A Kiss of Fate

  • Title: A Kiss of Fate
  • Author: Mary Jo Putney
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  • Page: 291
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  • A Kiss of Fate Her captivating stories and vibrant characters have earned New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney enthusiastic praise from reviewers and readers alike Now from the majestic mansions of eigh
    Her captivating stories and vibrant characters have earned New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney enthusiastic praise from reviewers and readers alike Now, from the majestic mansions of eighteenth century London to the mist shrouded wilds of the Scottish Highlands, she brings you her most breathtaking romantic adventure yet.Laird of an ancient, powerful ScottishHer captivating stories and vibrant characters have earned New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney enthusiastic praise from reviewers and readers alike Now, from the majestic mansions of eighteenth century London to the mist shrouded wilds of the Scottish Highlands, she brings you her most breathtaking romantic adventure yet.Laird of an ancient, powerful Scottish clan, Duncan Macrae is committed to ending the ceaseless strife between Scotland and England But he also has other, secret powers those of a Guardian, humans with mystical abilities to control nature s forces and see into the hearts of others And from the moment he encounters the young and independent English widow Gwyneth Owens, his fiery spirit is irrevocably drawn to claim her as his own a passion that will not only set his loyalty to his land against his sworn Guardian vows, but will also threaten everything he cherishes most.Though Gwynne s father was a Guardian, she believes that she has inherited only her mother s beauty, not her father s power Then one kiss from the dangerously alluring Laird of the Macraes ignites a hunger that shakes her to her soul and reveals visions of a looming catastrophe that threatens England and Scotland both Only by becoming Duncan s wife, and ultimately betraying the man she loves, can she avert disaster As destiny and two mighty nations clash, Gwynne and Duncan must push their powers and passions beyond the most forbidden limits if they are to save their love and secure the future With Mary Jo Putney s consummate skill and dazzling historical detail, A Kiss of Fate brings an unforgettable period to life and will forever enthrall your senses with memorable characters and sweeping emotions.From the Hardcover edition.

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    About Mary Jo Putney


    1. She writes young adult fiction as M.J Putney.Mary Jo Putney was born in Upstate New York with a reading addiction, a condition for which there is no known cure After earning degrees in English Literature and Industrial Design at Syracuse University, she did various forms of design work in California and England before inertia took over in Balti, Maryland, where she has lived very comfortably ever since.While becoming a novelist was her ultimate fantasy, it never occurred to her that writing was an achievable goal until she acquired a computer for other purposes When the realization hit that a computer was the ultimate writing tool, she charged merrily into her first book with an ignorance that illustrates the adage that fools rush in where angels fear to tread Fortune sometimes favors the foolish and her first book sold quickly, thereby changing her life forever, in most ways for the better But why didn t anyone tell me that writing would change the way one reads Like a lemming over a cliff, she gave up her freelance graphic design business to become a full time writer as soon as possible.Since 1987, Ms Putney has published twenty nine books and counting Her stories are noted for psychological depth and unusual subject matter such as alcoholism, death and dying, and domestic abuse She has made all of the national bestseller lists including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USAToday, and Publishers Weekly Five of her books have been named among the year s top five romances by The Library Journal The Spiral Path and Stolen Magic were chosen as one of Top Ten romances of their years by Booklist, published by the American Library Association.A nine time finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA, she has won RITAs for Dancing on the Wind and The Rake and the Reformer and is on the RWA Honor Roll for bestselling authors She has been awarded two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards, four NJRW Golden Leaf awards, plus the NJRW career achievement award for historical romance Though most of her books have been historical, she has also published three contemporary romances The Marriage Spell will be out in June 2006 in hardcover, and Stolen Magic written as M J Putney will be released in July 2006 Ms Putney says that not least among the blessings of a full time writing career is that one almost never has to wear pantyhose.


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    1. Generally, I really enjoy Mary Jo Putney's novels. This one I couldn't even manage to finish. Trite and cliched, and even worse, characters that were indistinct from one another AND not particularly likable.

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    2. Romanul Lui Mary Jo Putney a aparut la editura Litera in acest an, 2016, in colectia " Carti romantice".Este un roman istoric cu multe elemnte de fantastic, extrem de placut. Eroina povestii este Gwyneth Owens, fiica bibliotecarului Robert Owens care a lucrat toata viata pentru lord Brecon. Gwyneth crescuse printre carti invatand de mica sa le citeasca si sa le aprecieze pentru ca, asa cum spunea tatal ei, " o minte bine hranita ofera protectie impotriva singuratatii."(p.7) Dar tatal ei murise s [...]

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    3. 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.

