Once a Rebel by Mary Jo Putney

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Exciting Regency romance set during the War of 1812

Once a Rebel (Rogues Redeemed #2) by Mary Jo Putney

Reading Level: Adult Romance
Release Date: August 29, 2017
Publisher: Zebra Books
Pages: 384 pages
Source: ARC From Author
Reviewed By: Kate McMurry

Catherine Callista Brooke (aka Callie) and Lord George Gordon Richard Augustus Audley (aka Richard aka Gordon) were childhood friends from neighboring estates in England. Their tragic history together 15 years ago led Callie to believe Gordon had died. When Gordon suddenly appears before her in the USA in the midst of England’s attack on its former colony during the War of 1812, Callie is both shocked and delighted to find her former friend alive and well. Gordon, in turn, is overwhelmed by how drawn he is to Callie. His fond memories of the innocent girl she used to be are rapidly overwritten by his compelling impressions of the beautiful, courageous woman she has become. He is determined to save Callie and her loved ones from the conflagration of war and, if they survive, to bring Callie safely home to England with him.

This is an unusual and fascinating setting for a Regency romance. Ms. Putney’s outstanding storytelling skills bring this dramatic period of American history alive, and her highly sympathetic romantic protagonists offer a passionately enthralling love story. Callie and Gordon are wonderful, sympathetic protagonists, and there is never a dull moment in this action-filled romance. Fans of the talented Ms. Putney will not be disappointed.

I rate this book as follows:

Heroine: 5

Hero: 5

Subcharacters: 5

Romance Plot: 5

Action-Adventure Plot: 5

Historical Setting: 5

Writing: 5

Overall Rating: 5

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