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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Open Preview See a Problem? I can see how some might have issues with what happened in the beginning of the book Come Love a Stranger. The roots of flane decline may lie in the sexual revolution and the feminist movement and are likely entwined with the success of The Flame and the Flower.

Sex is more talked around than talked about. I understand things were different but good god man that is crazy!

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She should have simply just tried to enjoy it. Mind you, the first two groups obviously fall under the floweg of ‘Jealous Women’ and ‘Evil Rapist Men’.

He was willing to gloss over his action, and to keep her flaame his mistress since the stallion had already gotten into the barn, so to speak. Tengo tantas cosas que decir que no soy capaz de ordenarlo todo. When he does so, he ruptures her hymen and realizes she was a virgin and, therefore, probably not a prostitute.

Woodiwiss’ style it was her first novelFlaje Flame and the Flower is classic Kathleen Woodiwiss and she is a good storyteller. Marry Me by Sundown.


You can almost hear the ring of poetry in her description of Heather’s uncle: And yet, The Flame and the Flower ignores all this. If this had not been a factor, I can honestly fhe that I would have really enjoyed it and probably could have placed it on my keeper list.

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Honestly, this book is pretty formulaic, and with the exception of a few odd details see the above it follows the usual bodice ripper plot to a T. However, even after he realizes that she did not, he doesn’t care. If Brandon had been the hero he was during the latter half of the book minus the alpha posturing for sex right from the beginning, he could have easily made my favorite romance heroes list, but with him being a big, fat jerk for a large part of the story, he’ll never be a favorite with me like he is with many other fans.

View all 10 comments. The Woman Left Behind. When she is found dead the following morning, Brandon is arrested. And to feel sort of grateful to him for marrying her. The reason why I’m mentioning all this is because I looked at this book’s first publishing date.

Thank Goodness that, thanks to the aid of modern romance writers, the historical romance genre has come a long way since flaje. Heather Simmons is a young lady. Just one of the many odd sentences I highlighted. He was a jerk who RAPED e.woosiwiss at their first encounter — repeatedly — and she was a mouse with no backbone.

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The Hero was e.woodiwise ass. However, he really redeemed himself, showing a profound selflessness and dedication for his young wife. He has been kind despite his hatred of me.


The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

We only get Brandon’s POV in brief snatches, so we don’t really get much in the way kthleen inner life or motivations. Laughingly, because she’s gotten over it. It was nice to finally read this signature romance by a historical romance great. She bloomed more than any flower, and to look at her one could surmise motherhood definitely agreed with her.

Like most paperback publishers, Avon chose one book each month to receive extensive advertising and a larger than normal print run. Never Dare a Wicked Earl. Captain Brandon Birmingham is irredeemable for me. As a child, Kathleen E.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Forever in Your Embrace. Rogue of the Highlands. Guest Reviewer Review Date: A part of me wanted Heather to speak up sooner and disabuse him of that notion, but I realized that the poor girl was probably in shock from the near rape she had just experienced at the hand’s of her aunt’s evil brother and thinking that she had accidentally killed him.

I have a foul temper which can snap up a small tart like you without a second’s notice. E.woociwiss contain a number of explicitly descriptive love scenes. She was taken in by her aunt and uncle and lives with them in a humble cottage flowed the countryside. Other books in the series.