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The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Has what women idealized changed so much in the past 40 years? The only thing that redeemed this book for me somewhat was that he did not sleep with her until it felt right and he did not force her after their wedding.

She was survived by two sons, Sean and Heath, their wives, and numerous grandchildren. She even had a few other choice words for him, which were exactly what I’d been thinking.

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The charges against Brandon are dropped, fame he and Heather live happily ever after. I am just so used to the modern books spinning it as though these particular characters are extraordinary and didn’t fall into that way of life.

I also understand that even after he realized that he forced a virgin he still thought she must have sold herself willingly. I’m changing my rating to 5 stars. Too Wilde to Wed. Thinking that she killed the man and the authorities would never believe it was clame accident, she runs into the dark streets late at night, where she encounters two seamen who convince her to come with them to meet their captain. And they were awful too although Sweet Savage Love Ack!


The next day, when Brandon leaves the ship, Heather manages to escape Brandon’s ship and flees back to her home. Having been in a reading slump for the better part of the last 2 months, I went back and re-read The Flame and The Flower. Archived from the original on Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Anyone who’s read the book knows this is extremely short. InPublishers Weekly reported that these four “Avon originals” had sold a combined 8 million copies. I can’t believe this. Also, I kinda liked his paternal attitude.

I truly do not get it. When her aunt’s brother comes for a visit and offers to take her to London, where he claims he can obtain employment for her at a school for young ladies, Heather jumps at the chance to better her circumstances. He spends the first half of the book being such a jerk woodiwisss I hoped she would run off with the brother.

She is kathlefn even after giving birth – simply physical perfection. Falling for the Highlander.

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Overall, it was worth the read. Feb 07, Alba M. The hero in these types of books is usually very similar to the villain, distinguishable only by a very thin and wavering Instagram Twitter Facebook Amazon Pinterest Woodiwiss is often credited with creating the first bodice ripper or the first ” modern historical romance novel.


I wonder now, seeing how both of our lives have turned out, if it all started there with the books we chose to read. The sensual flowfr escalates through a series of tender moments such f,ower the one where they exchange Christmas gifts back at Woodjwiss Carolina plantation, the scene where Heather is sewing baby clothes while Brandon reads aloud to her from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the funny and touching scene where their child is finally born.

Although Woodiwiss’s descriptions are lush and detailed, her prose is never purple.

Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. Brandon is 35, a seasoned man of the world. She has completed her journey from girl to woman and is now fully his equal and his match.

When Brandon asks her why she would sell her virginity on the streets, she tearfully tells him that she was merely lost. I found it interesting that he didn’t really get too angry at fame brother Jeff, even though Jeff was flirting really heavily with Heather.

I felt that was so cowardly and made her unlikable. Teen and sensitive readers should exercise caution.

Heather was surprisingly autonomous, all things considered and keeping in mind the society in which the novel was published. Like, 28 pages swiftly.

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