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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Mar 04, Woodiwjss Hardwell rated it it was amazing. Jan 03, Cheap and Lazy rated it really liked it Shelves: Alaina’s life and home have been torn apart by the war and she is forced into disguising herself as a young boy “Al” to ward off unwanted attention and to work as a spy. When the young orphan is accosted by a group of soldiers, 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.

When Roberta discovers Cole hails from a wealthy family from Minnesota, Roberta makes a play for Cole while “Al” persists in her enmity for all Yankees though it’s getting harder and harder to do in Cole’s case.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She died in yhe hospital on July 6, in Princeton, Ahses, aged 68, from cancer. Jun 04, Karla rated it it was amazing. Alaina e Cole sono due personaggi veramente ben caratterizzati, mi sono piaciuti pure i loro difetti! For the rest of us: Refresh and try again. Cole takes “Al” the boy Alaina’s new identity under his wing and gives “him” a job at the Yankee army hospital in New Orleans Al returns the favor and saves the doctor’s life one night when he is drunk, set upon by thieves and tossed into the Mississippi River.

May 31, Carolyn F. Some books remain timeless, back onto my “favourite keeper” shelf I’ll rate it 3 stars here for the fact that the last or so pages were VERY entertaining and true to the art form of bodice-ripper writing. An incensed Roberta wakes to find Alaina’s virgin blood on the bed Cole sleeps in and takes steps to trap him.


Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss | At Home With A Good Book and the Cat

Was I swept away and able to escape once again? You feel the aura of the Civil War around you as you read this book. Dressed as a dirty, ragged boy to protect her identity and the price kathlene her head, Cole has no idea who this is and escorts “Al” to her uncle’s home in New Orleans, Angus Craighugh.

The book follows Alaina, her adventures and her thoughts much more closely than Cole’s, all in the context of the American Civil War.

Three Huge, Terrible Misunderstandings and still three quarters to get through? He believes her guise as Al and gives her kathledn job at the hospital aind works at in New Orleans. Admittedly, one of my biggest pet peeves in a story is the whole “girl-in-pants” deal.

I read grim, we see grim every day on the news so having something that takes you through hell and back again with a happy ending is kinda nice, right now.

That said, never in all my years of reading have I encountered a heroine I wanted to slap more than Alaina “Al” MacGaren.

Ashes in the Wind

The woodiwisd, and most, of the story takes place in Louisiana especially New Orleansand ends in Minnesota. She could just see his gaping grin above his broad brass-buttoned chest.

You get the wretched feelings of being torn apart by loyalties and ideas of decency and when they get sacrificed. He was bullied into a marriage he didn’t really want in the beginning, and was very much the tortured “big-baby” hero for most of the 2nd half of the book. This is a captivating saga that kathlleen you into the story and you will not want to put it down.

Unfortunately, Woodiwiss intersperses clues which portends the return of villains wooriwiss the end, and Cole and Alaina just seem to ignore all the clues and fail to proactively dig deeper and possibly prepare better against villains at the end who have them at a decided disadvantage. I found the book’s attempts to describe the civil war an anemic affair, and the focus firmly rests on Alaina and her struggle.


Quotes from Ashes in the Wind. Shyly and quietly because god forbide any of my friends find out that I was reading Romance! The book is written in two parts, much like Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind. I thought Woodiwiss made the bickering from the first half of part two fun and balanced, a rare talent amongst romance novelists and yet she still spent time on their tenderness kath,een caring for each other after they prevailed against the misconception which separated them intimately.

As each new book was published her writing became more intricate and showed more depth. Here, the heroic pining at the end isn’t forced, it isn’t egregious and it isn’t so blatantly one-sided from the hero! As I was reading it, parts started coming back to me and I used to kathleej a lot of Woodiwiss in the early ’80s so I must have read this book. The romance novels which followed in her example featured longer plots, more controversial situations and characters, and more intimate and steamy sex scenes.

The first publisher on her list, Avon, quickly purchased the novel and arranged an initialprint run.

Don’t miss reading this one! It is that which a man holds within himself until it blooms to its fullest. Cole Latimer is a most intriguing hero while Alana is the brave, spirited, stubborn heroine, who is steadfast and long in determination and pride.

De hecho parecen varios libros en uno. Did it live up to the five stars I had given it back then?