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Let's Talk About Laura Kinsale's Flowers From The Storm -- Carrie Feron

by Erika Tsang

Every year, so many wonderful books are published that we readers of romance never really have to go back and find all the classics. But what a shame it would be if romance fans ever forgot Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale. When it was first published in 1992, I wondered if a book with a solo Fabio on the cover was one that I would enjoy? What sort of book was this?


However, once I dived in, I quickly realized that this book was special in so many ways that almost a quarter of a century later it haunts me. Although I loved the Quaker heroine Maddie Timms, it is the hero the Duke of Jevaulx  who carries this book. When we first meet him, he is a powerful and brilliant man who seems invincible. Later this larger than life character is trapped inside his own body, frustrated by his inability to communicate, mistaken for a madman in a time where problems with the brain were less understood. The journey the hero and heroine take in this book is slow to develop, powerful and ultimately haunting. I loved it, and I hope fans who were not even reading in 1992 will pick it up and discover its stormy magic.

— Carrie Feron