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Silk and Shadows: Book 1 of the Silk Trilogy (edition 2011)

by M.J. Putney, Mary Jo Putney

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Title:Silk and Shadows: Book 1 of the Silk Trilogy
Authors:M.J. Putney
Other authors:Mary Jo Putney
Info:Mary Jo Putney, Inc. (2011), Kindle Edition, 419 pages
Collections:E-books, 2012
Rating:**1/2
Tags:fiction, historical romance, Victorian romance, revenge, brothels

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‘Silk and Shadows’ by Mary Jo Putney is an entrancing romance between Lady Sara St. James, a woman of English nobility, and Prince Peregrine or Mikhail, an exotic and handsome prince from an Asiatic country, now known as Afghanistan. Sara is betrothed to Charles Weldon, an extremely evil and corrupt man who is Mikhail’s adversary. Weldon is the owner of numerous brothels throughout Victorian England, and he even employs young virginal girls to satisfy a client’s needs. Introduced to English aristocracy through Sara’s cousin, Mikhail is on a mission to destroy and kill Weldon and to secure revenge for years of his own personal abuse. As the romance between Mikhail and Sara develops, Mikhail needs to determine his love for Sara and to decide if he can forego with the hatred that consumes him, as he plans for Weldon’s demise.
I awarded four stars to this book because it was fast-paced and intriguing. In addition, the characters were at times slightly flawed, rather than strikingly perfect, making them more humanistic. Sara is high-spirited and virtuous, but she is slightly disfigured from a previous horse riding accident. Mikhail bears the disfigurement of numerous beatings and whippings on his back.
‘Silk and Shadows’ is certainly an enthralling romance which is entertaining, as well as poignant for the reader. ( )
  haymaai | Apr 2, 2017 |
I don't care for revenge in romance, and I like my villains less villainy. The story worked surprisingly well, considering. If it wasn't for the writing style I might have rated the book a little higher. Purple prose and info dumps just happen to be turn-offs of mine. ( )
  julienne_preacher | Dec 10, 2012 |
Actually, ALL of MJP's books are on my keeper shelf, but this is my favorite. I'll take Peregrine as a hero any day! He's a tortured hero who's lost his way, and Sara is the perfect foil for him—principled, kind, and warm. ( )
  SabrinaJeffries | Apr 13, 2010 |
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He called himself Peregrine, the wanderer, and he came to London for revenge.
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From the New York Times bestselling author-a classic love story that has become one of her most beloved and acclaimed historical romances...

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