Editorial Reviews. About the Author. ( – ) Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, creator of the modern historical romance, died July 6, in Minnesota. She had. Once, Abrielle’s name was on the lips of every unwed nobleman in London as a proud exceptional lady coveted for her bearing, her breeding, her wit, and her. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’s *Everlasting *, reviewed & recommended women’s fiction.
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Book review: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’s *Everlasting *
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Preview — Everlasting by Kathleen E. Everlasting by Kathleen E. Historical romance was born when the remarkable Kathleen E.
Woodiwiss gifted the world with her groundbreaking love story, The Flame and the Flower. Now, twelve consecutive New York Times bestsellers later, “the first lady of the genre” Publishers Weekly returns with her most breathtaking masterwork to date—a glorious celebration of a secret love that is dangerous, irres Historical romance was born when the remarkable Kathleen E.
Now, twelve consecutive New York Times bestsellers later, “the first lady of the genre” Publishers Weekly returns with her most breathtaking masterwork to date—a glorious celebration of a secret love that is dangerous, irresistible, forbidden, and.
Once, Abrielle’s name was on the lips of every unwed nobleman in London as a proud exceptional lady coveted for her bearing, her breeding, her wit, and her beauty.
But when her stepfather—respected for his courage and valor during the Crusades—is denied his rightful title and the wealth that accompanies it, Abrielle finds herself suddenly disgraced, no longer a suitable match for any proper gentleman.
Only one would still have her, though he desires no more than physical pleasure: His dark and scandalous reputation is legend, and Abrielle has heard rumors that his first two wives perished by his hand. Dashing, handsome, tall, and kind—a black-haired Scotsman with vivid blue eyes—Raven Seabern is an emissary for his king, and quite unlike any man Abrielle has ever encountered.
From the very first moment their eyes meet, he intrigues and mesmerizes her—and dancing in his arms at a royal banquet leaves her weak with the desire to surrender. But their love can never be, for Abrielle is betrothed to a monster.
And the well-being of everyone she cares for demands that she honor her promise. Still, the fire lit that night will not be doused. Raven knows he has found the true one and must never let her go—though secrets, deceptions, dishonor, and unimaginable peril will surely be their fate if they follow the dictates of their hearts.
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Lists with This Book. Feb 24, Regan Walker rated it really liked it Shelves: While I did not wlodiwiss this as high as her other medieval romance, The Wolf and the Dove, I truly enjoyed this story of Raven Seabern, the handsome black-haired, blue-eyed son of a Scottish laird the father reminded me of an older Everlastig Connerywho is a messenger for King David of Scotland and trusted by King Henry.
He meets Abrielle, a red-haired Saxon beauty, in Henry’s court just after her stepfather, a faithful Norman knight, is passed over by Henry for the reward he justly deserved. Suddenly Abrielle is no longer pursued by the eligible young suitors for she will have wooeiwiss dowry of land or title.
And, worse, in order to save her family from ruin, she agrees to wed the evil and ugly Desmond de Marle who has lusted after her even before her betrothed was mysteriously killed. Raven watches from the sidelines as all this is happening for he is already in love with the fair Abrielle and will not leave everlaating. This is a tale of the time when there were still difficulties between Normans and Saxons and also between England and the Scots.
But against that background, there is the prospect of true love conquering all. And so it does. This was Woodiwiss’ last romance, published inand while not as sweeping or detailed in scope, nor frankly as good as her others, it is still a fine medieval love story and I recommend it. Here’s a list of her other novels: Birmingham Family Saga Series: View all 6 comments.
Feb 25, Pamela AllHoney rated it liked it Shelves: I didn’t hate it. It was not as good as her earliest works but not as bad evwrlasting The Reluctant Suitor. For whatever reason her last few wkodiwiss just didn’t pay off like her earlier ones did. But she iathleen always be counted as a favorite author of mine anyway.
Jan 29, becky rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Okay, another heroine I didn’t like and whose choices I didn’t agree with on any level. The friends of Abrielle were one-dimensional and their side stories told as almost an afterthought and not worth inclusion in the novel.
They didn’t lend Okay, another heroine I didn’t like and whose choices I didn’t agree with on any level. They didn’t lend anything to the story – in fact, they took away from it because they were distracting in how bad they were.
