Weddings of the Century
Historical Romance, Historical Romance: Anthology, Historical Romance: Regency
May 6, 2019
Available in: e-Book, Trade Size (reprint)
Weddings of the Century: A Pair of Novellas
Claiming His Bride (Regency)
(originally published May 1, 1995 as The Devil’s Spawn within the Dashing and Dangerous anthology in mass market paperback by Signet)
Young Dominick Chandler asked for the hand of his beloved Roxanne only to be brutally refused by her father. Ten years later, Dominick returns determined to claim the woman he has never stopped loving, and he’ll do anything, no matter how outrageous, to get close to Roxanne again. But is she still the passionate, loving girl who claimed his heart?
The Wedding of the Century (Gilded Age, 1885)
(originally published May 1, 1994 within Promised Brides anthology by Harlequin, July 25, 2000 within Bride by Arrangement anthology by Harlequin and May 31, 2011 within The Wedding of the Century & Other Stories anthology by HQN - all in mass market paperback)
Beautiful Sunny Vangelder is the richest and most admired of the American heiresses who crossed the Atlantic to find a glamorous future in England. Thwarted of her hope to marry for love, Sunny is pressured into marrying a deeply reserved duke. To the world, the Gilded Girl and the Duke of Thornborough are dazzling celebrities, but inside the marriage are two lonely people yearning for love. Can Sunny and Justin find each other amidst the glitter and the gold?
Weddings of the Century was originally published June 2017 in eBook.
Mary Jo Putney was born 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 Baltimore, 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 acquired 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 quickly, 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, USA Today, 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.
Ms. Putney says that not least among the blessings of a full-time writing career is that one almost never has to wear pantyhose.