Flowers from the Storm

Flowers from the Storm He s a duke He s a mathematical genius He can t talk and he s locked in a lunatic asylum Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him but when she helps him to escape she s swept into his glittering aris

  • Title: Flowers from the Storm
  • Author: Laura Kinsale Nicholas Boulton
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  • Page: 131
  • Format: Audiobook
  • He s a duke He s a mathematical genius He can t talk and he s locked in a lunatic asylum Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she s swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself Laura Kinsale personally chose the exceptional talent of Nicholas Boulton to narrate her classHe s a duke He s a mathematical genius He can t talk and he s locked in a lunatic asylum Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she s swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself Laura Kinsale personally chose the exceptional talent of Nicholas Boulton to narrate her classic romance Flowers from the Storm cited by readers of The Washington Post and Glamour magazine as one of the greatest love stories of all time creating a fresh and unique work that brings all the power and intensity of the original to audio.

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    About “Laura Kinsale Nicholas Boulton”

    1. Laura Kinsale Nicholas Boulton

      Laura Kinsale is a New York Times bestselling author and both winner and multiple nominee for the Best Book of the Year award given by the Romance Writers of America She become a romance writer after six years as a geologist a career which consisted of getting out of bed in the middle of the night and driving hundreds of miles alone across west Texas to sit drilling rigs, wear a hard hat, and attempt to boss around oil covered males considerably larger than herself This, she decided, was pushing her luck So she gave all that up to sit in a chair and stare into space for long periods of time, attempting to figure out What Happens Next She and her husband David currently divide their time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Texas.

    847 thoughts on “Flowers from the Storm”

    1. I'm going to start with a warning -this is probably the worse review I've ever written because of how deeply, how emotionally I connected with the hero. My review is a cheesy, rambling, hot mess, so read at your own risk.With any book I read, I hope to connect with the hero and heroine, to feel what it is the author is trying to convey. Well, I didn’t have to try hard at all with this story, and no matter how many times I’ve attempted to write this review, I find myself in tears. And, as odd [...]


    2. “God forgive, Jervaulx - that I sh'd love thee.""That I should love thee.”Out of all of the Historical romances I’ve read, this is the one that stands out as the most unconventional of them all. What a brave author to have tackled this subject, and what a remarkably insightful, tender way to do it. ~`*`~`*`~`*`~`*`~`*`~`*`~`*`~`*`~`*`~`*`~`*`~`*`MY SYNOPSIS:Archimedea Timms is a Friend…a Quaker…a quiet, devoutly religious and pious woman who grew up in that lifestyle. She knows no othe [...]


    3. Laura Kinsale’s “Flowers From the Storm”(From my thread discussion topic post “ on ’s “Historical Romance Forum” sometime around Feb. ‘09 (unchanged))I recently finished reading "Flowers from the Storm" by Laura Kinsale. This is a well-loved book by many and remains high on the "keeper" shelves out there. So how come I can't figure out why so many people fell in love with this couple? I just don't get it. I found the book to be "all suffering, all the time" (i.e. an over-abundanc [...]


    4. 5 Maddygirl stars.I loved this one. Tortured hero, innocent heroine, Society, expectations, fear, love, hate, tears, laughter 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. But sometimes the most womanizing rakehell can be irresistible, and even his most causal attentions fascinated the sheltered Maddy Timms. Then one fateful day she receives the shocking news - the duke is l [...]


    5. Flowers From The Storm, by Laura Kinsale: 5 Perfect Stars* Nurturing * Serene * Spartan * Quiet* Forthright * Spiritual And a Quaker. “Prim and decent, chaste, careful, loyal, moderately brave in some things, a lion in a few, and when he touched her, she fluttered—nice feminine flutter, modesty and passion.” ~ Christian Langland, the Duke of Jervaulx* Damaged* Tortured* Extravagant * Rakish* Devious* HedonisticAnd, a nobleman. “He was the Devil looking at her out of gentian eyes. It’s [...]


    6. Written January 14, 20155 Stars - It had it all - A stunning AMAZING epic storyWho dare to start an 19 hours long audiobook? I heard the rumors that in this case there was a great male narrator (Nicholas Boulton) doing this historical romance even better. And, was it worth it?Well, I didn't need more than a few minutes to know this would be an fantastic adventure to take part in. There are for sure a lot of heart stopping moments and I cried, yelled and lost my breath more than once. — But gos [...]


    7. remarkableliciously dark and somewhat in my black-hearted sweet spot. love me a humbled bad-boy, and love to hate a puritanical idiot unable to resist the promise of an orgasmd jesu—what an orgasm.about the most erotic hetero love scene i can ever remember reading.


    8. It's official - this is my favorite story, ever!I first read Flowers from the Storm in 2009 and fell in love with Christian and his Maddygirl from their very first words on the page, but it's such an emotional story that I couldn't bring myself to read it again, though I thought of it often. That said, when my sweet friend, Lady Wesley, raved about the amazing narration given this story by Nicholas Boulton, I just had to give it a listen.And I am so, so glad that I did!Honestly, I can't even beg [...]


