The Duke of Jervaulx was brilliant and dangerous. Considered dissolute, reckless, and extravagant, he was transparently referred to as the ′D of J′ in scandal. It’s Laura Kinsale at the top of her game – or anybody else’s, for that matter. I read Flowers From the Storm 4 times and each time was as heart wrenching as. flowers from the storm Oh yeah, and I read Laura Kinsale’s Flowers from the Storm and never looked at linguistics, illness, communication.

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But I think that added element to the plot adds to the story, just as the suspense in a romantic suspense adds to the story. He wasn’t an easy man and not always easy to love, but gosh, I admired him. I love your work, Laura. An FYI, the “romantic” portions of the story were well spaced, brief and not at all gag-inducing. I am born a Friend, Jervaulx. Readers, she did not fail me. Then he has plans to seduce her, just because he still can, which leads to one of my favorite scenes in the book: The story is compelling, touching and fulfilling as only a good romance novel can be.

View all 23 comments. Their actions are vulnerable but strong; brave but uncertain; frustrating but comprehensible. One of my favorites still and a hard book to beat for its originality. Christian Langland, Duke of Jervaulx, has been trapped in his own malfunctioning mind for months. It’s official – this is my favorite story, ever!


When a Girl Loves fhe Earl. A truly unique opposites attract story. Ive read your other books and enjoyed them as well but nothing beats this book. So how come I can’t figure out why so many people fell in love with this couple? It makes me smile to know my books have brightened your life.

But sometimes the most womanizing rakehell can be irresistible, and even his most causal attentions fascinated the sheltered Maddy Timms. The whole story was beautiful. On their first meeting, Jervaulx snatches Maddy and brings a razor to her throat, only to carve a series of lines and curves upon the table with it.

The Book I’ll Never Reread: Laura Kinsale’s FLOWERS FROM THE STORM

Here’s a man in his prime, who is tlowers sane but is holed up in a crazy house, all because no one back then knew what a stroke was.

Very few books make me cry, but this one did. Highly recommended, so I read it. This makes it really easy and convenient to listen while exercising and such. Will that be happening anytime soon? He also suffers from right-left confusion.

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Let me tthe them, like a fireworks display: I am an avid reader. I really think that it would make an absolutely marvellous movie! Maddy just received the letter from Gill telling her to stick with Shev…. But have tissues handy. Si, tal vez Laura Kinsale ha jugado con nosotros de forma magistral Quotes from Flowers from the Em Wittmann March 12, at 8: A Right Honorable Gentleman. For one who has been so perceptive, especially where Christian is concerned, to deny her support at time of great need seems self-centred and cruel.


But sometimes the most womanising rake can be irresistible, and even his most casual attentions fascinated the sheltered Maddy Timms, quiet daughter of a simple mathematician. You can become a trial member to see if you like it. In summary, a good historical novel but the religious prejudice and weak, annoying heroine did not endear this romance to me.

Turned out it could explain a lot of things that would have bothered me, such as the early modern English personal pronoun in dialogues by some characters including Maddy, the term of ‘Friend’ to refer an acquaintance, the ‘Opening’ that happened to Maddy and made her devoted herself to help Christian, and many other important details.

The scene in the meeting house made me cry picturing Maddy standing strm with tears running down her cheeks and Christian watching her read her letter and disputing the things he knew were untrue.

Mary Beth April 16, at 3: Watching Kjnsale and Christian learn and grow while remaining true to themselves is simply…incredible. View all 42 comments. You’ve successfully reported this review.

He shook his head, dropped it lower.