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Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
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This was my mom's favorite book- and since i was little she has always preached to me about how much i would love it and why it was brilliant. She loved it so much that by the time it got into my hands, it was worn and tattered-broken in half and pages taped in and taped back together-which made it a difficult read.
I found this to be true-this was my second Kathleen E.Woodiwiss novel-My first being The Flame and the Flower-which i loved, so i decided to tackle this 672 paged book-the largest amount of pages I had read at the time.
It did become one of my favorite books.
I loved Ruark (the hero) and couldn't understand why he feel in love with Shanna When he could have been with me at the beginning-with her being a spoiled brat only thinking about herself- but he knew she could changed and loved her for her good aspects instead of the bad-I liked how he could forgive so easily even with all the pain she puts him through-but he won't give up. This book to me was written as if it was meant to be formed in Poetry--I love the dialogue ad have doggy eared my favorite pages.
I felt myself grow with Shanna-because at the beginning all i could describe her as was, selfish, naive, childish. But she grew-and everyone noticed-including her father who was well aware of her faults and didnt put them aside like Ruark did. Shanna grew to be a woman-mature, grown up and Radiant -having been strong-willed the whole time-nothing much changed there. She became more accepting and loving to Ruark who always deserved her love. The Love scenes are intense-the dialogue beautiful. I will forever love this book.
OH! and Goodreads--WHY YOU NO HAVE ThIS COVER!!
Thats my cover--Does anyone else have that version? I think my mom bought in in South Africa when it first came out-It is a first addition. I like this cover a lot-but i do Lover the other covers aswell.
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss You Are EPIC!
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Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
“It was terrible of you," Shanna pouted, but her eyes danced as they turned askance to meet his. "I could have left, you know. I was that angry."
"I would have followed you," Ruark assured with a flash of white teeth. "You have my heart and my baby. You would not have escaped.”
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Shanna

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Karla (Mossy Love Grotto) Erin, that cover of yours is from the Futura/Troubadour edition, so I added the image to the edition here.

Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* Nice review Erin..I know there are those who dont care for this author but this one is still my all time favorite. I still have the original HC and paperback my covers are this Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Erin Karla--YOu ARE AWESOME!- when i saw it wasn't there i was like...okaayyyyy :P SO thanks!

Erin I always loved that cover, Sandi! Both of these covers are beautiful in my opinion.

Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~* Erin wrote: "Karla--YOu ARE AWESOME!- when i saw it wasn't there i was like...okaayyyyy :P SO thanks!"

You ever need a cover for a book..ask Karla the pro.."she always gets her cover"LOL!

Erin lol XD will DO XD

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