really like the characters Alys is a strong and smart heroine without being annoying And I really like Reg While part f a series and with characters you re clearly expected to know I didn t feel that left Single out without having read the firstI liked the ideaf this story well enough but have a hard time rating it very high now I ve finished it It was fun getting to know Alys and I enjoyed her confidence and strength I didn t enjoy so much her insecurity about being unattractive mostly because she let it define her so much despite having respect and acknowledgement for her skill and competence in pretty much every ther way Oh and it s nly made worse when we realize that she nly thinks she s unattractive but really lots f men turn ut to be panting after her even before they learn who she really is Also view spoilerthe truth about her past when we find it turns ut to be so much pride temper and stupidity that has nly persisted a dozen years because the author said so Seriously it s almost worse that her father is so lovingly forgiving in the end because it puts the lie to all f Alys s justifications for staying away so long making her a jerk as well as a spoiled brat hide spoiler I ve given this an A for narration and an A for content at AudioGals Dear Dreamscape Media THANK YOU So Showa, 1939-1944: A History of Japan often have I seen a favourite andor long awaited book comeut in audio The Book Of The Superiority Of Dogs Over Many Of Those Who Wear Clothes only to have my heart sink when I see the namef the narrator r for me to start listening with high hopes nly to have them dashed within minutes because the narration is poor I cannot tell you how happy I am that this didn t happen when I started listening to your new recording Rescuing a Werewolf of Mary Jo Putney s The Rakene Making Women Pay of the most popular most beloved historical romances ever written Mark Meadows was a splendid choicef narrator and I will be eternally grateful to you for putting this much loved story into such capable handsMuch love and please get Mr Meadows to record some historical romancesCazYou can read the rest GloomCookie of this review at AudioGals Alys Weston is running from her past and Reggie Davenport is fleeing his future Fate brings them togethern Reggie s Dorset estate StricklandIt s uncommon to say the least for a woman to be an estate steward yet Alys has been able to pull ff that job for four years communicating with the absentee wner in writing When Reggie s cousin the new The Jesuit owner gives the estatever to Reggie Alys sees her idyll coming to an end Yet when Reggie arrives at Strickland he proves to be surprisingly With Bound Hands open minded and impressed by Alys s success he keeps hern as stewardReggie is a rake Rim of the Pit of the firstrder but than that he s a drunkard who at age thirty seven has begun to suffer blackouts Even he has become convinced that his life is You Can Beat the Odds on a dangerous trajectory a voice in his head keeps telling him This wayf life is killing you He believes that Strickland may be his salvationAlys and Reggie gradually become friends and though they are attracted to ne another nothing than a few kisses are exchanged When fire destroys the steward s house Alys and her three young wards move into the estate house and Reggie begins to know the joys f a family for the first time in his life But Reggie s real problem is his drinking and a great deal f this story revolves around his efforts to first get it under control and later to stop altogether It s heartbreaking to watch him try and fail and try again Mary Jo Putney does an excellent job portraying the inner demons that plague Reggie At the same time she doesn t succumb to the temptation that some writers might feel to make Reggie s recovery all about his love for Alys Reggie is getting sober for himself not for someone else And while Putney does lapse into a bit f AA ne day at a time speak ccasionally she is able to keep the story from sounding too modernThere s an engaging cast f secondary characters and a couple f Baltimore Catechism No. 2 other romances And I particularly enjoyed how Putney handled the epilogue after Reggie and Alys marry thether characters are shown reacting to the news wrapping the whole story up uite nicelyI picked Mic manual de campanie electorală out this book becausef its high GR ratings its having won the RITA in 1990 and its ranking in AAR s Top 100 romances The Big Book of Maker Skills: Tools Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects of all time All these accolades are well and truly deservedI don t know what else to sayther than this is a really good book and I highly recommend it I have no idea how to rate this bookI loved the heroine and her bossy strong clever mindI loved the rake hell hero He was a far better man than expectedI loved the secondary characters and storiesThe villain was a bit wacked in the headbut that was acceptable And I love a good. The RakeKnown as “the despair f the Davenports” Reginald Davenport lived a reckless rakish life while waiting for his hated uncle to die and leave Reggie an earldom Then the rightful heir claims the title and property and ffers Reggie One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones one last chance Strickland the estate where he was born and the sitef his greatest joys and

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Lic er I mean The Rake the hero finds it in himself to change and embarks Just Joking on that long journey before he meets the heroine She might make it a tad rewarding to be sober but it he is not changing for herr because f her which is a healthy thing to read in a romance novel The alcoholism and all the mess associated with it are not glorified but they are f course romanticised But hey when hasn t alcoholism been romanticised I read that THE RAKE is regarded as ne f the most popular most beloved historical romances ever written and I can now understand why because I loved this book and it will definitely find a place among my all time favouritesAt the age BENAAMI of thirty seven Reggie is the archetypal rake his life having been spent in a continual roundf womanising gambling and hard drinking But as details f past events in his life are revealed I appreciated how much these have shaped his current lifestyle I like the fact that he does not blame his present circumstances n anyone but himself he chose the path he took and admits to making unwise decisions I could not help thinking how different Reggie s life might have been had he inherited Strickland