He called himself Peregrine, the wanderer, and he came to London for revenge...
Like the falcon he named himself for, Peregrine is wild and free, an exotic prince who fascinates 1839 London with his wealth, mystery, and dangerous allure. He emerged from his mysterious Asiatic past to exact retribution for an appalling crime. Nothing and no one can stop him—except perhaps Lady Sara St. James, whose fragile beauty conceals a gentle heart, genuine goodness, and a soul of steel.
Unable to resist his seductive charm, Lady Sara turns away from her ordered life to embrace a man she loves, but cannot fully trust. In Sara, Peregrine sees a chance for a life beyond revenge. But can he keep her without revealing his devastating secrets? Or protect her from the enemy he has vowed to destroy?
The Silk Trilogy:
#1 Silk and Shadows
#2 Silk and Secrets
#3 Veils of Silk
"Sharply defining unforgettable characters and exquisitely fashioning a sumptuous love story, Ms. Putney proves herself a dreamspinner of the highest order….This splendorous tale is the perfect romance for the reader in search of the extraordinary."
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.
There are some things that are hard to read. But, It makes for a compelling story. It’s worth your time if romance novels are your thing like they are mine.
Great book, needs trigger warning
First off: if you are sensitive to graphic depictions of rape, abuse, prostitution, slavery, and assault against men, women, and children, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK.
It’s a wonderful story, it really is. Incredibly emotional. The intimacy and relationships are strongly written and impactful. Peregrine is a very unique character and it’s thrilling to watch him manipulate and scheme along with his loyal (but honest and accountable) friends. There’s vengeance, reckoning, danger, wits, love, and forgiveness.
But Silk and Shadows is also very, very graphic about violence and abuse. I wasn’t prepared for that before I started, and I needed frequent breaks in order to finish it. If it was that hard for me, how hard might it be for someone who has traumatic flashback to their own abuse or assault? A visible topic warning would have been very appreciated.
Silk & Shadows
After reading book one of the Silk Trilogy by Mary Jo Putney, you can be sure I’ll be buying the next two books. Ms. Putney’s writing kept me entranced from beginning to end. Her plot flow and character development is excellent