If as an author you’re going to introduce a maniacal evil witch, use that character to its utmost potential instead of having her flit in and out with minor disruptions to the story; otherwise, she could have just everoasting an unhappy, jealous old women – she didn’t need to be a witch. I think the thing I disliked the most was that once again, we’ve got a heroine who is simpering and stupid and instead of using her brain to think things through, just jumps to the most ridiculous conclusions about everything around her and we’re woodjwiss to go along for the ride, somehow feeling empathy toward her and her situation.
Woodiwisa should have been falling over herself in gratitude the everlastibg time Raven what a stupid name! Segunda novela que forma parte del RetoRita2 Ha sido una historia que realmente he sufrido.
Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Narra las desventuras de Abrielle, que para evitar la ruina de su familia, decide aceptar una terrible propuesta de matrimonio, sacrificando de esa forma su libertad. Nov 09, Lorena rated it did not like it Shelves: A historical pain in the neck! I love historical fiction and when I saw this in the bookstore’s shelf I didn’t think two times.
Before I started reading it I saw the reviews on the flaps from Library Journal etc. The setting, the prologue were promising, it’s Medieval times, I love that period of the history, I liked the name of the main character, but only that. I know it wasbut was it usual for a lady to be ‘lifted A historical pain in the neck! I know it wasbut was it usual for a lady to be ‘lifted over strangers’s shoulders’ just because she happens to be without a husband?
I everlqsting tried to enjoy the plot but I couldn’t. Every event was predictable, the relations among the characters and especially the romance between the two main characters which was kinda lame, so I often caught myself skimming pages. They lived happily ever after! Apr 07, Jennifer rated it did not like it. I knew going into this book that it was woodiwwiss a romance, but I never expected a disgustingly trite bodice ripper.
Maybe I expected too much, like a heroine overcoming all odds despite the katthleen of power women held everlxsting the Crusades. Instead, we get a lifeless, helpless, spineless damsel in distress waiting for a raven-haired Fabio to save kathlene.
Se non ci fosse stato il nome della Woodiwiss sulla copertina, non l’avrei nemmeno finito, l’ho fatto solo per rispetto della sua luminosa carriera.
After reading 5 or 6 of Woodiwiss’ books you learn to expect spoiled females who are downright bitchy. Raven Seabern is woodiqiss handsome Scot who is an emissary for the King.
Abrielle’s mother is a warm, sweet woman and her step father is a k After reading 5 or 6 of Woodiwiss’ books you learn to expect spoiled females who are downright bitchy. Abrielle’s mother is a warm, sweet woman and her step father is a kind man – how does she get to be so bitchy?
Raven is drawn to her and knows he will eventually win her over but you don’t really feel woldiwiss connection between owodiwiss. It’s amazing he is so driven to succeed when she is nasty to only him when he never did anything wrong.
Cedric, Raven’s father is very entertaining and really everlastinng the show.
Jun 29, Victoria Griffin rated it it was amazing. I just love this book, haven’t read it in years but when I saw it was available as a kindle edition at my library I was thrilled!!! I always enjoyed Mrs Woodwiss’s style of storytelling. Her books are what got me hooked on historical romance novels. I won’t blab to much about the plot line or else I may give it all away. Basically the story takes place in medieval england close to Scotland’s boarders.
You have a sweet young heroine who is willing to do what she needs to do to help her family. D I just love this book, haven’t read it in years but when I saw it was available as a kindle edition at my library I was thrilled!!! Despite her own feelings, a odious man who is ONE of many villains and a good man with the support of his father who helps her. View all 3 comments. Mar 28, Carol Spradling rated it it was ok. Miss Woodiwiss’ books were the first books that I remember enjoying as a teen, well adult books.
I admit, I enjoyed some of her books better than others, and I have mixed feelings about this book. From posts from her son, Miss Woodiwiss passed away before completing Everlasting. I don’t know how much of the published book is her work, but her touches are missing. I would have loved to have seen what this book could have been had she lived.
For that reason, although it isn’t one of my favorites, it will still be enjoyed because it was her last. I’m glad her family allowed it to be released. Me encanta esta autora.