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Another Chance to Dream

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Author: Lynn Kurland

Published: December 1st 1998 by Berkley Publishing

Format: Paperback , 432 pages

Isbn: 9780425165140

Language: English


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From Lynn Kurland, the New York Times bestselling author of the Nine Kingdom series. With neither title nor land, Rhys could not win the hand of Gwennelyn of Segrave. But he would always have her heart. The two are kindred souls...Rhys, a knight with far too many notions of chivalry for his own good. And Gwen, a lover of minstral tales, waiting to be swept away. But Gwen From Lynn Kurland, the New York Times bestselling author of the Nine Kingdom series. With neither title nor land, Rhys could not win the hand of Gwennelyn of Segrave. But he would always have her heart. The two are kindred souls...Rhys, a knight with far too many notions of chivalry for his own good. And Gwen, a lover of minstral tales, waiting to be swept away. But Gwen is betrothed to another man, and Rhys fears he will lose her forever. Until a suprise offer comes his way—bringing Rhys and Gwen a second chance at love...

30 review for Another Chance to Dream

  1. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn

    "That they would have another chance to dream was not a gift he would take lightly." I do not know why I waited so long to re-read this series (fourth time) again. Rhys and Gwen de Piaget are the beginning of an amazing English family dynasty. I just love it. Guaranteed to always make me smile, despite these particular characters' trials and tribulations. ;)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Bridget Vollmer

    DNF....I'll refrain from rating as I'm only about 15% in. I found this too unexciting and dull to continue.

  3. 4 out of 5

    TJ

    Rhys and Gwen are soul-mates of the love-at-first-sight-never love-another kind. He is merely a knight, however, and she is betrothed and must marry another. That "other" just happens to now be Sir Rhys' Lord and Rhys is ordered to be her 'man at arms' and forced to watch all the atrocities her husband deems to afflict her with. As the catastrophes (and pages) mount to keep the lovers apart, I just wanted to get to the end of the book so someone could be happy and find some peace! With 50 less p Rhys and Gwen are soul-mates of the love-at-first-sight-never love-another kind. He is merely a knight, however, and she is betrothed and must marry another. That "other" just happens to now be Sir Rhys' Lord and Rhys is ordered to be her 'man at arms' and forced to watch all the atrocities her husband deems to afflict her with. As the catastrophes (and pages) mount to keep the lovers apart, I just wanted to get to the end of the book so someone could be happy and find some peace! With 50 less pages and almost that many fewer hardships, the book would have been great.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    This is written more like the traditional, historic 'romance' tale, not the taudry term it has become. Spoiler This is a tale of almost-unrequited love. Unfortunately, Gwen is empty-headed, daydreams whenever Rhys kisses her, and is headstrong just enough to give everyone troubles and not to do anything constructive or helpful. She's totally not worth the years of toil, fighting and stress Rhys puts in to get her. If not because of a whimsical Grandfather who withholds information (a plot device This is written more like the traditional, historic 'romance' tale, not the taudry term it has become. Spoiler This is a tale of almost-unrequited love. Unfortunately, Gwen is empty-headed, daydreams whenever Rhys kisses her, and is headstrong just enough to give everyone troubles and not to do anything constructive or helpful. She's totally not worth the years of toil, fighting and stress Rhys puts in to get her. If not because of a whimsical Grandfather who withholds information (a plot device I abhor)none of Rhys's suffering would have been necessary. Certainly not Rhys and Gwen having sex, then her going to her wedding bed with her husband the next night and having several of his children. The plight of the poor, especially the women, whom the bad guys rape, is looked over. As is Rhys illegitamate son Nicholas, found by accident, fathered on a village girl abducted for the bad guy's pleasure, but used by Rhys instead on Gwen's wedding night. How chivilrous is that? A flawed book, and not as good as many of her others. I read Kurland as a stress-reducer between other books. She's funny, the characters aren't usually cardboard, the women aren't usually stupid. She's the only romance author I read. Sherbet between courses. She has a great imagination, and is usually satisfyingly happy in this unhappy world. This book, however, wasn't my favorite.

