Editorial Reviews. Review. Debt-ridden Avery Fleming is determined to find a A Rose In Winter – Kindle edition by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. Ladies and Gentlemen, It is time for another retro romance review. This is one that I read shortly after I discovered The Bride. In fact it was the. A Rose In Winter By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.
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She was now Lady Saxton, mistress of a great manor woodiwisa but ruined by fire, wife to a man whose mysteriously shrouded form aroused fear and pity. Yet even as she fell in love with her adoring husband, Erienne despaired of freeing her heart from the dashingly handsome Yankee who couldn’t forget her. The beautiful Erienne, once filled with young dreams of romance, was now a wife and woman Mass Market Paperbackpages.
Published October by Avon Books first published Christopher SetonErienne Fleming.
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A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Lists with This Book. Apr 19, Allarice rated it it was ok. I wanted to like it so badly. It started off so well. Or, rather, the plot sounded so good to begin with. A kahleen of my favorite romance tropes: When a audience is this eager to like a novel, what are the chances the book could possibly go wrong?
The man was nea So. The man was nearly perfect! Yet the question persisted. If the man was willing to wed, how could he reach a mature age without being entrapped by at least a dozen women?
There must rosse a flaw! Knowing Father, there is a flaw! Throughout the entire novel, there is not a single flaw in the hero. Rather defeats the purpose of the “beast” part. These people aren’t people. They are caricatures of people. When the heroine does nothing but rail about the perfection of the hero based on his looks, and the hero has no hobbies other than perhaps view spoiler [inexplicably dressing up like the Phantom of the Opera minus the panache factor hide spoiler ]no weaknesses, no quirks, NOTHING throughout the entire freaking novel, well And the heroine is no better, but we’ll get there.
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As his small boat scudded before a brisk breeze under a sapphire sky dappled with cerulean clouds with indigo bases, through cobalt seas that deepened to navy nearer the boat and faded to azure at the horizon, Ian was at a loss as to why he felt blue.
Like a hawk, she has snatched them in full flight. Nay, rather took them to her breast and breathed new life into them, and they have been so blissfully refreshed, my heart is nigh to bursting.
Before I came to these shores, I would have sworn my ships would ever be my love, for no maid had so captivated me as the thrill of skimming the seas beneath billowing sails. I can deal with description; Meredith Duran’s Duke of Shadows is one of my favorite romances of all time.
Sherry Thomas tugs on my heartstrings almost every book. But when description is used without the slightest thought for occasion, thesauruses become the new human brain, the act of making pancakes is sensationalized to a life and death experience, metaphors are utterly abused, and each tree in a forest is given an individual sentence of description – whether likening it to dark and gloomy skeletons or imposing statues – I draw the line.
Basically, it’s a tragedy miracle I made it through the book. Brain Capacity of Heroine. I actually do not believe I have met a whinier, more vapid, uninteresting heroine.
Retro Review – A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Erienne is shallow as hell. She ranks every one of her suitors on looks – in fact, it is Christopher who enlightens her of their characters after she has dismissed them. She despises her husband, who has been nothing but kind to her, for about five hundred pages for no reason except that he’s scarred. Is it reasonable to be not-attracted to a scarred man? Is it reasonable to treat him like a monster, call him the ’embodiment of [her] worst nightmares,’ and act as if touching his sleeve is utterly disgusting, even when he a treats her like an equal b is considerate of all her feelings and c basically grants her every whim?
She is also stupid not very smart; she rides through the street in broad daylight to “escape” from her father who can totally see her She is also completely powerless in the story and requires a big strong man to save her from everything.
In summary, Erienne is a faux-feisty gorgeous beauty think the face that launched a thousand ships, or at least, ten thousand pounds with the depth of a puddle and the brain of a poodle. It would be nice if the Beauty had something to recommend her other than her, you know, beauty. Not that that’s bad, necessarily – I know romances are generally guaranteed a HEA – but really, when the entire conflict because view spoiler [the thing with the Saxon family does not deserve the characterization of “conflict” hide spoiler ] hinges on the heroine being tempted between two men, it’s minorly frustrating when you figure out the big secret within the first fifty pages.
That means his consent is not necessary. Which then means that Christopher could have said a few nice words instead of being all macho-insulting and eloped with her. I get he thought she hated him, but seriously, you think she’d hate a man who tricked her into marrying him any less?
Why did he think pretending to be a crippled ‘monster’ would help his case? And even if it was absolutely necessary for him to marry her under the guise of “Lord Saxton,” why not send a proxy which was common practice those days rather than going to all the trouble of that stupid scheme aka dressing up as Darth Vader?
I still don’t understand Erienne’s fascination with Christopher. Saxon is kind to her, yes. And, yet, before she connects the two personalities, she’s swooning over Christopher. I found their “love” more of: Holy cow, what a babe! I didn’t buy it. The ‘mystery’ and the ‘grand reveal.
Basically, this book made me want to chuck it at a wall multiple times. Plot, characterization, writing style were all crazy annoying.
It destroyed a scheme that I thought would be a sure success given what I like to read.
View all 6 comments. Naksed I loved the Wolf and the Dove. The prose and pacing of the plot just flowed so smoothly and effortlessly.
This is the second book by this author that I loved the Wolf and the Dove. This is the second book by this author that I DNF. As wknter said, it is no fun when you can guess the Big Reveal within the first few pages.
Marlene Thanks for saving me from purchasing it! Esto es lo que me wintef pasado a mi con Una Rosa En Woodiwss. Esta relectura me ha pillado con Primer sentimiento: Erienne, valiente, inocente, inteligente View all 4 comments. Es verdad que el comienzo tal woodiwiss es un poco lento pero merece totalmente la pena.
Que personajes mas bonitos, que historia Ayyyyyyyy pero que historia mas boniiiiita!!! Decir que me encanto es quedarme corta. Es una historia verdaderamente original imposible no quedarte enganchada a ella.
Y es mejor lanzarte a 4. Y es mejor lanzarte a este libro sin saber absolutamente nada. Quiero decir tantas cosas pero no puedo porque sino spolearia, pero un libro que lo guardare por siempre en owodiwiss memoria y va directo a mis primeras recomendaciones!!! Jun 11, Floripiquita rated it it was amazing. Espero que siga la buena racha de lecturas como estas. Jul 11, R. View all 3 comments. Ha sido una delicia leer este libro, me ha gustado y entretenido a partes iguales.
Me han encantado tanto Erienne, como Christopher y Stuart. Erienne creo que tiene todo: