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. Thank you, bitchsdangerous, for the suggestion and I do hope you comment! So, without further adieu A ROSE IN WINTER by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss pgs.

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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 second adult romance I ever read. This meant one of them, I was sure it was my mother, was reading it. Then I had the fear that before I finished reading the book would disappear. Lucky me I was able to finish because it has become one of my favorites.

Avon Books Publish Date: Debt-ridden Avery Fleming is determined to find a wealthy husband for his beautiful daughter, Erienne, so he can pay off his mountain of debts.

Erienne, however, has refused every one of the old men her father has picked for her consideration. When she meets dashing American merchant Christopher Seton, she cannot deny her attraction to him, despite the fact that he wounded her brother, Farrell, in a duel, crippling wniter for life. Erienne comes to know her husband as a kind and gentle man, but when Christopher Seton wintsr to town, she cannot fight her attraction to him.

She finds herself torn between her duty to the man she has wed and the call of her heart. This blurb came from Goodreads. Her heroine was rather strong-willed and intelligent.

She was also extremely loyal. Sometimes I thought she was too loyal but her actions made sense given her character. Even when she was married and her husband, Lord Saxton, had a monstrous appearance, Erienne continued to remain faithful.


I do not kathleej to like infidelity so I loved it when then heroine decided that she was going to consummate her marriage despite her fears of his physical deformities. Yes she was encouraged by the behavior of a woodiwjss individual but she made the choice to go to her husband.

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It would have been so easy for Erienne to take the other route so the small snippet below is just one of the many scenes that I love with her. The waiting silence continued, and drawing up her other knee and climbing onto the mattress, she sat back on her heels. Her voice trembled as she spoke her reason for coming. First I had my doubts as to how he was going to become the hero.

Then Erienne was auctioned on the block and married to Lord Saxton so her father could pay his outstanding debts, some directly owed to and others bought by the same Christopher Seton. Prior to the marriage auction, Mr. I liked him for all of that but then after the marriage when he continued his attempts to seduce Erienne, which is when I decided that he needed some redemption before becoming a worthwhile hero.

Lets just say that Ms Woodiwiss was able to make me believe in Mr. Seton as a hero. 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.

The blending of the different threads still seems seamless as I re-read it mumble years later.

It still provides me with hours of entertainment since this was also written when novels were expected to have a much longer word-count then now. When I finished reading once again I regretted the shift away from large books because the authors could have a romance span months or even years without losing the reader due to skipped scenes.


The characters and settings could also be fully developed without cheating one or the other. I never thought that the story suffered due to a shorter word count.

A Rose in Winter by Kathleen Woodiwiss

E is addicted to books. She discovered at an early age that not only were they her transport to far off worlds, adventures, and exotic cultures, but that she ran into far fewer objects if she walked while reading then if ktahleen wasn’t reading.

wooriwiss She reads across several genres, such as: She isn’t too picky except for good characterization, settings she can imagine, and a story that flows logically Have any to recommend? This is one of my favorite romances, but I still have to read the rest of the books by Kathleen Woodiwiss.

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I agree with your review with how seamlessly she combines the different elements qoodiwiss a romance novel. It made the reading a lot more interesting than the typical stuff. I want to reread this now! They are all targets for future retro reviews: Your email address will not be published. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. I give A Rose in Winter an A. Comments This is one of my favorite romances, but I still have to read the rest of the books by Kathleen Woodiwiss. What is up with that cover, where is he leaning out from. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.