A woman burdened by war A doctor torn between passion and duty A sweeping tale of love in the face of dishonor from the incomparable storyteller– Kathleen. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’ sweeping, page civil war romance ASHES IN THE WIND warmly engages readers. It’s incredible that a book. Ashes In The Wind By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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When I was growing up, I saw my mother and grandmother reading and enjoying romances, and when I was old enough to read them myself, I felt as if I had been admitted into a special sisterhood of reading women.

They felt as e.woodiiwss they were almost two completely different stories. It is a compelling tale of a young Southern woman from Louisiana who loses everything in the Civil War.

Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss

In the end I don’t think this book was a complete waste of time for me. I extend the suggestion wijd marriage] most willingly and wish you luck in your attempts to convince her, though I doubt much will come of it. Boy, I really have to start thinking before I read books on a dare It will be simpler if you’re bathed here. Al dulls Cole’s pain with more liquor once Cole is in the guest bedroom. Book ratings by Goodreads. This is the s not the s, or even the s. Alaina literally running into Jacques – 4 times What a book!


It seems from my own experience and others that the earlier books look at the dates are the best.

As I was reading it, parts started coming back to me and I used to read a lot of Woodiwiss in the early ’80s so I must have read this book. I like long setups, but the characters here didn’t grab me to make the investment worthwhile.

Ashes in the Wind

The various roles young southern lady Alaina plays come through believably, especially through the eyes of our honorable and somewhat hapless Yankee doctor hero, Cole. I was on inn with my family and I was bored, so I thought what the hell.

Without the bodice-ripper, we would not have the more socially acceptable versions being written now. Jul 19, Vivian rated it really liked it Shelves: She was an avid horse rider who at one time lived in a large home on 55 acresm2 in Minnesota.

At age 16, she met U. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In a drunk stupor, Cole awakes and mistakes Alaina for a prostitute in a brothel. You won’t regret reading this one–it’s a keeper! I feel hte though now that I’ve read my first Woodiwiss novel I can officially label myself a fan of the bodice-ripper genre.


He aehes me and plays his savior’s role most heartily, but he does not want me for a wife. Anyone who’s seen Gone With the Wind, and who would be reading this book if they hadn’t, should’ve been able to easily imagine each scene with a little less than what we are given. And I hated the way Alaina treated him.

She died in a hospital on July 6, in Princeton, Minnesota, aged 68, from cancer. Non questa volta, l’autrice si prende tutto il tempo per intrecciare una trama affascinante e ben riuscita.

She created a career for us to go into. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The romance novels which followed in her example featured longer plots, more controversial situations and characters, and more intimate and steamy sex scenes.

It was however, so completely over the top that it left me breathless at the end You hear me, Cortesi! Was I swept away and able to escape once again?