Episode 2- The Flame and the Flower Part 1



Join Em and Jamie on a comedic, dour, cringe-filled journey back to 1972, and then back again to 1799ish! Written by Kathleen Woodiwiss and published as the first mass paperback in 1972, this somewhat historical romance novel (where underwear doesn’t exist!) is the story of Heather and Brandon- two lovers that are forced together after an unfortunate misunderstanding. This book spans the seas, and tests Em’s modern sensibilities and patience. Full of swashbuckling, ab-rippling, and chest ogling, the first modern romance novel, “The Flame and the Flower” was a bit of a tough read for Em and probably worse for Jamie’s ears…

Jamie and Em decided to look into the one that laid the groundwork for modern love lit. This book is a tad dated so please remember to pack your patience with the naughty bits… They take a while to develop!

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