Aug 16, 09
Read in March, 2008
[Laura London (a/k/a Tom and Sharon Curtis), "The Windflower" (From an earlier post at Amazon.):]
I PBS'd my copy of "The Windflower" . . . that's how much I liked it! HAHA! Some advice: Pretend you are still a 14 year old teenager and you still think "boys are so cute" when you begin the book. You can then appreciate how many 16-18 year old boy pirate semi-heros are in the story. (You won't have to worry about the "actual" old-guy hero (I think he's about 30) . . . His interaction with the heroine "feels" pretty limited anyway, and besides, she's 18 years old herself, and much more comfortable "hanging" with the "young crowd." LOL! (There is kind of a "hot old guy" captain of the pirate ship though. ;)
I just feel the book is best read as a more innocent love story for a "young-woman" on her first romance novel. I had to do that "eye-squinting" thing to imagine/feel "the love" of the H/h when they got together finally (i.e. suspend your disbelief for the sake of the time you've spent). I read it just a couple of years ago, and although it does have very well-imagined prose (at times a bit too flowery for me) . . . the love story itself was very juvenile in my estimation. I think it would have been better named, "The Adventures of Merry."