Ashes in the Wind (Kathleen Woodiwiss) [Kathleen E. Woodiwiss] on Someone at Amazon confused Woodiwiss’s book Ashes in the Wind, which is a. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’ sweeping, page civil war romance ASHES IN THE WIND warmly engages readers. It’s incredible that a book. Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss – book cover, description, publication history.

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When the young orphan is owodiwiss by a group of soldiers, Yankee surgeon Cole Latimer rescues the “lad”–never guessing that love for the rebel beauty will set duty against desire, ultimately testing his loyalties, his trust and his honor. I extend the suggestion [for marriage] most willingly and wish you luck in your attempts to convince her, though I doubt much will come of it.

I was on holiday with my family and I was bored, so I thought what the hell. He pities me and plays his savior’s role most heartily, but he does not want me for a wife. To ask other readers questions about Ashes in the Windplease sign up. Uno dei migliori awhes della Woodiwiss che ho letto. Cole e Alaina sono Per me alla stregua dei miei adorati Darcy ed Elusabeth! Things that drove me crazy besides the above: The tension then mellows out to a loving care and giving wopdiwiss both their parts as they finally succumb to their passions.

Alaina gave lathleen last pat to the freshly made bed in the newly occupied room and sat down on it, facing Mindy. She’s stubborn, runs away a lot, puts herself in danger and finally realizes almost too late how much she loves our hero Cole. Yet Destiny has joined them for good or ill–and they aehes must follow where their hearts would lead them, if they are to build a glorious new life together out of the ashes of the old. It was like a really bad 80’s horror flick, only bodice-ripper style. The Woodwiiss take her family and her home and finally, even her identity.

Here, the heroic pining at the end isn’t forced, it isn’t egregious and it isn’t so blatantly one-sided from the hero!

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Since this was another special moment in time, I decided to pick this “keeper” I had given five stars to back up to see if time had changed with how I felt then. Anyway it came in a box full of other books and I thought, well Ill just randomly pick one. Cole finally discovers “Al” ‘s true identity and grudgingly leaves Alaina. It is scary sometimes doing re-reads, because sometimes story lines don’t hold wund to the test of time.

Jathleen novel sold over 2. You get the wretched feelings of being torn apart by loyalties and ideas of decency and when they get sacrificed.

If you are not a fan of historical romances you may want to pass, but you will be missing a very good story. Two beings wrapped in the pure bliss of their union, proceeding in eager, uncaring haste, giving all to the other and in return finding everything and more. May 31, Carolyn F. To me any ways. Cole Latimer is a dashing Yankee surgeon who has served the Union faithfully, and his tender heart compels him to help a ragged, innocent “lad” in need–never suspecting the rags conceal a bewitching belle suspected of being a rebel spy.

Warily [Cole] kaghleen, “Now that you have me up here, what are your intentions? I feel as though now that I’ve read my first Woodiwiss novel I can officially label myself a fan of the bodice-ripper genre.

The book follows Alaina, her adventures and her thoughts much more closely than Cole’s, all in the context of the American Civil War. She is able to keep up this sham for a good portion of the book. I read grim, we see grim every day on the news so having something that takes you through hell and back again with a happy ending is kinda nice, right now.

Strong prose and vivid settings makes everything better and Woodiwiss definitely excels on both accounts. Though seventeen, she had masqueraded as a stripling lad beneath the very noses of the Yankees.

He believes her xshes as Al and gives her a job at the wine he works at in New Orleans. She was an avid horse rider who at one time lived in a large home on 55 acresm2 in Minnesota.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What I didn’t like here was the story, or how the author chose to develop it, and every major event that happened in the book. Although Alaina fumes over Cole sending a proxy to say the marriage words, she does finally travels up to his estates in Minnesota as his wife.

She long relished creating original narratives, and by age six was telling herself stories at night to help herself fall asleep.

It’s incredible that a book published back in such as this one still reigns supreme compared to the spewing potboilers shedding from romance shelves these days.

Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss

The beginning was strange. It was however, so completely over the top that it left me breathless at the end At the Craighugh home, Cole meets Alaina’s cousin Roberta, a twenty-two year-old superficial beauty after money. I had very little respect for this man. I definitely understand why I liked it as a young woman. Was I swept away and able to escape once again?

Alaina’s life and home have been torn apart by the war and she is forced into disguising herself as a young boy “Al” to ward off unwanted attention and to work as a spy. Jul 20, Andre rated it really liked it. This book was the starting of my book reading obsession. Woodiwiss did a suburb job of developing this characters.

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Jul wokdiwiss, Vivian rated it really liked it Shelves: Burroughs or Hunter S. Part I and Part II of this book really felt disconnected to me. The similarities drop away after the southern setting and prewar life disappears for these two.

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