The Windflower by Laura London – book cover, description, publication history. By Laura London, aka Sharon and Tom Curtis, , Historical When it was first released in , The Windflower was a revelation to me – a. The Windflower By Laura London – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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Oh, The Windflower, you crazy, delightful book. Together they have played eighteen years of annual performances at the largest Irish musical festival in the world. He isn’t mentioned in any of their other novels. An Affair Before Christmas. And then there’s this gem: But there isn’t any desire or anything between them.

The story takes place during the War of I know that nostalgia may influence some affection for this book, but it’s still a unique and wonderful story worth discovering. At one point he leaves a leaky boat for Merry to use in an escape attempt that nearly drowns her and turns Devon against her with renewed fervor.

The pirates, especially Rand and his teenage protege Cat, are so compelling that each begs for his own story.

Beautifully written, well researched. Once More, My Darling Rogue. In addition, the heroine seemed like THE airhead of all airheads. I had no problems with the poetic language of the novel, nor the story itself.

But I also remember feeling bleak because I was pretty sure that it had permanently ruined me for historical romances. Pirates, probably, liked to air dry. I loved the characters in this book. So yay for that! That will relax you. His interaction with the heroine windflowee pretty limited anyway, and besides, she’s 18 years old herself, and much more comfortable “hanging” with the “young crowd.


The plot is engaging and full of twists and turns that kept me flipping the pages, but the likelihood of any of it plausibly happening is pretty slim. Because of that, I can’t give it less than four stars, even with quibbles. It was one of the most intriguing books I’d ever read.

You’ll read a run-on paragraph about the shimmering ellipses of the majestic fountains of blissful sunshine trickling like mink fur down through the cerulean depths of his golden eyes or something, and by the time you get to the end of the paragraph you ask yourself what the fuck just happened.

Also the authors keep falling into ridiculously flowery prose. A must-read for any romance writer. So please I was wavering between 4 and 5 stars on this one, and went with the higher rating. I enjoyed every single cliched page of it. My Lord and Spymaster. Nonetheless, I had no problem suspending my disbelief. View all 7 comments. I’m still ,aura in the genre, I plan to read more current Romance novels to see the progress of both the hero and the heroine from abstracted roles.

Return Of A Classic Romance: ‘The Windflower’ Sails Again

It is one of the most cherished historical romances ever ghe. Merry attempts escape from the dangerous Devon, but she soon craves him, and the family she has gained while aboard their ship.


She’s abducted by pirates, almost drowns, tries to shoot someone with a crossbow, and contracts malaria and nearly dies. Three secondary characters who are each fascinating in laurw own right. But hey–it was I mean, come on. This book was clearly inspired by that book, as many HR books and HR writers then and now have been. August passed like a dancer, graceful and sweating. Merry Wilding, is a lady of leisure and espionage.

Return Of A Classic Romance: ‘The Windflower’ Sails Again : NPR

Devon believes Merry is in league with his greatest enemy a man responsible for the death of his sister. We first have Rand Morgan I don’t give a darn about setting, iwndflower speaking–but these authors made me care. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

Ugh, the last quarter of the book sucked. While I get that Merry has led a very windflwer life, she’s not stupid, but she sure as heck does some very stupid stuff in her escape attempts. I recently saw it mentioned in a blog and decided to dig it out to read yet again.

Oct 30, Liz B rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 5 comments.