    9. Approximately twenty-eight years ago, a young girl picked up a book from her mother's box of books out of boredom. Her life was changed. Ever since then, her favorite type of book has been historical romance. She has read a lot of it. There have been many that she has enjoyed. But some books just stand out. This is one of them.Because of how much I liked this book, this is a very long review. I apologize if you don't like long reviews. The short of it is I loved this book very much. If you want [...]


    10. Reseña completa: masromance/201Quizás un final que no está a la altura del resto de la novela es lo que me hizo quitarle una estrellita la primera vez que lo leí. Pero ahora, que he leído bastante más, creo que se merece las 5Es una novela muy arriesgada, tanto por los personajes tan atípicos que la forman como por la trama y la gran crítica que se esconde detras. Aquí no se salva nadie :Ni Christian, ese "libertino" de vida amoral, derochador y fiel reflejo de una sociedad egoísta e h [...]


    11. This book was recommended to me as a sad story--I think the people thought it was emotionally gripping but I found it to be neither. First thing: it was too long. An easy 150 pages could have been cut out I thought. Kinsale writes very well but I felt the weight. I didn't find it anymore moving or emotionally gripping than any other love story I've read--ie it doesn't stand out for me. On the cover of the book where it says "One of the World's Most Cherished Love Stories"--I think that's a bit o [...]


    12. I wanted to like this book, I really did. The premise sounded great and it received rave reviews. As a work of fiction it was brave, detailed and uncompromising in its depiction of characters who were true polar opposites falling in love. I liked the stark depiction of the Victorian asylum, the inadequacy of health services and rehabilitation, the constant jockeying of mercenary relatives, and political manoeuvring of the upper classes. However, for me, as a romance it failed. I found Christian [...]


    13. The more we love a book, the harder it is to write the review, right? I have to, with this one. This is not, by any means, an average romance book. It's the kind of romance which I would recommend to those who think romance books have so little to offer. The book is so much more than two people from two different world who break all the rules, find their way to each other, and live HEA. From a woman's perspective, I say this book was too sad, too sweet, too emotionally intense. It's an epic love [...]


    14. Pues aquí llego yo y sólo le doy un tres estrellas.Tal vez soy dura. Tal vez me arrepienta.Pero es que he odiado el libro, y después lo he amado. ¿Entonces más estrellas? No, quiero ser justa conmigo misma.La primera mitad del libro y es una mitad muy larga, me ha parecido lentísima. Muy muy lenta. Tal vez la autora lo haya hecho a propósito para que sintamos en nuestras carnes la agonía que sufrió Christian en el manicomio, para que suframos como él sufrió el terrible trance de no [...]


    15. Slowly the realization came to her. "He isn't mad. He is maddened." 4.5 stars.The Saint and the Sinner. The Pilgrim's Progress. Paradise Lost and Found. This one is DEFINITELY on my favorites shelf, despite some quibbles. I've read it numerous times. I've considered keeping a copy stashed in the bathroom. More recently, I listened to Nicholas Boulton's wondrous narration.Try my quiz!/quizzes/resContents:Several sex scenes, somewhat explicit. Some swearing and profanity. Some violence, including [...]


    16. 5 STARSWith no rule but love between usWow. This one blew me away. LOVED every painful, blissful, second of it. I want to go back and read it again, and again. Romance perfection is all I can say. There were so many amazing quotes and tender moments, I wanted to highlight the entire book. The writing was brilliant. I have nothing bad to say about this book. I also want to thank my lovely friend Lisa for lending me her book, and her ear, and her now drenched shoulder to cry on, as I made my way t [...]


    17. I did NOT want to read this book, I mean, a Quaker chick?! A dude who can't speak?! Bleck!Well, this is a hot mess of awesome, everything but the kitchen sink is thrown into this dense plot, but in a GOOD way! Characters are great, plot very taunt and gripping (not talking about the sex scenes either, HAR HAR ;) ) I enjoyed it thoroughly and have several other books by the author on my Kindle, including Shadow and the Star, a Victorian romance where the guy is a child prostitution survivor and a [...]


    18. 5 Stars!! Brilliant and emotionally draining! There are so many great reviews for Flowers from the Storm, namely one from UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick, who was the friend who recommended this book to me, so I’m not going to get too much into the story, just read herreview . Thanks for the rec Dhes, I loved it!I will say this though, it's a profound story, and while it surrounds tragic circumstances at its core, it's also amusing, passionate, sensual and hopeful. A truly unique opposites att [...]


    19. I don't always read books with bare chested macho men on the cover, but when I do I read Laura Kinsale This book has a number of covers without such a picture but just my luck when I swapped for this book and received the bare-chested-man-hair blowing-in-the-wind edition! So it took me a while to start this assuming it might be cheesy. Perhaps the publishers do a disservice to the literary merit of this work by using such covers? Anyway, the writing in this book is just overflowing with imagery [...]


