By Laura London, aka Sharon and Tom Curtis, , Historical When it was first released in , The Windflower was a revelation to me – a. For years, scarce copies of Laura London’s romance The Windflower were treasured by readers. Reviewer Sarah Wendell hails its. The Windflower By Laura London – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Technically, they belong under characters, but I think they deserve a separate bullet. May 20, Susan A. If I had read this back in the 80s when it was published I probably would have given it 5 stars but my taste have changed some through the years. So why 3 stars? It is one of the most cherished historical romances ever published. Though I understand that this is normal of the genre, it gives Merry most of the work to do windflwoer the novel, which is unfortunate because she’s a bit boring.

The Windflower by Laura London

Devon is a hero you crave more of and I can’t honestly say I have read a hero like Devon. One of my absolute favorite historical pirate romances.

However upon boarding, she is taken by ruffians and she is brought into the hands on none other than Devon and his band of pirates or Privateers for the British she later learns. She was with her brother who is on the side of America in the war with Great Britain. We first have Rand Morgan Once she’s battered and abused a bit, she ends up on the notorious pirate ship the Black Joke and no one, including the ever-so-gorgeous Devon just who is he anyway that he can speak the king’s English and quote Latin at the drop of a hat?


He didn’t look evil, only as if he did not care. When it was first released inThe Windflower was a revelation to me — a many-layered, multi-textured leap forward that set a new standard of excellence for the genre.

She doesn’t even have any say in the marriage. I doubt it will ever get written, but I’ll continue to hope. And when I say lumpiness I mean that, like a marshmallow, action was done to Merry, but nothing of real, harrowing consequence was done by Merry. Merry did sometimes grate on my nerves, and I sometimes wanted to smack Devon, but he was so honorable that it was hard not to like him Then we have the crew of the Black Joke. Or should’ve done the sensible thing and ran away with her aunt back to America.

On one hand, the authors go to great length to hammer in the point that these pirates are violent, ruthless, rapey, etc. It Takes Two to Tangle. She’s virginal and innocent, and gets herself into all kinds of stupid situations from which she has to be rescued.


That is what frightened Merry the most – his indifference. I love the added accent of a flower in the heroine’s hair Ugh, the last quarter of the book sucked. For me, Merry was a trifling sweetness, not terribly complex or rich, and in many ways was a lump.

I read this book until the binding cracked and fell apart and I’d I was lucky enough that in HS a friend’s grandmother or aunt worked in a bookstore.

There were a lot of interesting characters and windflowet really added to the story. Pay the premium for a good used copy and put it on your keeper shelf.

Return Of A Classic Romance: ‘The Windflower’ Sails Again

Upon arrival however, their plans go awry. Merry Wilding, is a heroine I felt like I could be friends with. Laura London Author Laura London is the pseudonym for Tom and Sharon Curtis, a husband and wife writing team whose s romance novels have been recognized as some of the best in the genre.

View all 4 comments. I can’t lpndon this is the book that’s on so many best romance shelves.