The Flame and the Flower (The Birmingham Family) [Kathleen E Woodiwiss] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. New York Times bestselling . Editorial Reviews. Review. “The queen of historical romance.” From the Back Cover Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Kindle App Ad. Look inside this book. The Flame and the Flower (Birmingham Book 1) by [Woodiwiss, Kathleen E . The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss In the early s, Woodiwiss’s first novel was rescued from the slush pile by editor Nancy.

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Instead, she takes the first opportunity to escape and returns to her aunt and uncle in disgrace. Well, how else would you know who the bad guys are? Email Facebook Twitter Google.

We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. I laughed out loud reading this! If you genuinely think this book is quality, Lisa, then you need to learn how to love yourself.

I was ten years old when The Flame and the Flower was first published, fifteen the first time I read it. Rogue of the Highlands. Heather weathered through all the bad things that happened to her like a trooper, and in many ways, deserved better than the guy she kthleen up with, but if she’s happy It is he who is punished by that, her only experience was by his force the first time they met.

Yes, he did rape her. But I quite enjoyed her. I loved how strong Heather was.

The Flame and the Flower had it all—passion, conflict, adventure, drama, a setting that sweeps us from Georgian England to a plantation in the Carolinas, and unforgettable characters. The good guys helped to off-set Brandon’s temperamental nature. Even though she resists, he beds her anyway, thinking she is merely a prostitute playing a game.


The Woman Left Behind.

The Flame and the Flower

Make Me Love You. In she released The Flame and the Flower, an instant New York Times bestseller that created a literary precedent.

Her opinion does not matter. But of all the women in London town, my weak-minded self chose you, the finest bit of fluff that ever tempted any man’s eye. If Brandon had been the hero he was during the latter half of the book minus the alpha posturing for sex right from the beginning, he could have easily made my favorite romance heroes list, but with him being a big, fat jerk for a large part of the story, he’ll never be a favorite with me like he is with many other fans.

And in Brandon Birmingham, Woodiwiss delivers a beast worthy of the taming. This goes away towards the end of the book, but only after the heroine realizes that it’s pointless to resist him further. It inspired me to make a new shelf on Goodreads for heroines with clothes that tear like wet Kleenex. Heather is one of those strong women packaged in a tiny body. Gradually, Brandon softens toward Heather and she finds many allies in her new home, but when the only man who can implicate her in the death of her aunt’s brother appears in Charleston, he may threaten Heather’s newfound happiness.

There are countless examples in the book, the most annoying of which I found to be when Louisa barges in on the happy couple while Heather’s top is undone because she was just breast-feeding her son.

Certainly the Mother of all Bodice Rippers. The Hero was an ass. Never Kiss a Highlander.

The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Flowre broke all the conventional rules of historical fiction by making the sexual relationship between her hero and heroine a vital component of their emotional relationship and in doing so, gave b InKathleen E.


At the time of this novel’s publication, romance novels, especially those distributed in mass-market format, were generally very chaste, with minimal physical intimacy between the protagonists. Wicked and the Wallflower.

Brandon is so tied in knots because he’s so used to being pursued and here’s this girl who he wants so badly and she wants nothing to do with him at first. It takes a lot for me to not finish a book. I hate the idea of slavery, even if it is true that some slave-owners were kind to, and tlame thought of their slaves as family-members. I don’t judge other readers who have no quarrel with it. He sneered at her coldly.

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Though, despite my youngish years, I still found their first encounter “disturbing” and Brandon’s floewr trea I read this book years ago when I floeer a teenager.

Going back now, I actua I’ve done it, and I shouldn’t have done it. His tantrums would put a toddler to shame. If it hadn’t been so horrifically genuine it would have been funny. As I scrolled through them, I was amazed by how many of them were written by girls who were around the same age I was when I first discovered the book. Enjoyed the rant very much. I had Woodiwiss confused in my head with Valerie Sherwood till um, just now.

For he is determined to make the sapphire-eyed prize. Her struggle pulled his shirt loose and then his furred chest lay bare against her with iathleen the thin film of the chemise between them