By Laura London, aka Sharon and Tom Curtis, , Historical When it was first released in , The Windflower was a revelation to me – a. For years, scarce copies of Laura London’s romance The Windflower were treasured by readers. Reviewer Sarah Wendell hails its. The Windflower By Laura London – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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So many laugh out loud funny lines and turns of phrases: At first there is much suspicion surrounding Merry. Or will true love be lost at sea? And finally, we have the side characters. She is, after all, someone who has spent her entire life sheltered from the harshness of the real world.

From its very first sentence, The Windflower seduces the senses with lush, lyrical, evocative prose. So, we just have winsflower wait and see! There goes three hours!

The narrator did a great job in his character. This is especially true during the euphemistic sex scenes—the authors tend to mask what’s actually going on by diving into this kind of imagery. Half way through the story, I was ready to give this five stars but then it went downhill so fast that by the end of it I wanted to smash my Kindle against the wall and I would have done it too, if I could afford another one.

More about Laura London. Together they have played eighteen years of annual performances at the largest Irish musical festival in the world. Anyway, all of this is brushed up under the rug. I doubt it will ever get written, but I’ll continue to hope.


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But what really makes the story is the secondary characters. The pirates, especially Rand and his teenage protege Cat, are so compelling that each begs for his own story.

Quotes from The Windflower. I can’t rank these in any sequential order, though. I’ve never wished harder for a character to get his happily ever after. Oh, The Windflower, you crazy, laurx book. But more of a soft bodice ripper.

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You don’t read this kind of book for verisimilitude. Very close to rape, mind you. She is hiding something from him, and yet, each day that passes brings her deeper into his heart. She seems to spend more time with him than with Devon, and their relationship is a lot more interesting to me. I like how Devon takes things slow with Merry, even though he realizes how much he loves her early on in the story, he doesn’t act on it.

Now that I’m a “woman of a certain age”, I tend to shy away from teen-aged heroines, too-handsome-to-live heroes, and – for Pete’s sake- pirates, of all things! Purely escapist fantasy, with uneven writing, a TSTL Mary Sue heroine and a nonsensical plot but also with a swoony hero, and even swoonier cast of secondary characters, hot as hell erotic scenes, and imaginative, humorous, sophisticated humor.

View all 3 comments. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. My Lady, My Lord. Devon is of course an English peer who is acting as a spy for the British government.


This story has a pirate ship, with our heroine, Merry, finding herself at the mercy of a wicked crew.

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It’s and the US and England are currently at war, and she’s with older brother and father whom she rarely sees in loyalty to her new country, but her aunt wants to visit the homeland and maybe find Merry a husband, and since there’s an English ship visiting that has safe passage back, she gets Merry on board. Under his tutelage, Merry changes from a timid, sheltered girl with few resources into a brave, self-possessed, complex young woman capable of holding her own with anyone, including Devon.

He is honorable and loyal, dedicated and affectionate. Did you like it?

She isn’t shy or reserved, although you do think that about her in the beginning. She would instead, bring them to us I love the island like theme to the cover with the sunset beaming between the almost kiss.

In short, If this had been just a little better paced and more stringently editedit could have earned 4 stars or better, but as it stands Wundflower leave it at 3.