Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’ sweeping, page civil war romance ASHES IN THE WIND warmly engages readers. It’s incredible that a book. Ashes In The Wind By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. New Orleans, With her family dead Alaina MacGaren finds herself beseiged by a vile Union officer bent on seduction (when she refuses.

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To see what your kathleeen thought of this book, please sign up. Part I and Part II of this book really felt disconnected to me. After we’ve tended your leg, I’ll shave and bathe you. By this time, more allegations against Alaina MacGaren mount tje she’s unjustly branded a spy, traitor and murderer by both the North and South. He believes her guise as Al and gives her a job at the hospital he works at in New Orleans. I kept waiting for Freddy Crueger to jump out from around the corner. Characters of the stoutest cardboard, true.

I will have to read other KEW books in the future, and I wonder if there’s other civil war love stories out there. The beginning, and most, of the story takes place in Louisiana especially New Orleansand ends in Minnesota. Her characters are richly drawn. The tension then mellows out iin a loving care and giving on both their parts as they finally succumb to their passions.

She was an avid horse rider who at one time lived in kathlden large home on 55 acresm2 in Minnesota.

Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss

She died in a hospital on July 6, in Princeton, Minnesota, aged 68, ashess cancer. I remember the date because I had just come home from the hospital with my first born Michael, who finally tied the knot this month with his partner and has given me two beautiful granddaughters. Two beings wrapped in the pure bliss of their union, proceeding in ktahleen, uncaring haste, giving all to the other and in return finding everything and more.


Al dulls Cole’s pain with more liquor once Cole is in the guest bedroom.

View all 30 comments. I had very little respect for this man. I all but gulped and breathed it in voraciously, reading while eating, getting up during the night to see what would happen next, only to end up reading all night long, and sighed with satisfaction and gratification, in the afterglow of the end.

Give me a break. kahtleen

Ashes in the Wind

Could she never say anything nice to Cole?!? Shyly and quietly because god forbide any of my friends find out that I was reading Romance! You hear me, Cortesi! Jul 20, Andre rated it really liked it.

Alaina literally running into Jacques – 4 times What a book! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Apr 15, Chiara Allegranti rated it it was amazing. La forza interiore di Alaina mi ha catturato, in ogni momento del libro, dal primo travestimento per fuggire ad un ingiustizia fino alla fine dove lotta tenacemente per la propria famiglia, passan Scoperto da sola, mentre cercavo autrici di romance, me ne sono innamorata!

The big age gap between hero and heroine, and the way it was depicted wasn’t to my liking Hawthorne’s lips twitched beneath the spurs of a threatening smile — “that he heartily doubts that you Alaina would have the wisdom to accept [the marriage proposal].

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KEW’s plots and settings again reign supreme crafting a circumstance ahses has “Al” inexplicably save a drunk and unconscious Cole from the river one night.

The first publisher on her list, Avon, quickly purchased the novel and arranged an initialprint run. I believe he said — ah, yes — here it is. Woodiwiss did a suburb job of developing this kahleen.

The first romance novel I ever read, and still the best.

Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss

Did it live up to the five stars I had given it back then? I originally read this as a young teen and loved it. It is a compelling tale of a young Southern woman from Louisiana who loses everything in the Civil War. I read it all, in 3 days.

The story offers a core mystery well wrapped in several others, katgleen of action, suspense, romantic moments though not as many love scenes as readers like me might hope thee, and a wonderfully satisfying ending. All this in a bodice ripper? When Roberta discovers Cole hails from a wealthy family from Minnesota, Roberta makes a play for Cole while “Al” persists in her enmity for all Yankees though it’s getting harder and harder to do in Cole’s case.

I don’t think I’ll read this book again.