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The Wolf and the Dove
Noble Aislinn grieves as the Iron Wolf and his minions storm through her beloved Darkenwald. And she burns with malice for the handsome Norman savage who would enslave her. . .even as she aches to know the rapture of the conqueror's kiss.
For the first time ever, mighty Wulfgar has been vanquished - and by a bold and beautiful princess of Saxon blood. He mu...more
* I'm not a history major but I thought that after conquering England William inter-married the Norman an ...more
The Wolf and the Dove is Kathleen Woodiwiss’s second novel written. It’s a rather lengthy Viking Historical with over 500 pages, all of which I devoured as I enjoyed a re-read with my local book peeps. While I was happy to find it’s still among my all time favorites, I realize this book may not work for others.
Woodiwiss is well known for taking the romance genre into the bedroom in 1972. Still you will not find explicit sex scenes. The Wolf and the Dov ...more
Poor Wulfie...my poor, noble alpha Wulfie. Worse heroes like rape-ape Garth McClellan (Savage Surrender) got a rollicking joyride that never let up on the thrills and derring-do, and the cipher Giles St. Talvert (The Last Carnival) is in a romance so well-executed with nary a word wasted that it continues to b ...more
Der Wolf und die Taube
This was the first book I ever read by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and its still my most loved one. The story between Aislinn the daughter of a Saxon baron and Wulfgar a Norman and how they came to love each other in a time of war, conquest and upheaval makes me still sighing happily and my eyes suspiciously bright. Wulgar is my epitome of a noble knight, kind and strong, tender and yet a great warrior and I almost fell instantly in love with him at the age of 17 ...more
And then I read one too many where th ...more
William, the Conqueror, has invaded England to claim his throne. A group of men are sent to Darkenwald to secure the land for Wulfgar. But instead of negotiating for a peaceful solution, Ragnor incites a battle. Aislinn's father and many others are killed and the rest taken prisoner as slaves.
I've just did a re-read of this book for a group challenge an ...more
Born as a bastard an ...more
Amoung them was this book, which was so old you could crush the pages into dust jusy by touching them. But I started reading it and loved it! I l ...more
AD 1066 and William the Conqueror defeats the Saxons. One Saxon maid, Aislinn, tried to care for her Norman dominated keep. Her father's dead and her mother's gone mad, and in rides Wulfgar. The Conqueror gave this Norman warrior the prize of Darkenwald and all that's in it.
Wulfgar yields no soft spot for women, but he wants or ...more
Argh! The conversation was so forced, it was like watching an old play, with, I shit you not a proper damsel in distress. And he is the classic mustache twisting villain.
The author has proven that she has the uncanny ability to overstate the obvious...
Example: "Join me and we shall dine, so we quench our hunger!"
Really, you're hungry? OH MY GOD!!!! I thought you want to eat for a completely different reason.....
She t ...more
I loved the characters, and I thought Wolfgar's character development was pretty believable, it took him a long time to give in to his feelings.
I definitely recommend this for historica ...more
Forget about the raping and the constant fondling of every woman in the story, it was BORING as hell!
The writing wasn't very good and some of the words the author used to set the story in the 1060's or whenever it was set weren't really doing it for me.
The characters... well... I just didn't like them!, Aislinn came off as a bipolar girl who's temper went off at the silliest things from guys but then she went totally doormat when it was another woman doing her ...more
This is a 500 page book with a story that could have easily been told in 3 ...more
This book came so highly recommended and I was so excited to finally get on with it... but what a waste.
The Heroine, supposedly a spitfire, acts like a complete sissy in front of the "enemy" - The hero.
Just 25 pages into the book and the "Hero" (who is indirectly responsible for the heroine's father's death as well as that of several of the her country men)is getting glances from the the heroine with "something akin to tenderness" in them ?!!! Really!? And he is the same ma ...more
by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Genre: Historical Romance
Likes a swift and bitter wind, Wulfgar, "the Iron Wolf of Normandy," sweeps down from the North at the head of an invincible army to claim the land and people of Darkenwald. But proud and beautiful Aislinn will never grovel before the fearsome invader.
A princess of Saxon blood, Aislinn burns with hatred for the mighty Norman knight who has destroyed her home. And she plots her revenge -- even as she submits to her enemy's pass ...more
~ Lise Fuller
How much danger would you face for the perfect romance?
Lise Fuller, www.lisefuller.com, www.myspace.com/lisefuller, ROMANTIC TIMES REVIEWERS CHOICE NOMINEE, 2006; Pikes Peak Romance Writers 2006 Author of the Year; Best Newsletter Article of the Year for 2006-Colorado Romance Writers
~On Danger's Edge, available at Borders, Barnes & Noble and in e-book, Cerridwen Press, www.cerrid ...more
Bene, detto ciò, leggete Il lupo e la colomba.
Una vera storia d'amore, tra un cavaliere e una gentil donzella (con i controco...i!), immersa nelle terre al confine della Scozia, tra laghi, ruscelli e foreste incontaminate. Normanni e sassoni, due culture dannatamente diverse sempre in lotta tra loro che troveranno il modo per convivere p ...more
1066 senesinin Norman işgâli altındaki Britanya'sı ...
Okumaya başladığınız daha ilk dakikalarda muazzam Darkenwald Mâlikânesinin leydisi, bir Sakson kızı , alev saçlı Aislinn 'i boynuna bir ip geçirilmiş vaziyette zafer sarhoşluğundan kayışı iyice koparmış işgalcilerin arasında oradan oraya sürüklenirken göreceksiniz . Daha sonra yüreklere korku salan Kurt lakaplı Norman Wulfgar'ın komutanlarından biri olan miğde kaldıran Ragnor de Marte tarafından tecâvüze uğrarken . Üstelik Aislinn mâlikâneni ...more
The female characters are written from a mindset of 34 years ago: love and serve your husband, family and others in the community, never complain and turn the other cheek when hurt. Women were valued for their beauty and compliance. Yes, this character type may be historically accurate for 1066, but I prefer a little more vinegar in my heroines. Aislinn was too perfect for me. Wulfgar conquered the Darkenwald lands previously held by Aislinn’s ...more
The characters were very well done. It's hard to create characters with great depth and not shallow. The characters, both primary and secondary ones, had a depth and reasoning behind their actions.
Sometimes, I didn`t like how some of the characters were treated...
but overall, 5 stars;)
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"My lord, you greatly exaggerate your appeal," she replied indignantly. "If I fell anything for you, 'tis hatred. You are the enemy and you are to be despised as such."
"Indeed?" He smiled slowly into her eyes.
"Then tell me, damoiselle, do you always kiss the enemy so warmly?”