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The Wenches

  • Mary Jo Putney

  • Patricia Rice

  • Susan Fraser King

  • Anne Gracie

  • Nicola Cornick

  • Andrea Penrose

  • Christina Courtenay

In Memoriam

  • 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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Delightful captions! Congratulations to the winners.

Since I'm devoid of creativity especially right now, I didn't even try to formulate anything. But I did get Jo's picture right. Maybe I would have gotten a few other wenches' pictures as well if I'd applied myself. This definitely reminded me of my baby pictures and I wondered if anyone would "make" me now.

cheryl c.

Thank you so much! This was a lot of fun! Being an historical romance "readaholic" paid off! Congrats to all the other winners! :)


The only one I got right was Pat and that was because the woman behind her looks just like her or she looks just like the woman behind her. I'm assuming that woman is Pat's mother. Didn't all parents make you stand for your photo staring into the sun? This was great fun.


Thank you, Jo! And congrats to all the weiners! This was really fun and I still think doing this once every three or four months would be a blast.

And you wenches were all such sports about it. :)


Oh, excellentness! Thank you --I'll look forward to it. Just when I need a new read!

I hadn't a hope of guessing the faces, but the captions were a lot of fun.


Congratulations! The winning captions are all delightful.

Suzy Stutz

Thanks, I love my name in print! Esp TWICE! And I am so excited to have won Mary Jo's A Distant Magic!

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