  5. 4 out of 5

    ♡Karlyn P♡

    Very clean G-rated romance. Cute simple chivalrous tale of true love over coming all obstacles, but it drug on too long in spots. If I was 14 y/o I may have loved it, but overall this is not my flavor of romance reads.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mili Fay

    I can't finish this book. It was highly recommended. I wanted to like it, but I could not believe the setting and the characters were idiots. I cannot stand Gwen. She should have been a plucky spunky heroine, instead she comes across as a spoiled brat without any common sense. I like the hero, but for the life of me I could not understand why any man would put up with the silly woman. I also could not understand why her parents would force her to marry a moron. There is talk about station, blah, I can't finish this book. It was highly recommended. I wanted to like it, but I could not believe the setting and the characters were idiots. I cannot stand Gwen. She should have been a plucky spunky heroine, instead she comes across as a spoiled brat without any common sense. I like the hero, but for the life of me I could not understand why any man would put up with the silly woman. I also could not understand why her parents would force her to marry a moron. There is talk about station, blah, blah, blah... But really, it is not as if the woman has no land or wealth. No, let's give our only daughter to a man who cannot take care of his own keep, hoping that he will be a good steward of our perfect land, instead of wedding her to a kind knight who can actually take care of it, and who has earned enough gold to better it. I just cannot believe the stupidity of all the characters. The villains come across as idiots, too. I'm sorry, but I just can't take any more.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Brooke

    I loved this book, but it was damn angsty. Gwen and Rhys went through hell and back... I truly expected Robin to turn out to be Rhys's... I was waiting for the reveal, but it never came... And Nicholas, does she never intend on letting Rhys know he fathered him? There journey was heartbreaking at times, Most of the time actually.... Rhys has the patience of a Saint.... I loved all the characters, The Viking Twins, Montgomery, Rhys grandfather, etc.. They all added so much to this story... I am sa I loved this book, but it was damn angsty. Gwen and Rhys went through hell and back... I truly expected Robin to turn out to be Rhys's... I was waiting for the reveal, but it never came... And Nicholas, does she never intend on letting Rhys know he fathered him? There journey was heartbreaking at times, Most of the time actually.... Rhys has the patience of a Saint.... I loved all the characters, The Viking Twins, Montgomery, Rhys grandfather, etc.. They all added so much to this story... I am sad I can't get more of them, but I am exciting to continue with the de Piaget's stories.......

  8. 5 out of 5

    Susan (susayq ~)

    3.5 stars Not a bad read. Rhys and Gwen had a million obstacles thrown in front of them and still managed to end up together. There were a few things I felt were left unfinished that should have been addressed, namely (view spoiler)[ the question of Nicholas's father I don't think it was Rhys. I think it was Rollan using Rhys's name (hide spoiler)] 3.5 stars Not a bad read. Rhys and Gwen had a million obstacles thrown in front of them and still managed to end up together. There were a few things I felt were left unfinished that should have been addressed, namely (view spoiler)[ the question of Nicholas's father I don't think it was Rhys. I think it was Rollan using Rhys's name (hide spoiler)]

