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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Ok, its a trashy book, entertaining, but not quality. Pronounced dead, then diagnosed manic, his family locks him away at Blithedale Hall, in Buckinghamshire. Their passion inexorable, special and inescapable. I liked Maddy because kinslae her struggle with her faith. I convinced my husband to put down his spy novels and listen to it with me. Stefanie, thank you, stork made me chuckle with the comparison to a French cousin among the macaroni and cheese.

Accidentally Compromising the Duke. She is a little too independent of mind and spirit, things she floewrs she should squash in order to fulfil her commitment to God and to the Society, and yet she cannot find it in herself to submit completely.

Thank you for writing these unforgettable characters and their amazing atypical love story. But i only read it half way online and there were no more pages. Word vanish, vanish, always just…far. I think nostalgia brought me there.

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If you want Approximately twenty-eight years ago, a young girl picked up a book from her mother’s box of books out of boredom. Since he is a pyschology major, Kinxale figured it would appeal to him. I have not read romantic fiction for many years and now realize you need very good author to give you an outstanding story.


Oaura sometimes the most womanising rake can be irresistible, and even his most casual attentions fascinated the sheltered Maddy Timms, quiet daughter of a simple mathematician. That was all very well-done. Thank you for writing this.

I loved the 2 frim characters, the plot, the whole darn story. Anyway, the writing in this book is just overflowing with imagery and animation and creativity. But Christian offered her an alternative that was a much better fit with who she really was.

He caught the falling tabby with a laughing sound in his throat. I just picture Maddy as the perfect mother and Christian as the doting father. And I had to read it about three times to get it do work. Countess by Coincidence House of Haverstock, Book 3. I only wish that you could write more.

Gossamer Obsessions: “Flowers from the Storm,” by Laura Kinsale

It never explores the transcendence of love with this kind of power and emotion. Do You Want to Start a Scandal. Maddy Timms seems to be the only laurra who can understand him, and he’ll go to any lengths to make sure she stays with him.

We need to be patient, as only in the smallest increments does his comprehension improve. Personally, it’s not my type of romance because it’s long. There are many obstacles to overcome along the way.

Keira Soleore March 11, at It is stunning, You are so good in explaining what The Asylums were like and The speech of the impaired duke is realistic. So maybe better to leave that to our imaginations.

But everything else has blown me away. The thing is, I still cry just as hard or harder, than I did the first time. I just felt so bad for Christian, I wanted to protect him and put him in this little bu of safety. He had not lost his reason. As we trom we found opportunities to discuss our own lives, loves and experiences as we followed those in the story.


What she wished to avoid was inside her; not for one instant as she walked did she think of anything but Sotrm. I am in a storj that I have the time and the excuse to read.

And also I was wondering, how will they get there and what will happen before. I was raised by a devout Catholic mother.

Considered dissolute, reckless, and extravagant, he was transparently referred to as the “D of J” in scandal sheets. He might have been charming before, but what about after the incident? He knows only violently enraged and flwoers fear, until an angel pays a visitation. I have really loved the character of Christian. I read Flowers from the Storm in the midst of a chaotic final week of my old job as new staff training consumed nearly every working hour and beyond in night and weekend overtime.

These comments and discussions replace my old forum at The Terrace. Dhestiny kept nudging me to read this sooner! I will never treat one the same again. Blackjack March 12, at 6: I also want to thank my lovely friend Lisa for lending me her book, and flowfrs ear, and her now drenched shoulder to cry on, as I made m 5 STARS With no rule but love between us But have tissues handy.

I know how you write and I fear a translation would only upset me. I already knew from reading your books that you are a genius, but this point is reinforced by your choice of Nicholas Boulton to do your audiobooks.