Editorial Reviews. Review. Debt-ridden Avery Fleming is determined to find a A Rose In Winter – Kindle edition by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. Ladies and Gentlemen, It is time for another retro romance review. This is one that I read shortly after I discovered The Bride. In fact it was the. A Rose in Winter by Kathleen Woodiwiss – book cover, description, publication history.

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I found it too descriptive and too detailed.

The waiting silence continued, and drawing up her other knee and climbing onto the mattress, she sat back on her heels.

The left one rose wooxiwiss higher than the other, whether from deformity or because of the unbalanced gait she could not rightly determine.

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I think the author had that in mind, because the things that went wrong for him were all quite amusingly described.

Behind her back, she could feel him jerking on his gloves, and on impulse she laid a palm against his chest, finding it firmly muscled beneath the crispness of his shirt. When a audience is this eager to like a novel, what are the chances the book could possibly go wrong? Apr 19, Allarice rated it it was ok.

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They always had to fit in their feelings with subtlety which takes SOME creativityto the point where it was almost annoying. He was a creep but he also had power, so he could get away with it, and in the time period of the story, people were not openly disagreeing or hostile. His hand, as if on its own volition, came upward from her back and hovered out of range of her vision, as if he yearned to caress her cheek but fought against the urge.


He was the first man to show Erienne any respect – both physically and emotionally. Her terror of her husband kathleem sharpens her longing for Christopher, a passion she struggles fiercely to deny. He was always polite, he was always gentle, and was by far the most civilized man in the story universe Woodiwiss created.

And even if it woodiwss absolutely necessary for him to marry her under the guise of “Lord Saxton,” why not send a proxy which was common practice those days rather than going to all the trouble of that stupid scheme aka dressing up as Darth Vader? Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

Retro Review – A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Mass Market Paperbackpages. Brain Capacity of Heroine. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the wunter you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

I love lush, descriptive prose Sherry Thomas, Loretta Chase. Why would I want to waste my time on a heroine so stupid?

And as long as I’m complaining, I’ve got to say that if this is a typical example of the genre “bodice rippers”, I’m not sure if I’m ready for a while to read another book that uses the word “bosom” so often.


Wildfire In His Arms. When it came to protecting himself, his wife, and his staff, he was not hit or miss. Have any to recommend? Leather gloves of the same hue covered his hands, and he gripped a heavy, silver-handled cane.

The fact that she was even unsure who meant the most to her was jarring. But Erienne has eyes for only one: Mind you, he’s speaking to himself in an empty room.

Come Love a Stranger. He was generous, people liked him as a lord, as did his mansion staff. I loved Lord Saxton to bits! They are caricatures of people.

A Rose in Winter

I too was disappointed with the plot twist. They are all targets for future retro reviews: From the Highland Mist. I defy anyone to read this without gagging: He also had a good eye for the true colors of others, recognizing that her father was never after her best interests.

Woodiwiss and reading it again brings back a sense of deja vu of being wrapped in a warm blanket and reading this wonderful story of the love triangle of Erienne, Christoper Seton and Lord Saxton. Meanwhile, she had very unfounded repulsion for Stuart, even after the weeks he put in to being super careful and super sweet with her. Kathleen Woodiwiss’ The Wolf and the Dove is one of my all-time favorite books.

Saxon is kind to her, yes.