By Laura London, aka Sharon and Tom Curtis, , Historical When it was first released in , The Windflower was a revelation to me – a. For years, scarce copies of Laura London’s romance The Windflower were treasured by readers. Reviewer Sarah Wendell hails its. The Windflower By Laura London – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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The Windflower

Fairfield, VirginiaUnited States. At one point he leaves a leaky boat for Merry to use in an escape attempt that nearly drowns her and turns Devon against her with renewed fervor. I liked this book, even though, despite the abduction and pirating and all, I found myself skimming quite a bit, when I got tired of the flowery descriptions and just wanted windfoower see what happened next.

American Merry Wilding is kidnapped by the English pirate, Devon. The story kept turning in directions that I didn’t expect, and the secondary characters were all so interesting that I wanted all of them to have their own stories so I could read them immediately.

You can then appreciate how many year old boy pirate semi-heros are in the story. Continue shopping Checkout Wjndflower shopping.

I can’t rank these in any sequential order, though. I don’t give a darn about setting, generally speaking–but these authors made me care. On the surface, The Windflower seems like a product of its time.

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Merry Wilding is a lady of breeding, of innocence, and of breathtaking beauty. Sometimes overwrought, but often crisp and perfect: The minute Devon finds out that Merry may have been in bed with Granville, he starts calling her a whore and almost rapes her. He had seen the look before on women about to be raped, and he found no charm in having it turned on him.

What a beautiful cover A Historical Romance with a Dose of Badassery. They are the spur of the moment. She loved everything about England, and I love how she is so accepting of certain people you wouldn’t expect. It was written in the early s. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

At least apologise for the mistreatment instead of blaming the heroine! She was very frustrating, the Mary Sue of all Mary Sues, making one big blunder after another that not only put her but put others in terrible life and death situations and all the male characters just thought it made her even more cute and loveable. She seems to spend more time with him than with Devon, and their relationship is a lot more interesting to me.

Those who do not like Kathleen Woodiwiss and in particular The Flame and the Flower need not continue here. This book spoke to me right off And yeah, it’s totally unbelievable that her coming-of-age happened so gradually and on a pirate ship.


I read it until I could quote character and what they said by page, if you gave me a page number. The Windflower is worthy of Good Book Noise.

His enigmatic indifference is one of the powerful aspects of his character, as are the moments when he reveals that he does care about some things. It opens with our heroine sketching rutabagas.

Sep 07, M rated it it was amazing. Her aunt is determined to go back to her home in London, and Merry can’t let her go alone, so she reluctantly agrees to accompany her aunt. The Windflower is being reissued this month, 30 years after laua original publication — and for the first time in a digital edition.

Return Of A Classic Romance: ‘The Windflower’ Sails Again

Either she slept with his enemy or she didn’t. The Windflower is a breathtaking romance that will be heartfelt and utterly captivating from page one!! This is, windflowwer, not my genre.