Shattered Rainbows (Fallen Angels Series #5)

Shattered Rainbows (Fallen Angels Series #5)

by Mary Jo Putney

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* A Romance Writers of America RITA finalist for best Long Historical Romance *

Broken Dreams and Second Chances...

Honed by danger and haunted by the past, Lord Michael Kenyon finds it easy to risk his life for his country's sake. But in the shadow of Waterloo, he faces a far more dangerous threat--the loss of his heart to the beautiful battlefield nurse who saves his life, yet can never be his.

Called a saint for her virtue and selfless courage, only Catherine Melbourne knows the tragic flaw at the core of her spirit. In Michael Kenyon, she sees the strength and kindness she craves, yet for honor's sake she must conceal her love and send him away. Even when freed from her empty marriage, she conceals the truth because of the bleak knowledge that she can never again be any man's wife.

Then fate offers Catherine a fortune, a title, a heritage for her daughter--if Michael will impersonate her husband on a visit to a wild Cornish island. Reluctantly he agrees to the masquerade. But what begins as a simple journey leads them into a shattering vortex of danger and betrayal--and a fiercely passionate love that can no longer be denied.

Books in the Fallen Angels series:

Book 1: Thunder & Roses
Book 2: Dancing on the Wind
Book 3: Petals in the Storm
Book 4: Angel Rogue
Book 5: Shattered Rainbows
Book 6: River of Fire
Book 7: One Perfect Rose

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013930124
Publisher: Pandamax Press
Publication date: 02/15/2012
Series: Mary Jo Putney's Fallen Angels Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 37,602
File size: 866 KB

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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Shattered Rainbows 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Darla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a reissue of a 1996 release--good news for those of us who missed some of the Fallen Angels series the first time around.Michael Kenyon has been in love with Catherine Melbourne for some time, though she's unaware of it. Catherine has also been in love with Michael, who's likewise unaware of her feelings. They met while she was married to another man, and both kept their feelings secret.Now, her husband is dead, and Catherine asks Michael to masquerade as her husband so that she can claim an inheritance for her daughter.Those are the bare facts. What's missing from the brief recital is the depth of emotion found in this story. Ms. Putney manages to make the reader feel all the heartache, joy, and fear these characters experience, making Shattered Rainbows a particularly satisfying read.
CathyLeming on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A widowed heroine with a daughter meets MJP's most delicious hero yet. Apples and whiskey, the Isle of Skoal (a channel island) and a turqoise-eyed heroine drew me in, but it was the hero, Lord Michael Kenyon, who caused me to fall in love.
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booklover10CM More than 1 year ago
Have loved all the Fallen Angels books. Very enjoyable and worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well it's Mary Jo, what can I possibly say.....? I think with eqch of the Fallen Angel books I have said "this is my most fave one" well yeah!! The hidden emotional turmoil sets a completely different mood through most of the book, then there is the action!!!! Oh wow just amazing and of course a glimpse into some historic timelines is also fun for me!
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Best read ever!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
All of the books in the 'Fallen Angels' series are very good reads, but by far, 'Shattered Rainbows' is the best one. Two very wonderful, yet human characters, an exciting plot, and yes, a nice ending make for a book that I was sorry to see come to an end. If you read the Fallen Angels books in order, the back story of 'Shattered Rainbows' makes sense--the first book in the series, 'Thunder and Roses', contains a plot line that is key to understanding Michael's actions in the first part of the book. All in all, an excellent part of an enjoyable series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like all of Mary Jo Putney's books, this book is worth buying, while so many in the industry aren't. The reason I'm writing this is to point out that this is actually one of her earlier stories, it came out years ago originally, and I am very happy to see that it's now on shelves again. I hope she continues reprinting the earlier books, for they've been the very devil to track down. Also, the 'mysterious Caroline' mentioned in the other comment, appears in 'Thunder and Roses', one of the earlier books in MJP's series of Fallen Angels. (Don't worry about her, she caused much harm, and absolutely no good.) Honestly, read them all. They are actual books. My favorites are below.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mary Jo Putney brings to life two heartwarming characters; a woman with many virtues but holds a secret too terrible to reveal to the man she loved and a man filled with desire for the one woman he thought could never be his. So what you have is undeniable sexual tension especially when the two said people are thrown onto an island and was `¿forced¿¿ to live in the same room, due to their `¿husband and wife¿¿ façade. But this book does contain rather poignant and thrilling incidents such as the blood transfusion episode, a method that was considered potentially fatal in the 1800s, and the `¿hide and seek¿¿ game on a deserted scary island involving the villains running after the good guys. Although the novel comes in a complete package ¿ romance, action, drama and heartstopping revelations¿ the flow is a little off and the whole `¿Skoal island¿¿ seems too illusory. There was also a mention of a woman named `¿ Caroline¿¿ who had destroyed Michael¿s heart before, but there seemed to be no closure there and we readers are left wondering as to what really happened to her. Well, you gotta read the book to know what iam talking about. But other than the mentioned negative aspects of the book, the positive far outweigh them. After all, the hero is hunky and TO DIE FOR, a wounded heartthrob that women would positively swoon over. Who says there is no pot of gold waiting at the end of the rainbow has not met Michael Kenyon!