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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The first publisher on her list, Avon, quickly purchased the novel and arranged an initialprint run. I will say that for awhile I thought a couple details were glossed over or forgotten but the author picked them back up later, to which I was relieved.

She was survived by two sons, Sean and Heath, their wives, and numerous grandchildren. Woodiwiss gifted the world with her groundbreaking love story, The Flame and the Flower. Jul 06, Marianne rated it liked it. After reading 5 or 6 of Woodiwiss’ books you learn aoodiwiss expect spoiled females who are downright bitchy.

The main character was believable if not perhaps a bit too daft and innocent-sounding, even for the time period.

It is not only a romance but a story of a fretting girl with a worried mother and protective step father who only want her to be happy. In steps Raven Seabern, the dashing Scot with black hair and flashing blue eyes. Woodiwiss everlashing became one of my favorite eevrlasting authors years ago when I was in my romance phase.


Overall though, was a good read. At age 16, she met U. I felt she tried to make it more than what it was.


The man she must marry is ruthless and wants Abrielle at any cost. I don’t know how much of the published book is her work, but her touches are missing. 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.

Some sources hint that her heart was broken after the untimely death of her son, Dorren, who died weeks before she did; others say it was simply the more prosaic, but no less tragic, cancer.

They didn’t lend anything to the story – in fact, they took away from it because they were distracting in how bad they were. Woodiwiss from the back cover Handsome and kind–a black-haired Scotsman with vivid wwoodiwiss eyes–Raven Seabern is an emissary for his king, and unlike any man Abrielle has ever encountered. I would have loved to have seen what this book could have been had she lived.

In RL I would have been telling the girl to just get over herself already because how blind can you be to your own feelings? Refresh and try again. But she will always be counted as a favorite author of mine anyway. I hope she is happy in a magnificent castle in the great beyond with the wolf and the dove, and riding on a beautiful horse alongside the most gallant and handsome knight with the best of all of the characters she wrote about in her many novels!


This book was a kthleen tale of Medieval times where traditions woodiwlss strong and power led to greed. Open Preview See a Problem? View all 6 comments. I love historical fiction and when I saw this in the bookstore’s shelf I didn’t think two times. However, I do feel as thought the length wlodiwiss not necessary.

Goodreads helps you kathleen track of books you want to read. To view it, click here. She long relished creating original narratives, and by age 6 was telling herself stories at night to help herself fall asleep.

She should have been falling over herself in gratitude the first time Raven what everlazting stupid name! Abrielle seems rather bad news as a potential wife. It’s a pleasant enough read, but nothing special. Cedric, Raven’s father is very entertaining and really stole the show.

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Here’s a list of her other novels: I knew going into this book that it was primarily a romance, but Kathledn never expected a disgustingly trite bodice ripper. Everlastinga sumptuous story set in the turbulent qoodiwiss of the Crusades. 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.