  9. 4 out of 5

    Julianna

    Reviewed for THC Reviews Another Chance to Dream kicked off my 2017 reading with a bang. I’d never read anything by Lynn Kurland before, but I’d heard good things about her. Still, recommendations aren’t always a sure-fire indicator that I’ll like the author’s work, but in this case, everything I’d heard was definitely true. Without a doubt, this author knows how to write a truly romantic story that made my heart do flip-flops. Even though she keeps her narrative pretty PG-rated and I typically p Reviewed for THC Reviews Another Chance to Dream kicked off my 2017 reading with a bang. I’d never read anything by Lynn Kurland before, but I’d heard good things about her. Still, recommendations aren’t always a sure-fire indicator that I’ll like the author’s work, but in this case, everything I’d heard was definitely true. Without a doubt, this author knows how to write a truly romantic story that made my heart do flip-flops. Even though she keeps her narrative pretty PG-rated and I typically prefer my romances steamy, it wasn’t a detractor for me. Ms. Kurland is now one of only a handful of authors who write in this less-explicit style that I can genuinely say I thoroughly enjoy. I also haven’t been reading many medieval romances lately, so this was a very welcome reintroduction to the time period. I’m very excited to have found a new-to-me author who’s a skillful enough writer to keep me on the edge of my seat with some action and adventure, while also keeping me guessing as to how the hero and heroine will overcome the obstacles in their path to finally get together, and at the same time, gives me the strong emotional connection that I crave in romance. Rhys is a prince among men, exactly the kind of hero who can make me swoon. He’s definitely more a beta where his lady and her children are concerned – sweet, gentle, kind, and basically wears his heart on his sleeve. But he’s no pushover. He’s a skillful swordsman, who won his knighthood at the tender age of fourteen and is known far and wide for his victories in battles and tournaments. He’s also earned the respect of the men under his command with his fierceness and fairness. Rhys takes his duty as a knight very seriously, deeply prizing the knightly virtues of honesty, gallantry, and most of all chivalry. Even though societal norms won’t allow a mere knight with no land or title to wed a titled lady, he’s determined to have Gwen no matter what he has to do or how long it takes. It was so sweet that he even saved himself for her, not wanting any other woman in his bed. Despite years apart and her forced marriage to another man, Rhys never stops loving her and won’t stop trying everything he can to win her hand for himself. Beyond loving Gwen, he also loves and accepts her children as his own, treating them the way a father should. How could a romance reader not fall in love with a hero like that? Gwennelyn was a headstrong lass from a very young age. When she meets Rhys at the mere age of nine, she demands that the vaunted knight champion her against her enemy, another young man who locked her in the pigsty. When he did as she asked, she fell in love with him on the spot, giving him her favor like any good lady would. When she finally met up with him again five years later, she pursued him all over her father’s keep, trying to get him alone so she could declare her love, while he, of course, was trying to avoid her because he knew he couldn’t have her. But Gwen giving voice to her tender regard for him is what set Rhys on his determined path to earn enough gold to bribe the right people into giving him land and perhaps a title so he could marry her like they both wanted. Gwen’s courage never faltered through all the things she had to deal with during the years they were apart, nor did her love for Rhys either. She was a fierce protector of her children as well. Gwen was more than a worthy match for Rhys, strong without being annoying and loving and kind without being overly sentimental. There are a number of strong and beautifully drawn secondary characters as well. Montgomery and the Viking twins, Connor and Jared, were instrumental in Rhys training as a young knight. They’re loyal to a fault and look out for Gwen while Rhys is away. They’re also good for some laughs. Gwen’s children, Robin and Amanda, as well as Nicholas, another little boy the same age as Robin, whom Gwen insists they take in, are cute as buttons. Their speech is perhaps a bit advanced for their ages, but undeniably adorable. The little boys are well on their way to becoming gallant knights themselves, while Amanda is a charmer who has no trouble wrapping Rhys around her little finger. The next three books in the De Piaget series are about these three all grown up. Rhys’s family, his grandfather and his mother, an Englishwoman who ended up in a convent in France, are full of surprises. Gwen’s mother is always the calm voice of reason. Geoffrey, Gwen’s childhood tormentor who’s now sweet on her, is also good for some laughs. Gwen’s brother-in-law, John, pledges his loyalty to her and Rhys, becoming Rhys’s squire. Last but certainly not least are the dastardly villains, Gwen’s husband, Alain, and his brother, Rollan. Alain can be deliberately cruel but isn’t very smart, relying on Rollan to be the brains for both of them in their sordid schemes, which thankfully don’t entirely succeed. Another Chance to Dream is a skillfully written story that never lets up on the conflict, keeping the reader wondering how an HEA will ever be possible. There’s the long-standing question of how the gallant knight will win the hand of his lady fair without land or title, but all throughout there are smaller conflicts that arise as well. Unlike a similar story I read recently, which also had a lot of conflict, this one was done better IMHO, because the conflicts are not of the hero’s and heroine’s own making (eg. stubborn misunderstandings). It always comes from an outside source, with each one being resolved within a reasonable time frame before the next one arises. Rhys and Gwen also never stop having faith in one another and their love endures despite the odds. Theirs is an epic love story that begins with them as children and finally culminates with their HEA some sixteen years later and what an HEA it is. In the end, Rhys’s determination pays off in ways he never could have imagined, giving him everything he’s always dreamed of and more. And that’s how I felt as a reader too. Another Chance to Dream was everything I could have wished for in a romance, and then some, and I can’t wait to continue with the De Piaget series to see what’s in store for Rhys and Gwen’s children.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mimi Smith

