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Laura Kinsale is a winner and multiple nominee for the Best Book of the Year award given by the Romance Writers of America. She became a romance writer after six years as a geologist -- a career which consisted of getting out of bed in the middle of the night and driving hundreds of miles alone across west Texas to sit at drilling rigs, wear a hard hat, and attempt to boss around oil-covered males considerably larger than herself. This, she decided, was pushing her luck. So she gave all that up to sit in a chair and stare into space for long periods of time, attempting to figure out What-Happens-Next. She and her husband David currently divide their time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Texas.
This story is very well written with meaningful dialog, richly drawn characters and an intricate plot.
The story has a lot of "thee/thou" language, and Christian's internal dialog that is read as impaired thinking or speech.
I understand and sympathize with Maddy's conflicting feelings about her faith and her growing love for Christian.
I rarely review but since the reviews for this are overwhelmingly good, I thought I would weigh in. The reviews for this from the publisher lead one to think this is standard... Read morePublished 14 hours ago by J Smith
If such a thing exists, Laura Kinsale’s Flowers from the Storm is part of the historical romance canon. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Mrs. J.
My favorite historical romance. Do yourself a favor and get the audio book. I takes the story to a new level.Published 9 days ago by karen
I hate this type of story. Reading for hours on end and thinking by the last page that the hero is not really worth her time. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Good2Go
I really enjoyed the story and characters. There were a couple times where I almost didn't care enough to read further, and that was the only drawback that I could find.Published 19 days ago by Randi L Davis
I am not interested in religious romance
I am not interested in Quakers (and if I was, I'd read documentary prose on the subject)
I am not interested in countless... Read more
5+ stars, author and narrator both. Each time I reread a Kinsale, I am absorbed absolutely by the character driven plot, and I discern (to use the Quaker-speak of Maddy) yet more... Read morePublished 26 days ago by A. Holmes
This book is very original. It's kind of a conglomeration of The Outsider by Penelope Williamson, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, and a regency romance. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Sharon
This was a remarkably unique romance. I loved the story, the characters and their many challenges. Historical romance at its best.Published 1 month ago by S. Rayball