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The China Bride [Kindle Edition]

Mary Jo Putney
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Award-winning author Mary Jo Putney captivated the hearts of readers everywhere with her breathtaking hardcover debut, The Wild Child. Now, in her spectacular new novel The China Bride, she has created another brilliantly moving love story, and a very special heroine--a rare beauty torn between two cultures who valiantly struggles to discover the woman she is destined to be.

Born to a Scottish father and now living in China, Troth Montgomery grew up speaking several languages and thinking of faraway England as home. Enduring life as a concubine, she never imagined that one day she would leave the Orient, arriving in bitter winter at the estate of a stranger--the brother of the man who had briefly been her husband. Kyle Renbourne, Viscount of Maxwell, had taken Troth as his bride shortly before his apparent execution in a Chinese prison. Now, as his widow, she is entitled to the home she always dreamed of but remains haunted by the memory of a dashing husband and the brief, forbidden love they shared.

Then Kyle seemingly returns from the dead. Though he has survived, his mind and body are badly wounded. He needs time to heal and retreats from the exotic wife he barely knows. Bitterly aware that she will never be a fitting English wife, Troth defiantly embraces her foreign traditions, hoping that the ancient arts of her ancestors will restore Kyle's spirit and her own battered heart. Together they embark on a miraculous journey of hope and faith as Kyle becomes enchanted with the intimate tranquillity he shares with his bewitching Troth. But before he can win back his China bride, Kyle must first face a deadly menace that has followed them halfway across the world. . . .

Written with exquisite elegance and gentle passion, The China Bride is a stirring tale of everlasting love and the power of forgiveness, by a master storyteller.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 331 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0449005895
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (30 May 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000GCFW82
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #77,280 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you're looking for something a little different then this intelligently written, East-meets-West historical romance is the book for you. Mary Jo Putney spins a spellbinding tale of two voyages of discovery that inter-link the heroine (the half-Scottish, half-Chinese Troth Mei-Lian Montgomery) and the hero (Kyle Renbourne heir to the Earl of Wrexham). Set in the 1830s this thoughtful account of the meeting of Chinese and British culture is given refreshing life by an unusual and expertly written technique. Mary Jo Putney simultaneously tells the story in two time frames, describing the beginning of the story from the meeting of the two lead characters and from their separation half way through the story. Highly recommended.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not her best 21 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Although I did enjoy reading about Maxwell, I didn't really like the plot and the story seemed rushed. Flipped through most of the story that took place in China as it was quite boring.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok 16 July 2013
By Jangler
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was not so keen on this book as I was with the first one in the series. The characters were not as likeable especially the heroine and the storyline was a little bit tedious and predictable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read 26 May 2013
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I enjoyed this book immensely. I didn't want to put it down. I would highly recommend it. Historical romance like this is a must have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite book from Mary Jo Putney 30 Nov 2010
By AnjaB
Format:Hardcover
This is my favourite book from Mary Jo Putney. Having read a lot of romance novels this one stands out from the rest. It has an unusual twist and heroine. The story tells of two people experiencing deep emotions for one another but they are not always able to connect easily due to their backgrounds. Heart wrenching and beautifully written.
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