Book Reviews of Petals on the River

Petals on the River
Petals on the River
Author: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
ISBN-13: 9780380766543
ISBN-10: 038076654X
Publication Date: 12/1/1997
Pages: 554
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 95 ratings
Publisher: Avon Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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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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New York Times Bestselling Author.
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Excellent, excellent book! I couldn't put it down. I loved the characters and the plot.
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The queen of Romance! She is at her best!
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very good book in good shape also
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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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Woodiwiss classic.
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excellent
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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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From wealth to rags could describe the begining of this book but things can change in how we perceive wealth.
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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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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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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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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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great romance story
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This is a very good romance. I had a hard time putting it down.
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Great story