Book Reviews of Ashes in the Wind

Ashes in the Wind
Ashes in the Wind
Author: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
ISBN-13: 9780380463671
ISBN-10: 0380463679
Publication Date: 3/1981
Pages: 665
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I began reading Kathleen Woodiwiss in 1977. This book, "Ashes in the Wind" is my #1 all-time favorite book and I have rea 1,000s. The historicals references in this book were descriptive and informative, but the love between Cole and Alaina is touching, especially as you read about the struggles they go through to come together. A classic story that will last for all time.
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Helpful Score: 3
Ashes in the Wind is one of the earliest Civil War romances, and as a thirty year old novel it does not have the same snappy dialog and page-turning plots that newer titles have. However, the characters are survivors who fight for their dreams and love in spite of past pain. For the age of the novel, the plot is intricate and complex.
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Helpful Score: 3
Kathleen Woodiwiss has been a favorite of mine for 20+ years and she always pulls me into her characters' lives with the first page. Ashes in the Wind is no different. A true love story.
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Alaina MacGaren is forced to dress as a boy. Yankee surgeon Cole Latimer feels he should help the "lad" in need-- never suspecting the rags conceal a bewitching belle suspected of being a rebel spy.

Very well written Civil War era book.
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A novel ablaze with the flames of a magnificent passion that captures the clash of wills of two proud people: Alaina MacGaren, the impudent, plantation bred beauty whose reckless bravado could never be crushed-until she met the one man whose sheltering arms made her incapable of reason...and Cole Latimer, the tall, ramrod straight Yankee surgeon who rescues her, is deceived by her again and again, but who can never forget the night his soul was seared by a body clothed only in mystery.
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One of my top two favorites by Woodiwiss. It has all of the grand sweeping splendor of an old skool romance, minus the gratuitous bodice ripping. Alaina is an infinitely strong and determined heroine - one of my all time favorites - and Cole, for all of his idiotic mistakes, still manages to finish the book deserving her; though it got close enough to make me wonder once or twice:P A great, highly recommended old skool historical romance.
Grade: A+
Sensuality Rating: PG-13
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Kathleen Woodiwiss is one of my favorite authors of historical romance. You can feel the pain the war has caused and rejoice in the love and happiness at the end of the story.
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Kathleen Woodiwiss is one of the most highly acclaimed historical romance writers and THIS book is one of her best. I have kept this one in order to re-read it once a year or so.
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Can you say snooze fest. I labored through this book. Man I had to skip through a lot of crap to get to plot points. Although the heroine Alaina was funny and I liked her spirit, this book was still awful.
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1976 hardcover, reg print
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Alaina MacGaren, impudent plantation bred beauty disguises herself as a boy so that she can assist in the civil war effort. Cole Latimer, yankee sugeon, rescues her and is betrayed by her over and over as he falls in love with her.

Kathleen Woodiwiss is my absolute favorite author. I've begun collecting her books in hardback -- so this one is to share with some lucky reader.
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Great read!
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This is by far one of my favorite historical romances period. I love the setting and Alaina and Cole are great characters.
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Excellent Read
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One of Kathleen Woodiwiss's best books, right behind Wolf and the Dove and Flame and the Flower.
Her later books were not that good, but this one is great!
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I loved this book.
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I enjoy this author, so I new her style. Though the book flowed nicely, it was a little predictable. Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss is still my favorite (so far) by this author. Still a nice read worth the time.
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In a brutal baptism of fire, a young nation comes of age--and beautiful, proud, plantation-bred Alaina MacGaren seeks sanctuary from the devastation of her homeland in the passionate embrace of a handsome enemy. Throughout the terrible conflict that divides North and South,Cole Latimer has served the Union faithfully. But a tender heart threatens the dashing Yankee surgeon--impelling him to risk everything for the bewitching Southern deceiver he has sworn to protect...and aches to love. I don't really like Civil war settings, but I loved this book. A classic.
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A woman burdened by war, a doctor torn between passion and duty, a sweeping tale of love in the face of dishonor from the incomparable storyteller...
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A woman burdened by war...A doctor torn between passion and duty...A sweeping tale of love in the face of dishonor from the incomparable storyteller--Kathleen Woodiwiss.
Alaina MacGaren is forced to flee the devastation of her homeland in the guise of a young boy, only to find sanctuary in the arms of an enemy. Cole Latimer is a dashing Yankee surgeon who has served the Union faithfully, and his tender heart compels him to help a ragged, innocent "lad" in need--never suspecting the rags conceal a bewitching belle suspected of being a rebel spy.

But Alaina's masquerade does not fool Cole for long. And the strength, courage, and breathtaking sensuality of this woman whom it would be treasonous to love sets duty and desire at war within him. Yet Destiny has joined them for good or ill--and they both must follow where their hearts would lead them, if they are to build a glorious new life together out of the ashes of the old.
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A woman burdened by war...A doctor torn between passion and duty...A sweeping tale of love in the face of dishonor from the incomparable storyteller--Kathleen Woodiwiss.
Alaina MacGaren is forced to flee the devastation of her homeland in the guise of a young boy, only to find sanctuary in the arms of an enemy. Cole Latimer is a dashing Yankee surgeon who has served the Union faithfully, and his tender heart compels him to help a ragged, innocent "lad" in need--never suspecting the rags conceal a bewitching belle suspected of being a rebel spy.

But Alaina's masquerade does not fool Cole for long. And the strength, courage, and breathtaking sensuality of this woman whom it would be treasonous to love sets duty and desire at war within him. Yet Destiny has joined them for good or ill--and they both must follow where their hearts would lead them, if they are to build a glorious new life together out of the ashes of the old.
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This book has the orginal cover with characters on it.
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I read this book years ago but don't remember to much about it.