The Flame and the Flower

Kobo ebook | March 17, 2009

byKathleen E. Woodiwiss

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The Flower

Doomed to a life of unending toil, Heather Simmons fears for her innocence—until a shocking, desperate act forces her to flee. . . and to seek refuge in the arms of a virile and dangerous stranger.

The Flame

A lusty adventurer married to the sea, Captain Brandon Birmingham courts scorn and peril when he abducts the beautiful fugitive from the tumultuous London dockside. But no power on Earth can compel him to relinquish his exquisite prize. For he is determined to make the sapphire-eyed prize. For he is determined to make the sapphire-eyed lovely his woman. . .and to carry her off to far, uncharted realms of sensuous, passionate love.

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The FlowerDoomed to a life of unending toil, Heather Simmons fears for her innocence—until a shocking, desperate act forces her to flee. . . and to seek refuge in the arms of a virile and dangerous stranger.The FlameA lusty adventurer married to the sea, Captain Brandon Birmingham courts scorn and peril when he abducts the beautiful fu...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 17, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061743690

ISBN - 13:9780061743696

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't like the main characters I like a bit of possessive behavior but the hero was just so over the top that it made him unlikable for me. The heroine was disappointing to first she was this whimpering coward and where I felt disappointed was that she sold his mother's jewellery to keep her secret...I felt that was so cowardly and made her unlikable.
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't like the main characters I like a bit of possessive behavior but the hero was just so over the top that it made him unlikable for me. The heroine was disappointing to first she was this whimpering coward and where I felt disappointed was that she sold his mother's jewellery to keep her secret...I felt that was so cowardly and made her unlikable.
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Avid fan Have read her books for 30 yrs, loved them 1 n all
Date published: 2013-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Flame and the Flower Have read this many many times and still love it.
Date published: 2013-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The flame and the flower Didn't want it to end.
Date published: 2013-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read ladies if you're 20 or 60 I read this book when I was in my early 20's and loved the romance, historical references and the suspense. I'm 58 now and just read it again. It's still an enjoyable read.
Date published: 2010-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wilted flower This was supposed to be the ground breaking historical of it's time? Why? What is so great about it? Aside from the fact that the so called hero rapes the heroine--yah, I get that rape was common back then. That's still not an excuse to have the HERO rape the heroine in a *romance*. If it was that common then all historicals would have a rapist hero. And since I'm on the topic, I have heard people say that most historicals from the 70's or early 80's had a rapist Hero. Uh no! I have read tons of historicals written back then, and the rapes by hero are far and few between. In fact, I can only count 3.. This one being number 4. Not sure why or how Heather fell in love with Brandon. He wasn't kind to her. He was only nice to her after she almost died from fever, and then again at the end when he told her he loved her. Heather hated and feared Brandon, then as soon as he is forced into marrying her, she is all of sudden getting these warm fuzzies. Weird. I don't understand it. What did she see in him? It bothers me that the rape scenes were a page long, and then when they finally have consensual sex, it lasted less than a paragraph in length. I felt no connection to either of the main characters, and the only one in the book I have any interest in at all is Brandon's brother. The classic, oh so popular, The Flame and the Flower, gets a D from me. There is nothing I liked about this book. I'm even trying to forget about the rape and thinking how I would feel if it had not been in the book...yup, still don't like it.
Date published: 2008-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST ROMANCE This was such a sexy book! This is my favourite romance novel yet. This book makes you feel every emotion possible! I reread sections and even the whole book and its a great mood lifter!
Date published: 2007-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Exotic Flower, A Ravishing Flame With the enigmatic Flame and the Flower, Kathleen E Woodiwiss has renewed a genre of writing. Never since Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice has there been a style so captivating, nor a story so intriguing. With the setting of the eigtheenth century Ms Woodiwiss spins a classic tale of love, trust and friendship between the striking Heather Simmons and the roguish Brandon Birmingham. This classic romance is a must read, for those who enjoy the tenderness of feelings, the suspense surrounding a mystery and the excitement of an adventure, all intermingled in one delightful novel.
Date published: 2001-01-14