I loved this book. It has all of the typical romance novel ammenities, a dark hero, a needy heroine etc. But more than that, Ms. Putney made me feel as though these people were three dimensional.
Nick, the hero, is complex but approachable and I liked him from page one right through to the end. The heroine, Clare, is smart, funny, and practical.
Although this book touched on some social issues: the work conditions of Welsh miners, the strict mores of early Methodist churches, racial discrimination against Gypsies, the interaction between Nick and Clare saves the book from being too dark.
For fans of Mary Jo Putney I highly recommend reading Thunder and Roses, the writing is fast paced and interesting. The plot remains solid, and Ms. Putney does a great job of bringing in the other 'Fallen Angels' as secondary characters, but keeps the main romantic focus on Clare and Nick.
- Mass Market Paperback: 382 pages
- Publisher: Signet; Reissue edition (1 March 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451205154
- ISBN-13: 978-0451205155
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.7 x 17.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
- Customer Reviews: 2 customer ratings