Editorial Reviews. About the Author. ( – ) Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, creator of the modern historical romance, died July 6, in Minnesota. She had. Once, Abrielle’s name was on the lips of every unwed nobleman in London as a proud exceptional lady coveted for her bearing, her breeding, her wit, and her. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’s *Everlasting *, reviewed & recommended women’s fiction.

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In she released The Flame and the Flower, an instant New York Times bestseller that created a literary precedent.


She was survived by two sons, Sean and Heath, their wives, and numerous grandchildren. For that reason, although it isn’t one of my favorites, it will still be enjoyed because it was her last. I will try an earlier Woodiwiss bookI’ve read in these reviews that the earlier books are much, much better.

So the fight begins for Raven to get and keep her. Compared to other historicals, this one just wasn’t as good, but it was still enjoyable. The story seemed to drag on and I was hoping for more romance then action, but as I stated above, it’s an easy read that I appreciated at the time.

If I’d been responsible for writing this, it would have been a very short tale indeed woodiwisss I’m barely halfway through the book before getting stuck on the repetitive thought of “Geez, Raven, just leave her alone.

The novel revolutionized mainstream publishing, featuring an epic historical romance everlaxting a strong heroine and impassioned sex woodiwisa.

It’s an amazing tale told by Woodwiss with amazing skill The use of amazing diction and painting pictures so vividly with only words on a page makes it all the more lovely of a read. This made her search for a husband become an act of desperation to save her family from poverty.


The setting, the prologue were promising, it’s Medieval times, I love that period of the history, I liked the name of the main character, but only that. Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor!

Books by Kathleen E. I know it wasbut was it usual for a lady to be ‘lifted A historical pain in the neck!

Nov 09, Lorena rated it did not like it Shelves: May 10, Sherrie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another book that ends with me thinking “Thank God it’s over. Jun 04, Bonnie rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 29, becky rated it it was ok. Se non ci fosse stato il nome della Woodiwiss sulla copertina, non l’avrei nemmeno finito, l’ho fatto solo per rispetto della sua luminosa carriera.

This lushly written last offering is classic Woodiwiss, and every romance collection should include this final chapter in a brilliant career.

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She was a winner and will miss her in the literary world! The romance novels which followed in her example featured longer plots, more controversial situations and characters, and more intimate and steamy sex scenes. Everlasting by Kathleen E. Never miss an issue!

Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But he must gain Abrielle’s trust and love. Mar 04, Samantha Stambaugh rated it it was amazing Shelves: The family is in dire straights and will be penniless if the kathledn does not bestow a title on him. Everlasting By Kathleen E. Book reviews Everlasting Kathleen E.

Woodiwiss is widely regarded as the mother of the modern historical romance, and her 12 novels beginning with ‘s The Flame and the Flower boast a staggering 30 million copies in print.


I think the thing I disliked the most was that once again, we’ve got a heroine who is simpering and stupid and instead of using her brain to think things through, just jumps to the most ridiculous conclusions about everything around her and we’re supposed to go along for the ride, somehow feeling empathy toward her and her situation. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. After reading 5 or 6 of Woodiwiss’ books you learn to expect spoiled females who are downright bitchy.

Abrielle seems rather bad news as a potential wife. So when I got to this one, her newest book, it seemed so very out of kilter with the rest.

Oct 06, Sarah Spelbring rated it really liked it. With so many antagonists in their midst, Abrielle should have been everlatsing heavy guard. BookPage review by Barbara Samuel. Woodiwiss redefined the historical romance everasting, and every single book of hers I’ve read has become and instant favorite.

This was a nice historical romance. Instead, we kathlefn a lifeless, helpless, spineless damsel in distress waiting for a raven-haired Fabio to save her. Lady Abrielle of Harrington, daughter of a late Saxon hero of the Crusades, stepdaughter of a Norman Knight who has fought for his king.

Jun 29, Victoria Griffin rated it it was amazing. The friends of Abrielle were one-dimensional and their side stories told as almost an afterthought and not worth inclusion in the novel.