She seeks a new home and a new life across the waters, but all depends upon the kindness of a charming adventurer who was once the object of her youthful infatuation.
But perilous secrets, determined enemies and tempests of the sea and soul threaten their future and safe passage even as bonds of camaraderie are miraculously reforged as bonds of desire 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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She long relished creating original narratives, and by age six was telling herself stories at night to help herself fall asleep. At age 16, she met U. She wrote her first book in longhand while living at a military outpost in Japan. Woodiwiss is credited with the invention of the modern historical romance novel: in , she released The Flame and the Flower , an instant New York Times bestseller, creating literary precedent. The Flame and the Flower revolutionized mainstream publishing, featuring an epic historical romance with a strong heroine and impassioned sex scenes.
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Feron, who has been Woodiwiss's editor for 13 years, continues, "Avon Books is proud to have been Kathleen's sole publishing partner for her paperbacks and hardcover novels for more than three decades. Woodiwiss's original and only paperback publisher; William Morrow, Avon's sister company, publishes Mrs.
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Woodiwiss's hardcovers. The Flame and the Flower was rejected by agents and hardcover publishers, who deemed it as "too long" at pages. Rather than follow the advice of the rejection letters and rewrite the novel, Mrs. Woodiwiss instead submitted it to paperback publishers. The first publisher on her list, Avon, quickly purchased the novel and arranged an initial , print run.
The novel sold over 2. The success of this novel prompted a new style of writing romance, concentrating primarily on historical fiction tracking the monogamous relationship between a helpless heroines and the hero who rescued her, even if he had been the one to place her in danger. The romance novels which followed in her example featured longer plots, more controversial situations and characters, and more intimate and steamy sex scenes. Bestselling author Julia Quinn agrees, saying, "Woodiwiss made women want to read.
She gave them an alternative to Westerns and hard-boiled police procedurals. When I was growing up, I saw my mother and grandmother reading and enjoying romances, and when I was old enough to read them myself, I felt as if I had been admitted into a special sisterhood of reading women. New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips, a leading voice in the women's fiction arena, says, "We all owe our careers to her. She opened the world of romance to us as readers. She created a career for us to go into. The pioneering author has written 13 novels over the course of 35 years, all New York Times bestsellers.
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss's final literary work, the upcoming Everlasing , will be published by William Morrow in October Woodiwiss, who was predeceased by her husband and son Dorren, is survived by sons Sean and Heath, and numerous grandchildren. Cerynise Edlyn Kendall stood at the lofty windows of the front parlour and, through a wealth of tears, gloomily observed the people scurrying along the lane traversing Berkeley Square.
They seemed in urgent haste to find shelter before the gathering clouds sent a torrent of rain down upon them. The chilling gusts that accompanied the glowering sky buffeted both young and old, male and female, puckishly snatching cloaks and redingotes of passersby who were put to task keeping top hats, fashionable bonnets or their flyaway wraps in place.
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Wolf and the Dove. Kathleen E Woodiwiss. Come Love a Stranger. A Rose In Winter. Ashes in the Wind. So Worthy My Love. Your points will be added to your account once your order is shipped. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! A woman in desperate straits A fearless man A marriage of convenience on turbulent waters Cerynise Kendall has been left destitute and in dire need following the death of her doting patron and protectress. A brilliant young artist tossed from her home with only the clothes on her back, Cerynise must now turn to a childhood companion for assistance - the dashing sea captain Beauregard Birmingham and beg him to provide her with passage to the Carolinas.
She seeks a new home and a new life across the waters, but all depends upon the kindness of a charming adventurer who was once the object of her youthful infatuation. But perilous secrets, determined enemies and tempests of the sea and soul threaten their future and safe passage even as bonds of camaraderie are miraculously reforged as bonds of desire The queen of Historical romance. Woodiwiss creates. Help Centre.
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