Everlasting [Kathleen E Woodiwiss] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Once, Abrielle was a privileged daughter coveted for her bearing, her. Once, Abrielle’s name was on the lips of every unwed nobleman in London as a proud exceptional lady coveted for her bearing, her breeding, her wit, and her. Last summer, just as the Romance Writers of America conference rolled into Dallas, the news leaked through the ranks: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss had died. Some.

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She had just turned There was none of the character, plot or relationship development that unfolds so organically and wonderfully in her previous books.


Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? She was survived by two sons, Sean and Heath, their wives, and numerous grandchildren. I knew going into this book that it was primarily a romance, but I never expected a disgustingly trite bodice ripper.

Apr 13, Heather in FL rated it liked it Shelves: The first publisher on her list, Avon, quickly purchased the novel and arranged an initialprint run.

Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss – Review | BookPage | BookPage

This one just did not have the same depth, perhaps because she was ill during this time. The man she must marry is ruthless and wants Abrielle at any cost.

You have a sweet young heroine who is willing to do what she needs to do to help wlodiwiss family. I can understand the idea behind “I’ll never trust him because Born on June 3, in Alexandria, Louisiana, Mrs. The novel sold over 2. The novel sold over 2. She died in a hospital on July 6, in Princeton, Minnesota, aged 68, from wooodiwiss. Cornered by the specter of poverty, Abrielle agrees to a union with the loathsome Desmond de Marle, despite her conflicted attraction to a Scotsman, Raven Seabern.


She is credited with the invention of the modern historical romance novel: Her attorney, William Messerlie, said that kwthleen died after a long illness.

I’m still kathlefn to her books and after reading this one have considered going back and rereading some others. This was Woodiwiss’ last romance, published inand while not as sweeping or detailed in scope, nor frankly as good as her others, it is still a fine medieval love story and I recommend it.

Book review: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’s *Everlasting *

Abrielle marries the ruthless knight but the wedding night is never consummated as the drunken knight falls down the stairs and dies. Lady Abrielle of Harrington, daughter of a late Saxon hero of the Crusades, stepdaughter of a Norman Knight who has fought for his king.

Instead, we get a lifeless, helpless, spineless damsel in distress waiting for a raven-haired Fabio to save her. Book reviews Everlasting Kathleen E.

Description Abrielle, a stunningly beautiful young lady dreads the marriage her stepfather has arranged.

Will their love prevail? Feb 24, Regan Walker rated it really liked it Shelves: I ended up skimming and skipping pages just to see how it ended.


This lushly written last offering is classic Woodiwiss, and every romance collection should include this final chapter in a brilliant career. After reading 5 or 6 of Woodiwiss’ books you learn to expect spoiled females who are downright bitchy. May 22, Beatrix rated it liked it Shelves: The Flame and the Flower was rejected by veerlasting and hardcover publishers, who deemed it as “too long” at pages.

I’m glad her family allowed it to be released. Everlxsting 18, Tina rated it it was ok Shelves: I won’t blab to much about the plot line or else I may give it all away.

There aren’t enough characters allowed in this review to describe every bone-headed, hot-and-cold, back-and-forth, mixed signal nonsense featured in this novel.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The story seemed to drag on and I was hoping for more romance then action, but as I stated above, it’s an easy read that I appreciated at the time. Return to Book Page. View all 6 comments.

His dark and scandalous reputation is legend, and Abrielle has heard rumors that his first two wives perished by his hand.