    20. Oh, how to review this and not say something that's been said 100 times by all the other reviewers? The powerful, brilliant and oh-so-sexy The Duke of Jervaulx has a stroke of sorts, but his family thinks he's lost his mind and shuts him away for his own good - and no one to believe he's not insane and dangerous - until Quaker Maddy Tims comes to Blythedale to help her uncle. "She lifted her head. He wasn’t a two-year-old. He had not lost his reason. He isn’t mad; he is maddened." That's abo [...]


    21. parrafosenelvientoEs un libro que a quien le guste este género debería leer, es difícil que no lo disfrute.Después de haber leído tantísimos libros del género encontrarse con algo mínimamente diferente ya es un logro. Este va mucho más allá.Sus personajes se salen por completo de la norma. Un duque que sufre una apoplejía perdiendo la capacidad de hablar y al que encierran tomándolo por loco y una cuáquera. Es la primera vez que me topo con unos personajes como estos. Además, está [...]


    22. 3,5. Aunque el argumento me ha resultado original y la forma de escribir de Kinsale me ha parecido muy buena, la prota y concretamente su personalidad, me ha chafado prácticamente por completo el libro. Hasta el ultimo capitulo no deja de ser una falsa santurrona que se me hace insoportable todo el tiempo juzgando las acciones pasadas, presentes y futuras del protagonista. Cuando el prota se encuentra en la situación que se encuentra, que ya es complicada de por sí, ella a mi parecer más que [...]


    23. This would have been five stars, if not for Maddie and her obsession with her religion. She started out more open minded, then became less so, which I found strange, since she was supposedly growing more in love with Christian the farther along in the book. Sometimes she's also a little too mean for my likingI just felt so bad for Christian, I wanted to protect him and put him in this little bubble of safety. I seriously felt his pain as if it were my own. This is one the most UNIQUE romance nov [...]


    24. I’ve put off writing this review for a couple of weeks. Partly because I’ve been a bit busy and wanted to take the time to do it justice, and partly because it’s such an emotionally complex story that I felt a bit drained after listening to it and needed to have all my braincell (!) in gear in order to be able to think straight!Even now, I’m not sure that’s the case, but here goes.As with my reviews for The Prince of Midnight and Midsummer Moon, the short version of this review is “I [...]


    25. On , K asked me why I thought this book was romantic. She doesn't. this was my reply:I have been thinking about this for a few days. At first I thought isn't this like trying to describe why chocolate cake tastes good. But that is a sensation. Identifying a book as romantic is a mental process, so I ought to be able to do this.I don't think we are debating whether FFTS is a romance. Its focus is the love between two people and it has a HEA ending. That makes it a romance. It does have other elem [...]


    26. Pues me ha gustado muchisimoeo, si no me equivoco que es el primer libro que leo de esta autora y tengo que decir que me gusta como escribeLa historia me ha encantado al comienzo sufrí y mucho( yo soy muy sufría pa estas cosas) madre mia!!!!sólo pensaba que sacaran al duque de ese sitio. ufff cada vez que salía el Gorila me ponía mala,que corae me daba ese tío y la familia del duque tambiénpor no hablar de los mete mierdas que hay relación de M y C me ha gustado mucho verdad que son muy [...]


    27. La historia es bonita y muy original. Pero, por momentos, la lectura se me hizo un poco lenta. La construcción de los personajes principales es exquisita. En mi opinión, lo mejor de la novela.


    28. El final es muy precipitado, drama al rolete, drama porque sí que no aporta nada a la trama. Y tira al traste, en 40 páginas, lo que le costó en 400 construir.Todavía estoy pensando qué me pareció este libro y llegué a esta conclusión:*Es un buen libro, está bien escrito y es diferente. Y para los fanáticos del género (como yo) es un soplo de aire fresco.*Maddy se hace odiar por momentos porque es una mujer religiosa pero es prejuiciosa e intolerante. Por un lado pude identificarme co [...]


    29. Warning: Unpopular opinion timeI'm sorry, I have to call it at 38%. I really wanted to love this. Regency era. Man with a disability has to learn to overcome it with the help of a woman and they fall in love in the process. So much potential. But there was so much wrong with the execution. So, let's recap the first 38% (mild spoilers). Christian, Duke of Jevaulx, starts in bed with a married woman he got pregnant. And he tells her to sleep with her husband so he thinks it's his. -_- Great start [...]


    30. This book is the PERFECT example of the old cliche' "you can't judge a book by its cover". I was confused by the effusive praise for this story, thinking it just another dime store romance judging by the cover. Never has that cliche hit home so strongly as when I started reading. Ms. Kinsale has taken an ordinary historical and completely turned it into a deep and riveting story with a richness seldom seen in this genre. In fact, I think the publishers have done a huge injustice to such a fine b [...]


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