Flowers of Fire
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Flowers of Fire

3.07 of 5 stars 3.07  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  4 reviews
From the Irish revolution to the American Civil War, from the slave plantations of the South Seas to the Wild West, this sweeping love story follows the tumultuous life of a strong-willed woman and the two men who engulfed her in their passion and fought for her love.

RAVENA -- the stunningly beautiful woman who is torn between twin brothers, one whom she hates and detests...more
Paperback, 445 pages
Published May 9th 1977 by Playboy Press (first published 1977)
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Christina ~ Brunette Reader
Consider my following words more as a WARNING than a proper review for THIS IS NOT A ROMANCE by any stretch and don't let that Gone with the Wind-ish cover fool you, no southern belles or gentlemen here.

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If I'd promise you: Ireland, Civil War, Hawaii, a raven-hair beauty and a brawny irish rebel, you'd be tripping over each other to get on the boat, right? Well, you can spare yourselves the trouble.
The writing is extremely pedantic and redundant, the historical info-dumping is drunken-stupor indu...more
Sarah
2.5 stars. If the book had ended on Hawaii, I'd have rounded up for a goofy entertainment factor -- but that last third really lost my interest.

Flowers of Fire is a slap-dash mess of a book that occasionally veers into bodice ripper territory. Sometimes an absurd clash of WTFery works (see: Pleasure's Daughter), but other times it completely wrecks any connection with the story. Unfortunately, this book falls into the latter category. While it has the bare bones of a sweeping epic, the characte...more
Karla (Mossy Love Grotto)
First off, Stephanie Blake is a dude, and I had my suspicions early on when the heroine's POV just wasn't ringing true. Turns out I was right. "Stephanie Blake" is Jack Pearl. Pearl is an average author. Very average, in fact. The average side of average. And because Blake/Pearl didn't put much effort into this book, I'll be lazy and steal a friend's review format:

The Girl - Ravena Wilding is the George Sand-imitating, ultra-feminist daughter of an Irish lord who likes to ride astride in her pan...more
Jennefer
The back cover of this book would lead you to believe this is a love triangle romance about twin brothers one good and one a bit more sinister both competing for the love of one woman. Well let me tell ya, that is not what this book was about! As a matter of fact I almost wonder if the character of Ravina was an after thought for the author. Felt like she was always in the way of what was really going on. This book is historical fiction about the struggles that tore families apart during the Iri...more
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