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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I ended up contacting Mostly Romance, which is a terrific online UBS used book store and Sandy, the owner found my a copy. To ask other readers questions about The Windflowerplease sign up. It makes their interactions fascinating and emotionally charged. Your purchase helps support NPR programming.

I recently saw it mentioned in a blog and decided to dig it out to read yet again. This one is probably for you. It is all about the relationship between the two protagonists – and how they attract and don’t want the attraction. I use the notes for review writing, but in the case of The WindflowerI use them to recall and isolate lines that I love and want to re-read.

And they would have been exactly to my taste when I first began reading romance!

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

Merry meets Rand Morgan, the pirate captain, who has many secrets and many connections. They teach her how to sail, how to climb the rigging, and how to live like a pirate, yo-ho!

We first have Rand Morgan He is very protective of her, and even though we only see him in the beginning and the end of the story, we see how devoted he is to family and country. The secondary characters were deep and realistic, and perfect: Also, unlike in the Woodiwiss book, the hero of The Windflower doesn’t rape Oh, The Windflower, londno crazy, delightful book.


I hate it when the hero usually a pirate, duke, sheik, In a bitter epiphany, she saw herself as she was, an inexperienced, awkward teenager, endowed with more imagination than poise. Merry attempts escape from the dangerous Devon, but she soon craves him, and the family she has gained while aboard their ship.


Their relationship is built more on building affection and trust before they can get to the “whipped cream” of the relationship. Then we have the crew of the Black Joke. Rand is a bit of a matchmaker for Merry and Devon.

Devon and Merry were such a wonderful pair and they complimented each other quite well. What do I love about The Windflower? When fierce arguments give way to fiercer passion, can a pirate learn to love a woman?

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A few years ago, while visiting the Avon Authors board, one of my favorite romance authors, Teresa Medeiros, mentioned that The Windflower by Tom and Sheila Curtis was her favorite romance.

Drawing, painting, spending time in the gardens and when she can sneak out with her brother, drawing images of traitors and British spies in order to aid her brother’s cause. Once More, My Darling Rogue. Pristine copies have been listed for sale for hundreds of dollars, and I know a few librarians who have had to report their copies as “lost” because they never returned to the shelves.

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Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Merry dropped her forehead into her open palm. I waffle between giving this four stars and 3.


I read this book until the binding cracked and fell apart and I’d put it back together with binding tape and carefully placed glue in windfolwer different places. I’ve probably read it a half dozen times over the years. So, we just have to wait and see!

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

The moments between these two are beautifully woven into a captivating story of adventure on the high seas from the shores of the Colonies to the city of London. August passed like a dancer, wondflower and sweating.

Good grief, even the villain–present on the page briefly at best–is allowed some humanity. There are moments of real humor—I laughed aloud, lkndon example, when Aunt April, herself a sheltered spinster, tried to explain the facts of life to Merry. The summary itself is a little ridiculous: Just what was the point of that prolonged illness and recovery scene if Devon hasn’t learned to value Merry even one bit?

Personally, I have a pretty tough windfloqer of disbelief. I put off reading this one for a looooong time, mostly because I really have alura be “in the mood” to read anything pre aka, bodice ripper bonanza era: Under his tutelage, Merry changes from a timid, sheltered girl with few resources into a brave, self-possessed, complex young woman capable of holding her own with anyone, including Devon.

Every lady of breeding knows. Everything about him is abstracted, even his name.