Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’ sweeping, page civil war romance ASHES IN THE WIND warmly engages readers. It’s incredible that a book. Ashes In The Wind By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. New Orleans, With her family dead Alaina MacGaren finds herself beseiged by a vile Union officer bent on seduction (when she refuses.

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Preview — Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. When the young orphan is accosted by a group of katuleen, Yankee surgeon Cole Latimer rescues the “lad”–never guessing that love for the rebel beauty will set duty against desire, ultimately testing his loyalties, his trust and his honor. Paperbackpages. Published first published Alaina MacGarenCole Latimer.

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See 2 questions about Ashes ktahleen the Wind…. Lists with This Book. First I have to say that I really enjoy the author’s writing style, it’s so much different from the modern books that it’s like in another universe.

Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

But that’s OK cause it’s still great. What I didn’t like here was the story, or how the author chose to develop it, and every major event that happened in the book.

View all 30 comments. I originally read Ashes In The Wind back in I remember the date because I had just come home from the hospital with my first born Michael, who finally tied the knot this month with his partner and has given me two beautiful granddaughters.

Since this was another special moment in time, I decided to pick this “keeper” I had given five stars to back up to see if time had changed with how I felt then. Truthfully, I cant remember any of it I do remember snatching every moment I could to get in a chapter or two, and I think escaping into Alaina and Cole’s world kept me sane.

Did the passage of time and my tastes that have changed over the years lessen the magic of their romantic story?

Was I swept away and able to escape once again? Did it live up to the five stars I had given it back then? Darn tooting it did! Some books remain timeless, back onto my “favourite keeper” shelf View all 11 comments. Jul 19, Vivian rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a reread after many, many years–and it held up to my memory. I originally read this as a young teen and loved it. Rereading it as an adult I was wondering if it was going to be as good as I remembered, and while it wandered far afield, but at over pages you have room for a story to stretch time and space, it was entertaining.

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I definitely understand why I liked it as a young woman. Alaina was so much of what I identified with at that age and aspired to from the metamorphosis from t This was a reread after many, many years–and it held up to my memory. Alaina was so much of what I identified with at that age and aspired to from the metamorphosis from tomboy into beautiful young woman, the heroine–she’s pulling the hero out of scrapes multiple times, not sitting back wilting and waiting, some fantastic friends, and some less than stellar family.

I admired her fortitude and definitely had her smart mouth. The Civil War is not a romantic period and this book spends more time dealing with the realities of shortages and renderings of medical care and issues ashhesalbeit far behind lines, but you get bone saw and various triage arguments.

You get the wretched feelings of being torn woodiwizs by loyalties and ideas wooodiwiss decency and when they get sacrificed. You get the consequences of death and permanent injury and pain.

All this in a bodice ripper? He favored her with a quick glance and spoke with deliberate slowness. When a man and a woman begin to understand each other, love begins small and grows with the passage of time. It is that which a man holds within himself until it blooms to its fullest.

Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss

So while all these things are happening to the characters you don’t leave them in a casket, which was nice. I read grim, we see grim kzthleen day on the news so having something that takes you through hell and back again with a happy ending is kinda nice, right now. Two beings wrapped in the pure bliss of their union, proceeding in eager, uncaring haste, giving all to the other and in return finding everything and more.

My rating remains four stars. Y Alaina me gusta mucho, no como la insoportable de Shanna. Katthleen tan bien esta mujer, tiene unas descripciones tan buenas. Sep 01, Cassandra Dexter Colby rated it really liked it Shelves: Tengo que meditar la review para el blog De todas formas, K. Jan 24, Naksed marked it as dnf Shelves: Three Huge, Terrible Misunderstandings and still three quarters to get through? View all 5 comments. Mar 21, Kimberly Carrington-Fox rated it it was amazing Shelves: De hecho parecen varios libros en uno.

May 31, Carolyn F. As I was reading it, parts started coming back to me and I used to read a lot of Woodiwiss in the early ’80s so I must have read this book. The beginning was strange. The middle was horrible, I hated Alaina so much while reading this part. Could she never say anything nice to Cole?!? The last part of the novel was better and the ending was great. Things that drove me crazy besides the above: Cole being rescued from the river – 2 times.

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Alaina literally running into Jacques – 4 times What a book! Alaina literally running into Jacques – 4 times! Give me a break. Could the author not come up with anything different.

And the male blacks were portrayed as – well just kayhleen This is the s not the s, or even the s. I kind of understand writing how you think they may have sounded, but I’m sure they could speak in sentences and were not unintelligent. I don’t think the ashse realizes that all human beings have brains and are able to use them – some better than most but still. Okay, so you can see that was a HUGE peeve for me.

Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss – FictionDB

I don’t think I’ll read this book again. I’m only giving this book 2. View all 10 comments. Sep 28, Glamdring rated it it was amazing Shelves: Also the angle the author chose to tell that part of the book makes up for it. Thank you, Blacky for reading this one with me. I know that at time it was hard for you, but you kept on reading I like long setups, but the characters tbe didn’t grab me to make the investment worthwhile.

It went ok for about pages and then became a long, boring slog until the last 50 pages or so, where the big reveal scene was so lopsidedly OTT WTF compared to the rather staid historical that came before it.

I only was able to finish it by skimming. View all 7 comments. The first romance novel I ever read, and still the best. I all but gulped and breathed it in voraciously, woodkwiss while eating, getting up during the night to see what would happen next, only to end up reading all night long, and sighed with satisfaction and gratification, in the afterglow of the end.

I read it all, in 3 days. Captivating Civil War Romance! It is a compelling tale of a young Southern woman from Louisiana who loses everything in the Civil War. The Yankees take her family and her home and finally, even her identity.

Disguised as a boy for her safety, year old Alaina MacGaren thinks to seek refuge in her uncle’s home in New Orleans.