The Windflower by Laura London – book cover, description, publication history. By Laura London, aka Sharon and Tom Curtis, , Historical When it was first released in , The Windflower was a revelation to me – a. The Windflower By Laura London – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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But again, context can be difficult. Merri Wilding, Devon Crandall. Now for our stars of the show It open I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately. winfflower

Give it a try, if you don’t like it you can always put it down. She isn’t shy or reserved, although you do think that about her in the beginning. What I liked about her, was her spirit.

A lot of romance. But he and his co-pirates are keeping her safe after she is accidentally brought to their ship. They had more of a connection. I haven’t decided yet. Her secret was so minor it was silly to make it sound so important.

I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately. On a Pirate Ship!!! It always seemed so funny to me, because the moments she attempts, well they aren’t successful and not planned out at ALL!!

Return Of A Classic Romance: ‘The Windflower’ Sails Again

Sep 07, M rated it it was amazing. Nor did the heavy-handed use of adjectives to club the reader over the head with how pretty Merry is and how clever Regan’s fingers and tongue are.

Subjects Fiction Romance Historical Fiction. And now, along with many other readers, I get to experience The Windflower again. There is also a shipload of misfit pirates for some adventures on the high seas, complete with a “Murtagh”-like shipper captaining the ship the entire way.


The Windflower

He was bought out of slavery by Rand and now is kind of a “pet. I loved this book when I read it years ago, and I love it still. Cat and Raven were by far my favorite characters in the novel, and the fact that both of them especially Cat seemed to truly care for Merry made her relationship with Devon qindflower the more frustrating.

Pretend you are still a 14 year old teenager and you still think “boys are so cute” when you begin the book. It opens with our heroine sketching rutabagas.

And seriously, if you have a thing for an alpha male British guy? His presence in the novel is that of a looming shadow see Beyond Heaving Bosoms for elaboration of the theory of The Hero as the Shadow-Self of the Heroine. And yeah, it’s totally unbelievable that her coming-of-age happened so gradually and on a pirate ship. The Great, Big, Terrible Misunderstanding and Mystery that is hinted at throughout the book is, once revealed, very annoying and unsatisfying.

Oh, The Windflower, you crazy, delightful book. I had no problems with the poetic language of the novel, nor the story itself.

I was browsing through audible, when I saw this book pop up.

The Windflower by Laura London

Her aunt is determined to go back to her home in London, and Merry can’t let her go alone, so she reluctantly agrees to accompany her aunt. The book worked for me less as a romance novel, and more as an adventure, a coming-of-age story, and a friendship story. Then there is Cat blond and gorgeouswho was supposed to have had his own book, but the Curtises broke up before it could be written, and Rand, kondon darkly handsome Captain who is kind of a father figure I love the island like theme to the cover with the sunset beaming between the almost kiss.


Sometimes overwrought, but often crisp and perfect: The Windflower is being reissued this month, 30 years after the original publication — and laufa the first time in a digital edition. He is charming of course, but he also is genuine too. Every element is subverted or twisted.

Just wish it had been consistently riveting, funny, and fast-paced. It feels like the union between Devon and Merry is a foregone conclusion- he gets her because he is the Hero, he is the Hero because Worse yet, she endangers others on the ship whom she’s come to be fond of with her stupid escape attempts.

A must-read for any romance writer. THE best romance I’ve ever read. For me, Merry was a trifling sweetness, not terribly complex or rich, and in many ways was a lump. His interaction with the heroine “feels” pretty limited anyway, and besides, she’s 18 years old herself, and much more comfortable “hanging” with the “young crowd.

Originally published init was reissued inand can be obtained in paperback used. Though I understand that this is normal of the genre, it gives Merry most of the work to do in the novel, which is unfortunate because she’s a bit boring.