Book Reviews of Petals on the River

Petals on the River
Petals on the River
Author: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
ISBN-13: 9780380798285
ISBN-10: 038079828X
Publication Date: 9/1/1998
Pages: 560
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 137 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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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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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 great love story i can just imgine myself as the heroine
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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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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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I love her books. I just wish she would write faster.
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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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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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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 read this book years ago and vividly remember being a fan of it. I would suggest reading it.
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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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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 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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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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Somewhat predictable, but still a good story.
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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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Small tear on back cover, but in overall good condition.
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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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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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An oldie, but a great love story of a man and his bond slave.
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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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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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Very good read!
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Great condition, Never read it though!
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anything written by Kathleen Woodiwiss is outstanding
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historical romance
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In good condition, has shelfwear only.