The Wild Child - Mary Jo Putney

The Wild Child

By Mary Jo Putney

  • Release Date: 2017-11-01
  • Genre: Historical
The Wild Child book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 549 Ratings)

The Wild Child Mary Jo Putney Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

A Mad Heiress and a False Suitor

The younger son of an earl, Dominic Renbourne is offered an irresistible bribe by his arrogant, identical twin brother, Kyle, who is heir to the earldom.  All he must so is take Kyle's place at Warfield Manor, where he is to politely court Lady Meriel Grahame, the orphaned and vastly wealthy heiress Kyle is pledged to marry. The deception need only take a few weeks and no one will be the wiser because the fey Lady Meriel lives in a world of her own.  The last thing Dominic expects when he arrives is to be entranced by a silent sylph whose ethereal beauty is as stunning as her passionate love for Warfield's flowers and fields and creatures.

Until now, Meriel has kept her distance from normal society, spending her days at one with nature and safe from the nightmare that nearly destroyed her as a child.  She is content to live alone, until the handsome intruder begins to inspire dreams of the world beyond her sanctuary.  He understands her as no one else ever has--and because she lives outside society's rules, she sees no need to restrain her desire for the man who is surely her destined mate.

Though Dominic's sense of duty helps him control his longing for his brother's future bride, Meriel's untamed spirit proves more powerful than he can resist.  In her garden paradise, passion binds them body and soul despite the agonizing consequences.

Can Meriel forgive Dominic's deceit once she learns he is not Kyle, and can Kyle forgive the betrayal of the brother who had once been closer than his own shadow?  Then past and present collide in a dangerous cataclysm that may bring destruction--or lasting love and a hope for beginnings. 

The Bride Trilogy:
The Wild Child, #1
The China Bride, #2
The Bartered Bride, #3

Praise for The Wild Child:

"Putney writes with attention to historical detail as well as emotional depth."
—Library Journal

"The Wild Child is an exquisite blend of gentleness and passion, a wonderful story filled with fascinating, sensitively-drawn characters.  Mary Jo Putney conjures the healing power of love, and has created a simply beautiful novel."  
—S.K., Washington, DC

"Putney's writing is clear as crystal and smooth as silk… [Her] strong points are her thoughtfulness and her well-drawn cast of compelling and very human characters. "

About the Author:
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USAToday bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney's 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, three Romantic Times Career Achievement awards, and the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America, she has had numerous books listed among Library Journal's and Booklist's top romances of the year.

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User reviews about this book

  • A different story

    By reader081
    Loved the twists and turns of this story, it was great reading!
  • Great reading

    By Punkachew
    Loved the wildling 🥰
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    By Clean romancer
    Really enjoyed this story. Good plot with feel good romance and drama.
  • Lots of history! Lots of love!

    By jval823
    I thoroughly enjoyed the story line and historical perspectives. Easy reading and the characters came to life in the story. Unexpected but happy ending. Couldn’t put it down!
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By susancapmom
    I loved this book. The title was not an enticer, but it was really good. I read it in one sitting. Great characters and a great story. I highly recommend it.
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    Excellent read!
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    By setonalum
    Always enjoy this author. This book is a keeper! The story line and characters keep you engrossed and waiting eagerly for more!!
  • Not bad, but not that good either

    By ClaudiaS1234
    I have read other of Putney’s work, and this one just annoyed me towards the end. (Spoiler Alert) Once it became known that she wasn’t really crazy, and she simply liked the idea of being free and able to act however she wanted, I got annoyed. I became even more annoyed when she couldn’t understand that simply having Dominic as a plaything wasn’t possible. I couldn’t finish the book because I got bored. I began to skip a lot of pages, and that’s when I realized I had to stop.
  • Great Book

    By Eitel19
    I enjoyed reading this book, it is always said that twins feel things when apart. My husband I had those same feelings when he was in the Navy and overseas.
  • The Wild Child

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    A wonderful book ! A different story that held my interest all the way through.

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