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PETALS ON THE RIVER
on 28 January 2003
I have read almost all of mrs woodiwiss`s books, with the exception of The elusive flame. Having read other reviews, I felt a strong need to add my own views. I would agree this is not her best, however, I feel it to be as good as her others.
It is somewhat different in the sense that the main characters dont fight and bicker before ending up together, but I personally found this quite refreshing. The passion was still there, without the harshness. The characters were very likeable, and I felt the book moved at a fluid exciting pace. Woodiwiss is one of the few romance authors I read, not being a fan of wishy washy romance, her writing is detailed, intelligent and often exciting.
Being a fan of shakespeare, marlowe etc, I find her verbal representation, very true to those historical times. I understand not everyone can appreciate this, in which case, they shouldn`t really be reading her books, M&B would probably be more suitable.
The appearance of the beauchamps in this book was heartwarming. I think interconnecting characters and sequels are a positive way forward for this author.