Come Love a Stranger

Come Love a Stranger

Kathleen E. Woodiwiss / Mar 30, 2020
Come Love a Stranger Lierin With no name and no memory she awakens from a nightmare of madness into the lives of two strangers One she desires one she fears but both have claimed her heart To handsome plantation owner A
  • Title: Come Love a Stranger
  • Author: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
  • ISBN: 9780380893003
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lierin With no name and no memory, she awakens from a nightmare of madness into the lives of two strangers One she desires, one she fears but both have claimed her heart To handsome plantation owner Ashton Wingate, she is Lierin the cherished bride cruelly stolen from him by capricious Fate The other calls her Lenore entangling the lost, tormented beautyLierin With no name and no memory, she awakens from a nightmare of madness into the lives of two strangers One she desires, one she fears but both have claimed her heart To handsome plantation owner Ashton Wingate, she is Lierin the cherished bride cruelly stolen from him by capricious Fate The other calls her Lenore entangling the lost, tormented beauty in his sinister web of perilous deceit But it is in the adoring arms of noble Ashton that her true destiny awaits as they join together to unlock the mysteries of a shadowed past and to rekindle the flames of a glorious love once vanished but never forgotten
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    About "Kathleen E. Woodiwiss"

      • Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

        Kathleen Erin Hogg was born on June 3, 1939, in Alexandria, Louisiana, she was the youngest of eight siblings by Gladys Coker and Charles Wingrove Hogg, a disabled World War I veteran She long relished creating original narratives, and by age 6 was telling herself stories at night to help herself fall asleep At age 16, she met U.S Air Force Second Lieutenant Ross Eugene Woodiwiss at a dance, and they married the following year She wrote her first book in longhand while living at a military outpost in Japan.She is credited with the invention of the modern historical romance novel In 1972 she released The Flame and the Flower, an instant New York Times bestseller that created a literary precedent The novel revolutionized mainstream publishing, featuring an epic historical romance with a strong heroine and impassioned sex scenes The Flame and the Flower was rejected by agents and hardcover publishers, who deemed it as too long at 600 pages Rather than follow the advice of the rejection letters and rewrite the novel, she instead submitted it to paperback publishers The first publisher on her list, Avon, quickly purchased the novel and arranged an initial 500,000 print run The novel sold over 2.3 million copies in its first four years of publication.The success of The Flame and the Flower prompted a new style of writing romance, concentrating primarily on historical fiction tracking the monogamous relationship between a helpless heroines and the hero who rescued her, even if he had been the one to place her in danger The romance novels which followed in her example featured longer plots, controversial situations and characters, and intimate and steamy sex scenes.She was an avid horse rider who at one time lived in a large home on 55 acres 220,000 m2 in Minnesota After her husband s death in 1996, she moved back to Louisiana She died in a hospital on July 6, 2007 in Princeton, Minnesota, aged 68, from cancer She was survived by two sons, Sean and Heath, their wives, and numerous grandchildren Her third son, Dorren, predeceased her.

    449 Comments

    1. Usually a one star review means I didn t finish a book, but for some reason I did trudge through to the end of this one I think I was drawn by the potential, even though I knew early on that because of the rigid HEA structure of a romance novel, that potential could never be fulfilled Not that I don t appreciate a good HEA, but there are some stories that can t be told that way, and this was one of them.It was utterly unbelievable, even if you forgive it for using the trite combination of conven [...]


    2. ben b yle bir kitap g rmedimtab n sonuna kadar heyecan doruktayd dura an bir noktas yoktuokurken kesinlikle s k lmass n z Kitab n tan t m ndada g rd n z zre Ashton e ini bir kaza sonucu kaybediyorYada le d n yor Ama kader bu ya tam ac s azalmak zereyken karanl k ve ya murlu bir g nde kars yla kar la yor Daha do rusu arp yorAta binmi olan Lierin Ashton un arabas na arp yor haf zas n kaybediyorAshton Lierin i evine g t r yor ve herkese onun kar s oldu unu s yl yor Lierin haf zas n kaybetmi te olsa [...]


    3. Ridiculousness I don t mind an OTT HR, even one with view spoiler a drowned wife, her amnesiac twin, a burning asylum, and a clueless, bigamist hero hide spoiler as long as I can enjoy the writing I don t remember Woodiwiss style in The Wolf and the Dove being so insufferably flowery and slower than a snail s pace Her attempt at writing a gothic drama Missed her humor and straightforward prose Not my cuppa DNF.


