Mini Book Review: Flowers From The Storm

Flowers From The Storm CoverBook: Flowers From The Storm by Laura Kinsale

Published October 2009 by HarperCollins|Pages: 560

Where I Got It: E-book|Nook Store

Series: None

Genre: Adult Romance

Goodreads|Laura Kinsale’s Website

Summary: The Duke of Jervaulx was brilliant and dangerous. Considered dissolute, reckless, and extravagant, he was transparently referred to as the ′D of J′ in scandal sheets, where he and his various exploits featured with frequency. But sometimes the most womanising rake can be irresistible, and even his most casual attentions fascinated the sheltered Maddy Timms, quiet daughter of a simple mathematician.

It’s been a while since I’ve read anything truly romance-y, and I’ve been feeling inspired after listening to, like, every single episode of Dear Bitches, Smart Author.  Which is a great podcast if you’re into romance novels.

Anyway, I’ve felt inspired to read one of the many romance novels I actually own (but haven’t read), so I decided to start off with Flowers From The Storm.  I totally loved it!  I love Maddy and Jervaulx as a couple and they balance each other so well.

Maddy as a Quaker wasn’t expected, but she wanted to do the right thing and help Jervaulx even when her cousin thought he was too violent.  I liked that she was a Quaker and had a very different life than Jervaulx which made the tension between them fun but interesting.  I liked seeing what she thought of him before the duel, and seeing how her opinion of him changed throughout the book.  Also, how she was able to communicate with him after he got ill.  I’m not quite sure what happened to him but there was something very sweet and touching with the way they communicated with each other.

It’s definitely unique in comparison to every other romance novel I’ve read.  It’s not cliche and Maddy and Jervaulx have a happily-ever-after of sorts, but not the traditional happily-ever-after you see in a lot of other romance novels.

I’m definitely not sure what else to say about Flowers From The Storm.  It’s funny at times, but also sweet and heart-warming.  I absolutely loved it, and Flowers From The Storm gets 5 stars.


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