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Aug 23, Melis rated it it was amazing. Published first published Major [Cole] Latimer has assured us by letter that he understands win entire situation, but he also assures” — Mrs. The book starts off with Alaina fleeing her home dressed as Al because she is being accused of being a rebel spy. Although Alaina fumes over Cole sending a proxy to say the marriage words, she does finally travels up to his estates in Minnesota as his wife.

This is the s not the s, or even the s. It did leave me with some enjoyable moments. Thf feel the aura of the Civil War around you as you read this book. Don’t miss reading this one! My rating remains four stars.

It was exciting and totally new experience for me in reading. I have enjoyed them all, but without a doubt this one was my favorite. All this in a bodice ripper?

Cole has her right then and there while Alaina feverishly returns his passion. I will have to read other KEW books in the future, and I wonder if there’s other civil war love stories out there.

The beginning, and most, of the story takes place in Louisiana especially New Orleansand ends in Minnesota. She was survived kathelen two sons, Sean and Heath, their wives, and numerous grandchildren. I extend the suggestion [for marriage] most willingly and wish you luck in your attempts to convince her, though I doubt much will come of it. As I was reading it, parts started coming back to me and I used to kthleen a lot of Thd in the early ’80s so I must have read this book.

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Expect to experience a full gamut of emotions when you read this, and to close it with a aehes and contentment.

See 2 questions about Ashes in the Wind…. The book follows Alaina, her adventures and her thoughts much more closely than Cole’s, all in the context of kathleeb American Civil War.

I all but gulped and breathed it in voraciously, reading while eating, getting up during the night to see what woociwiss happen next, only to end up reading all night long, and sighed with satisfaction and gratification, in the afterglow of the end. In owodiwiss released The Flame and the Flower, an instant New York Times bestseller that created a literary precedent. Additionally, I appreciate her use of varying perspectives within scenes to tell her stories more effectively.

Shyly and quietly because god forbide any of my friends find out that I was reading Romance! I couldn’t put it down. KEW’s plots and settings again reign supreme crafting a circumstance which has “Al” inexplicably save a drunk and unconscious Cole from the river one night. The romance novels which followed in her example featured longer plots, more controversial situations and characters, and more intimate and steamy sex scenes.

I have been a Kathleen Woodiwiss fan since the first book of hers that I picked up over 30 years ago and I believe I have read every book she has written. Cole finally discovers “Al” ‘s true identity and grudgingly leaves Alaina.

The Civil War background is both emotionally and impartially drawn no small feat, that.

Alaina literally running into Jacques – 4 times What a book! Was I swept away and able to escape once again?

Alaina was so much of what I identified with at that age and aspired to from the metamorphosis from t This was a ashee after many, many years–and it held up to my memory. Unfortunately, Woodiwiss intersperses clues which portends the return of villains at the end, and Cole and Alaina wiodiwiss seem to ignore all the clues and fail to proactively dig deeper and possibly prepare better against villains at the end who have them at a decided disadvantage.

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Ashes in the Wind

Tengo que meditar la review para el blog By this time, more allegations against Alaina MacGaren mount as she’s unjustly branded a spy, traitor and murderer by both the North and South. Next time, I’m doing the daring, and someone’s gonna end up reading William S.

Three Huge, Terrible Misunderstandings and still three quarters to get through? It is scary sometimes doing re-reads, because sometimes story lines don’t hold up to the test of time. Sep 10, Monica rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 21, Kimberly Carrington-Fox rated it it was amazing Shelves: I kind of understand writing how you think they may have sounded, but I’m sure they could speak in sentences and were not unintelligent.

Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

I only was able to finish it by skimming. Thanks for telling us about the problem. But I didn’t mind the writing style as much as I thought I would. When the young orphan is accosted by a group of soldiers, Yankee surgeon Cole Latimer rescues the “lad”–never guessing that love for the rebel beauty will set duty against desire, ultimately testing his loyalties, his trust and his honor.

The middle was horrible, I hated Alaina so much while reading this part. The tension then mellows out to a loving care and giving on both their parts as they finally succumb to their passions. She plays many parts and Woodiwiss does them all so well.