From New York Times bestselling author Kathleen E. Woodiwiss comes one of her most iconic and beloved romances of all time…
A pact is sealed in secret behind the foreboding walls of Newgate Prison. In return for one night of unparalleled pleasure, a dashing condemned criminal consents to wed a beautiful heiress, thereby rescuing her from an impending and abhorred arranged union.
But in the fading echoes of hollow wedding vows, a solemn promise is broken, as a sensuous free spirit takes flight to a lush Caribbean paradise, abandoning the stranger she married to face the gallows unfulfilled.
Ruark Beauchamp’s destiny is now eternally intertwined with that of the tempestuous, intoxicating Shanna. He will be free . . . and he will find her. For no iron ever forged can imprison his resolute passion. And no hangman’s noose will keep Ruark from the bride— and ecstasy—that he craves.
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Kathleen Woodiwiss had a talent for making every one of heroines characters unique. Shanna is no exception. She is spoiled and capricious but is fortunate to find a man that learns to love her despite all her faults. I've read this book about four times and can't get bored with the beautiful location and the well developed characters.
I read this book for the first time when I was in high school. I’m 55 now and named my beautiful daughter, Shanna. I love the name and fell in love with the character in the book. I’ve read it a dozen times and it never gets old
As much as i loved and still love “The Flame and the Flower”, the dialogue and romance between Shanna and Beauchamp were hard to fathom. I felt like the author just tried to write something different and it failed miserably.