historical romance readers, what was your favorite Kathleen E. Woodiwiss book?

United States
January 15, 2009 10:52pm CST
By far the best book she wrote for me was The Flame and the Flower. "Brandon and Heather" She had 13 books she wrote in her time and will forever be the best historical romance writer of all time for me.
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Ashes In the Wind I don't know I do think this one is her best, some of her other books are a bit wordy and I don't consider her the best historical romance writer of all time, and found that there were some that were hard to get through. Ashes In the Wind is something that could be a classic of the genre, and to be honest is as great a story as Gone with the wind when it comes to romances stories of the south. I especially thought the poem that opens this book was wonderful, she touched how people felt, both good and bad in regards to both sides of the conflict. I thought about the issues raised in regards to trust, and courage, I mean when Roberta turned out to be such a witch, and yet Al still would not betray her family, even with how rotten Roberta can be. One of the scenes that stand out is when Al is married to Cole, they are at dinner, and she tells him off, and states that he will fell like the whole confederate army marched over him mules wagons and all. I have relatives from the south with that kind of strength and could easily picture it in my mind.
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• United States
16 Jan 09
it is ok if you dont agree with me that she was the best. LOL, it is a right of ours to choose who we love the best... that is why there are so many authors out there and books are selling well....LOL
@nowment (1758)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I LOL like that different views exist, always gives me a chance to learn. So I have no problems when I have differing views of others. It doesn't change the fact that Ashes In the Wind was one of the best historical novels ever written. It was the reason that for a long time, I prefered books that dealt with that period in history, and I do think that when it comes to books on this period of historical romance that Ashes In the Wind is by far if not the best one of the very best ever written.
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@regal_aeros (2605)
• Singapore
16 Jan 09
the only books i read from her are The omnibus Three Weddings and a Kiss (1995) (with Catherine Anderson, Loretta Chase, Lisa Kleypas)
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@arthi_88 (1518)
• India
16 Jan 09
Hi friend! Since you like Julie Garwood's books you can share few I have in my Virtual drive..My website has a link called "ebooks" and you can get them there. I don't get anything or profit..Its just sharing so if you enjoy then that will be all! Have a nice day!
• United States
16 Jan 09
that is ok, to each is own....LOL that is why I said for me... I have read all of her books and loved all of them and her writing. I have heard of Julie Garwood but have not read a book by her yet...even with my huge TBR pile (probably 45 books plus) I dont have any by her...but I will try to pick some up by her thanks.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Oh my, this is like going down memory lane. I cannot believe how many years I've read Kathleen Woodiwiss, like I was in my teens. NOw I feel I'm too old..LOL.. I know I love almost all of her books. I think my favorites would include A Rose in Winter and So, Worthy my Love. I love the Christopher Seton character and the confusion of having two supposedly male heroes as a plot twist. I also like So Worthy my Love, can't remember the details, but I remember how I enjoy the banter between the lead couple. One thing I can say about Woodiwiss, her prose is beautiful, very lyrical. It is so tempting to read the words aloud just to hear it roll through your tongue.
• United States
16 Jan 09
Oh I loved A rose in winter.... Christopher and Erienne.... and So, Worthy my love... Max and Elise both of them were so beautifully written that you would consider marrying and man in a mask....or being kidnapped and taken out of your homeland to find the love of your life....LOL
@arthi_88 (1518)
• India
16 Jan 09
Her books are good and I have enjoyed them. But no offense to you I loved Julie Garwood's books better. And Gone with the Wind is the best historical romance according to me uptill now.You can get the Julie Garwood books and many other from my virtual drive. The link is in my website.Have a nice day1
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• United States
16 Jan 09
no offense taken....I just figured with so many mylotters and from everywhere there would be some KEW fans out there that would love to discuss her books. I will have to try JG some time this year when I start to get through my reading pile...LOL