    It all began many years ago when a young knight saved a damsel in distress from a terrible plight, for young Lady Gwendolyn was not happy about being trapped in a pigsty. Not at all. So when young Rhys de Piaget noticed something vaguely resembling a girl(who he later learned was the future lady of the manor) amidst the pigs he felt it was his duty as a knight to become her champion and avenge her. Especially since the said lady was quite adamant in her wish for revenge, and was ready to avenge It all began many years ago when a young knight saved a damsel in distress from a terrible plight, for young Lady Gwendolyn was not happy about being trapped in a pigsty. Not at all. So when young Rhys de Piaget noticed something vaguely resembling a girl(who he later learned was the future lady of the manor) amidst the pigs he felt it was his duty as a knight to become her champion and avenge her. Especially since the said lady was quite adamant in her wish for revenge, and was ready to avenge herself, if necessary. So a 14-year-old Rhys became Gwen’s champion…and a boy she was determined to marry. And, against his better judgment, Rhys started falling for an adventurous lady, who was always getting into trouble. Unfortunately, what you wish from life and what you get from it can be two very different things. Because there were many things in the way of their happiness. Rhys’ lack of lands and a title was one obstacle, the fact that Gwen was baron’s daughter promised to another was the 2nd one. And they tried to overcome both. Rhys by winning gold in tournaments, and Gwen with her rather disastrous attempt to run away and become a mercenary “in order to watch her love’s back” which ended in her losing her horse, trying to rob Rhys, and managing (barely!)to lift her sword. This was one of my favorite scenes in the book. It was so freaking hilarious. Then again, all of Gwen’s escapades are. I won’t say exactly how and when they resolved all of the issues, just that their road was sometimes hard and often painful, but that they had always stood for each other and believed in their love and their future, which is so rare. I adored both Gwen and Rhys. Gwen, for her overactive imagination, upbeat personality and her insistence she learn how to fight, so she could protect Rhys, which more often than not ended up a complete disaster. Rhys, because once he understood what he felt and who he wanted, he never tried to escape his feelings, or the situation, although another road would have been infinitely easier. For his strength, his insecurities, his patience with Gwen’s botched rescues and hasty actions. For staying true to her and the way he treats the children. That’s another thing I loved here. The kids, all of the kids are so cute. Amanda, Nick and Robin, for me, completed the story. Actually, all the side characters were very well made, and all the characters were consistent throughout the book. I liked the story, the romance, the humor. Heck, I liked it all, so this book is now one of my favorites. Which explains all of the raving about it*grin*. 5+++ stars I know, what a shocker : )

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    This was the 18th tale I've read in Lynn Kurland's MacLeod & de Piaget series. I've read them in the convoluted order that I've been able to get my hands on them--which hasn't seemed to matter in the least. The story lines all seem to weave through one another so we have either a taste of things to come or a continuation of a story once enjoyed. The stories are fast-paced, engaging, and funny. All the guys are hunky and all the girls are more gorgeous than the last, but they do tend to enchant. This was the 18th tale I've read in Lynn Kurland's MacLeod & de Piaget series. I've read them in the convoluted order that I've been able to get my hands on them--which hasn't seemed to matter in the least. The story lines all seem to weave through one another so we have either a taste of things to come or a continuation of a story once enjoyed. The stories are fast-paced, engaging, and funny. All the guys are hunky and all the girls are more gorgeous than the last, but they do tend to enchant. With Another Chance to Dream it was exciting to read where the de Piaget line initiated. The relentless serpentine trail Rhys and Gwen must follow to reach their dream is fitting as a prelude to everything that will conspire with their progeny. Those tales can be found in the twelve stories (and counting) that document the events that set the course of each of their lives. As Rhys and Gwen traipse about the English countryside and pass sundry castles, abbies, and priories it is rather fun to know who those various structures will belong to in the future. More than tangible foundations are layed as intricate brush strokes clearly delineate the structure of the de Piaget line for hundreds of years. Just read it again--an exciting tale all over again!

  12. 5 out of 5

    July

    Rhys saves Gwennelyn of Segrave from a pigsty. And, since that time she has been in love with him. She is bound and determined her father will give her to him to marry even if he is just a knight. Several years later when she has to marry Alain of Ayre she decides to give herself to the one she loves first. This is the most romantic love story I have read in a very long time. Gwen and Alain have a very troubled marriage. Rhys is appointed captain of Gwen's guard. Gwen stays true to her marriage a Rhys saves Gwennelyn of Segrave from a pigsty. And, since that time she has been in love with him. She is bound and determined her father will give her to him to marry even if he is just a knight. Several years later when she has to marry Alain of Ayre she decides to give herself to the one she loves first. This is the most romantic love story I have read in a very long time. Gwen and Alain have a very troubled marriage. Rhys is appointed captain of Gwen's guard. Gwen stays true to her marriage after the marriage takes place. But when Rhys finds out years later after his land is brutly burnt and he finds out that maybe his life and maybe even Gwens life could be in danger that it is time to go to the king and let him know what he knows. This is a great book and the beginning of a series....

