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Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

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by Mary Jo Putney, Natalie Ross, James Jenner
     
 

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Rob Smith is the kind of guy—and lawyer—Val Covington knows she should avoid: mysterious, handsome, haunted. But when he tries to help her save a man from being executed, she discovers long hidden secrets-along with an irresistible passion.

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Rob Smith is the kind of guy—and lawyer—Val Covington knows she should avoid: mysterious, handsome, haunted. But when he tries to help her save a man from being executed, she discovers long hidden secrets-along with an irresistible passion.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
In contrast to the rewarding emotional intensity of Putney's previous romance, The Spiral Path, her latest stumbles under the weight of predictable plotting and a romance that fails to ignite. Corporate attorney Val Covington resolves to turn her life around by starting her own practice and focusing on cases she cares about. While working out of a remodeled church, she meets the troubled but warm-hearted Rob Smith, who arouses both her desire and her innate wariness. He pitches in to help when Val's longtime assistant asks her to save her former lover, who's facing execution for a crime he claims he didn't commit. While the race-against-the-clock plot proceeds by the numbers, Val becomes Big Sister to an emotionally scarred young girl who bonds with her remarkably fast. The romantic relationship, meanwhile, charts a talky course that forces Val to confront some emotional insecurities instilled by her unsupportive father. Along the way, complex problems find glib solutions-in one instance, a teenage mugger reforms after a single lecture-and all loose ends are neatly tied. Putney's fans will enjoy her smooth prose and likable cast of characters, but the serious social issues she tackles cry out for a more honest treatment. (Aug.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Diana Tixier Herald
“With fully realized characters and a finely designed plot, Putney presents a convincing look at what is right and what is wrong with our system of justice.”
* Diana Tixier Herald, Booklist
Heide Katros
“Twist of Fate is electrifying. Ms. Putney achieves the perfect balance between the heart of the matter and matters of the heart. Twist of Fate is a testimony to Ms. Putney's extraordinary writing skills and her courage to tackle challenging topics a lesser author might shy away from.”
* Heide Katros, Winter Haven News Chief
Jill M. Smith
“Twist of Fate takes on the increasingly timely topic of the death penalty. By continuing to tackle difficult subjects while delivering amazing entertainment, Putney is becoming one of the most potent voices in fiction today. Powerful emotions and unforgettable characters make Twist of Fate one of the best books of the year.”
* Jill M. Smith, Romantic Times, 4+ review and Top Pick
Susan Lantz
“I highly recommend Twist of Fate, the third book in the Circle of Friends series (after The Burning Point and The Spiral Path.). It's an emotionally-charged story of honor, courage, and the healing power of love, with complex, multi-layered characters -- a book readers will remember long after the last page is turned.”
* Susan Lantz, Romance Reviews Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402595509
Publisher:
Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date:
04/27/2010

Meet the Author

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USAToday bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney was born in Upstate New York with a reading addiction, a condition for which there is no known cure. Her entire romance writing career is an accidental byproduct of buying a computer for other purposes.

Her novels are known for psychological depth and intensity and include historical and contemporary romance, fantasy, and young adult fantasy. Winner of numerous writing awards, including two RITAs and two Romantic Times Career Achievement awards, she has five times had books listed among the Library Journal’s top five romances of the year, and three times had books among the top ten romances of Booklist, the magazine of the American Library Association.

Her favorite reading is great stories, but in a pinch she’ll settle for the backs of cereal boxes. She’s delighted that e-publishing can now make available books that have been out of print.

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