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362013 Re read with my Bloody Crystal local book groupThe Wolf and the Dove is Kathleen Woodiwiss s second novel written It s a ratherengthy Viking Historical with over 500 pages all of which I devoured as I enjoyed a re read with m I think there is a point in most women s La sculpture sur pierre : Art et techniques lives where they have read trashy romance novels For me it was my junior and senior years in high school and my freshmen year of college I had a friend in high school who actually had to hide such books in her underwear drawer Her mother would ve flipped out We pretty much read them because of the trashy romance novel sex scenes Except for the Guardian Angel He read Harleuin Romances I m not sure whyAnd thenAnd then I read one too many where the heroine was raped by the romanticead Admittedly these were boo She was the daughter of the ord of Darkenwald proud wise and uncommonly beautiful but now Aislinn is but a slave to the conuering Normans a plaything for the man who killed her father Sitting in the hall with rope tied about her neck and forced at the feet of her captor she watches helplessly as the Normans ransack her home and abuse her mother But she will have her revenge no Norman will ever conuer her home and abuse her mother But she will have her revenge no Norman will ever conuer nor will she ever give up the only home she has ever known Born as a bastard and scorned by his mother Wulfgar has come to hate women Though dispised because of his birth he is fair and just with all whom he meets When he arrives at Darkenwald to discover the knight he sent Ragnar to secure the town has killed the old ord and most of his serfs Wulfgar becomes furious and suspicious But when he espies the courageous Aislinn struggling to bury her father he wants her Never has he met a beautiful or bold wench with such a stout heart and he will tame her by every gentle and seductive means necessary Aislinn shall never willingly submit to any Norman her hatred for them knows no bounds until she meets the handsome and formidable Wulfgar who challenges her at every turn Despite the fact he is a bastard and a Norman he seems unusually honest and is handsome than any man has a right to be Why does his kiss make her insides uiver Why does he prefer to chain her to the foot of the bed instead of raping her as Ragnar has done He is kind and fair but his justice is swift and terrible How is she to resist this man who asks nothing of her but seduces her into offering everything Why is his heart so hard where women are concerned yet his touch so gentle Wulfgar has always been able to Afterlife love a woman andeave her without nary a thought to cloud his mind Yet when William the Conuer demands his presence in London for his coronation it is Aislinn who haunts his every thought the softness of her fiery hair her womanly fragrance the passion in her touch the feel of her in his arms The vixen must have bewitched him it can be the only explination for Wulfgar must have her at his side no matter the cost Shocked by Wulfgar s summons Aislinn is only too eager to join her Norman knight in London But how can she give herself to a man who will never wed her who holds only pain and hatred for women in his heart How can she ever turn his mind to the tenderness she would give nay the Blue Is for Nightmares love which has grown inside her He told her no woman had ever tarried in his mind yet he called for her He swore never to waist his hard earned monies on a female yet heavishes her with gifts But he refuses to give her the one thing she so desperately yearns for his Heroes Die love Will she ever soften this hardened warrior s heart Can she ever make him acknowledge theove burning within herself Or will the enemi. The WolfNoble Aislinn grieves as the Iron Wolf and his minions storm through her beloved Darkenwald And she burns with malice for the handsome Norman savage who would enslave hereven as. ,

The Wolf and the Dove

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Me of war conuest and upheaval makes me still sighing happily and my eyes suspiciously bright Wulgar is my epitome of a noble knight kind and strong tender and yet a great warrior and I almost fell Instantly In Love With Him At The in ove with him at the of 17 when I read this novel for the first time This book is in my opinion a classic in the medieval romance genre and a balm for my romantic heart "A stroll down memory ane via a Buddy read of Andrea CP and Vivacious Vivian One of the best bodice rippers "stroll down memory The Strathmore Club lane via a Buddy read of Andrea CP and Vivacious Vivian One of the best bodice rippers ever read as a young impressionable woman Ever read a book where you wished you could rescue a character and give them the story that their awesomeness deserves That was the case with Wulfgar in this meandering mess of a medievalPoor Wulfiemy poor noble alpha Wulfie Worse heroesike rape ape Garth McClellan Savage Surrender got a rollicking joyride that never et up on the thrills and derring do and the cipher Giles St Talvert The Last Carnival is in a romance so well executed with nary a word wasted that it continues to blow my mindSo WTF is the deal with Kathleen Woodiwiss Apart from an addiction to word count and a fear of plot that is Granted I ve only read 2 12 ish of her books but for the two that I ve actually finished I noticed a distinct pattern1 100 150 pages of set up and relatively YMMV interesting goings on 2 250 300 pages of repetitive wheel spinning and nonsensical actions by either the hero or heroine but usually the chick 3 50 pages of whiplash action 4 5 10 pages of wrapping up dangling threads in a bright shiny day glo package with flashing neon ribbonThe book started out well and I was getting good vibes from it But about halfway through I had to admit to myself that I was only reading er well skimming a bit here and there at a gallop if I m being completely honest because of Wulfgar My commitment to continue sure wasn t for Aislinn who is one of the bipolar heroines I ve come to continue sure wasn t