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    It started out good, a little more lighthearted than I was expecting. However, after 65 pages I was already tired of Gwen's personality and I'm not sure if I care enough to see if she matures as the story goes on. I just can't imagine reading 400+ pages of Rhys and Gwen wanting to be together and doing nothing about it. Why let everyone else dictate your life. Not sure why, if they were so in love, they didn't just elope and run away together??

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Davie

    Terrible...I'll try another of her books only because a friend loved her books...

  15. 4 out of 5

    ~Leslie~

    1st book in the de Piaget series and it sets the tone for the whole series. So romantic with a sly humorous tone. The lady Gwen is spunky and fierce and Rhys is everything you would ever want in a chivalrous knight. But they have to work hard for their happiness. The book meanders a little bit but mostly it is a very engaging and lovely read.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Judy Bullard

    "Chivalry is such a nasty business"!!! Loved this book - I was expecting the time travel aspect, but I have already read one of the later novels, and this one was about the previous generation. Time travel yet to come. They probably hadn't found the gate or portal at Artane yet. Rhys and Gwen's personality were very interesting. Kurland does well in establishing her characters.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Elaine

    On chapter 10. Angst, I am not sure I can stand to read this book! :( Gwen sure liked to complain if Rhys didn't tell her his every secret. I wasn't happy with the book ending and she hadn't shared the secret she had kept from Rhys. And if something were to happen to her he wouldn't ever know things he had a right to know.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    I have to admit though I did like this book it is one of my least favorite lynn kurland books I have read so far. I don't know why I didn't like it as much as the others but it seemed to drag for me and it was hard to get into.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    Okay story line until you get to a breaking point in the middle where the main characters give into their passions. I put the book down.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sha Mslvoe

    I could not put this book down, I read it in less than one day! So exciting, I loved it!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    4.5 meeting Rhys and Gwen and seeing how the DePiaget family began is amazing. But this is also a super long story and difficult to follow in a handful of places

  22. 5 out of 5

    Julia Nix

    I don’t often write reviews, if I am simply not impressed by a book. This one, however, stood out as particularly annoying to me. This book was a disappointment (to waste days reading the thing). I did not enjoy this book. Is this a bestseller? It wasn’t interesting. It wasn’t well written for the period (though I do give kudos to the author for trying, and it could have been worse). I feel that it was clearly written by a person of today, such that it got in the way of putting me to that time p I don’t often write reviews, if I am simply not impressed by a book. This one, however, stood out as particularly annoying to me. This book was a disappointment (to waste days reading the thing). I did not enjoy this book. Is this a bestseller? It wasn’t interesting. It wasn’t well written for the period (though I do give kudos to the author for trying, and it could have been worse). I feel that it was clearly written by a person of today, such that it got in the way of putting me to that time period as a reader. It was too self-conscious about trying to be historical, the constructions forced. And simply inserting as many big or old-time-y words doesn’t cut it. For reference, Phillipa Gregory does a better job of using language to animate the time period. That said, I did manage to slog through the whole interminable thing. It wasn’t overwrought with romantic cliches, things did happen, though it was definitely not fast paced. Everything, especially the jokes, seemed to happen in slow motion. Extra words were inserted regularly, and served only to dull the action and progression of the story. Here are some examples of the poor writing: he snarled audibly (Is there any other kind of snarl?) "Then convince me," he asked. (That wasn't a question.) ...head resting atop his neck From the start, I wasn’t drawn to the petulant, pushy heroine, or the unsure, dull hero. The characters were broad and no one especially likable. There was too much internal dialogue, often as internal arguments (should I do this? Is this how I feel?, etc.). This was dull to me. Motivations were clear and straightforward. I didn’t need to hear the villain thinking to know he was a villain and what he wanted. If the author had written this as action instead of self-reflection, it would have made for a stronger story. If I hear: “in the lists” or “whelp” again it will be too soon. They were repeated too many times in this book—like these were the author’s best referential sayings she could muster from that time period so she kept pulling them out to remind us where we were. And how was it that people were so thick that they didn’t recognize each other when they were in an unexpected outfit with some mud on their faces? Really? Unbelievable and weak plotting. I really enjoy reading old English history. Reading the Thomas B. Contain series on the Plantagenets was much more interesting than this book (and educational). I can’t say this book had much more in the way of titillating romance either, though it was supposedly there: there was a couple, yada yada. If you want a good read look elsewhere.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Webb Milan

