Order of Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Books
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)|
|Beyond the Kiss||(1996)|
|The Elusive Flame||(1998)|
|A Season Beyond a Kiss||(2000)|
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)|
|Ashes in the Wind||(1980)|
|A Rose in Winter||(1982)|
|Come Love a Stranger||(1984)|
|So Worthy My Love||(1989)|
|Forever in Your Embrace||(1992)|
|Petals on the River||(1997)|
|The Reluctant Suitor||(2003)|
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
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.