Book Reviews of Petals on the River

Petals on the River
Petals on the River
Author: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Laural Merlington
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ISBN-13: 9781567402681
ISBN-10: 1567402682
Publication Date: 9/1/1998
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Paperback Nova Audio Books
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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I thought it was reasonably good until the end which was thoroughly unbelieveable. Nevertheless, the romance was enjoyable.
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I have reread this book 10 or 12 times. Wonderful story that is connected loosely to "The Flame and the Flower" and "Shanna".
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A very good romance novel with a little mystery thrown in. I found this to be a very good book.
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THIS WAS A EXCELLENT STORY . IF YOU NEVER HAVE READ ONE OF HER BOOKS YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU AE MISSING.
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Somewhat predictable, but still a good story.
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This was typical Woodiwiss. The writing was eloquent but bordered on verbose and flowery. The characters and plot were all very intriguing, but felt a bit flat. I felt as if Woodiwiss fell into a rut of "This is what romance novels look like." There was nothing exceptional about the book. I honestly envisioned a Hallmark made-for-television movie as I read this.

While the book was enjoyable, I only wish that Woodiwiss had used the aura of the time period more.
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A proud and spirited woman whose life was stolen from her...
A man of secrets accused of a terrible crime...
In a place of new beginnings their destinies are joined---
in a gloriously romantic new work from the incomparable storyteller, Kathleen Woodiwiss
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Wonderful book. If you have not tried this author before -this book is perfect . Wonderful writing-characters come to life.
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A proud and spirited woman whose life was stolen from her...A man of secrets accused of a terrible crime...In a place of new beginnings their destinies are joined.
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a good Irish-English love story with ships and hunchbacks and lots of jealousy thrown in.
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I couldn't finish this. The heroine was so unbelievable perfect that I found her unbelievably boring.
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This is the first book I've read by this author. I found it to be quite good. The love story has a hero and heroine that make you want good things to happen for them.
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I love Kathleen Woodiwiss, and her historical romance books!! This one is about a woman, Shemaine, who is wrongly accused of thievery, and is sent to America. In America a single father, Gage, purchases her, to take care of the house, and his son.
Another good love story.
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Shemaine O'Hearn is falsely convicted of thievery because her fiance's grandmother wants her out of the way. She is shipped to America aboard a slave ship where she is sold to shipbuilder, Gage Thornton, who is looking for a nanny for his young son.

This is a great story of romance with enough suspense to keep things interesting. It was nice to see a story that lasted past the wedding, as many romance stories end at that point. I was impressed with the author and will be looking for more of her books now.
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As always, Woodiwiss has written a book that brings the reader into the life of her characters. It was a delightful read and would love to share it with someone. Babs
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I love her books. I just wish she would write faster.
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I read this book years ago and vividly remember being a fan of it. I would suggest reading it.
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Woodiwiss is great, as usual.
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a great love story i can just imgine myself as the heroine
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Falsely convicted of being a thief, lovely high-born Shemaine O'Hearn arrives in colonial Virginia from London on a convict ship and is sold as an indentured servant to Gage Thornton, a local shipbuilder in need of a nanny for his young son. Shemaine is relieved to have such a handsome and generous master and eagerly undertakes unfamiliar domestic tasks in Gage's rustic cabin on the edge of the American wilderness. Even persistent rumors that Gage was responsible for his wife's violent and untimely death don't trouble her for long. But as Shemaine and Gage struggle to deal honorably with their growing desire in such close quarters, they're beset by enemies, both nearby and from afar, who are determined to rob them of their newfound happiness. Woodiwiss's lush, leisurely writing and heartwarming story will fully satisfy many of her loyal fans. --Ellen Edwards
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Good story, Woodiwiss in full flower.
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1747 The English prison ship lands in Virgina with a good looking gentle born woman prisoner, of course, who was mistakenly caught as a thief...you know where this going. She is sold along with babies and children to strangers. The mothers cry out thier children....Never to see them again.

