Kathleen E Woodiwiss
Kathleen Woodiwiss (1939-2007) was an American author of historical romance novels. She is a considered a pioneer of the romance genre. After she settled with her husband in Minnesota, Kathleen tried several times to write a novel longhand, but failed. Once she got her hands on an electric typewriter, she was able to get started. Her 600-page manuscripts were initially rejected by hardcover publishers, but found a home in paperback. Her novels included sex scenes, following monogamous relationships in historical settings.

Kathleen Woodiwiss’ career began in 1972 with her debut novel, The Flame and the Flower. The novel launched her Birmingham Family Saga series. Her final novel was published shortly after her death in 2007, which was entitled Everlasting. Below is a list of Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’ books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Birmingham Family Saga Books


The Flame and the Flower(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kiss(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Kiss(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Elusive Flame(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Season Beyond a Kiss(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronlogical Order of Birmingham Family Saga Books

A Season Beyond a Kiss is the fourth installment of the series (second novel); when reading in chronological order, it should come before The Elusive Flame. The Kiss and Beyond the Kiss are short stories that are found exclusively in anthologies.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Wolf and the Dove(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shanna(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ashes in the Wind(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Rose in Winter(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Come Love a Stranger(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
So Worthy My Love(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forever in Your Embrace(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Petals on the River(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reluctant Suitor(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Everlasting(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Three Weddings and a Kiss(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Married at Midnight(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Three Weddings and a Kiss also contains stories by Catherine Anderson, Loretta Chase and Lisa Kleypas. Married at Midnight also includes stories from Jo Beverley, Tanya Anne Crosby and Samantha James.

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Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Synopsis: In The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss, Heather Simmons is seemingly stuck in a life of unending toil until she must flee and seek refuge with a virile and dangerous stranger. Captain Brandon Birmingham receives scourn when he abducts the stunning fugitive near a dock in London. But nothing can keep him from keeping his prize, who he is determined to make his woman.

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