    4. Entertaining Amnesia Plot, but slightly flawed 3.5 stars 7 of 8 people found the following review helpful Entertaining Amnesia Plot, but slightly flawed 3.5 stars, November 16, 2007 Newly wed Ashton Wingate and his wife Lierin are set upon by river pirates and Lierin is swept off the boat into the river and presumed drowned Three years later Ashton s carriage collides with a woman on horseback and he is shocked to see that it is his dead wife, who recalls nothing of her past, including her husba [...]


    5. Reviewed for THC ReviewsCome Love a Stranger was a re read for me, and although I did correctly remember the heroine s identity, there was little else about the story that I could recall Although it didn t quite reach the heights of perfection for me, it was still a very good read, about as good as I remembered it being over fifteen years ago I ve only read a few of Kathleen Woodiwiss books, the last one being about four years ago, which was before I started reviewing and really analyzing how ea [...]


    6. I couldn t get into this one I enjoy some of Woodiwiss s books, but this one was sobleh It s dull, the characters are the most boring stock 1 dimensional archetypes you can imagine, and nothing happens This is to say nothing of the racism, which became and difficult to stomach Woodiwiss had this tendency to refer to black characters as simply the black She never says black MAN or black WOMAN she never even refers to them as people She did this same thing quite a bit in Ashes in the Wind, but a [...]


    7. This book has a problem Bear with me for a moment The quiet peace of the moonlit river was broken by the hushed murmur of voices and the steady pulsing of pistons in a powerful engine.The rushing burble of water beneath a stout hull softly harmonized with the long sighs of these monster steam pistons and the chugging splash of water under the paddle wheelThere a frigging adjective before every noun.Don t get me wrong, I don t have anything against adjectives per se.I just dislike being told that [...]


    8. One of the better books by this author Her earlier books were all wonderful I don t know what happened to her later books, but I didn t care for most of them Come Love a Stranger is a wonderful romance If you have not read it and like romance, I highly recommend it Be sure to check out this author s Shanna, too.



    9. ben b yle bir kitap g rmedimtab n sonuna kadar heyecan doruktayd dura an bir noktas yoktuokurken kesinlikle s k lmass n zKitab n tan t m ndada g rd n z zre Ashton e ini bir kaza sonucu kaybediyorYada le d n yorAma kader bu ya tam ac s azalmak zereyken karanl k ve ya murlu bir g nde kars yla kar la yorDaha do rusu arp yorAta binmi olan Lierin Ashton un arabas na arp yor haf zas n kaybediyorAshton Lierin i evine g t r yor ve herkese onun kar s oldu unu s yl yorLierin haf zas n kaybetmi te olsa ken [...]


    10. This is the first romance novel I ever read, back when I was like 11 12 Also, incidentally the one my name came from I absolutely adore this book I ve come to outgrow e writings of Kathleen E Woodiwiss she was someone I read as a young teen and as I have grown so have my tastesbut I can t pretend Woodiwiss hasn t set my bar high Extremely high for romance and I find I can t look at the genre since Every romance novel I pick up yeah, no, this isn t Woodiwiss I can FEEL the lack I particularly am [...]


    11. Este libro ha sido un tanto extra o me ha resultado enredoso y raro, para luego tener un final para mi opinion, muy poco creible5 10


    12. what a fantastic book kudos to woodiwiss for hitting another one out of the park if nora roberts is the queen of contemporary romances woodiwiss certainly holds the title for historical ones she always manages to find the sweet spot in dialogue between modern and historically accurate speech giving it the proper tone without being hard to read her plots are always well thought out gripping and brilliantly executed the characters as always are extremely endearing or revolting villains and realist [...]


    13. I loved this book It was exciting, action packed, mysterious and romantic and you the mystery doesn t get solved until the very end.Is she Lieren or Lenore I thought I had it all figured out before I hit the last hundred pages but no such luck I totally missed the whole thing I m not good at figuring out mysteries anyway but I really did think I had this one nailed Nah The ending was a total surprise to me.The story was filled with twists and turns and even a few, No ways and I thoroughly enjoye [...]


