New York Times bestselling author Kathleen E. Woodiwiss debut romance The FlowerDoomed to a life of unending toil, Heather Simmons fears for her. REVIEW: The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss. SarahFA .. I have read other Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’s novels, just not this one. By: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss The Flame and the Flower is considered to be the book that birthed the modern romance novel, so I didn’t feel that I could call.

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Second, I’ve read other books by Kathleen Woodiwiss that I’ve enjoyed, including one that is still in my top 20 all-time favorites. The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh. The Flame A lusty adventurer married to the sea, Captain Brandon Tue courts scorn and peril when he abducts the beautiful fugitive from the tumultuous London dockside. This is just my take on it though, but it is also the reason that this one scene, which occurred in Chapter 1, cast a pall over the rest of the novel.

Meanwhile, I wonder if people will come across this post while googling information about the current political debate over rape vs.

But I quite enjoyed her. Ratings and Reviews 7 61 star ratings 7 reviews. It fully drew me in, and my emotions were engaged. I’d rather she called a spade a spade, and showed Brandon as a more kindly slaveowner. I truly do not get it. Brandon threatens Louisa and sends her away. Jul 14, Christine rated it did not flwoer it Shelves: She seemed to shy away from showing the ugly aspects of slavery in the interactions of Brandon with his slaves.

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More than one woman was insulted for being large or fat, unlike our dear, perfectly proportions little Heather. I would like to read novels where the heroine isn’t a victim of every situation – she’s someone that takes charge of her life and sticks up for herself.


The ensuing love scene itself was fine thankfully no more rapebut knowing how they got there, cast a pall over it too. In fact, she was a pretty strong young woman for her age, who had lost her parents early and was living e.woodiwisss an aunt and uncle.

It didn’t do anything to Heather — her foul mouth and angry hands did. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. Email required Address never made public.

He never hits her. In the world of romance novels, rape can even be a katyleen subjective at times. I wouldn’t normally bother rating a book I didn’t finish, but I got through half of The Flame and the Flower before giving up, so I have some pretty strong opinions and plenty to say. He was really punishing himself here. Too Glame to Wed. She has completed her journey from girl to woman and is now fully his equal and his match.

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He never redeemed himself for what he did to her in any way and I have no idea why they fell in love. I won’t presume to tell an author how to write, but I didn’t really care for the soft-shoeing here. It invokes a period feel that I really immersed myself in.

Now, how to ewoodiwiss why this book is, at least to me, wrong on so many levels? And almost every man wants her, read rape her.

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Feb 07, Alba M. View all 10 comments. Surrender to the Highlander. Her writing is gorgeous and elegant. There sweet love story will make you believe there is love to be found. If this had not been a factor, I can honestly say that I would have really enjoyed it and probably could have kathlen it on my keeper list.


The hero and heroine are richly drawn. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. He spends the first half of the book being such a jerk that I hoped she would run off with the brother. Rogue of the Highlands.

She was an avid horse rider who at one time lived in flmae large home on 55 acresm2 in Minnesota. Once that tiny little misunderstanding has been cleared she was not a whore in the makinghe marries her because Heather is pregnant.

Tengo tantas cosas que decir que no soy capaz de ordenarlo todo. The only thing that redeemed this book for me somewhat was that he did not sleep with her until it felt right and he did not force her after their e.woodiwuss.

Not that Woodiwiss was saying this, but there were contrasts drawn between the two that relied heavily on physical appearance. All the men in town love Heather in spite of her ragged clothes and flowet life.

George and Dickie spot Heather, convince her to accompany them, and bring her aboard the Fleetwood.

She even had a few other choice words for him, which were exactly what I’d been thinking. They take her e.woodiwiws their ship where she is raped repeatedly by the year-old captain and illustrious hero of the story. HEA ruined by this interchange 3 pages from the end: Item s unavailable for purchase.