Thank you, bitchsdangerous, for the suggestion and I do hope you comment! So, without further adieu A ROSE IN WINTER by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss pgs. Ladies and Gentlemen, It is time for another retro romance review. This is one that I read shortly after I discovered The Bride. In fact it was the. Read “A Rose In Winter” by Kathleen E Woodiwiss with Rakuten Kobo. The fairest flower in Mawbry is Erienne Fleming, the enchanting, raven-haired daughter.

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And as long as I’m complaining, I’ve got to say that if this is a typical example of the genre “bodice rippers”, I’m not sure if I’m ready for a while to read another book that uses the word “bosom” so often. The novel sold over 2. The cover was what made me read the book. She knew it was wrong and an effort to rid herself of thoughts of Christopher, she capitulates to Lord Saxton’s desires. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

They are all targets for future retro reviews: She was an avid horse rider who at one time lived in a large home on 55 acresm2 in Minnesota.

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I liked him for all of that but then after the marriage when he continued wooeiwiss attempts to seduce Erienne, which is when I decided that he needed some redemption before becoming a worthwhile hero. Woodiwiss not doubt has the gift of writing, I just need to find the right story.

View on the Mobile Site. Whenever a Christopher scene was being set up, I’d just sigh, really hoping it’d go by quickly. Quotes from A Rose in Winter. Set up a giveaway. He had a lot of screwed up perceptions about women thinking they don’t need to learn about the worldhe was the cause of his son becoming a cripple, because he fought Christopher to protect his “honor”, even though he really did cheat in a godamn game of cards and would never fess up.

So Worthy My Love. And even if it was absolutely necessary for him to marry her under the guise of “Lord Saxton,” why not send a proxy which was common practice those days rather than going to all the trouble of that stupid scheme aka dressing up as Darth Vader? Ashes in the Wind. Affluent Yankee Christopher Seton owns many trading ships and he’s the common flavor of tall, dark and very handsome. As the original book was published fairly soon after The Empire Strikes Back came out, I doubt it was coincidental.


Woodiwiss was a pioneer in modern historical romance when she started writing her stories more than three decennia ago.

I was always hoping he’d find his happiness, and he seemed to be finding it: Not only is he a gambler and unable to pay his debts, he’s also a cheater and when Christopher Seton calls him out for cheating, Avery sends his son, Erienne’s brother, to the duel where he loses mobility in his arm. Conflicted by emotions she cannot suppress, Erienne valiantly attempts to ni honorable to her elusive, enigmatic husband but feels herself irresistibly drawn to Seton’s passion, his fire, and his secrets.

When you take a deep look into her actions, you realize that she’s kind of a shallow twit, though, whose only real value in this society lies within her physical beauty, of which she conveniently isn’t all that aware. I hope it’s okay to do this.

Your email address will not be published. Kathleen Woodiwiss was absolutely a master at writing stories like this. You will find many mentionings of phantoms, hatters, hares, and tea around here.

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Nay, no stilted title can cool what burns in me. I wish that Judith McNaught’s publishers would put her books on Kindle. I didn’t start off reading very much — maybe 25pgs a sitting, but as plot thickened, I was doing pgs a day. View all 9 comments. Wolf and the Dove.

Head like a grey, bulging melon and rat-like eyes I wish I could find fanfic of him and Erienne without that shitty plot twist. Jul 19, Vivian rated it it was amazing Shelves: I found our rakish rogue, Christopher Seton, entirely ordinary r the romance genre, he doesn’t possess a single distinctive quality. She became so stressed about the fact that he put her in positions where she almost gave up her virtue that one night she went to her room, got down on the floor and was beating her fists into her crotch.


Probably my favorite Woodiwiss novel, though I am planning to reread The Wolf and the Dove later this year with Andrea, so it could rse a toss up. Oct 02, Kimberly Carrington-Fox rated it it was amazing Shelves: Like, he got thrown off his horse at a great height and hit a tree and it tore off his breeches.

Maybe I have a predisposition because I relate Stuart to a few characters I know are good at heart and clearly can’t help their condition, but at the same time I think anyone with compassion would lay off the judgment and not make someone feel so alien and untrustworthy in their own home. Woodiwiss instead submitted it to paperback publishers. Finally, Avery simply decides to sell her to the highest bidder. Erienne’s shock was great, and it was through a numbed sense of awareness that she noticed other details about him.

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Comments This is one of my favorite romances, but I still have to read the rest of the books by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It has its share of mystery, romance and humor. Imagine what that means as you will. LibraryThing recommendations and tag cloud.

Review: A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Two slitted holes had been cut for the eyes, two tiny ones for his nostrils, and a row of small, square openings formed a mouth kthleen the mark. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. On that subject, it seemed like she made every woman besides Lord Saxton’s housekeeper a bitch or a whore, less attractive than and jealous of Erienne. Rosr he came to Lord Talbot’s winterr with just his shirt hanging over his junk, in total disarray. I don’t read cheap novels that you could probably find at a grocery store check-out line often, but, even acknowledging that it was one, it had a well constructed plot, lots of useful personalities, and each chapter was a legitimate installment instead of just filler.

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