The Duke of Jervaulx was brilliant and dangerous. Considered dissolute, reckless, and extravagant, he was transparently referred to as the ′D of J′ in scandal. It’s Laura Kinsale at the top of her game – or anybody else’s, for that matter. I read Flowers From the Storm 4 times and each time was as heart wrenching as. flowers from the storm Oh yeah, and I read Laura Kinsale’s Flowers from the Storm and never looked at linguistics, illness, communication.

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Every book stood alone and was original. It made me so sad bj imagine what it must be like for him being unable to effectively and clearly communicate, and even to understand the things that were once so basic and integral to daily life.

Internal and external conflicts are strong: Found this blog and needed to tell you how much I love this book. My copy is so old the pages are yellow, the binding is a mess and one of my dogs chewed the corner.

The contrast to his life before was very good, when you see him with a devil may laurra attitude with Eydie. I have a much better personal idea of Quaker life and Im grateful.

And, Maddy vows to Christian that she will teach his daughter how to hold her head high in a society that judges people according to their birth. LeeF March 12, at How original that you had him have a stroke and she was a Quaker?


So it took me a while to start this assuming it might be cheesy. I love it not only for the story, but also because it offered me refuge and hope in a time I needed it the most.

Because nearly every romance novel in my admittedly limited experience features a couple who: I just wanted to tell you flosers even though I read a lot, I rarely keep any of the books I have read. They know all about audiobooks and would love to help with any technical questions.

Flowers from the Storm

Every aspect of each book was unique to the book. On their first meeting, Jervaulx snatches Maddy and brings a razor to her throat, only to carve a series of lines and curves upon the table with it.

I heard the rumors that in this case there was a great male narrator Nicholas Boulton doing this historical romance even better. But she’s also a part of a religious community.

I liked the stark depiction of the Victorian asylum, the inadequacy of health services and rehabilitation, the constant jockeying of mercenary relatives, and political manoeuvring of the upper classes.

I am addicted to romance novels and for years I thought I knew what my favourite has been. A midnight ride with an outlaw prince, and life, and life, and life.

I will definitely be revisiting the rest. Maybe that is unachievable. I lived a chaotic few weeks not knowing if I would be admitted to grad school. Anonymous March 16, at 8: Thank you for writing the perfect love story. Some swearing and pr Slowly the realization came to her. Oh yeah, ditto for me.


But one of my favorite scenes is with his dragon relative who tells Maddy that if she goes back to her Quaker lifestyle she will continue to do only tiny little good things when as a Duchess she could really accomplish good for many. Several previous comments mention a movie should be made.

I’ve actually committed myself to read at least one more book of her’s to perhaps find the “good one” for me. It seems to be rather like trying to teach a cat to bark. He is spirited off to an insane asylum. Jan 11, Felicia rated it really liked it.

What you told me, in fact, already gave me something to think about.

Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale — All About Romance

Romance perfection is all I can say. Just a few ground rules – no smoking, no sharp objects, and no unexpectedly falling in love with our patients. They picked themselves up and scampered with comical unsteadiness after the others, into the dark between the thick stalks of dahlias.