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#Once A Scoundrel by Mary Jo Putney–Review-5 stars #NetGalley

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Once A Scoundrel is a captivating historical fiction novel, well-crafted with adventure, romance, and pirates. 

Gabriel Vance came from a long line of Royal Navy men and used to be the favorite grandson of a well-known military hero. But, Gabriel’s action in the heat of a battle resulted in a dishonorable discharge and a royal shunning from his grandfather.  Gabriel’s grandmother couldn’t treat her grandson as her husband did. So, to continue corresponding with his beloved grandmother, Gabriel changed his name to Gabriel Hawkins.

 Gabriel hesitated when asked to save Lady Aurora and her cousin, from a kidnapper. His own memories of being a slave were still fresh. But after seeing Lady Aurora’s picture, Gabriel couldn’t just sit back and not try to rescue her. 

Lady Aurora and Constance were mentally preparing themselves for months of slavery when Gabriel Hawkins showed up on the scene. Lady Aurora was surprised to find that her rescuer Gabriel, and kidnapper, Malek Reis were acquainted with one another. 

Gabriel was bargaining for Lady Aurora and her cousin’s freedom, when Malek accepted Gabriel’s price, under one condition. That condition, however, would bring Lady Aurora, Constance, Gabriel and his crew into more danger than she could have ever imagined. The one thing Lady Aurora knew for sure was that she was falling for the handsome sea captain and rescuer, Gabriel Hawkins.

Gabriel knew that showing Lady Aurora affection would get them both punished and possibly killed, but staying away from her was becoming more and more difficult.

Once a Scoundrel is a riveting read and one that I stayed up into the night to finish. If you enjoy historical fiction romance and a bit of adventure this book is for you.

Thank you, Kensington Books and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. 

~5 out of 5 stars~

 

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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USAToday bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney was born in Upstate New York with a reading addiction, a condition for which there is no known cure. Her entire romance writing career is an accidental byproduct of buying a computer for other purposes. 

Her novels are known for psychological depth and intensity and include historical and contemporary romance, fantasy, and young adult fantasy. Winner of numerous writing awards, including two RITAs and two Romantic Times Career Achievement awards, she has five times had books listed among the Library Journal’s top five romances of the year, and three times had books among the top ten romances of Booklist, the magazine of the American Library Association. 

Her favorite reading is great stories, but in a pinch she’ll settle for the backs of cereal boxes. She’s delighted that e-publishing can now make available books that have been out of print. 

 

 

Best Historical Fiction Recap– July/Aug/Sept-2017

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Quarterly 5-star Historical Fiction Recap/ July/Aug/Sept 2017

 

In Case You Missed These Fabulous 5-Star New Releases-Here Are The Links

 

Released- 8/29/17— Once a Rebel by Mary Jo Putney-5 Stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/08/23/once-a-rebel-by-mary-jo-putney-book-review-5-stars

 

Released-8/01/17— The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher-5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/26/the-return-by-suzanne-woods-fisher

 

Released-7/22/17— Lord of the Night by Erica Ridley-5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/24/lord-of-night-by-erica-ridley

 

Released-7/12/17— The Scotsman by Virginia Brown-5 Stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/08/13/book-review-the-scotsman-by-virginia-brown

 

 

Today’s New Book Releases–Once A Rebel & Turned Up

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In Case You Missed, My Reviews On These Fab. Books, Here Are The Links:

 

Once A Rebel by Mary Jo Putney-Historical Fiction-5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/08/23/once-a-rebel-by-mary-jo-putney-book-review-5-stars

Turned Up by Erin Nicholas-Contemporary Romance- 4 stars-
https://write-escape.com/2017/08/24/turned-up-by-erin-nicholas-book-review

 

Once A Rebel by Mary Jo Putney–Book Review-5-Stars

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Don’t Miss Mary Jo Putney’s Newest Historical Fiction Release- Once A Rebel-Coming 8/29/17
I 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!

 

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

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