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    4. I listened to Stolen Magic first and thought that audiobook was just so-so. This book was better not great but better than Stolen Magic. I really liked the hero and heroine. I noticed with Putney's books if there's sex outside of marriage (and this includes the men), there's a lot of shame. Here when he was young, he washed himself over and over again because he felt dirty. And in Stolen Magic the hero was a virgin. Must be a theme with her books.

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    5. DNF around 30%. I just can't get into the characters, and the story is moving slowly. I know BIG DRAMA is on the horizon (we're given about 900 reminders of this) but I can't seem to bring myself to care.

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    6. An excellent read that at first I did not think I would like, as i do not believe in Magical Powers for good, but it turned out to be a very wonderful read. Duncan MacRae is a powerful mage for good who also can influence the weather. When he meets Gwyneth whoise father was also a mage,who does not believe her powers are strong, it takes only one kiss to awaken her mage powers. Together they work to help Scotland in her struggle against the British, and find themselves incolved in the tragic bat [...]

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    7. On re-read, I think real series are more appealing than paranormal. His surging blood rouses winds. He uses storms to divert royalists for King George from his sister and clansmen answering call of lazy Prince Charles. Finally Gwyn (of course virgin though widow) has to lock him up, because his interference is actually prolonging the conflict. She is a Guardian too, with responsibilities to keep peace.

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    8. No soy capaz de continuar. Qué aburrimiento, qué poca gracia tienen estos dos, que sosez.

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    9. In a worddisappointing. I know better than to expect consistency from Mary Jo Putney, but A Kiss of Fate was one of her weakest novels.For one thing, the world she built was lackluster. I didn't find the idea of great and powerful mages existing under the noses of mundanes to be very convincing. In addition, none of the mages do anything interesting with their powers. In my opinion, they should have either been forbidden to interfere with the affairs of ordinary humans or they should be a highly [...]

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    10. Too much of a paranormal, could not hold my interest.

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    11. i loved it because it is full of magic. it carries me in another world.

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    12. Despite some weaknesses in the narrative, I was sufficiently intrigued by A Distant Magic to give the first book of the series a shot. And so I read A Kiss of Fate, whose hero is none other than Jean Macrae's older brother, Duncan. A work as uneven as its sequel, it lacks the latter's flamboyant action, but makes up for it with a more elaborate, intimate love story. Once again, then, still a worthwhile read if not a fully satisfactory novel.As I expected, A Kiss of Fate is more focused on the Gu [...]

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    13. So good, it was amazing, with twist and turns that made you want to laugh and cry. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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    14. I liked it - light fantasy - but still sort of historical fiction. I actually like the mix of the two. But it is only a, "Yes, I kind of liked it" or "not a bad read really". But could I really recommend it? I don't know. Maybe. I like the second book in this series less, so maybe not.

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    15. I have mixed feelings about this one There were a lot of things I didn't like about it. Maybe that's why it took me so long to finish it.First, some lines that were supposed to come across as romantic, simply made me laugh cause they were too corny. Whatever 'macho' status that Duncan had, he completely ruined it with some of those lines. But well, that's probably because of the time the story is set in.Then, while I liked both characters, I have to say that there is not ONE scene of they togeth [...]

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    16. While the book was enjoyable at times, it could also become a bit tedious, and the hero and heroine were separated too much for my liking. The premise of the Guardians was kind of interesting, but somehow it just didn't quite work for me, although I'm not entirely sure why. (This may be because I've delayed a week in writing this review, which means my memory's a bit fuzzy already.)The ending felt like a bit of a cop out. (view spoiler)[The hero and heroine have major trust issues from a huge be [...]

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    17. This is the first book in the Guardian Series and it was a good start to a series.Gwyneth Owens is the daughter of a Guardian but has no powers that she knows of and is surprised by her feelings when she meets Guardian and weather mage Duncan Macrae, Laird of Dunrath. She is scared of him because he is so powerful but at the behest of the Guardian Council she marries him. After their marriage Gwyneth’s power come to be and it is discovered that she is an Enchantress, which gets her into a litt [...]

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    18. The Guardians are people who have magical abilities and use there powers for the betterment of people. Our hero, Duncan, is a weather mage and and wants only to end the tension between England and Scotland. One day he meets the widow Gwynne who is a scholar because she believes that she does not have any power. Moving on Duncan is attracted to Gwynne and proceeds to seduce her and make her his wife. The problem is Gwynne has terrible visions about destruction when they kiss or touch and she beco [...]

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    19. I around 2.5 stars on this one. It was interesting in places, but I thought Gwynne was unbearably morally superior in places (with no real justification). Whether or not to support Bonnie Prince Charlie over the Hanoverians, who must have seemed a 'manufactured' foreign royal house to contemporary observers, was a difficult call at the time and even with the benefit of hindsight So for the (very reasonably in the circumstances) conflicted hero to have such a morally uptight and certain heroine t [...]

