Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Thursday 13 - #14!

On July 6th a favored author of mine passed away. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss was a master in the historical romance since her first book The Flame and the Flower back in 1972, an instant NYTimes Bestseller ["creating literary precedence"] and remains an all time favorite of mine. I was looking forward to her next book, Everlasting, noted as coming out October 2007, hopefully it still will.

There aren't many of these for me, less than 10, but yes, she was one of my automatic buys - hardcover, anthology, whatever, I was there on release day.

So, in her memory, here are the 13 books she wrote over an impressive 35 year career.

1. The Flame and the Flower - ebook available

2. The Wolf and the Dove - ebook available

3. Shanna - ebook available

4. Ashes in the Wind - ebook available

5. A Rose in Winter - ebook available

6. Come Love a Stranger - ebook available

7. Beyond the Kiss, Married at Midnight

8. Petals on the River - ebook available

9. The Elusive Flame - ebook available

10. So Worthy My Love - ebook available

11. Forever in Your Embrace - ebook available

12. A Season Beyond a Kiss - ebook available

13. The Reluctant Suitor - ebook available

It looks like HarperCollins are starting to give all these books new covers, but I'm not all that keen on them. They show a single woman in various outdoor scenery...and appear kind of blah.


Cassandra said...

What a beautiful way to do a dedication. Wish I'd thought of it. I think sometimes a heart can truly break. And when she lost her son, I think that's what happened.

She will be sorely missed.

Cassandra Curtis

Tempest Knight said...

This is a great TT, Tilly. I was sad to hear of her passing. I loved Ms. Woodiwiss's books. It's good to see they'll remain available at least in ebook format. :)

Unknown said...

I love The Flame and the Flower. I dug it out the other day when I heard about her passing. It's back on my TBR pile.

Ann said...

Great TT. I too was saddened to hear of her passing, especially so soon after the death of her son, that makes it doubly hard on her family and friends. The only book of hers I'd read was Ashes in the Wind, but I must say I read it several times.

Lori said...

Great tribute. I will have to check out her stuff:) Happy TT.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute! Ms. Woodiwiss will be missed.

Sparky Duck said...

while she strikes me as a bit to close to Jackie Collins for my taste, its still a lovely tribute to a hero of yours

Wylie Kinson said...

I've read all but two of those. She will be missed indeed.
Nice tribute!

MsSnarkyPants said...

What a lovely tribute.

Lisa Andel said...

Very nice tribute. I've seen so many lovely comments about her in the past few days.

Tink said...

I've read a lot of those. She was a great author. Beautiful tribute to her work!
Thanks for visiting my essentials TT.

N.J.Walters said...

What a wonderful tribute, Tilly. A Rose in Winter and The Wolf and The Dove are my two favorites.

Lisa said...

I love those covers!

Happy Thursday.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm glad you posted this, Tilly. I'd heard about her passing and didn't know a THING about her books. This gives me lots of things to fill the gaps in with. Thanks!