One Perfect Rose
Stephen Kenyon, the new Duke of Ashburton, has always known exactly what society expected of him. But a doctor's grim diagnosis leaves him longing to experience life as never before. Traveling incognito, he becomes entangled with a wandering theater family and their spirited adopted daughter,... show more
Stephen Kenyon, the new Duke of Ashburton, has always known exactly what society expected of him. But a doctor's grim diagnosis leaves him longing to experience life as never before. Traveling incognito, he becomes entangled with a wandering theater family and their spirited adopted daughter, Rosalind Jordan. With no time to waste in courtship, Stephen convinces Rosalind to marry him - an arrangement that has advantages for both. The warm companionship and profound passion they share is more than Stephen expected, and far more than his family and his own guarded nature ever allowed. But each passing, perfect day together is a bittersweet reminder that love is the one thing he is not at liberty to offer, and the one thing she can never admit...
Publish date: April 1st 2010
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: Fallen Angels (#7)
One Perfect Rose (Fallen Angels #7)by Mary Jo Putney Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton, has always taken the duties of his rank seriously—until shocking news sends him running from his isolating world of wealth and privilege to roam the countryside as an ordinary man. When he meets the lovely Rosali...
This romance set in Regency England involves an actress, Rosalind, and a Duke, Stephen, both widowed--and both appealing characters. Since in the beginning of the novel he's told by his doctor he's dying, I found his unconventional choice believable. I also love books that give a convincing look at ...
So Stephen Kenyon wasn't a character who interested me, he is Michael Kenyon's bro from "Shattered Rainbows" the #6 in the Fallen Angels series, and probably why it has taken me so long to read this book and finish off the series. However, as the story started once again, damn my optimism, I began t...
This was sweet until near the end where it seemed to take a left turn into something completely off track. All of the "dreams", and "heaven" sequences really killed the whole story for me, but overall it was a sweet tale. I appreciated the level headedness of the heroine which is not something often...
The first part of the book, up to the marriage, is excellent, other than the somewhat silly subplot about the brother running all over the country looking for the hero. After that it becomes rather laboured and the cliches come fast and thick. The bits about the near-death experiences are almost unr...
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