    I have read ahead in the series quite a way so I was excited to hear Rhys and Gwen’s story. Whoa!! This one was much more raw and and much harder to get through the middle. The other books in the series flow more like a soft hearted HEA. This one had me crying and wanting to skewer someone on a very sharp sword. Without sharing any spoilers, I can simply say that the hard part of this book was necessary to create what needed to be created and to shape the story for future stories. But it was har I have read ahead in the series quite a way so I was excited to hear Rhys and Gwen’s story. Whoa!! This one was much more raw and and much harder to get through the middle. The other books in the series flow more like a soft hearted HEA. This one had me crying and wanting to skewer someone on a very sharp sword. Without sharing any spoilers, I can simply say that the hard part of this book was necessary to create what needed to be created and to shape the story for future stories. But it was hard for me. I totally didn’t expect this path and I was a bit upset with Kurland for it until the end. And even then I kept thinking I’m so glad I read the future books first to see what hope lay ahead for this adventurous family. Meeting the de Piaget siblings already knowing their stories made me love them even more. And love Rhys and Gwen so much more. What a legacy they created. If you haven’t read this series yet you should dig in now. I’m cruising through it in no particular order and loving it!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Rodríguez

    This book was interesting by how the author introduces Europe during the Middle Ages. It was definitely a dangerous time not only for women but also for men. The story focuses on Gwen who wants to do more with her life, she loves a knight Rhys. The problem is that she is betrothed to another person. Rhys will do everything he can to win her heart, his fear is losing her forever. Therefore he will have to be very creative in order to give Gwen a second chance to love. It is a book that took me a This book was interesting by how the author introduces Europe during the Middle Ages. It was definitely a dangerous time not only for women but also for men. The story focuses on Gwen who wants to do more with her life, she loves a knight Rhys. The problem is that she is betrothed to another person. Rhys will do everything he can to win her heart, his fear is losing her forever. Therefore he will have to be very creative in order to give Gwen a second chance to love. It is a book that took me a while due to its narrative. The author focuses on the plot more than on the characters, at least that's how I felt it. I still liked the book because of the Middle Ages symbol and the unbeatable love Rhys has towards Gwen.

  25. 4 out of 5

    T. Rosado

    4.5 Stars! This was my first book by Lynn Kurland and I was expecting a time travel romance. Much to my surprise, there was not one element of sci-fi or fantasy in this historical. Although surprised, I was not disappointed, because this was a fabulously entertaining historical. I was also surprised by the wittiness throughout. It tempered the moments that made me anxious and/or sad. The story took place over many years and I loved that it read almost like a saga with a slightly faster pace. I kn 4.5 Stars! This was my first book by Lynn Kurland and I was expecting a time travel romance. Much to my surprise, there was not one element of sci-fi or fantasy in this historical. Although surprised, I was not disappointed, because this was a fabulously entertaining historical. I was also surprised by the wittiness throughout. It tempered the moments that made me anxious and/or sad. The story took place over many years and I loved that it read almost like a saga with a slightly faster pace. I know that many of this author's books are time travel and I'm excited to see how she fits that element into this particular series. Much to look forward to.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Anne Wright

    I am a fan of Lynn Kurland's MacLeod and de Paiget books. Although part of a series, this book can definitely be read as a standalone. There is much in this book for romance lovers. Rhys and Gwen are strong characters and this is a good story with plot twists adding to the interest. I recommend this book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tamara Martin

    I really wanted to like this book. I persisted in reading it because of all the rave reviews. I kept waiting for it to get better, but it never did! Gwen was empty-headed, boring, and unlikeable. Sir Rhys was strong and brave, but not very clever. And there was NO romance, like none! It was just boring, boring, boring.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jsga914

    Rhys is one of my favorite characters! I love the twisted family tree This is a baseline story. How it all began. I loved the way each character follows their dreams! Now on to the next...

  29. 4 out of 5

    Theresa

    Slow, involved story. This story contains, intrigue, love, camaraderie, humor and patience. The love story takes about 18 years to be completed. Rhys and Gwen are two patient, hopeful characters, but dreams come true to those who wait.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Marie-lynn Bouchard

    Don't ask me why but in this serie this one I love best.

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