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The Wolf and the Dove - Community Reviews back

by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
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Inara likes to read... rated it 8 years ago
This was the first book I ever read by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and it´s 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 suspicio...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 8 years ago
A notorious bodice-ripper from 1974, and alas, still in print. Let's see. Set during the Norman Conquest it starts with Wulfgar's men invading Aislinn's home, killing her father, beating her mother and making her into a slave who is raped before being chained to the floor at night. Wulfgar then clai...
Ivie Hill's Rant Rampage
Ivie Hill's Rant Rampage rated it 9 years ago
This has got to be the WORST HISTORICAL ROMANCE I HAVE EVER ATTEMPTED TO READ!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 abil...
LizHarkness rated it 9 years ago
Not a fan of rape in romance.
Much About Books
Much About Books rated it 10 years ago
I think I read this book several years ago... it made an impression on me, and I vowed to find it and read it again. It's an OK romance - a very 70s (published in '74) take on middle-England and Norman conquerors and their Saxon conquered. I suppose romance readers owe writers like Woodiwiss a debt,...
Aly's Miscellany
Aly's Miscellany rated it 11 years ago
3*-3.5*I am so conflicted. I hated the first 100(approx.) pages and I wanted to stop reading it and give it 1*, then the book was better and better. I can't say I liked how KEW resolved some problems but all in all I enjoyed the book(in the end).
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 12 years ago
I think there is a point in most women's lives where they have read trashy romance novels. For me, it was my junior and senior years in high school and my freshmen year of college. I had a friend in high school who actually had to hide such books in her underwear drawer. Her mother would've flipp...
inconceivably rated it 13 years ago
I can see, having finished this, why it is considered a classic of historical romance. I hate reading stories about rape-HATE!-but for some reason, I was drawn to the characters in this story anyway. And, at the end, it turns out she was never really raped at all, so I'm glad i didn't put it down at...
misfitandmom rated it 14 years ago
Appalling! The worst medieval romance I have ever read. The Wolf and the Dove starts in 1066 as William has invaded England and the conquering Normans take control of the Saxons and their lands. I'd go into the plot in detail, but so many other reviewers have already done so I don't see the need to ...
Escaping into My Books
Escaping into My Books rated it 33 years ago
This was one of the first real romance novels I have every read---and I did it when I was in the 5th grade(hope my mother does not see this). But yes, my mother's friend gave her a bunch of books that she did not know what to do with anymore(they belonged to her mother who just died). Knowing that I...
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