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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Merry did sometimes grate on my nerves, and I sometimes wanted to smack Devon, but he was so honorable that it was hard not to like him Once Upon a Christmas Wondflower. 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.

Whereas early romances often featured rape windlower a shortcut for “she wants it, but good girls don’t, so here’s how we’re going to have it both ways,” to the modern reader especially the modern reader who has had quite enough of all of the misogyny that seems to be growing like a cancer in society again it’s really hard to read portions where the “hero” threatens to sexually assault the heroine, and not throw the book across the room.

When books were being discontinued it was accepted practice to rip off the front cover and throw the book away.

Return Of A Classic Romance: ‘The Windflower’ Sails Again : NPR

This is a story about Merry Wilding who is innocence, and breathtaking beautiful. So please I was wavering between 4 and 5 stars on this one, and went with oondon higher rating. Mistakenly swept aboard an infamous pirate ship, Merry finds herself at the mercy of a wicked crew. Maybe it got better, but I couldn’t care less.


A number of side characters also add to the story and one, the pirate captain, is about as meddlesome and manipulative as the most domineering dowager as well as being, let’s say, ambiguous in his orientation—evidently he once loved a woman, but now he talks like a campy extra in Glee.

Apr 07, Jane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Soon she’s spending her days yearning for windfloer, and her nights learning the oaura of captivity. It is a brilliantly-plotted work full of wonderful details, subtle eroticism, clever humor, and heart-wrenching emotion, yet it is the characters that really capture the reader.

Return Of A Classic Romance: ‘The Windflower’ Sails Again

This character is a favorite for many readers including myself! A true Desert Lonodn Keeper, it more than fulfills the promise of good romance: She does portray those qualities in certain moments.

But he fights for his country, and his half brother Rand Morgan who is the captain for the Black Joke. Half way through the story, I was ready to give this five stars but then it went downhill so fast that by the end of it I wanted to smash my Kindle against the wall and I would have done it too, if I could afford another one.

There are secondary characters who are so vivid, they become indelible parts of your reading memory. Pristine copies have been listed for laaura for hundreds of dollars, and Eindflower know a few librarians who have had to report their copies as “lost” because they never returned to the shelves. I think what I found most intriguing about them, was seeing their journey.

It’s a saber with two edges, Merry. Because of that, I can’t give it less than four stars, even with quibbles. I admired passages like this: The book comes from the same era as The Flame and the Flowerwhich I hated, and the basic premise — innocent, virginal young woman kidnapped and taken against her will on high seas adventures — was similar.


Deborah Simmons reviews The Windflower by Laura London aka Sharon & Tom Curtis — All About Romance

Texts from Jane Eyre. I thought the writing gifted.

But thankfully for me, I can revisit the Black Joke anytime I want. Another long story you don’t need the details of, but Merry is mistaken for another man’s mistress windlfower she’s kidnapped by a nasty band of baddies who were hired to steal some letters, but she saw them so they took her too.

Winndflower know that nostalgia may influence some affection for this book, but it’s still a unique and wonderful story worth discovering. She was very frustrating, the Mary Sue of all Mary Sues, making one big blunder after another that not only put her but put others in terrible life and death situations and all the male characters just thought it made her lonon more cute and loveable.

I wanted to believe you were guilty, so I’d have an excuse not to let you go. Im a total sucker for it: I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical going in. Quotes from The Windflower. View all 3 comments.