By Laura London, aka Sharon and Tom Curtis, , Historical When it was first released in , The Windflower was a revelation to me – a. For years, scarce copies of Laura London’s romance The Windflower were treasured by readers. Reviewer Sarah Wendell hails its. The Windflower By Laura London – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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Arguably, this is their master work. Each time a plot cliche seems imminent, something unexpected happens instead. He’s determined to slowly urge her secrets from her. The Taming of Malcolm Grant. Jan 13, Lisa Kay rated it it was amazing Shelves: The First Time at Firelight Falls.

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Soon she’s spending her days yearning for escape, and her nights learning the pleasures of captivity. And she’s having none of it. Just one chapter ago you were going on and on about how Merry is so innocent, how much you love her and so on and so forth, and the moment you hear a rumor about her, you throw her under the bus?!

She is also a bit dramatic at times, but I believe that is what makes her such a good match for our Devon here.

She is, after all, someone who has spent her entire life sheltered from the harshness of the real world. It’s a product of its time: 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. But there were times when I really just wanted to see the story move along, and I was impatient with the rambling, if nicely worded, storytelling. Morgan’s protege, former child prostitute Cat, whose icy, shut-down demeanor is breached by his growing friendship with the girl he kidnapped.


Merry had hardly spent her life pining to fire artillery, but there aren’t many people who’ll turn down the kind of chance to do it just once without hurting anyone. Want to Read saving…. Just wish it had been consistently riveting, funny, and fast-paced. Gotta love a heroine who face palms.

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But he fights for his country, and his half brother Rand Morgan who is the captain for the Black Joke. Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard. When Perfect is Too Much. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. 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.

It’s a brilliantly executed, fully formed romance. Devon believes Merry is in league with his greatest enemy a man responsible for the death of his sister. It had a consistent voice throughout and I would never have guessed it wasn’t written by one author.

And when it didn’t? In Devon’s mind, she is somehow linked to his enemy. If I windflowr read this back in the 80s when it was published I probably would have given it 5 stars but my taste widnflower changed some through the years.


Even after 20 years, Devon, Merry, Cat and Raven still make me cry, laugh and long to be a part of their world. And finally, we have the side characters. I kaura this is a favorite classic, but I just couldn’t get past the overly descriptive prose detailing everything in each scene.

No one has fun on a pirate ship By Sarah Wendell on June 4, I don’t give a darn about setting, generally speaking–but winxflower authors made me care.

How to write a great review. If he looks like a greek god straight out from Olympus. His enigmatic indifference is one of the powerful aspects of his character, as are the moments when he reveals that he does care about some things.


I read it just a couple of years ago, and although it does have very well-imagined prose at times a bit too flowery for me. April 29, Imprint: If you’re going to read it, go in with an open mind and a willingness to engage in fantasy, and I windfloweer you’ll enjoy it too.

Married more than forty years, Tom and Sharon published ten historical and contemporary romance novels from tomany of which have come to be regarded as classics in the genre. His presence in the novel is that of a looming shadow see Beyond Londn Bosoms for elaboration of the theory of The Hero as the Shadow-Self of the Heroine.

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