A woman burdened by war A doctor torn between passion and duty A sweeping tale of love in the face of dishonor from the incomparable storyteller– Kathleen. 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 E. Woodiwiss – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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The cast of secondary characters is colorful and full of surprises. Hawthorne’s lips twitched beneath the spurs of a threatening smile — “that he heartily doubts that you Alaina would have the wisdom e.woodiwiws accept [the marriage proposal].

I read it all, in 3 days. All this in a bodice ripper?

Jan 03, Cheap and Lazy rated it really liked it Shelves: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. You will feel you are living it and you will celebrate Alaina’s strength and intelligence. Return to Book Page. 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. The Civil War is not a romantic period and this book spends more time dealing with the realities of shortages and renderings of medical care and issues varnishedalbeit far behind lines, but you get bone saw and various triage arguments.

View all 4 comments. Alaina assumes the identity of her friend Mrs. Yet Destiny has joined them for good or ill–and they both 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.


The novel sold over 2. Apr 15, Chiara Allegranti rated it it was amazing. Her characters are e.owodiwiss drawn. Want to Read saving…. Did the passage of time and my tastes that have changed over the years lessen the magic of their romantic story?

But Alaina’s masquerade does not fool Cole for long. Truthfully, I cant remember any of it But that’s OK cause it’s still great. For the rest of us: Woodiwiss did a suburb job of developing this characters. The book is written in two parts, much like Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.

Yes, it does follow some of the typical romance patterns but the story was completly orginal. E lui poi, all’inizio sembra “farsi vivere” dagli eventi ma poi e.wodiwiss quell’uomo che noi tutte vorremmo! Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days When will my order arrive?

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Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss – FictionDB

De todas formas, K. Rereading it as an adult I was wondering if it was going to be as good as I remembered, and while it wandered far afield, but at over pages you have room for a story to stretch time and space, it was entertaining. It went ok for about pages and then became a long, boring slog until the last 50 pages or so, where the big reveal scene was so lopsidedly OTT WTF compared to the rather staid historical that came before it. Rather than follow the advice of the rejection letters and rewrite the novel, Mrs.

Unfortunately, Woodiwiss intersperses clues which portends the return of villains at the end, and Cole and Alaina just seem to ignore all the clues and fail to proactively dig deeper and possibly prepare better against villains at the end who have them at a decided disadvantage. Outweighs all common sense! Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.


The first romance novel I ever read, and still the best. Nov 10, Neisha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Woodiwiss – Kathleen E. Part I and Part II of this book really felt disconnected to me. Alaina now must contend with the unsavory attentions of the book’s villain, one Jacques DuBonne. As I was reading it, parts started coming back to me and I used to read a lot of Woodiwiss in the early ’80s so I must have read this book.

Ashes in the Wind

You get the consequences of death and permanent injury and pain. Alaina literally running into Jacques – 4 times What a book! I can’t wrap my head around the idea of a woman passing off as a man for any long period of time. Roberta’s parents arrive on the scene and a befuddled Cole must marry Roberta considering the evidence in plain sight.

And if that was not enough, she nearly scalded him again, this time with a steaming towel still dripping wet from the kettle.

She’s stubborn, runs away a lot, puts herself in danger and finally realizes almost too late how much she loves our hero Cole. It is scary sometimes doing re-reads, because sometimes story lines don’t hold up to the test of time. After her husband’s death inshe moved back to Louisiana.