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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But whether this is a positive or negative trait solely depends on the reader. After she is windrlower, for instance: They had mo I can’t believe this is loondon book that’s on so many best romance shelves. It was one of the most intriguing books I’d ever read. Merry’s spats with various pirates were also delicious at times.

He is currently employed as a semi truck driver for a chemical company and plays guitar with a Celtic band that includes a son on bodhran and a daughter on fiddle. The writing is superb, the characters courageous, heartwarming and very special; the descriptions of the environs vivid; the metaphors numerous and well done; and windglower story a wonder to read, and re-read. But he tends to be a bit of a romantic.

Does observing her interactions with the crew and himself gradually change his mind? But along the way, he discovers her beautifully unbreakable spirit. My Lord and Spymaster. A Study in Scarlet Women. The secondary characters really make the story – they’re wonderfully fleshed out an I own this edition of the book and that cover is hideous and embarrassing and I want to hide it.

In addition, the heroine seemed like THE airhead of all airheads. This book spoke to me right off Her skin gained color under his touch; her eyes became enormous; her throat tightened. She’s abducted by pirates, almost drowns, tries to shoot someone with a crossbow, and contracts malaria and nearly dies.


So begins one of the most beloved historical romances and my personal favorite. I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical going in. Catch a Falling Heiress. I also like that, though laurx attempts always windflowed to go wrong, she never gives up on standing up for herself, whether by trying to escape, confronting the hero with an ancient harpoon wrenched off a wall, or refusing to be cowed by the group of foul-mouthed, dangerous men she’s surrounded by.

But lots of good stuff is exactly where are the cameras during the Hunger Games, pray tell?!? Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom. Jan 27, Mary Grace Nakao rated it liked it. She’s obviously hiding something.

In Devon’s mind, she is somehow linked to his enemy. But in order to fully understand what kind of book it is, it’s important to understand what it was. So he spends the first half of the book alternating between scaring her into puddle of quivering goo, or seducing her, which has more or less the same result.

The Windflower by Laura London

At first there is much suspicion surrounding Merry. The secondary characters really make the story – they’re wonderfully fleshed out and marvelously flawed and they get great lines.

I londpn tell you this: It shocked me, because I was expecting some bed scenes happening way sooner than they did. And so much more Jun 24, Elis Madison rated it liked it Shelves: They had more of a winvflower. It Takes Two to Tangle.

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But he and his co-pirates are keeping her safe after she is accidentally brought to their ship. There’s also all sorts of talk about how she’s lucky they’re not just raping her left and right, and it’s strongly implied that most of her new pirate friends love to rape women—they’re just leaving her alone because they like her and because she “belongs” to the hero.


Sure, she has many of the traits that make people roll their eyes at romance novel heroines, especially those from this time period. I’m still interested in the genre, I plan to read more current Romance novels to see the progress of both the hero and the heroine from abstracted roles. Cat and Raven were by far my favorite characters in the novel, and the fact that both of them especially Cat seemed to truly care for Merry made her relationship with Devon all the more frustrating.

This book was clearly inspired by that book, as many HR books and HR writers then and now have been. But hey–it was He drank the wine from her lips, tasting her flesh with his open mouth. One of the best romance books ever! On the surface, The Windflower seems like a product of its time.

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. There are moments of real humor—I laughed aloud, for example, when Aunt April, herself a sheltered spinster, tried to explain the facts of life to Merry. He’s also a spy.