The Diabolical Baron

Regency Novels

The Diabolical Baron

A Wicked Wager!

Rich, handsome, and fashionably jaded, Jason, Lord Radford, knows he must marry to get an heir, but assumes that any well bred young lady will do, so he offers for Caroline Hanscombe, whose name he draws at random. Caroline is pressured by her family to accept, but shy and musical, she finds her new fiancé alarming. Will this be a match made in heaven or hell? Or might Caroline quietly find herself a man who suits her better…?

Mary Jo Putney’s first book, The Diabolical Baron was a RITA finalist and won the Romantic Times awards for Best New Regency Novel and Best New Regency Author, and the NJRW Golden Leaf Award for best historical romance.

Praise for The Diabolical Baron

“An exciting debut…fresh and memorable.”
—Romantic Times

“I just read The Diabolical Baron and I couldn’t put it down. Thank you! It was wonderful! Excellent, excellent! I have enjoyed many books, including yours, but this one is special…It’s one that I’ll never tire of; it’s an ‘old friend,’ even though I just read it for the first time. I just wanted to say thank you!”
—Amazon Reviewer

“EXCELLENT…EXCELLENT…EXCELLENT! I truly enjoyed how Ms Putney involves you in the lives of the enchanting characters in this book…I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.”
—Regency Reads