Anne here, interviewing Mary Jo Putney about NOT ALWAYS A SAINT, the latest in her wonderful "Lost Lords" series. Mary Jo sent me an early copy which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The critics agree. Romantic Times gave it a 4.5 Stars Top Pick and said: “a beautifully crafted, emotionally intense love story. With her signature strong, unconventional characters, beautiful prose and incredible feeling, readers are gifted an unforgettable story that is heart and soul stirring.”
Library Journal, gave it a starred review and said: "A caring heroine with a sordid past who doubts her self-worth and a hero plagued by soul-destroying guilt find love and redemption in a captivating romance that is graced with impeccable character development, flawless prose, and several surprising twists."
Anne: The hero of NOT ALWAYS A SAINT is Daniel, who was the brother of the heroine of NOT QUITE A WIFE. The heroine, Jessie, is a new character, so let us begin with her. At the start of the story, the recently widowed Jessie is in need of a hasty and convenient marriage. And in our last interview you described Daniel and Jessie thus: "He's the saint, she's the wicked woman. <G>" So tell us about Jessie.