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Carousel of Hearts Antonia and Judith were the best of friends until dashing Adam Yorke and handsome Lord Simon Launceston divided the two young women Never had romance reveled in such dizzying turnabouts as Cupid emptied his uiver at hearts that would not stay still

  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Carousel of Hearts
  • Mary Jo Putney
  • English
  • 07 April 2015
  • 9780451162670

About the Author: Mary Jo Putney

MJ PutneyMary Jo Putney was born on 1946 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 acuired 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 uickly 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

10 thoughts on “Carousel of Hearts

  1. QNPoohBear QNPoohBear says:

    This is a nice light read The basic idea is a tried and true plot line but the execution is rather different The middle of the book is a bit dark The pacing is a bit slow There's a lot of descriptive details about steam engines and astronomy which are very boring The ending is a bit rushed There's some sensual romance kissing touching feelings but nothing super graphic and no love scenes Actually there's about the same amount or just slightly sensuality than in her teen novels I liked the characters a lot Judith and Tony resemble the Dashwood sisters I felt sympathy for Judith but she was also a bit of a doormat and too noble She's supposed to be intelligent and a bluestocking but she's overshadowed by Tony and most of her development occurs in passing I would have liked character development for her The passionate fiery Tony was to my liking The young men are decent heroes I liked Simon better because he's scholarly Adam is obviously bright and a good businessman but if he were as good a judge of character as everyone claims he was he wouldn't have had half the romantic problems He's a bit of a mystery only revealing his true self at the end His back story would have been interesting if it had been played out rather than dropped in on the end I liked this story for it's originality It's predictable but a good read for fans of traditional style Regencies

  2. Ellen Ellen says:

    An enjoyable romp through Regency England Delightfully silly And engaging No debauchery hahahaha BUT CLOSE I SEE YOU TONI The carousel was surprisingly very effective It felt like A Midsummer Night's Dream a foursome chasing each other in the wrong direction I say surprisingly effective because I changed my mind multiple times as to who should end up together but the ending was satisfying I remember reading it on my commute to work on the bus totally getting motion sickness totally not caring at all 3 and a half stars

  3. Jane Irish Nelson Jane Irish Nelson says:

    Another enjoyable romantic romp When Antonia's cousin Adam returns to England after eight years in India his one desire is to ask her to marry him Unfortunately before he can he introduces his best friend Simon and it is love at first site And Antonia's companion also falls for Simon But not everything is perfect as Antonia and Simon prepare for their wedding The author does a wonderful job in keeping the reader guessing as to just which couple will end up together Impossible to put down Highly recommended

  4. ChristineZ ChristineZ says:

    Likable characters I was not sure how they would all get along in the end but it worked out in a cute way I am not fond of the childhood friends to marriage trope I think it is weird I don’t know of anyone IRL who were “best playmates” or almost siblings and then eventually marry

  5. rivka rivka says:

    35 stars

  6. Kathy Henry Kathy Henry says:

    Fun story Amusing regency story I read this as a paperback many of the series and have enjoyed all of Ms Putney’s stories

  7. DeAnna DeAnna says:

    This must have been an early Putney — she improved A LOT Big misunderstanding amnesia flat characters a tedious read

  8. Deirdre Deirdre says:

    Baroness Antonia Thornton is a beautiful woman who has a fortune of her own and no patience with fortune hunters Judith Winslow is a widow working as a paid companion to Antonia At first Antonia was reluctant to take on Judith but after a while good sense prevailed and the two of them get on very wellAdam Yorke returns to England from a long time away in India making his fortune with him he brings his good friend Simon Lord Launcheston who is dashing and handsome Both women are attracted to both men but who will win the women and will they get a happy endingIt's a romance the story is pretty predictable but the ride was fun

  9. Laurie Laurie says:

    Not one of my favorites by Mary Jo Putney I had a really hard time getting invested in either couple's relationship since it wasn't clear until about two thirds of the way through the book who was going to end up with whom Also I found it really hard to like either of the female leads Antonia came across as very selfish and immature even though she was supposed to be 26 and Judith was far too self sacrificing I really wanted to see her stand up for herself and stop being such a doormat

  10. Linda Linda says:

    After reading The Bargain by the same author I enjoyed seeing her note at the end mentioning characters who'd been recycled from other works One of them was the good doctor Ian and so I picked this up The library only had Large Print availableWe are treated not to a romantic triangle but a romantic suare It gets a bit tedious but there are a few swoon worthy scenes toward the end that redeem it from being just okay

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