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Ashes in the Wind
Ashes in the Wind
Author: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
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 Yan...  more »
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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 42 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Wildflower avatar reviewed Ashes in the Wind on + 126 more book reviews
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
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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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: 1
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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rubberducky avatar reviewed Ashes in the Wind on + 79 more book reviews
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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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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