all those years ago and not been denied his birth right by his unfeeling uncleUnlike so many ther hard drinking rakes who regularly grace the pages f Historical Romances Reggie is an alcoholic although he has yet to recognise the fact It is The Real Bluebeard: The Life of Gilles de Rais only when he starts to suffer memory losses which are becoming freuent and longer in duration does he accept that his current wayf life is slowly killing him Blaming his excessive drinking Reggie believes that he can control the habit but somehow his resolution always dissolved Stay on Your Toes, Maggie Adams! once he swallowed his first drinkMs Putney handles Reggie s alcoholism with compassion and sensitivity but does not glossver the harsh reality f his struggles to stop drinking There is ne particular scene where a horrified Alys finds Reggie drinking in the library and he runs Night Train To Cherbourg: A Joszef Kiraly: Gentleman, Vampire Mystery out into the night as though the demonsf hell are at his heels It is ne f the most heart rending scenes I have ever read and the moment when Alys finds him is so moving He stretched Comptia Security+ Sy0-301 Exam Cram out his hand She took it her fingers far warmer than his her clasp light and sure Linking his fingers with hers he brought their joined hands to his chest against the beatf his heart The tide Marco Polo: A Photographer's Journey of hope was running stronger nowI like how Ms Putney does not fall into the trapf having Reggie redeemed by the love The Cosmic Internet: Explanations from the Other Side of a good woman He wants tovercome his alcoholism for himself alone He hadn t gotten sober for Allie s sake Marketing Aesthetics or to live up to his parents hopesr for anyone else He had done it for himselfHaving a soft spot for unconventional heroines how could I not love a heroine who is a magnificent Reggie s description with mismatched eyes and has managed to hide the fact that A E Weston who has been the highly successful steward at Strickland for four years is not a man but a woman The reforms she has undertaken at Strickland have made the estate prosperous and earned her the respect f all those around her She has also created a loving family home for her three wardsAlys may be strong and independent but deep down she is beset by insecurities Something in her past made her flee her former life and has left her believing she is unattractive and no man would ever want herI enjoyed the steady development f the relationship between Reggie and Alys and it is Ms Putney s ability to convey the emotional connection between them that makes this unlikely pairing work so beautifully There is an initial attraction but importantly a genuine friendship is forged based n their mutual liking respect and trust The love scenes are not verly explicit but rather tender sensual and romantic I am beginning to believe that you are not at all the wicked care for nobody that your reputation claims Just like Alys I discovered that beneath the sarcastic rakish exterior Reggie is intelligent charming fair minded honest and witty He also shows a remarkable knowledge Oddly Normal of farming and is willing to muck in with the sheep dipping earning him the respect and acceptancef the estate workers It made me see that this is the real Reggie and I was rooting for him to American Studio Ceramics: Innovation and Identity, 1940 to 1979 overcome his addictionReggie admires Alys ability honesty and generosityf heart and her wit is as sharp as his McNally's Risk own He treats her as an eual and is always willing to listen to her ideas Not having been a memberf a loving family for so many years it was heart warming to see him enjoying the family dynamics between Alys and her wards and even starts wondering what it would be like to have children Slaves of New York of hiswnI love how Alys is a true friend to Reggie and is always there to support him whenever he needs it If she could not even try to help she was unworthy to be anyone s Ls to convince the elderly earl who Gou: Himetachi No Sengoku Vol. 1 owned the state that she’s maleThen the newwner appears in all his dangerous masculinity and threatens everything Alys holds dear Good resolutions crumble when two passionate complicated people are drawn together despite their best judgment Can love lead to redemption and trust Or is it too late.

MJ PutneyMary Jo Putney was born on 1946 in Upstate New York with a reading addiction a condition for which there is no known cure 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 Balti Maryland where she has lived very comfortably ever since While becoming a novelist was her ultimate fantasy it never occurred to her that writing was an achievable goal until she acuired a computer for other purposes When the realization hit that a computer was the ultimate writing tool she charged merrily into her first book with an ignorance that illustrates the adage that fools rush in where angels fear to tread Fortune sometimes favors the foolish and her first book sold uickly thereby changing her life forever in most ways for the better “But why didn't anyone tell me that writing would change the way one reads” Like a lemming over a cliff she gave up her freelance graphic design business to become a full time writer as soon as possible Since 1987 Ms Putney has published twenty nine books and counting Her stories are noted for psychological depth and unusual subject matter such as alcoholism death and dying and domestic abuse She has made all of the national bestseller lists including the New York Times Wall Street Journal USAToday and Publishers Weekly Five of her books have been named among the year’s top five romances by The Library Journal The Spiral Path and Stolen Magic were chosen as one of Top Ten romances of their years by Booklist published by the American Library Association A nine time finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA she has won RITAs for Dancing on the Wind and The Rake and the Reformer and is on the RWA Honor Roll for bestselling authors She has been awarded two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards four NJRW Golden Leaf awards plus the NJRW career achievement award for historical romance Though most of her books have been historical she has also published three contemporary romances The Marriage Spell will be out in June 2006 in hardcover and Stolen Magic written as M J Putney will be released in July 2006 Ms Putney says that not least among the blessings of a full time writing career is that one almost never has to wear pantyhose