Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

In Romance on January 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm
Everlasting by Kathleen Woodiwiss

Everlasting by Kathleen Woodiwiss

Title: Everlasting

Author: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Genre: Romance/Historical Romance

Rating: ***/****


This being my first real visit to Romance Genre Land, I am pleasantly surprised to not find it filled with what I thought would be half-naked Fabios & fainting women.  Rather it was endearing, well-written, & the characters neither racy nor weak.  There was a scene of bodice ripping, but I’ll let it slide since it was presented in context with the scene.  I feel fortunate to have chosen this book at random from my library when I decided to give the romance genre a test, because Woodiwiss was instrumental in the rebirth of the genre in the 1970s.

The story surrounds Abrielle who is married off to the disgusting Desmond de Marlé, to save her family from financial ruin while she longs for another man.  Not just any man of course, a highlander with raven hair (coincidentally named Raven), blue eyes, & impeccably chivalrous manners.  Well, aside from the wanton staring he does at her! I really can’t do this book any justice in my descriptions, I find too much humor in summarizing it.



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