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A Rose in Winter I m out of practiceI really enjoyed my step back in time reading A Rose in Winter but it also brought back a horrific memory I have loved historical romances for many years and would save up every dollar I had to buyI look back at that time with fondness and even wish I could get back to that time where life didn t have as many interruptions The horrific part of that memoryI gave away all my paperback s when I got married I mistakenly thought I have the love of my life in front I m out of practiceI really enjoyed my step back in time reading A Rose in Winter but it also brought back a horrific memory I have loved historical romances for many years and would save up every dollar I had to buyI look back at that time with fondness and even wish I could get back to that time where life didn t have as many interruptions The horrific part of that memoryI gave away all my paperback s when I got married I mistakenly thought I have the love of my life in front of me, I don t need to read romance anyYes, I m a bloody idiot I made the mistake of sneaking a peek at a spoiler before I started A Rose in Winter DON T DO IT Do not look at spoilers as it will ruin your whole experience You don t need it Sure, you might suffer a little anxiety but if you really put your mind to it, I m sure you ll work out the mystery in good time.This was a great story but it was LOOOOONG I m out of practice reading these long and overly descriptive stories I think I ve become impatient and looking for the quick fix instead of sitting back and enjoying the ride I need to berelaxed about my reading experiences and appreciate the effort and skill the authors show when they set their scenes.Erienne was a heroine I came to admire At times I was frustrated with her shallow beliefs but then again she was surrounded by people who looked at her and only saw a pretty face I would have loved to step in a few times and hand out a lecture or two Her father was one of the most horrid characters I ve ever met and he never learnt from his mistakes.If I could only step back in timeI would NOT donate my beautiful paperbacks AND I would NOT look at the spoiler for this one.If you enjoy a good historical romance with plenty of grit and a lot of accuracies or what I think of as accurate portraying the hardships of women at that time, I highly recommend A Rose in Winter I will definitely be readingfrom this author in the future A Choice Between Love and Honor in a Great Georgian Romance Kathleen Woodiwiss has written some truly great romances She was a great storyteller This one at well over 500 pages is no exception A rose in wintera flower blooming out of timea sign of true love to come Ah yeshow we love it.Set in late 18th century England, this is the story of the Sexton noble family, whose lord and his eldest son were killed for their wealth and lands Now the young lord, who succeeded his father, has A Choice Between Love and Honor in a Great Georgian Romance Kathleen Woodiwiss has written some truly great romances She was a great storyteller This one at well over 500 pages is no exception A rose in wintera flower blooming out of timea sign of true love to come Ah yeshow we love it.Set in late 18th century England, this is the story of the Sexton noble family, whose lord and his eldest son were killed for their wealth and lands Now the young lord, who succeeded his father, has supposedly died in a fire purposely set to end his life, the same fire that burned a wing of their mansion Years later, a wealthy Yankee merchant seaman, Christopher Seton, has come to the village of Mawbry seeking a place to live while he settles a debt owed him He makes inquiries about the old Saxton Hall, still vacant after the death of the young lord Living in the same village is Erienne, a beauty whose only value to her father the Mayor is to be sold to the highest bidder among her many suitors Her father needs the money to pay his debts, including the one he owes to Seton, who has taken a fancy to Erienne.At the sale, the highest bidder is an agent for a mysterious Lord Saxton, supposedly the very same lord who was thought burned in the fire He wears a mask to hide his deformed face and walks with a deep limp Now wed to the man, Erienne initially fears him, but he is kind and generous to her She holds him at bay as to their physical relationship Slowly, she comes to respect and care for him, but alongside this growing feeling for her husband is a growing attraction to the Yankee Seton.Woodiwiss deals us a fast moving hand as the players hide their true motives and their true characters from each other As we follow along, we are not disappointed Like her other romances, she weaves a complex tale and provides a rich tapestry of characters Her descriptions will put you in the scene and leave you wanting.If you re a Woodiwiss fan, you ll love this one I loved how ms woodiwiss portrayed Lord Saxton fierce on the outside but oh so tender when with Erienne personally, the way he was described, i did not feel he was that hideous i actually preferred him over Christopher before any revelations were finally made open, i found myself hotly rooting for Lord Saxton for me, Christopher allegedly removed from Lord Saxton s presence was cocky and outrageous handsome as the devil of course, and totally overwhelming but somehow he didnt quite mea I loved how ms woodiwiss portrayed Lord Saxton fierce on the outside but oh so tender when with Erienne personally, the way he was described, i did not feel he was that hideous i actually preferred him over Christopher before any revelations were finally made open, i