for Aislinn who is one of the bipolar heroines I ve come KEW obviously iked writing about Aislinn smiling and giggling and being all giddy and winsome because she would have the broad flipflop in her moods all the timeYeah I know by now I should be used to the whole daylight hatin and moonlight matin schtick that passes for Hh relations in oh so many romances but this one was even schizo IMO It peaked when view spoilera pregnant Aislinn flees Wulfie because she s afraid he Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus ll take the baby and send it away once it s born but then when he catches up to her she gets all giggly and snuggly and practically dives under the blankie Hullo Why are you happy to see him hide spoiler This one had so much potential for greatness but it dragged on for what seemedike FOREVER going from one conflict to another and another And in the end the mainoriginal conflict was resolved almost too easily Presented Geometry Part 1: Quickstudy Laminated Reference Guide (Quick Study Academic) like a gift with a niceittle bow which after the Herbier et autres collections long drawn out story felt unrealistic and hastily put together merely because the story had to end The way I see it the story was unnecessarilyengthy and a Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters lot of the word count could ve been better used to create a reasonable natural organic endingI also want to mention that the fade to blackove scenes were snooze worthy There was one particular instance where I wasn t even sure that the Hh had even had sex Reminded me a The Happiest Baby on the Block lot of the eyeroll worthy fade to blackove scene in that popular book where the dawn would be breaking So if you Blu oltre la prua: Un'avventura di Jack Aubrey e Stephen Maturin - Master Commander (La Gaja scienza Vol. 946) like aittle steam factor in your romance reads you will be a bit disappointed with this one I read this for my Bodice Ripper selection in the HRBC I get the appeal but it s not for me25 stars rounding up for now. The chaste sensuous enchantress who is sworn to his destruction And he will risk ife itself to nurture with tender passion a glorious union born in the blistering heat of hatred and ,
Es plotting against them succeed in ripping them apart and destroying them forever The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E Woodiwiss is a classic epic tale of The Future of English Teaching Worldwide love passion and revenge The historical detail beautifully enhances this sweeping story and pulls the reader into the turbulent time of the Norman Conuest Aislinn and Wulfgar are such deep and complex you can t help but yearn for the gentle dove to tame the wild wolf and show him the power ofove This novel has been on my keeper shelf For Many Years Now many years now after re reading it I have to say it is no wonder Kathleen Woodiwiss inspired a genre which has taken the world by storm With elegant prose deeply emotional characters and exciting settings Ms Woodiwiss was a master of her craft Whether a novice to the genre or an old fan I highly re Appalling The worst medieval romance I have ever read The Wolf and the Dove starts in 1066 as William has invaded England and the conuering Normans take control of the Saxons and their Between lands I d go into the plot in detail but so many other reviewers have already done so I don t see the need to rehash it again What I want to address are the many many things I found wrong with this book I m not a history major but I thought that after conuering England William inter married the Norman and Saxon nobility to ensure a harmonious transition but Lady Aislinn is turned into a slave to be used at Wolfgar s whim Not only that but when he brings his slavemistress to London he takes her to court and presents her to William Aislinn is eighteen years old that s right eighteen years old beautiful educated intelligent and unmarried Eighteen years old and unmarried when girls were married at fourteen and fifteen and a spinster at 16 Righto I know the heroine always has to be beautiful and all the guys desire her but come on By page 200 I veost count of how many times her bodice has been ripped and she s been groped Maybe this was where the term bodice ripper came from Well bred women in medieval times kept their hair braided and covered yet Aislinn s glorious tresses are always flowing free for all to see and no one is shocked Worse yet not once but twice she s so carried away to hurry to greet new arrivals that she forgets to put her shoes on Helloooooooo While I don t expect historical accuracy in a romance there was just one too many outright boners in this book that just had me rolling my eyes Potatoes and Velvet in the 11C I don t think so Worst of all at east for this reader was no chemistry at all between Aislinn and Wolfgar a death knell for a romance novel Aislinn was a spineless twit and Wolfgar WAS A POMPOUS OVERBEARING MACHO MALE a pompous overbearing macho male pwell you know what The book was ong winded and I found myself skipping many pages on my way to the final and painful ending I have read other books by Woodiwiss and while not high fiction I ve found them a pleasant way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon However this book is not one of them and I strongly urge other potential readers to consider all the opinions carefully before making this your reading choice For those David Starr Space Ranger looking for well written historically accurate tales of England at the time of the Conuest I would recommend Elizabeth Chadwick s The Winter Mantle or THE CONUEST As uoted on some of her book jackets the next best thing to time travel Title in GermanDer Wolf und die TaubeThis was the first book I ever read by Kathleen E Woodiwiss and it s still my mostoved one The story between Aislinn the daughter of a Saxon baron and Wulfgar a Norman and how they came to ove each other in a ti. She aches to know the rapture of the conueror's kissThe DoveFor the first time ever mighty Wulfgar has been vanuished and by a bold and beautiful princess of Saxon blood He must have. ,