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    20. Gwynne and Duncan are both Guardians; she an enchantress and he a weather mage. She is overwhelmed by him at first because of the immense power he radiates, but there is an intense attraction between them that results in marriage. The Jacobite rebellion comes too close to home, interupts their blazing passion for each other, and she is forced to interfere with his aiding of the Jacobites at a time of the biggest battle and he sees this as an unforgivable betrayal. Understanding is found, their h [...]

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    21. I grew up reading stories about Scotland and Bonnie Prince Charlie, especially those by Sally Watson imagecascade/MM071P and I've liked Putney's regencies in the past. Guardians are humans with a touch of magical power. Gwynne is a Guardian by birth without a touch of magic in her. Upon the death of her father, she marries her ancient guardian. After his death, she's an accomplished Englishwoman, content to serve the Guardians as librarian and lore keeper; that is till she meets Duncan Macrae. M [...]

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    22. It's good for what it is! Engaging paranormal romance (the historical fiction categorization is a bit of a reach) with appealing characters. Not the best, but better than most. The author hits the whole historical underestimation of women theme a bit hard (I'm not a fan of smacking the reader over the head with a concept). Also, the book is incredibly formulaic and transparent (like everything else in the genre), but Putney uses appealing and effective foreshadowing throughout and - pseudo spoil [...]

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    23. I don't usually read paranormal books and I was disappointed when I started reading this book and discovered that it was filled with magic. However, the characters caught me! The series is set in the 1740s around the time of the rebellion in Scotland led by "Bonnie Prince Charlie," the son of deposed James II of England. The rising is kept in check by two Guardians, human men who have some specific magic powers. The Guardians vow to use their magic powers for good. Of course there is a romance i [...]

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    24. "Gwynne avvertì un brivido che le partì dal cuore e le si diffuse in tutto il corpo. Con una certezza che andava oltre ogni dubbio, comprese che il suo destino era legato al ruolo di Duncan in quell'imminente guerra civile." Con la lettura di questo volume ho completato la serie dei guardiani della Putney che ha uno stile di scrittura che mi piace, però, continuo a pensare che questa trilogia sia più storica che paranormale come sembra riconoscere la stessa autrice quando fa promunciare a Gw [...]

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    25. After finishing the latest Outlander book, I really missed hearing a new book. This book was available on Audible and was narrated by Davina Porter, the best narrator I have listened to ever. In this book, I returned to the Jacobite uprising, but with a very different perspective. There is a strong English female lead and a dashing Scottish male, but both have magical powers with no time travel. I loved hearing a Scottish accent as only Davina Porter can do. If you love the Outlander series, thi [...]

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    26. I found this to be a very complying story. Iam a hug fan of Highlander’s as it is. So to say that this one was no different. “Kilts” hmmm…Well in this story, there was a magical twist, so you did not just get the Highlands and the and a time of Lord and Lady’s. You got power, weather magic and empathic magic to say. Do not think that there wasn’t any romance and hungers of different kinds. A kiss of Fate had a little of all. Very glad I picked it up to read!I am hoping that book 2 is [...]

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    27. The first full novel in this series and it's great fun. Mary Jo got me with her start in the library and kept my interest throughout. Set around the time of the Bonnie Prince Charlie rebellion this is a story of hard choices and trying to keep love alive.Gwynne Owens is a very strong character and her relationship with Duncan Macrae is great fun. They are married early in the book but don't really know each other well they have to learn all about each other and their powers. I look forward to mo [...]

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    28. This book is one of my guilty pleasures, I have to admit. It was one of the first romance novels I picked up as a teenager and have enjoyed reading and rereading it for the last, oh, ten years or so. For me, it is the right combination of history, fantasy, and romance, with a book cover that I don't mind showing as I am on the train, and it's always a quick read for me. So, granted, this isn't the best work of fiction, nor even the best romance novel I've ever read, but it gets stars because of [...]

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    29. 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 c [...]

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    30. Olyan egyszer olvasósnak egész jó szórakozás szerű a könyv. Történelmi romantikus, némi mágiával spékelve. Két dolog miatt nem csillagos ötös, hiányoltam a humort, valamint a főszereplő párocska szerelmét nem éreztem őszintének, és ez zavart, de a történet kellemes, és nem csupán a szerelemről szól. Mindenesetre annyira tetszett, hogy kíváncsi legyek a következő részre, mert jó kis alap a 18. századi Skócia, kiltestül, lánykázástól, jövőbe látó kri [...]

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