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I recently reviewed Z. But Reggie’s real problem is his drinking, and a great deal of this story revolves around his efforts to first get it under control the rake mary jo putney later to stop altogether. It’s one of the classic historical romances of all time.

Once More, My Darling Rogue. Never Less Than A Lady. Most audiobooks reviewed at AudioGals have been provided by the publisher, author or narrator. It was fun getting to know Alys and I enjoyed her confidence and strength. Sep 27, Zumbagirl rated it it was amazing Shelves: Those stories are toxic. Loving a Lost Lord. The Seduction of Lady Phoebe. If you have any comments about this review. 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 puntey her skill and competence in pretty much every other way.

The Rake (Davenport, #2) by Mary Jo Putney

This must be the first historical romance written along the lines of 12 steps of AA clubs. Reggie is a true alcoholic, and while there is no AA program or 12 steps to follow, Putney very cleverly weaves in much of the AA philosophy within a 19th century context. He realizes it but is not sure what to do. Up until two years earlier, Reggie had the rake mary jo putney the heir to his uncle, the Earl of Wargrave, but things changed abruptly when a missing heir to the earldom was located and Reggie suddenly found himself facing a very different future to the one he had envisioned.


They share many interesting conversations and grow closer as they run Strickland together. Jun 20, Jacob Proffitt rated it liked it Shelves: 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. They help cover a part of the costs of maintaining this website, so thank you! A Day for Love. She is, of course, worried that his discovery will lead to her dismissal, but Reggie quickly proves to be very open-minded and, given her successful management of the estate, keeps her on as steward.

Reginald Davenport has a well-earned reputation as a Rake. In her mind, she is unattractive. She has left her home after a devastating incident and has taken the position of steward at Strickland. Okay, that’s a bit harsh the rake mary jo putney Putney is nowhere near so careless. Reggie is an alcoholic trying to make a better life for himself. But overall, this was a very good read.


the rake mary jo putney She has secrets of her own that come into play in the latter part of the book, and although she is strong and capable when it comes to her work, she harbours long-held doubts about her attractiveness which make her a very relatable heroine. Strickland, the estate where he was born and the site of his greatest joys and sorrows. Por lo distinto del ambiente, de los protagonistas, por la dulzura, la dureza, la realidad, por sus estupendas descripciones, por esas conversaciones de Alys y Reggie, por todo lo que lo he disfrutado, le doy las 5 estrellas.

Book review: Mary Jo Putney’s *The Rake*

And while Putney does lapse into a bit of AA one-day-at-a-time-speak occasionally, she is able to keep the story from sounding too modern.

Harding taking over from Sean Crisden. Mark Meadows was a splendid choice of narrator and I will be eternally grateful to you for putting this much loved story into such capable hands. Click here to see the rest of this review.