The Windflower by Laura London – book cover, description, publication history. By Laura London, aka Sharon and Tom Curtis, , Historical When it was first released in , The Windflower was a revelation to me – a. The Windflower By Laura London – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.
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He scares you within an inch of your life and keeps you perched there There’s a lushness to it that reminds me of my early days reading romance, and the tension between the hero and the heroine is incredible – especially compared to today’s romances, which use simple lust as a shortcut for the kind of desire which the authors of The Windflower excel in depicting.
Books by Laura London. So many laugh out loud funny lines and turns of phrases: No, cancel Yes, report it Windfpower But thankfully for me, I can revisit the Black Joke winflower I want.
Deborah Simmons reviews The Windflower by Laura London aka Sharon & Tom Curtis — All About Romance
The writing is superb, the characters courageous, heartwarming and very special; the descriptions of the environs vivid; the metaphors numerous and well done; and the story winddlower wonder to read, and re-read. Taken to a pirate ship, she meets the English pirate Devon, who remembers her from a night laurw ago where he encountered her in a tavern.
Good thing I didn’t have any taste back when I first was reading romance novels.
I own this edition of the book and that cover is hideous and embarrassing and I want to hide it. Also, the hero was a little pussycat. I read pages and was not enjoying it, so I stopped. The library copy I read was an old printing with faded pages and small print that made my eyeballs hurt, but I still kept reading.
And so much more A delicate massage of the soft underside of her chin tilted her head, and he bent, bringing his mouth down on hers. Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard.
She was ashamed of her cowardice, her crying, the whimper in her voice.
May 20, Susan A. I think I almost fell more in love with Cat than Devon! Today’s romance readers will be able to discover it easily, and I confess to a bit of trepidation over how it will be received. Lists with This Book. She quickly gets caught up in an adventure that takes over her life. We have the utterly innocent heroine and the dashingly wicked hero who captivates her physically thw emotionally. Their initial meeting outside the tavern was sw I waffle between giving this four stars and 3.
Of course, since Devon takes Merry as his londo, her life is in his hands.
In a bitter epiphany, she saw herself as she was, an inexperienced, awkward teenager, endowed with more imagination than poise. There’s Cat, a sexually ambiguous young man who serves on the ship.
He puts most of the others in windfolwer shade, really, and Devon especially pales in comparison. Or should’ve done the sensible thing and ran away with her aunt back to America. The term “bodice ripper,” often used to sneer at the romance genre, has its origins in the historical romances of that period because sometimes, bodices were ripped.
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There’s also a host of fun pirates on the ship. She isn’t shy or reserved, although you do think that about her in the beginning. DNFed when I got to the part where she willingly gave herself up right after Devon humiliated her, emotionally tortured her and basically treated her like trash.
Her aunt is determined to go back to her home in London, and Merry can’t let her go alone, so she reluctantly agrees to accompany her aunt. But along the way, he discovers her beautifully unbreakable spirit.
Published by Dell first windflowet May 1st I never did figure out how I felt about him but he always either pissed me off or entertained me.
The Windflowe r was first published inby the husband and wife writing team of Sharon and Windfolwer Curtis under the pseudonym “Laura London. It will be in the top of my all time favorite romances that will defiantly be on my reread shelf. Close Report a review 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. There’s no concrete evidence that Merry slept with his enemy.
My aged copy is in pieces and held together with a rubber band and strangely, the print seems to have shrunk considerably since the last time I thumbed thru its pages, but oh my, what a great read.
It’s and the US and England are currently at war, and she’s with older brother and father whom she rarely sees in loyalty to her new country, but her aunt wants to visit the homeland and maybe find Merry a husband, and since there’s an English ship visiting that has safe passage back, she gets Merry on board. Personally, I have a pretty tough suspension of disbelief. Their relationship is built more on building affection and trust before they can get to the “whipped cream” of the relationship.
But this story, won me over from the beginning. I don’t know why I waited so long. Because of that, I can’t give it less than four stars, even with quibbles. Yes, this is a romance because it tells the story of a relationship, but it’s just as much the story of Merry growing up. Please review your cart. There are references in the first chapter that seem meaningless until their importance is revealed in the final scenes.
Merry Wilding is a lady of breeding, of innocence, and of breathtaking beauty. Forever Yours Publication Date: And when I say lumpiness I mean that, like a marshmallow, action was done to Merry, but nothing of real, harrowing consequence was done by Merry. I want to talk about the secondary characters first. Other times though, the scenes between h and H were hot.
She’s incredibly beautiful and nubile, and all the men who see her either fall in love with her or want to protect her in a fatherly way.