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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The similarities drop away after the southern setting and prewar life disappears for these two. I kept waiting for Freddy Crueger to jump out from around the corner.

Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

As each new book was published her writing became more intricate and showed more depth. Unfortunately, Woodiwiss intersperses clues which portends the return of villains at the end, and Cole and Alaina just seem to ignore all the clues and fail to thf dig deeper and possibly prepare better against villains at the end who have them at a decided disadvantage.

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, katlheen initiation ashed often dominating romance novels. By this time, more allegations against Alaina MacGaren mount as she’s unjustly branded a spy, traitor and murderer by both the North and South. I felt like I had just run the mile in highschool that seems to take forever and then just like that its done and time for a cold shower in the locker room with no cool-down time before its time for my next class.

Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Warily [Cole] asked, “Now that you have me up here, what are your intentions?

But that’s OK cause it’s still great. I just can’t believe he was wshes blind and stupid he didn’t figure out that Al was a actually a girl.


On niece and kathlfen Alaina can act like a lady for once. Being that as I stated earlier girls-in-pants don’t do it for me, it made for a VERY long first half of the book. I can’t wrap my head around the idea of a woman passing off as a man for any long period of time. That blithering bluebelly idiot! I can honestly say, this is my most favorite book of all.

Hawthorne’s lips twitched beneath the spurs of a threatening smile — “that he yhe doubts that you Alaina would have the wisdom to accept [the marriage proposal]. He doesn’t really pony up for me until the end, where it seems too little too late. And the male blacks were portrayed as – well just awful!

Che va oltre le convenzioni, oltre la guerra e oltre il loro Orgoglio e Pregiudizio! Additionally, I appreciate her use of varying perspectives within scenes to tell her stories more effectively. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nov 10, Neisha rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book woodiwjss Alaina, her adventures and her thoughts much more closely than Cole’s, all in the context of the American Civil War. Could the author not come up with anything different.

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Ashes in the Wind

Posted by Caine at 9: Captain Latimer had not even been suspicious. Her mind hardened, and her neck stiffened. I thought Woodiwiss made the bickering from the first half of inn two fun and balanced, a rare talent amongst romance novelists and yet woodiwisz still spent time on their tenderness and caring for each other after they prevailed against the misconception which separated them intimately.

I read this a long time ago but I really enjoyed it. I couldn’t put it down. It had lent well to her disguise. At the Craighugh home, Cole meets Alaina’s cousin Roberta, a twenty-two year-old superficial beauty after money. 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! When a man and a woman begin to understand each other, love begins small and grows with the passage of time.



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. I know that at time it was hard for you, but you kept on reading I originally read this as a young teen and loved it.

I kind of understand writing how you think they may have sounded, but I’m sure they could woodiwiss in sentences and were not unintelligent. Okay so I read this book in Junoir High. You feel the aura of the Civil War around you as you read this book.

But luckily my years in Dickensian retreat prepared me quite well for that obstacle. Okay I guess I am ready to write my review for this book. The story offers a core mystery well wrapped ashe several others, plenty of action, suspense, romantic moments though not as many love scenes as readers like me might hopeand a wonderfully satisfying ending.

Alaina now must contend with the unsavory attentions of the book’s villain, one Jacques DuBonne. Cole and Alaina dismiss the clues too easily earlier. He believes her guise as Al and gives her a job at the hospital he works at in New Orleans.

Captivating Civil War Romance! It is a magnificent love story, well told with great plot twists and accurate history of the era, woven in so aashes you understand what is going on in the Civil War. She is able to keep up this sham for a good portion of the book.