The Burning Point

A Circle of Friends Series

The Burning Point

Previously titled: Stirring the Embers

Kate Corsi always dreamed of working in her family’s world-famous demolition business—a wish her old-fashioned father denied until his untimely death. He leaves a fortune to Kate and the business to her ex-husband, Donovan—but only if they agree to live under the same roof for a year.

Kate and Donovan married too young and stayed too long in a dangerously destructive marriage. Ten years later, surely they’re mature enough to co-exist peacefully. But the embers of attraction swiftly flare into flame again.

Now, they must confront the pain of the past if they are to have a chance for a future and save their business from a saboteur they’re beginning to suspect of murder.

Reviews for Stirring the Embers

“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!”        —Romantic Times

“Ms. Putney takes a taboo issue and creates a poignant tale about forgiveness and the awesome power of love… I could not put it down.”              —Darlene Kendall, Rendezvous

“Known for her historical romances, Putney successfully moves into contemporary fiction….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

“THE BURNING POINT is more than a love story, it is a story of the emotional change and growth that is sometimes necessary before people can accept and forgive not only the imperfections and failings in others, but in themselves, as well….Mary Jo Putney’s first foray from her usual genre of Historical Romance into the world of Contemporary Romance is an admirable success.”—Under the Covers

“Where there’s passion, there’s a burning point, and Mary Jo Putney’s gift of writing leads her readers to it every time. Without a doubt her readers will gather to the brightness of this passionate fire.”—

“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.”                     —Old Book Barn Gazette

“Mary Jo Putney turns a deep social issue that impacts families and relationships into an intriguing tale that is both thought provoking and realistic. (Her) first contemporary romance is a winner by anyone’s definition of the word.”         —Reviewed by Harriet Klausner