My all time favourite Kathleen E. Woodiwiss book?
It should be a four way tie with The Flame and the Flower, The Wolf and the Dove and Shanna, but Ashes in the Wind just edges out above the pack.
The novel is sweeping, set during the civil war and the period following it.
The romance is wonderful, a feisty, independent heroine determined to survive (often forced to disguise herself so she can move amongst those who consider her an enemy and a traitor) and a strong confident hero.
Quite a few obstacles stand in the way of our H and h getting together, him marrying her cousin one of the biggest. This story will just pick you up and sweep you away, so be prepared to lose an entire day as soon as you crack the book.
Cannot recommend this book highly enough if you are the mood for a historical romance.