Sold as a slave, finds love secret from the past comes ...
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a proud and spirited woman whose life was stollen from her, a man of secrets accused of a terrible crime, in a place of new beginnings their destinies ar e joined.
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From wealth to rags could describe the begining of this book but things can change in how we perceive wealth.
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very good book in good shape also
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The queen of Romance! She is at her best!
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Excellent, excellent book! I couldn't put it down. I loved the characters and the plot.
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Falsely convicted of being a thief, lovely high-born Shemaine O'Hearn arrives in colonial Virginia from London on a convict ship and is sold as an indentured servant to Gage Thornton, a local shipbuilder in need of a nanny for his young son. Shemaine is relieved to have such a handsome and generous master and eagerly undertakes unfamiliar domestic tasks in Gage's rustic cabin on the edge of the American wilderness. Even persistent rumors that Gage was responsible for his wife's violent and untimely death don't trouble her for long. But as Shemaine and Gage struggle to deal honorably with their growing desire in such close quarters, they're beset by enemies, both nearby and from afar, who are determined to rob them of their newfound happiness. Woodiwiss's lush, leisurely writing and heartwarming story will fully satisfy many of her loyal fans. --Ellen Edwards
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New York Times Bestselling Author.
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The fiery and outspoken adopted daughter of one of England's most formidable women, Shemaine O'Hearn has made powerful enemies. And now her adversaries have found a way to remove the hot-blooded beauty from her life of privilege: by falsely convicting Shemaine of thievery and sending her in shackles to America, where she is to be sold in indentured servitude to the highest bidder.

In a bustling port city in the colony of Virginia, she becomes the servant of Gage Thornton--a shipbuilder with a young child in need of a nanny. And despite whispered rumors condemning the handsome widower for the untimely death of his wife, Shemaine cannot ignore her desire for this caring, generous and enigmatic stranger who silently aches with his growing need for her--even as grave peril reaches out from across a vast ocean to threaten their flowering love. The fiery and outspoken adopted daughter of one of England's most formidable women, Shemaine O'Hearn has made powerful enemies. And now her adversaries have found a way to remove the hot-blooded beauty from her life of privilege: by falsely convicting Shemaine of thievery and sending her in shackles to America, where she is to be sold in indentured servitude to the highest bidder.

In a bustling port city in the colony of Virginia, she becomes the servant of Gage Thornton-a shipbuilder with a young child in need of a nanny. And despite whispered rumors condemning the handsome widower for the untimely death of his wife, Shemaine cannot ignore her desire for this caring, generous and enigmatic stranger who silently aches with his growing need for her-even as grave peril reaches out from across a vast ocean to threaten their flowering love.
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excellent
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Good book. The beginning was slower, the end seemed hurried. But all in all, a good book.
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Woodiwiss classic.
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I enjoyed the book and I was surprised because I normally don't read books by this author but had run out of reading material one night except for this book that I had put off reading for several months. It turned out to be a pretty good book. So it shows that you always can't choose a good book because of it's cover!
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The fiery and outspoken adopted daughter of one of England's most formidable women, Shemaine O'Hearn has made powerful enemies. And now her adversaries have found a way to remove the hot-blooded beauty from her life of priviledge: by falsely convicting Shemaine of thievery, and sending her in shackles to America, where she is to be sold in indentured servitude to the hightest bidder. Gage Thornton-a shipbuilder with a young child in need of a nanny buys Shemaine and they fall for each other. But grave peril reaches out from across a vast ocean to threaten their flowering love.
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This is a very good romance. I had a hard time putting it down.
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In an era of treacherous uncertainties,Shemaine O Hearn the fiery and out spoken daughter of one of England's most successful businessmen-has made powerful enemies. And those who wish her ill have found a way to remove the hot-blooded beauty from her life of privilege-falsely convicting her of thievery and forcing her in shackles aboard a crowded slave ship bound for America,where she is to be sold in indentured servitude to the highest bidder.
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An oldie, but a great love story of a man and his bond slave.
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Small tear on back cover, but in overall good condition.
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Very good read!
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A proud and spirited woman whose life was stolen from her
a man of secrets accussed of a terrible crime......
In a place of new beginnings their destinies are joined--in a gloriously romantic new work from the incomparable storyteller.
The book was amazing. It is a great book and she is one of the few authors that I consider great.
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Mystery and romance-awesome read!
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I have tried to read Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, but to no avail. However I know that there are plenty of die hard Woodiwiss fans out there so I'm happy to add to your collection.
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great romance story
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I had never read anything by this author and was given this book as a gift and thought it was one of the best books I had read in a long time. It kept me turning the pages andreading late into the night....a good read
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Petals on the River was a good book. It was a story about bad luck turned good. I found it captivating, wanted to keep reading it to see how each step played out. Our heroine was sent away on a slave ship for devious reasons. She is meant to serve 7 years as an indentured servant. Her trip across the ocean was trying. She is a beautiful young woman and the fowl ship crew is run by a selfish prostitute and a bully of a jailer. The jailer decides he wants our heroine for his self and the ship owners husband, both aboard, wants her for his mistress. She does survive that displeasure but the bully and the prostitute follow her off the ship and try to get rid of her. She is rescued by our hero who brings another enemy. The story does end up good tho and she is happy. She is also cleared of her charges. Good story.
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anything written by Kathleen Woodiwiss is outstanding
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historical romance
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Great story
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Great condition, Never read it though!
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In good condition, has shelfwear only.