Trailblazing romance author Kathleen Woodiwiss dies

BookBrowse News - The Full Story

Trailblazing romance author Kathleen Woodiwiss dies

Jul 09 2007

Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, who is credited with inventing the modern historical romance novel, died at the age of 68 on July 6 2007 after a long battle with cancer. Woodiwiss broke onto the scene in 1972 with The Flame in the Flower which went on to become a huge bestseller, selling over two million copies after its first four years in print. Bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips says, "We all owe our careers to her. She opened the world of romance to us as readers."

There are currently more than 26 million copies of Woodiwiss’s novels in print; her last novel, Everlasting, will be released in October.

More News Stories

One-Month Free Membership

Discover your next great read here

Join Today!

Editor's Choice


Book Discussion
Book Jacket
The Nest
by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

A funny and acutely perceptive debut about four siblings and the fate of their shared inheritance.

About the book
Join the discussion!

First Impressions

  • Book Jacket

    Manderley Forever
    by Tatiana de Rosnay

    Bestselling author Tatiana de Rosnay pays homage to Daphne du Maurier.
    Reader Reviews

  • Book Jacket

    The Stars Are Fire
    by Anita Shreve

    An exquisitely suspenseful novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event.
    Reader Reviews

Who Said...

When all think alike, no one thinks very much

Click Here to find out who said this, as well as discovering other famous literary quotes!

Word Play

Solve this clue:

Y S M B, I'll S Y

and be entered to win..

Books that     
entertain,
     engage

 & enlighten

Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

Join Today!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.

 
Modal popup -