The Spiral Path

Previously titled: Phoenix Falling

Though they are sliding toward divorce, Raine Marlowe persuades her enigmatic superstar husband, Kenzie Scott, to play the lead in a movie she wants to produce and direct. Kenzie agrees, but without realizing how dangerously close the character’s dark secrets are to his own.

Then Kenzie’s past explodes into a career destroying scandal. Like a phoenix, Kenzie had created spectacular success out of torment. Now his carefully constructed life has shattered.

When Kenzie tries to push Rainey away, she knows only she can help him come to terms with his past—and if she fails, she’ll lose the only man she’s ever loved.

Reviews for Phoenix Falling

“Gripping… darkly emotional… and holds out such promise of hope, redemption and triumph that you will be unable to put it down.”
—Romantic Times

“Emotionally honest… richly developed”
—Publishers Weekly

“…a harrowing and deeply affecting tale of emotional annihilation and painful recovery, and, unlike in most romance novels, love is neither panacea nor placebo. It is, rather, a sword of redemption requiring both courage and strength of character to wield it.

This is hands down my favorite Mary Jo Putney novel, with her signature depth of characterization and compassionate insight, and her wise understanding of love’s power to facilitate the healing of even the deepest wounds.” —Faith Freewoman, Amazon Reviewer