Ashes In The Wind [Kathleen E. Woodiwiss] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ashes In The Wind. 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 Woodiwiss – book cover, description, publication history.

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I will have to read other KEW books in the future, and I wonder if there’s other civil war love stories out there. For the rest of us: Woodiwiss did a suburb job of developing this characters. Read this several times when I was a teen and I absolutely cherished all of her work that I could get ahold of at the time. Kathlleen read it all, in 3 days. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Ashes in the Wind

Yes, it does follow some of the typ Okay so I read woodiwisa book in Junoir High. I have enjoyed them all, but without a doubt this one was my favorite.

She died in a hospital on July 6, in Princeton, Minnesota, aged 68, from cancer. I can honestly say, this is my most favorite book of all.

Anyone who’s seen Gone With the Wind, and who would be reading this book if they hadn’t, should’ve been able to easily imagine each scene with a little less than jn we are given. But I didn’t mind the writing style as much as I thought I would.


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.


It is fhe compelling tale of a young Southern woman from Louisiana who loses everything in the Civil War. That said, never in all my years of reading have I encountered a heroine I wanted to slap more than Alaina “Al” MacGaren. Cole being rescued from the river – 2 times.

Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss

Anyway it came in a box full of other books and I thought, well Ill just randomly pick one. Her third son, Dorren, predeceased her.

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. I was on holiday with my family and I was bored, so I thought what the hell.

A politically incorrect, economically impoverished and socially vile opinion! I was young and was not interested in reading and my grandmother handed me this book. The book starts off with Alaina fleeing her home dressed as Al because she is being accused of being a rebel spy.

Sshes much I know about home remedies. Okay, so you can see that was a HUGE peeve for me. Could the author not come up with anything different. Although Alaina fumes over Cole sending a proxy to say the marriage words, she does finally travels up to his estates in Minnesota as his wife. Things that drove me crazy besides the above: Alaina MacGaren is forced to dress as a boy.

Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Altra storia, altro momento storico, altro Paese, ma stesso amore! She could just see his gaping grin above his broad brass-buttoned chest. Ashes in the Wind is no different. Olden is still golden There’s a connection and chemistry here that actually overshadows the common scientific ministrations of a libertine initiating a virgin or near-virgin to sexual passion, a initiation “plot” often dominating romance novels.


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Alaina gave a last pat to the freshly made bed in the newly occupied room and sat down on it, facing Mindy. I like long setups, but the characters here didn’t grab me to make the investment worthwhile. Three Huge, Terrible Misunderstandings and still three quarters to get through? Jan 03, Cheap and Lazy rated it really liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Ashes in the Windplease sign up. Alaina’s mind flogged itself in a confused melee. I couldn’t put it down. The novel revolutionized mainstream publishing, featuring an epic historical romance with a strong heroine and impassioned sex scenes.

That blithering bluebelly idiot! Alaina MacGaren must flee her home Briar Hill on a plantation in Louisiana after some crooked Union soldiers brand her a spy for sheltering Confederate soldiers and carrying some things for one of them to a Confederate camp.