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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What the hell is wrong with me that I am willing to continue reading this book? The antagonists were detestable and shadowed the protagonists interactions throughout their lives. I enjoyed my second reading as much as I did the first reading. Gervase, however, has an ingrained distrust of women due to a self-absorbed abusive mother.

Mother of a young son product of the rape. They have secret trysts at her residence, and her refusal to let him stay the night afterwards leaves him constantly in a state of jealousy, wondering if she has other gentleman callers.

Gervase, her rapist, her husband, and her H.

Dearly Beloved

And some really stupid moves by Gervase. Want to Read saving…. Mar 10, An Odd1 rated it liked it Shelves: In cazul de fata cartile au fost puse pe masa inca de la inceputul jocului,si autoarea me-a lipsit de spectaculozitatea cu care ne-a boijnuit. It dragged on at times, the villain Veseul was like a caricature, the bedroom scenes were brief and nondescript.


He could still feel like a heel because she’d be trapped etc. Doesn’t even check out his new mistress to determine her background? Diana cares for her until she becomes well and strong again and the two forge a strong friendship. Then we met Diana.

It is in your face. Is this feature helpful? This particular scene, while dark, did not ruin the book for me. On the whole, Dearly Beloved is a regency romance filled with secrets and lies, danger and mystery, betrayal and redemption, and a love to mend all wounds.

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Reasonably frequent but often fade-to-black. Firstly, Dwarly have to say the whole story of Gervase and Diana, though the plot sounds good in synopsis, did not bear drarly out. View all 10 comments. Lastly, we look at his lack of sobriety and command of his mental faculties This emotionally intense story tells of a hero consumed by regret and guilt over two separate heinous acts committed early in his life.

Mar 02, Susan rated it liked it Shelves: This was an engrossing read; the characters were well formed and the storyline just that little bit different from others with similar themes.

He is a hard, cold and calculating man. Nice sec I’m not sure why dearlu is rated less well than many of Putney’s other works. Both the character of the hero and the heroine are well developed and both are tortured by their less than perfect childhoods. Elegant, spirited Diana feels drawn by destiny to London in search of a protector.


Now if you have read as many historical romances as I have, you know what happened. British spymaster Lord Gervase needs unmask an evil count supporting Napoleon. I cannot relate to either Gervase or Diana, each had something that I find distasteful. So this is your spoiler alert. Very smooth, fluid writing, excellent character development, depth.

I attempted to read this years ago because it was receiving rave upon rave on romance listservs all over the internet. Apr 08, Dangermousie rated it liked it Shelves: Recunosc ca am o slabiciune pentru toate cartile scrise de Mary Jo Putney,si ca datorita acestei autoare am inceput sa citesc si carti historical-romance,dar asta nu inseamna ca toate cartile ei sunt de nota zece.

I don’t think so MJP failed to redeem either of them But I found the rape intolerable, Diana’s fanciful wishes childish, her deceit distasteful, and Gervase’s history with his mother was a poor excuse for his treatment of Diana.

The only reason I read this book through to the end was to see exactly how the heroine would finally reveal her big secret to the hero. I woke up at 5: