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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (526 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Jo Putney Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Guardian Trilogy Release Date: June 2004 ISBN: 9781470324865
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Bestselling author Mary Jo Putney is the recipient of two RITA Awards, four Golden Leaf Awards, and the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. With a touch of fantasy, she captivates fans with this enchanting love story rich in historical details.

In eighteenth century London, Gwynne Owens dutifully agrees to marry the dangerous laird of a Scottish clan, Duncan Macrae. Unlocking her hidden supernatural powers as a guardian is the key to averting disaster for both England and Scotland. But will Gwynne be forced to betray her husband?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Putney does a fine job of weaving magical elements together with actual historical events to create a rich, romantic tapestry.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Skillfully entwining fantasy with historical romance, veteran writer Putney presents a multilayered tale that takes its time in creating an authentically detailed world in which the magically gifted work in secrecy.” 

    Booklist

  • “Putney is a master at describing the time period-the feuds, customs, and clan loyalty come alive with special flair.”  

    School Library Journal

  • “A marvelous, fast-paced tale…mesmerizing in its emotional breadth, stunning in its backdrop, and spellbinding in its paranormal overtones.” 

    RT Book Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiki | 2/9/2014

    " Wow is about all I can say right now. And even though I am not a history buff, and at times had trouble following the politics of the story, none of that diminished Mary Jo Putney's ability to write out the most amazing romance - one of the best I have ever read. Being a writer, I have no idea how she achieved the subtle flow from passion to conflict and back again so flawlessly that never did I doubt an impulse, a thought, and action of the hero or heroine. Wow! Again, right now that is all I can say. Wait, read it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/5/2014

    " Good for a romance. I wonder if the next one will be about Jean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 2/2/2014

    " I liked how the heroine in this one stays true to her principles, but not in an overly melodramatic fashion, despite this being a romance, fantasy and historical novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme | 1/18/2014

    " Ms. Putney creates a good story which is always a joy to read. Her stories having HEA and this one is no different. She mixes it with the hot Scottish Laird in this story. Hmmm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Konecsni | 1/16/2014

    " Wow, great to see how magic may have played a part in one of the Scottish uprisings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherae | 1/16/2014

    " This series is like the "Magic Treehouse" books but for adults. Historical fiction with a touch of magic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen Holt | 1/12/2014

    " Don't read romances that often. This one was historical and Scottish. Listened to Playaway edition so okay for background to gardening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Val | 12/6/2013

    " Fun book looking forward to the others in this series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Levy | 11/21/2013

    " Who doesn't love a Scotland setting for a book with old magic sturring up consequences. I cannot wait to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise | 11/20/2013

    " Hot, steamy, romantic & adventurous "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 10/30/2013

    " Loved this book. Meant wait to continue the series. A series for anyone who,loves romance, adventure and magic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Audrey02 | 10/16/2013

    " Reviewed as an AudioBook. I think that has to do more with the fact that it is VERY like Outlander (which is one of my favorite books of all time), but instead of time travel it is magical. Comparing it to that standard... it just could not hold my intrest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russell | 9/13/2013

    " 3.5 Nice plot and storyline. A little bit dragging and I found I skipped some of the pages. I think I will read it again though.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Colette | 2/22/2013

    " Another one that goes in the did not finish pile. I've enjoyed the books I've read by Mary Jo Putney before, but this time around I didn't like the hero or the heroine. I gave up 100 pages in. There was just no chemistry between the two main characters-and the plot had such potential. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 2/11/2013

    " Checked it out of the library, and I'm glad I did. Hated it more than any other MJ title, even the "Silk" series. Readable enough to finish, hence two stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 8/4/2012

    " This story reminded me of Amanda Quick's Arcane Society series, but the way this story was written made the whole world more intriguing. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Jo Putney

Mary Jo Putney, a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author, 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.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and she also won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.