    14. Esta historia desde el inicio me mantuvo con el suspenso de qui n era la chica Lierin o Lenore, aunque estaba casi convencida de que era Lierin, estaba como Ashton Muy buen desenvolvimiento de todo el trama, Kathleen me mantuvo encantada con la historia y personalidad de cada uno de los personajes Lo nico de lo que me quejo es que me esperaba un poco m s en el final.Muy recomendable, y m s si te gustan los libros de poca


    15. Another good story by Ms Woodiwiss Not my favorite but one I still keep on my keeper shelf to enjoy again and again Ashton Wingate loses his wife three years before and then one day his carriage collides with a woman on horseback who looks like his lost wife, Lierin But there is another man who claims that she is not Lierin but Lenore.


    16. 4,5 hatta 4,75 Full 5 y ld z olmama sebebi, bir resam n masterpiece ini yaparken boyas n n bitmesi ve resminin yar m kalmas gibi bir sonu olmas kitab n Ama gene de Pardon daa Kathleen E Woodwiss yani boru de il.



    17. Ashton Wingate trova sulla riva del Mississipi una donna svenuta e senza memoria, ma il suo volto lo riconoscerebbe tra mille lei sua moglie che credeva scomparsa La povera smemorata per non convinta delle parole del suo salvatore e come se non bastasse un misterioso Malcolm Sinclair dichiara di essere il vero marito della donna che sarebbe appunto la gemella della defunta moglie di Ashton.La Woodwiss una maestra del romance storico, inutile dire che si rimane rapiti dai personaggi e si finisce [...]


    18. Realmente disfrut de este libro, aun cuando me tom tanto tiempo terminarlo La lectura en tercera persona no es lo m o, pero esta logr atraparme y adentrarme ena historia Definitivamente fue una monta a rusa de emociones


    19. An entertaining historical romance, much like those I read 30 years ago The Wolf and the Dove is, in my opinion, Woodiwiss s best work She and Lavyle Spencer are my favorites of this genre



    20. This is the second time I have read this book, and love it even I wish she was still alive to write wonderful books.



    21. Oh my god I want to give this ZERO count em, ZERO stars This read like a soap opera than a romance novel I know romance novels aren t exactly of the highest caliber, but this one was atrocious Ashton was a weak romantic hero on his good days, but I give him a pass for treating his workers with respect I could never understand why he didn t just order the ever present Woodiwiss vixen, Marelda, out of his house since his aunts are always proclaiming how strong willed he is The whole novel was con [...]


    22. I always have then one book on the go I read this one years ago and recently discovered it again and started to read itrgetting until I got into it that I had read it some years ago yes, I have many books around here.I started to read it, but I have a tendency to want to read everything and if I visit the library it is worselol.at is when I picked up the other two books I have listed by Kathleen E Woodwiss I ll share some detail of Come Love a Stranger and I ll be back when I finish it I can t [...]


    23. For those of you who adore romance about unmarried folk this is not the book for you There are no moments of virginity nearly torn asunder until the final glorious consummation We are given a protagonist in a woman without a name, who cannot remember anything a old fiction standby We have a man who is only too happy to name her his lost wife They are, of course, both stunningly gorgeous people and are attracted to each other But, the twist is, there is another man who is only to happy to name he [...]


    24. Expected after reading The Flame and the Flower Sad to say I was disappointed with this.The reason I like Woodiwiss is because unlike a lot of authors in the romance genre, she can actually write.You can tell she s been inspired by classics like Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, she writes plot driven and descriptive stories She s been a pioneer for historical romance and with good reason.Come Love a Stranger had an amazing premise, but it just didn t live up to its potential.There were random b [...]


    25. sat n ald m 3 y l a k n olupta okumad m yazarlardan biriydi kitapl m d zenleyince farkettim en az 50 ye yak n talihsiz kitaplar mdan biriymi nk okunmay p beklemeyi hak etmedi neyse sonunda okudum g zel miydi g zeldi yazar biraz farkl yd fakat sonu daha farkl olabilirdi ne bilim belki bir ka ay sonras ya da bir y l al t k b yle eylere konumuz malum k z o lan sever evlenirler sonra bir kaza sonucu k z m z sularda bo ulur dahas yle oldu u d n l r.o lumuz yas n tutarken k z m z tekrar kar s na kar f [...]


    26. the start was very promising but then the book got pretty boring n confusing wid all the characters involved what i really like abt the book was ashton n his firm conviction dat the woman before him was indeed his wife he accepted her though he had found her in a nightgown on the streets after a small accident this was compromising 4her, she cud be a fake he cud easily have misjudged her or delivered her 2 the madhouse but he did not he was devoted 2 lierin n i was glad at the end dat she was in [...]


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