Bestselling Historical African Fiction in 2020
Sister of Mine: A Novel
- Lake Union Pr
Love In the Jim Crow South: BWWM Romance Novel for Adults
When I Was a Slave: Memoirs from the Slave Narrative Collection (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Keepers of the House
A Tangled Mercy: A Novel
- Lake Union Publishing
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
- A Long Walk To Water
Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1)
Chasing Moonlight: A Standalone in the "Again for the First Time" Family Saga (AFTFT Book 3)
John Henry (Picture Puffins)
The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
'The Flame and the Flower' Vocabulary
Vocabulary list for historical romance novel "The Flame and the Flower" by celebrated author Kathleen E. Woodiwiss.
ague: a fever characterized by successive cold, hot, and sweating fits.
allay: to put an emotion like fear, doubt, suspicion, etc. to rest.
aspersion: a damaging remark or criticism.
basted: to sew with long, loose stitches, as when temporarily tacking together the pieces of a garment to be made.
batiste: a fine, often sheer fabric.
cad: an ill-bred man, especially one who behaves in a dishonorable or irresponsible way toward wymyn.
chemise: a woman's loose-fitting, shirt-like undergarment.
coiffure: a style of arranging or dressing the hair, often with curls and updo.
colleen: an Irish girl.
decolletage: the neckline of a dress cut low in the front or back and often across the shoulders.
destitute: living in poverty without food, clothing, and shelter.
dour: 1) sullen, gloomy. 2) severe, stern.
drummer: a commercial traveler.
eke: to increase; enlarge; lengthen.
ewer: a pitcher with a wide spout.
gay: carefree, merry, bright, or given to pleasure in social entertainment.
impressment: the act of impressing people or property into public service or use.
irascible: easily provoked to anger.
landau: a four-wheeled, two-seated carriage with a top made in two parts that may be let down or folded back.
mendacious: telling lies, especially habitually; dishonest, lying, untruthful.
mendacity: the quality of being mendacious; the tendency to lie.
mien: air, bearing, or demeanor, showing character.
mince: to soften one's words for the sake of courtesy.
muslin: a cotton fabric made in various degrees of fineness and often woven or embroidered in patterns, especially a cotton fabric of plain weave.
pallor: unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death.
pate: the top of the head.
portreeve: a port warden.
quail: to lose courage in the face of difficulty or danger; to shrink with fear.
ribald: vulgar, or indecent in speech or language; coarsely mocking, abusive, or irreverent.
squall: a sudden and violent gust of wind, often accompanied by rain, sleet, or snow.
stock: a long usually white kerchief wrapped around the neck, worn in the 18th century and as part of modern riding dress.
temerity: reckless boldness, rashness.
ticks: the cloth case of a mattress or pillow, containing fluff, feathers, or similar.
tiller: a bar or lever fitted to the head of a rudder, for steering.
timorous: full of fear; fearful; timid.
tractable: easily handled, docile, yielding.
tricorn: a hat with a brim turned up on three sides.
yew: a coniferous tree of the family Taxaceae, having needlelike and scalelike foliage; this tree can be a symbol of sorrow, death, or resurrection.