found myself hotly rooting for Lord Saxton for me, Christopher allegedly removed from Lord Saxton s presence was cocky and outrageous handsome as the devil of course, and totally overwhelming but somehow he didnt quite measure up to the dark and brooding presence and, may i say, charisma, of Lord Saxton so it was simply a most delightful surprise when Erienne was shown the truth i loved what transpired then between her and her husband however, i did not quite find myself favoring Erienne her maidenly qualms in the presence of Lord Saxton were simply way exaggerated there were times i wanted to shake her silly for harboring overblown images about her husband All in all, A Rose in Winter is a wonderful story as is usual for ms woodiwiss, her dialogues for her characters were quite effusive, but still, for a story with a fairy like quality such as this, the rich interplay of words was appropriate when one stumbles upon the tender scenes, the dialogue is instrumental in evoking wistful fantasies of what it would be like to belong to someone like the hero of the story Reread in July 2018 Fast paced story of Erienne Fleming, impoverished daughter of Mawbry s mayor She bears a resemblance to Catherine from Taming of the Shrew at the start, but very quickly it becomes obvious with the cards she s been dealt in life that it really isn t surprising Swords, fire, murder, mayhem, auctioned female, Georgian extravagance and true love sigh Good stuff I have found my rose in winter You are my own precious love, promised to me ever Woodiwiss had a go Reread in July 2018 Fast paced story of Erienne Fleming, impoverished daughter of Mawbry s mayor She bears a resemblance to Catherine from Taming of the Shrew at the start, but very quickly it becomes obvious with the cards she s been dealt in life that it really isn t surprising Swords, fire, murder, mayhem, auctioned female, Georgian extravagance and true love sigh Good stuff I have found my rose in winter You are my own precious love, promised to me ever Woodiwiss had a good command of language and used it very well The descriptives are lovely and the sentiment, passionate to treacle sweet Honor you he breathed Sweetest Erienne, how could I not You are ever in my thoughts bending me, twisting me, plucking at the fibers of my mind The man inside me trembles whenever you re near, and I groan in agony for the touch of your hand laid upon me in a soft caress 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 this very night, be you willing or nay Just as wonderful as I remember Liberal use of the term Yankee in this KEW story, but instead of Gray v Blue as in my last one, this is England v newly minted America Probably my favorite Woodiwiss novel, though I am planning to reread The Wolf and the Dove later this year with Andrea, so it could be a toss up I haven t read this book in years and years, but I still love it I was just recently looking through my favorite authors I haven t read in years and I just realized that Kathleen E Woodiwiss died back in 2007 I hadn t heard anything about that and it makes me sad that such a wonderful author had died This was the first book I ever read of Ms Woodiwiss and reading it again brings back a sense of deja vu of being wrapped in a warm blanket and reading this wonderful story of the love triangle I haven t read this book in years and years, but I still love it I was just recently looking through my favorite authors I haven t read in years and I just realized that Kathleen E Woodiwiss died back in 2007 I hadn t heard anything about that and it makes me sad that such a wonderful author had died This was the first book I ever read of Ms Woodiwiss and reading it again brings back a sense of deja vu of being wrapped in a warm blanket and reading this wonderful story of the love triangle of Erienne, Christoper Seton and Lord Saxton I remember thinking years ago I think I was like in junior high when I read this book for the first time that it reminded me of Beauty and the Beast Somewhere I have a the paperback version with this cover I d always thought that this was a gorgeous cover and it reminded me of a Michelangelo painting The cover was what made me read the book I m a little sad that the cover isn t on my Kindle version, but I m at least happy that Ms Woodiwiss s books are on Kindle I wish that Judith McNaught s publishers would put her books on Kindle I have to admit, I havetolerance regarding H h behavior in HR books, especially when the setting were before 19th century, than CR books.This author s H can be very awful sometimes, so it was a pleasant surprise when the hero es in this story is the opposite.So, this is a very lovely read with an interesting plot.I found out from a tweet in twitter and I already knew what s happening but because of it I want to read this bookI wasn t disappointed with the story, the only thing that I have to admit, I havetolerance regarding H h behavior in HR books, especially when the setting were before 19th century, than CR books.This author s H can be very awful sometimes, so it was a pleasant surprise when the hero es in this story is the opposite.So, this is a very lovely read with an interesting plot.I found out from a tweet in twitter and I already knew what s happening but because of it I want to read this bookI wasn t disappointed with the story, the only thing that made me unhappy is the heroine Hello, we have a rather shallow chit here, who judge her husband s physical appearance a way bit muchBut all good at the end, eventhought the process is slow, she started to love her Beast husband Who will not anyway He was a wonderful guy However the storythan that, and I let you