The Spiral Path

Previously titled: Phoenix Falling

For years, Kenzie Scott was everything to Raine Marlowe—the friend she turned to for courage and comfort, the lover who touched the hidden depths of her heart, the husband she adored but never really knew. Even as their marriage disintegrates into a civilized divorce, he helps her achieve her dream of becoming a director by agreeing to play the lead in The Centurion, the movie she has dreamed of making for years.

Rainey knows the role of the mysterious, tortured hero is perfect for Kenzie—but he fears that the character’s dark secrets may be dangerously close to his own. When filming begins, Kenzie realizes that he must make peace with the tragic past he has buried for years—or lose the one woman he will love for all time…

The Spiral Path was named a “Top Pick!” by Romantic Times Magazine.

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