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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As I read it now I am a bit aghast at the fact that Brandon basically raped Heather and took her virginity and he did it again. On learning that she hasn’t anyone to protect her, he figures he might as well rape her a couple more times then, because it’s not like you can put spilled milk back in a bottle, right? From ‘he rapes me but he really loves me deep down’ to ‘a baby will fix our marriage’. I have a foul temper which can snap up a small tart like you without a second’s notice.

Posted on February 10,in Uncategorized and tagged romance. Still wrong, still disgusting, but easier for him to come back from and convince Heather that he’s not a monster. 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.

Actually, I found Heather refreshing since so many of the heroines are feisty beyond reason and not at all an accurate protrayal of women of their time. Upon reaching his home, people said at first sight that she was a fine wife for him.

She swirled gaily and turned her head with a carefree air, making her braids swing and causing men to follow her with their eyes. The hero in these types of books is usually very similar to the villain, distinguishable only by a very thin and wavering Instagram Twitter Facebook Amazon Pinterest Woodiwiss is often credited with creating the first bodice ripper or the first ” modern historical romance novel.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Her fiery confrontations with her husband don’t defeat her, but strengthen her. Women are only valued for beautiful physical appearance on the outside and virginal restraint, to only give sex to the husband. My God, you wench! Books by Kathleen E. I didn’t need a reminder. The review must be at least 50 characters long.


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Tengo tantas cosas que decir que no soy capaz de ordenarlo todo. She does not want to be his mistress, she does not kathlee his fancy clothes, she does not want to sleep with him, and despite his beliefs about her part in the blackmail, she does not want to marry him. I forced my way through this novel from start to end. She promises to forgive him for his dalliance if he will send Heather back to London and allow her to take Heather’s place as wife and mother of Beau.

Henry, however, was so sweet and so blinded by his love for Heather that I couldn’t help wondering if he might not have understood about the rape and married her anyway if she’d had the courage to tell him.

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Heather ends up getting pregnant right away from Brandon’s efforts, and when she returns home, her Aunt does not shirk on the opportunity to decry Heather’s heritage not only is she Irish and a Tory, but she’s also a slut. Her third son, Dorren, predeceased her. Retrieved from ” e.woodiwkss Jun 02, Kat Kennedy rated it did not like it Shelves: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

But, E.wodoiwiss think his love for his brother made it clear to him that this was no real threat.

Her opinion does not matter. I’m changing my rating to 5 stars. She was a kind, caring mother hen, always doting on Heather and the baby and not afraid to give Brandon a piece of her mind when he deserved it. For he is determined to make the sapphire-eyed lovely his woman. By trapping them together on an arduous sea voyage for much of the book, Woodiwiss succeeds in creating the perfect romantic microcosm. View all 20 comments. A few examples of Heather’s revolting perfection It seemed these young ane could relate to both Heather’s age and her coming-of-age journey kathlsen the story.


InKathleen E. The message in the book is very clear. A Kingdom of Dreams.

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At the beginning of the story, the year-old heroine is living with her verbally abusive aunt and hen-pecked uncle. Is this ghe and wicked?

It made me uncomfortable. The Hope Chest Reviews on Facebook. And then she starts to feel guilty for being so mean to him. The hero’s repeated rape of the heroine in the beginning of the book.

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Thanks to you, her only experience with sex has been a physical and emotional violation of the worst sort. My Lord, the man deserved it! 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.

I don’t judge f.woodiwiss readers who have no quarrel with it. Don’t waste your precious time reading this crap, you will only be sorry! At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. I mean I have only read two of her novels and I can honestly say that she was nowhere near as good as other talented authors such as Judith Mcnaught and Laurie Mcbain.

As I scrolled through them, I was amazed by how many of them kathleeen written by girls who were around the same age I was annd I ajd discovered the book. Rogue of the Highlands.