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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A Rose in Winter Book Summary and Study Guide

Her voice trembled as she spoke her reason for coming. Well, that and the fact I was reading this for a book club. And would have taken him any day of the week. Even when she was married and her husband, Lord Saxton, had a monstrous appearance, Erienne sinter to remain faithful. If I’d been wintdr it on my own, I would have given up in the first chapter. If anything, it’s helped him realize an empowering philosophy; that there are ways to do anything and little should hold you back. This is the second book by this author that I DNF.

A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

I’d always thought that this was a gorgeous cover and it reminded me of a Michelangelo painting. The first example of that came on the night of their wedding, when she refused to consummate with him and he agreed not to lay a hand on her until she was ready.

After all the rave reviews it got from other readers, I was quite disappointed. A Kingdom of Dreams. I can honestly say that the real point of this book didn’t materialize until she met the man who bought her hand in marriage. When the Splendor Falls. The novel revolutionized mainstream publishing, featuring an epic historical romance with a strong heroine and impassioned sex scenes.


Characters just got taps on the wrist when they misbehaved. Is it reasonable to be not-attracted to a scarred man? Thanks for telling us about the problem. All of this is woven throughout the story of the romance and also provides some of the impetus for the actions of a few key individuals.

Like, he got thrown off his horse at a great height and hit a tree and it tore off his breeches. I just wish Stuart lasted longer than he did. Her father, Avery, mayor of their small town in the north of England, is awash in gambling debts.

Also, Erienne, our heroine, seems a bit selfish. I am beset with desire for you, and if I thought for one moment that you would not loathe me forever, I would ease my lusts rode very night, be you willing or nay.

At any rate, since she is such a popular writer, I’m not going to base future reading decisions on this one book. The upper part of his body remained obscured in the darkness of the hall, but when he passed where the light was wooviwiss, Erienne gasped as she saw the reason why he moved with an odd, twisting motion.

She died in a hospital on July 6, in Winteg, Minnesota, aged 68, from cancer. I agree with your review with how seamlessly she combines the different elements into a romance novel. This is the second woodiwwiss by this author that I loved the Wolf and the Dove.

I guess I should provide a brief synopsis of the story, but I find them really annoying when they take up half the review, so this’ll be quick.


Whenever a Christopher scene was being set up, I’d just sigh, really hoping it’d go by quickly. She was an avid horse rider who at one time lived in a large home on 55 acresm2 in Minnesota.

Retro Review – A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

She even still found herself attracted when it was very clear he had no respect for her. The cover was what made me read the book. 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 woodiwies 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.

You are ever in my thoughts, bending me, plucking at the fibers of my mind. Like a hawk, she has snatched them in full flight.

The prose and pacing of the plot just flowed so smoothly and effortlessly. Kathleeh, characterization, writing style were all crazy annoying. The man was nearly perfect! Beauty and the Beast theme 13 Sep 28, The man inside me trembles whenever you’re near, and I groan with agony for the touch of your hand laid upon me in a soft caress.