to find out by yourself 1.5 starsOh my, was this book awful The writing is laughably bad I love lush, descriptive prose Sherry Thomas, Loretta Chase I even love unnecessarily detailed descriptions Diana Gabaldon But I just could not stomach the overwrought, purple prose of this book Here is an example I defy anyone to read this without gagging How deeply has this wench entrapped me he mused She has snared my spirit and my soul Like a hawk, she has snatched them in full flight He shook his head But u 1.5 starsOh my, was this book awful The writing is laughably bad I love lush, descriptive prose Sherry Thomas, Loretta Chase I even love unnecessarily detailed descriptions Diana Gabaldon But I just could not stomach the overwrought, purple prose of this book Here is an example I defy anyone to read this without gagging How deeply has this wench entrapped me he mused She has snared my spirit and my soul Like a hawk, she has snatched them in full flight He shook his head But unlike the wild bird, she harmed them not 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 It goes on but I will spare you Mind you, he s speaking to himself in an empty room Hamlet, he s not.And then there is the heroine I have rarely hated a character as much as I hated Erienne, with her head tossing and foot stamping and general uselessness At one point she decides to steal a horse and run away from home, so naturally she rides it down the main street where her father can see her fleeing Why would I want to waste my time on a heroine so stupid Her abject terror of Lord Saxton because he was scarred was insulting I was ready for him to throw her back to her other sniveling suitors, and good riddance.Lord Saxton himself was described as a Georgian era Darth Vader, which I found mildly amusing As the original book was published fairly soon after The Empire Strikes Back came out, I doubt it was coincidental I actually increased my rating from 1 star to 1.5 stars because there was the glimmer of an interesting plot hidden beneath the layers of horrible writing and ridiculous characterizations I had the plot figured out by around page 70, but predictability isn t necessarily a fatal flaw in a romance Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite tropes, but in most versions, Beauty has somethinggoing for her than her appearance In this book, she really doesn t, at least for the first half of the book She does eventually show some degree of loyalty to Lord Saxton, which was her only redeeming virtue and probably the reason I didn t just give up on the book altogether Well, that and the fact I was reading this for a book club If I d been reading it on my own, I would have given up in the first chapter It s really that bad A HEART TORMENTED Erienne s father had given her hand to the richest suitor She was now Lady Saxton, mistress of a great manor all 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 torn between the two men she loved A Choice Between Love and Honor in a Great Georgian Romance Kathleen Woodiwiss has written some truly great romances She was a great storyteller This one at well over 500 pages is no exception A rose in wintera flower blooming out of timea sign of true love to come Ah yeshow we love it.Set in late 18th century England, this is the story of the Sexton noble family, whose lord and his eldest son were killed for their wealth and lands Now the young lord, who succeeded his father, has A Choice Between Love and Honor in a Great Georgian Romance Kathleen Woodiwiss has written some truly great romances She was a great storyteller This one at well over 500 pages is no exception A rose in wintera flower blooming out of timea sign of true love to come Ah yeshow we love it.Set in late 18th century England, this is the story of the Sexton noble family, whose lord and his eldest son were killed for their wealth and lands Now the young lord, who succeeded his father, has supposedly died in a fire purposely set to end his life, the same fire that burned a wing of their mansion Years later, a wealthy Yankee merchant seaman, Christopher Seton, has come to the village of Mawbry seeking a place to live while he settles a debt owed him He makes inquiries about the old Saxton Hall, still vacant after the death of the young lord Living in the same village is Erienne, a beauty whose only value to her father the Mayor is to be sold to the highest bidder among her many suitors Her father needs the money to pay his debts, including the one he owes to Seton, who has taken a fancy to Erienne.At the sale, the highest bidder is an agent for a mysterious Lord Saxton, supposedly the very same lord who was thought burned in the fire He wears a mask to hide his deformed face and walks with a deep limp Now wed to the man, Erienne initially fears him, but he is kind and generous to her She holds him at bay as to their physical relationship Slowly, she comes to respect and care for him, but alongside this growing feeling for her husband is a growing attraction to the Yankee Seton.Woodiwiss deals us a fast moving hand as the players hide their true motives and their true characters from each other As we follow along, we are not disappointed Like her other romances, she weaves a complex tale and provides a rich tapestry of characters Her descriptions will put you in the scene and leave you wanting.If you re a Woodiwiss fan, you ll love this one Made it to 4 1 2 stars but hero was too much of an asshat at the beginning of the book to get a fullNot my fav by this author so I ve only read it twice, LOL , but still miles higher than other authors who wrote in this era.


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