Dark Passage by M.J. Putney
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The Irregulars return home to 1803 England safely, but their worldview has changed.  Not only have their heroic efforts at Dunkirk given them pride and confidence but their dangerous mission has increased their magical powers. 

Tory delights in the ever deepening bond she shares with Allarde until she discovers how powerfully he is connected to his ancient family estate—the lands he will not inherit unless he denies his magical powers and chooses a nonmagical mate. If Tory really loves him, she must walk away—but does she have the strength to leave the love of her life?

Cynthia’s heroic efforts at Dunkirk have won her the respect of the Irregulars, but her sharp tongue keeps everyone at a distance. Isolated and very alone at Lackland Abbey over the Christmas holidays, she reluctantly agrees to join Jack Rainford and his family for their celebration even though they’re commoners, far below her own noble rank. The warm welcome of the Rainfords makes her feel happier and more accepted than she has ever been. But she can’t possibly be falling in love with flirtatious Jack! Can she?

Then the Irregulars are drawn into a dangerous attempt to rescue a vitally important French scientist from Nazi-occupied France. Tory and Allarde must work together because countless lives are at stake. Disaster strikes and not only is their mission threatened, but their very lives. Can magic and their loyalty to each other help them survive to return home? 

Find out in Dark Passage--M.J. Putney's thrilling follow-up to Dark Mirror.


About M.J. Putney

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M. J. Putney is the author of the young adult fantasy novels Dark Mirror and Dark Passage. As Mary Jo Putney, she is the New York Times bestselling author of historical romances. M. J. is fond of reading, cats, travel, and most of all, great stories.
Published September 13, 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This enjoyable supernatural time-travel story follows many of the conventions of romance novels, with its characters mostly drawn from English aristocracy (in this case in 1803) and an impossible romance with a drop-dead gorgeous young heir to a dukedom.

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13th, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-312-62285-5 Page count: 320pp ...

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Two non-romantic pairings which held significantly more interest for me were Tory and her roommate Cynthia Stanton, who I thought was brilliantly developed as a character, changing from a standard bitchy teenager in a historical setting to someone much more interesting, and Tory and teacher Miss ...

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If instead, you are looking for a book with emotion, energy, vivid writing, clever dialogue, engaging characters, a storyline that will have you gladly losing sleep, patriotism, magic and lastly the beautiful beginnings of a young romance…then you’ve picked the perfect book.

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Purchase Even though Eleanor & Park has been blurbed by my literary young adult romantic genius Stephanie Perkins, don't set out expecting this to be the same.

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Night Owl Teen

The book is set in two different eras--there's 1803, at Lackland Abbey where Tory is sent after saving her nephew's life with magic and 1940, at Lackland Village where Tory tumbles into after running for her life one night.

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Night Owl Teen

Putney (Mary Jo Putney) is a very entertaining young adult tale that gives a unique view of two separate wars that threaten England, one involving Napoleon during the early 1800s and one involving the Nazi attack during the 1940s.

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