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The Wenches

  • Mary Jo Putney

  • Patricia Rice

  • Susan Fraser King

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  • Jo Beverley
    Word Wench 2006-2016

  • Edith Layton
    Word Wench 2006-2009

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Wenches Statistics

  • Years published: 164

    Novels published: 231

    Novellas published: 74

    Range of story dates: nine centuries (1026-present)

    Awards Won:

    • RWA RITA

    • RWA Honor Roll

    • RWA Top 10 Favorite

    • RT Lifetime Achievement

    • RT Living Legend

    • RT Reviewers Choice

    • Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews

    • Golden Leaf

    • Barclay Gold

    • ABA Notable Book

    • Historical Novels Review Editors Choice

    • AAR Best Romance

    • Smart Bitches Top 10

    Kirkus Reviews Top 21

    Library Journal Top 5

    Publishers Weekly Top 5

    Booklist Top 10

    • Booktopia Top 10

    • Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement

    Bestseller Lists:

    NY Times

    • Wall Street Journal

    • USA Today

    • Waldenbooks Mass Market

    • Barnes & Noble

    • Amazon.com

    Chicago Tribune

    • Rocky Mountain News

    • Publishers Weekly

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Comment by GrowlyCub on “An Interview with Mary Balogh”

Part of why I love Regencies is because I started my reading career with Georgette Heyer when I w...

Comment by Cory on “Meet Eva Ibbotson”

I've only discovered Eva Ibbotson this year when I heard The Countess Below Stairs via an audiobo...

Comment by Janie Price on “Looking at covers again.”

This is my first time to post with you ladies. I used to get really upset at the clinch covers. ...

Comment by Anne Gracie on “The Grand Tour”

Mary Jo, I agree — it's not enough - there are so many wonderful places to go and see and experie...

Comment by joanna bourne on “The Regency Cat”

Hi LouisaCornell -- That is a great lineup of cats. Glad you mentioned Thomasina. It's brought...

Comment by Tessa Baxter on “Jozi and ROSA”

Well done Mary Jo on the above blog. You certainly showed an interesting cross section of Johanne...

Comment by Anne Gracie on “The Impulsive Marriage”

Cathleen, did you ever read the interview I did with Eva Ibbotson? It's here, on the word wenche...

Comment by Mary Jo Putney on “Bringing old books back to life”

What a great topic, Anne! Like you, I have a pile of Eva Ibbotsons; A COUNTESS BELOW STAIRS was ...

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