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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, of course,made it a difficult read.
I found my mother's view of this book 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 Beauchamp (the hero) and couldn't understand why he fell in love with Shanna When he could have been with me-with her being a such a brat and only thinking about herself-but somehow,he knew she could change 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-and he never gives up on her. Striving to show her how much he loves and cares for her through out the book.

Though Shanna may be immature and self-centered in living the dream of her childhood fantasy, Rurak literally moves haven and earth for her love.
I think many woman want the perfect suitor and I believe Ruark is just that. He is simply perfect and so devoted to Shanna, it kills me.

'Shanna' was written as if it was meant to be poetry! I love the dialogue and have doggy eared my favorite pages.
I felt myself grow with Shanna. At the beginning, all I could describe her as was: selfish, naive and childish. But she grew up as the book progresses. The characters notice and of course, the reader's notice-including her father who was well aware of her faults and didn't 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.

I think there is much to be enjoyed in watching Shanna, a headstrong young girl become a caring adult, as well as falling in love with the irresistible, Ruark Beauchamp.
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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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message 1: by Karla (new)

Karla 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

message 7: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Wonderful review Erin!

Erin Thanks so much, Melanie <3

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