Everlasting

Everlasting

by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061452925
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Credited with being the mother of the modern romance novel, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (1939-2007) published her first romance novel, The Flame and the Flower, in 1972 and changed the genre forever. A bestseller, her first book opened up a new style of writing romance that focused on longer and more elaborate plots, more controversial situations and characters, and steamier sex scenes. Woodiwiss went on to publish thirteen more bestselling novels, including Petals on the River, Shanna, and Everlasting.

Date of Birth:

June 3, 1939

Date of Death:

July 6, 2007

Place of Birth:

Alexandria, Louisiana

Place of Death:

Princeton, Minnesota

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Everlasting 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 91 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has been several years since I have picked up a novel that had me totally engrossed in its time setting, and the outstanding development of the many different character roles in this book. I was devasted when I knew the book was coming to an end, because I simply did not want it to end! Kathleen Woodiwiss was indeed a master in the writing of the romance novel. Thank you Kathleen, for transporting us to another world through your writings over the the years. You will be eternally missed by your many admirers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As 'Everlasting' was the first book I've read by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, I was pleasently suprprised. The author displayed superb knowledge of the time period and thorougly developed the plot and characters. I would not hesitate to read another book by this author and look forward to it. This read was 'everlastingly' entertaining and should not be passed up. As an experienced historical romance reader, this book was delightful and had me turning pages all throughout the night!
mbosvyle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Yuk! I love medieval romance stories, but this is badly written, poorly researched and just a disaster from page one. I couldn't even get through the first 60 pages because the historical inaccuracies were so glaring and disruptive. From the hall to the politics to the clothing and manners -just horrendous. The characters have none. They are flat stock characters of little interest with apparently nothing interesting to say for them selves. Instead of slowly revealing them, the author just tells their entire back stories in tedious detail. If this is just an average example of her work, I can't imagine how Ms. Woodiwiss got such a highly respected reputation. She seemed to be going through the motions entirely without inspiration and it shows... painfully clear. I want my $7.99 back!
risadabomb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Woodiwiss "The Wolf and The Dove" is one of my all time favorite books. However, this book was a total disappointment. It just labored on and I had to struggle to read it. I did not find that Abrielle and Raven had any chemistry and the book just ambled along.
arielfl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I picked this up at my favorite used book store's dollar sale without really knowing anything about it. It turned out to be an average romance story set in England. There was only surface historical details and scant character development. None of these people could have ever existed in real life. Upon further research I learned that this was published posthumously so it may not be the best representation of the author's work. It seems like her earlier novels were highly regarded. If you like real history than skip over this book. Only non discriminating romance readers would find anything to like here.
picklechic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was somewhat dissappointed that this book didn't have more romance. I rarely read true romance novels so when I did decide to try one, it was lacking in that department. It was a long book with a slow, drawn out (but really simple) plot. The language was a little too melodramatic and flowery for me. It wasn't terrible though and it did keep my interest until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved reading this. So sad there won't be any more by this author RIP.
Lostinmystory More than 1 year ago
I find it hard to believe that this was written by Kathleen Woodiwiss. She must have gone through some depressing times because there was not one shred of humor or lightheartedness in the entire painful novel. I have read nearly all her other work (started at 17 with Shanna and reread it on occasion for a good time).
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Woodiwiss was the first romance author that I began reading. I enjoyed her last work though found it short...most likely reason was due to her illness. The world lost a wonderful writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the story. You'll not be able to put it down!!!
mhartley More than 1 year ago
Another hit! Loved it!
Cartey More than 1 year ago
I have every book that Kathleen Woodiwiss has written. I love them all. Everlasting is an amazing addition to complete my collection. I have lent it to my sister, my mother, and am now lending it to my aunt. They all love it! There is only one regret that we have and that is that there will be no books to follow. Really a great book.
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