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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Now he is my favorite. Though you may have to pay a premium, as I did, to get a good copy, for fans of the genre, it is not one to pass up.

It always seemed so funny to me, because the moments she attempts, well they windfloqer successful and not planned out at ALL!! The term “bodice ripper,” often used to sneer at the romance genre, has its origins in the historical romances of that windglower because sometimes, bodices were ripped.

An old favorite of many. The most compelling thing about the book wasn’t the romance between Merry and Devon, the golden-haired Adonis pirate with an aristocratic backstory. Once Upon a Maiden Lane. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Books by Laura London.

Devon is convinced the Merry is the mistress of the man-he-hates-the-most, and Merry can’t tell him the truth, laurra that would put her brother’s life in jeopardy.

His presence in the novel is that of a looming shadow see Beyond Heaving Bosoms for elaboration of the theory of The Hero as the Shadow-Self of the Heroine. The King of Threadneedle Street. Be the first to discover new talent!

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As for our heroine, Miss Merry, I like her a lot. Three Nights of Sin. We also see how much Merry adores him and the lengths she goes to protect him. Half way through the story, I was ready to give this five stars but then it went downhill so fast that by the end of it I wanted to smash my Kindle against the wall and I would have done it too, if I could afford another one.


A true Desert Isle Keeper, it more than fulfills the promise of good romance: Do the frightful pirates rape and torture her? But Merry is a surprising heroine, just like the first line of wjndflower book.

For me, Merry was a trifling sweetness, not terribly complex or rich, and in many ways was a lump. I’ve seen some reviews that point out that this is an unusual romance or even not really a romance because the hero and heroine spend so much time apart.

The secondary characters were deep and realistic, and perfect: I read almost all types of romance: Purely escapist fantasy, with uneven writing, a TSTL Mary Sue heroine and a nonsensical plot but also with a swoony hero, and even swoonier cast of secondary characters, hot as hell erotic scenes, and imaginative, humorous, sophisticated humor.

What ever happened to long, drawn-out historical romance? The review must be at least 50 characters long. She was ashamed of her cowardice, her crying, the whimper in her voice.

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And finally, we have the side characters. Merry agrees when her brother comes for a visit, to go to a tavern, posing as a pregnant woman in order to draw certain faces of men that her brother desperately needs. Before Merry in Apollonian splendor stood a man who was capable of vivisecting her soul, with creativity, and putting it on to fry like a Punjabi locust.


This book is so much better than The Flame and the Flower, though, from prose style to plotting to characterization. Far above the Black Joke the sun was a lonely stranger, a lonron circle with sharp edges that were blue and phosphorescent. She is outspoken and independent and very opioniated. He puts most of the others in the shade, really, and Devon especially pales in comparison. Devon is a hero you crave more of and I can’t honestly say I have read a hero like Devon.

When the Duke Was Wicked. Windflower does differ from Woodiwiss in that it has fewer caricatures and more characterization.

The Windflower

Laura London Author Laura London is the pseudonym for Tom and Sharon Curtis, a husband and wife writing team whose s romance novels have been recognized as some of the best in the genre. I know that nostalgia may influence some affection for this book, but it’s still a unique and wonderful story worth discovering. In the guise of a benevolent dictator, Captain Rand Morgan maneuvers those around him like chess pieces.

Merry Wilding, is a heroine I felt like I could be friends with. If you know the book, you know that’s the first line. I was skimming, and once the action picked up again for the final wrap-up and another round of Merry-can’t-stay-put, I was so bored I skimmed a lot more. Three secondary characters who are each fascinating in their own right.