The Burning Point by Mary Jo Putney

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The first contemporary novel by New York Times bestselling author, The Burning Point is a riveting story of the ties that bind two people together—and the incendiary forces that can tear them apart.

Kate Corsi always dreamed of working for her family’s world famous explosive demolition business—a wish her old-fashioned father denied until the day he died. According to his will, Kate will receive a fortune while her ex-husband, Donovan, will inherit the family business. But only if they agree to live under the same roof for a year.

Forced into a reluctant alliance, Kate and Donovan must discover the truth about her father’s death—and confront the past that almost destroyed them both. And as they face their shattered dreams, their wrenching secrets and bitter resentments, they find themselves sliding perilously toward the burning point where passion catches fire once more….

* The Burning Point was listed as one of the five best romances of the year by Library Journal.

“Powerhouse novelist Mary Jo Putney explodes on the contemporary scene with an emotionally wrenching and dramatically intense story. She tackles a very difficult subject with insight, and compassion. Exceptionally powerful reading!”
* Jill Smith, Romantic Times, 4 ½ stars and a Top Pick rating

“This passionate love story unravels gradually, in trademark Putney style. The author has created a realistic, well-crafted story, laced with elements of suspense and mystery and featuring sympathetic protagonists whose biggest mistake was marrying too young.”
* Publishers Weekly

“Kate and Patrick are both complex people, and answers do not come easily for the unresolved issues in their past. Set against the backdrop of demolition work and a question of sabotage, this gripping story sizzles with passion and danger, but is ultimately about healing and forgiveness—not only for others, but for ourselves as well. Mary Jo Putney will no doubt gain new fans with this book.”
* Lenore Howard, The Old Book Barn Gazette

“Ms. Putney is one of the very best authors who excel at historical romances—now she's crafted her first contemporary and fans of both genres will be delighted to learn that her incredible talent for compelling characterization and original premises comes through on every page. She takes a taboo issue not normally found in a romance and with touching sensitivity, creates a poignant tale about forgiveness and the awesome power of love to heal all wounds….I could not put it down.”
* Darlene Kendall, Rendezvous

About Mary Jo Putney

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Published December 1, 2000 by Wheeler Publishing, Inc.. 442 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Kate Corsi and Patrick Donovan, divorced 10 years ago, are reunited by the death of Kate's father, Sam, who was killed in an explosion at work.

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I would like to have seen Kate forgive Donovan, and Donovan forgive himself .

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Even though Donovan has done much renovation, ghosts of the past still linger, as Kate tries to figure out whether she can forgive Donovan after the way he treated her.

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She believes that Donovan has agreed to co-operate because he wants to inherit her father's company, but what she doesn't know is that Donovan still loves her and is hoping for a new start, and a way to make amends for the past.

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