The Windflower

The Windflower

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by Laura London
     
 

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The classic tale of passion on the high seas, available in print for the first time in 20 years . . .

Merry Wilding is a lady of breeding, of innocence, and of breathtaking beauty. With high hopes for a holiday in England, she sets sail from New York-but the tide of her life is destined to turn. Mistakenly swept aboard an infamous pirate ship, Merry finds

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The classic tale of passion on the high seas, available in print for the first time in 20 years . . .

Merry Wilding is a lady of breeding, of innocence, and of breathtaking beauty. With high hopes for a holiday in England, she sets sail from New York-but the tide of her life is destined to turn. Mistakenly swept aboard an infamous pirate ship, Merry finds herself at the mercy of a wicked crew . . . and one sinfully handsome pirate. Soon she's spending her days yearning for escape, and her nights learning the pleasures of captivity.

Devon Crandall believes Merry is in league with his greatest enemy. He's determined to slowly urge her secrets from her. But along the way, he discovers her beautifully unbreakable spirit . . . and a desire unlike any he's ever known. She is hiding something from him, and yet, each day that passes brings her deeper into his heart. When fierce arguments give way to fiercer passion, can a pirate learn to love a woman? Or will true love be lost at sea?

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
04/15/2014
A young American on her way to England ends up aboard a pirate ship and in the arms of a dashing buccaneer in this classic romance that is one of the genre's most memorable and is often on "Best Romance" lists. First published by Dell in 1984 and unavailable for a number of years, with exquisite writing, beautifully rendered characters, and perfectly nuanced sexual tension, it's a keeper for fans and libraries alike. Laura London is the pseudonym of RITA Award-winning writing duo Thomas and Sharon Curtis, who published a number of well-received romances during the Seventies and Eighties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455573288
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
04/29/2014
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
719,259
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 4.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Laura London is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team Tom and Sharon Curtis. Married more than forty years, Tom and Sharon published ten historical and contemporary romance novels from 1976 to 1986, many of which have come to be regarded as classics in the genre. The Windflower is in numerous top 100 lists of best romances of the twentieth century, including Goodreads, The Romance Reader, All About romance, and Dear Author. Tom and Sharon have been featured on both The Today Show and Good Morning America.

The daughter of a petroleum geologist father and historian and magazine editor mother, Sharon was raised overseas and lived in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, the Canary Islands, Turkey and Iran, and attended high school in London. As an adult, she worked in bookstore management.

Tom attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison and has worked for a public television station as a writer and on-air reporter. He is currently employed as a semi truck driver for a chemical company and plays guitar with a Celtic band that includes a son on bodhran and a daughter on fiddle. Together they have played eighteen years of annual performances at the largest Irish musical festival in the world.

Find out the latest at www.facebook.com/lauralondonauthor.

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The Windflower 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was written over 30 years ago.i thought then that this was one of the best romances i had read since jane austin...after many years of reading thousands of romance novels , i feel that this book continues to be the best.now read some of this couples other books and you will enjoy them as well.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite The Windflower by author Laura London is a delightful romance. In it we find Merry Wilding, a young woman of innocence, beauty and a talented artist, has been taken captive by pirates on her way to England. Despite threats to the contrary, Merry is not in danger. Merry is consistently told the crew and Devon are a dangerous lot. But in reality, Merry is fiercely protected by the crew. Rand Morgan, the Windflower’s captain, appears to be the evil villain in this exciting romance. It is only toward the end of the book that we learn Morgan’s true character and his motivations.  The Windflower was written by Laura London, aka Sharon and Tom Curtis. The authors are masters of characterization. Cat was one of my favorites. This book was actually first released about 30 years ago. I suspect it will be just as popular with current readers as it was with previous ones. Surprisingly, the authors leapt into new territory in this book with the bisexual characters. How can fans of romance not love The Windflower when it is filled with sweet romance and humor - what more could we ask for? It was fun watching as Devon and Merry fell in love. Their romance was filled with humor as well as passion. This is historical romance at its finest. This review of The Windflower is of the audio format. It was read by Christa Lewis. Her voice had just the right inflection and I stayed up late listening. It is easy to recommend The Windflower.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't even finish it, the book was that horrendous. Overly detailed & descriptive about the surroundings & no action until i reached the point where I no longer cared enough to continue reading the rest of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story. Sentences were too long that u had to reread them. Seems like rand needs his story and so does cat . Loved those characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read! Best romance novel I've read in a very long time! Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best romance novel ever. The worst also because almost all that follow fall short of the mark. An absolute must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story, written by a husband and wife team many years ago was the gold standard for romantic fiction. Trying to describe the story would be beyond my very meager words except to say it was exceptional and fantastic. Every romance writer of the day had only praise and kudos for this timeless and wonderful story. To have it available for my nook for be a delight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book on a whim off the internet because of the reviews and I absolutely love it. It has everything I want in a book. I haven't found anything close to it yet, so I've been rereading it over and over. The description is like poetry and the dialogue is absolutely stunning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first romance novel I ever read. And it is so well written that I felt a part of the magic. This book was handed down from my Grandmother to my Mother to me, and I will continue to pass along a copy to my daughters. We each read it at least once a year if not more. It truly is The most romantic story of all times.