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Beschreibung bei Amazon Kathleen E. Woodiwiss was an American author of fiction. She was born on June 3, , and passed away in Her full name was Kathleen Erin Hogg before she got married.

She wrote in the historical romance novel genre and was considered to be a pioneer of the romance genre, greatly influencing a lot of romance authors that came after her for some time. She had seven siblings and was the youngest of eight. Her father was a veteran of W. She has always enjoyed creating original stories and narratives and would tell herself stories at night at age six to help herself go to sleep. Air Force when she was sixteen at a dance.

They fell for each other and were married the next year. While living with him at a military outpost located in Japan, Kathleen was able to write her first book and did so longhand.

She settled down with her husband in Minnesota. During that time, Kathleen tried to write a novel but failed. She was able to get started at last when she finally got an electric typewriter after she was unable to get anything out longhand. Her manuscripts were pages and while they were initially turned down by hardcover publishers and ended up finding a home in paperback.

Her novels have had several explicit scenes including sex scenes and monogamous relationships that take place in historical settings, of course. Her career started off when she officially became a published author in with the release of the debut novel The Flame and the Flower. The last of the series was published after she died in and was titled Everlasting. This popular fiction series was considered by many the invention of the modern historical romance book.

Flower became an instant bestseller on the New York Times and in its success created a literary precedent that led to mainstream publishing putting out more books with female heroines that are strong and also hot sex scenes.

Publishers would write romance focusing on historical fiction and monogamous relationships between helpless heroines and the male hero that rescued her and had longer plots, more controversial characters, and sex scenes that were intimate and steamy. This novel was rejected by hardcover publishers that thought it was too long. Woodiwiss did not agree and instead submitted it to paperback publishers that might be able to handle the many pages over Avon purchased the novel and then gave it a print run of half of a million copies.

It was a good run as the novel would go on to sell above 2. Kathleen Woodiwiss is an avid equestrian. She loves to ride horses and at one point lived on a large Minnesota home set on 55 acres. When her husband passed away in , Kathleen decided to move back to Louisiana. However, she passed away years later in Princeton, Minnesota in a hospital. Kathleen passed away on July 6, , at the age of 68 from cancer. She had three sons, one that predeceased her and her two living sons Sean and Heath, who are both married.

Woodiwiss also has several grandchildren. The main character in this novel is Heather Simmons. She fears that she is going to be doomed to a life that is full of hard work and fears that her innocence will be forever lost. But when a desperate and shocking act causes her to leave and seek refuge in the arms of a beautiful but dangerous stranger, will she be safe?

Captain Brandon Birmingham has always been an adventurer that has been married to the sea. But he may be facing open scorn as well as further danger when he kidnaps a beautiful fugitive from a dockside in London. Nothing is ever going to make him give over his prize, and he thinks that the blue-eyed woman would be the perfect woman for him.

He is going to do whatever he has to do to carry her off and for them to fall in love and then journey through the strange and sensuous realms of being in love.

This romance anthology is inclusive of the beginning of the sequel to her best-selling novel The Flame and the Flower. Readers will have fun turning the pages on this delightful omnibus from talented writers. Woodiwiss brings inventive romance novels that will make you laugh and sigh as the characters from her bestselling debut novel return once more.

They are just as passionate and impetuous as before, and their impulses may get them into some trouble this time too. Can your entire life be turned around with the event of just one kiss? There is a reason why this author has been held up as the queen of the romance novel for so long. Pick up some of her works to find out why this woman was romance fiction royalty! We recently conducted a poll among visitors and the Memory Man series was voted the 8th most favourite series by all readers.

If you ARE an avid reader of it then great news — a new book is coming out very soon!!! Pre-order now. Please Note The links beside each book title will take you to Amazon, who I feel are the best online retailer for books where you can read more about the book, or purchase it. Please note that as an Amazon Associate, I earn money from qualifying purchases. Recommendations Every 2 weeks we send out an e-mail with Book Recommendations. Insert your e-mail below to start getting these recommendations.

If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below. Then you need to read the Coffeehouse Mysteries. This series by Cleo Coyle has been going strong since and is still publishing highly rated books every year. An excellent series to get you through the cold months. More details. However there is a lot more to Blake than just that series. He has written some of the best sci-fi books there is such as Dark Matter and Recursion. More Details.

Most of his childhood was spent living in a mobile home in Burbank, Washington. However, after the divorce of his parents, Palahniuk and his siblings were sent to live with their maternal grandparents on a cattle ranch in Eastern Washington State.


Ashes in the Wind

September 23, New Orleans THE wide, muddy river lapped with deceptive laziness at the foot of the levee, while a heavily laden riverboat ponderously picked a path through a bevy of Union warships. Two hundred yards away, the main body of the fleet lay anchored midstream, apart from the city and its sometimes hostile inhabitants. Squat, ugly gunboats with decks nearly awash wallowed like swine amid their more graceful sisters of the open sea, the tall-masted, slim-hipped frigates. Several of each type stood with steam up and cleared for action should the occasion warrant it.


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Woodiwiss, creator of the modern historical romance, died July 6, in Minnesota. She had just turned Her attorney, William Messerlie, said that she died after a long illness. Born on June 3, in Alexandria, Louisiana, Mrs. Woodiwiss was the youngest of eight siblings.



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