The Bartered Bride (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Mary Jo Putney

Ballantine Books, 9780449003169, 432pp.

Publication Date: June 29, 2004

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

After building a fortune in the exotic East, American adventurer and merchant prince Gavin Elliott sets his sails for London to begin a new life. Then fate intervenes on an infamous island in the East Indies where a European woman faces degradation and peril. Though saving her may cost Gavin his life, he cannot refuse to help the fierce beauty who touches his heart and soul with her indomitable spirit.
Alexandra Warren is returning home from Australia as a widow and mother when a pirate attack condemns her to a life of servitude. A miracle arrives in the form of a steely-eyed Yankee captain, whose reckless courage wins them freedom and a safe passage home to London. Intimate strangers joined by too many secrets, they slowly begin to heal the past with attraction and tenderness--until an old enemy reaches out to threaten the passionate love Gavin has found with his irresistible bartered bride.


About the Author

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney is a graduate of Syracuse University with degrees in eighteenth-century literature and industrial design. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including two Romance Writers of America RITA awards, four consecutive Golden Leaf awards for Best Historical Romance, and the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Historical Romance. The author of twenty-seven novels, Ms. Putney lives near Baltimore, Maryland, with her nearest and dearest, both two-and four-footed.


Praise For The Bartered Bride

“Mary Jo Putney is not to be missed!”
—JO BEVERLEY

“[MARY JO PUTNEY] IS A BEAUTIFUL WRITER . . . She opens the door to another society during a different time and the reader is so much richer for the experience.”
The Oakland Press

“Mary Jo Putney can sweep readers into exotic locales as easily as into the ballrooms and courtrooms of Victorian England . . . Another finely crafted tale by a mistress of the genre.”
Romantic Times

“ANOTHER IN THE LONG LINE OF
WONDERFULLY ENTERTAINING TALES FROM PUTNEY.”
Kirkus Reviews

“With its strong, courageous characters, high degree of emotional intensity, excellent writing, and compelling plot, this novel is classic Putney and a fitting conclusion to the trilogy that began with The Wild Child. One of the best authors writing today, Putney . . . has few peers when it comes to creating emotionally satisfying romances that connect with readers.”
Library Journal

“An exciting, action-packed historical romance that never slows down . . . The story line is loaded with a taste of an exotic 1830s environment. . . . Mary Jo Putney continues to provide a vast panorama of an intriguing bygone era by placing her romances in unique locales.”
The Midwest Book Review

“A rich and realistic nineteenth-century historical romance . . . Putney knows how to create characters attractive enough to enchant readers without being too good to be true.”
Publishers Weekly

“Recommended . . . Combines passion with suspense . . . Cleanly plotted and well written.”
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