In honor of Valentine's Day this week I re-read The More I See You by Lynn Kurland. Kurland is my very favorite romance writer because she is such a fantastic storyteller. Many critics claim that she out writes other romance writers by a mile, and I tend to agree. Plus, I like that her books are PG or PG-13: They leave plenty to the imagination! ;P
The More I See You is probably my very favorite of all of Lynn Kurland's books. In Kurland's world, a simple wish upon a star can transport you back in time, and that's exactly what happens to Jessica Blakely. Jessica is an up and coming composer and doctoral candidate on holiday in England with her obnoxious professor boyfriend. At a dress-up tea, her boyfriend carries her thrown over his shoulder while he's wearing full mail and armor. She has had enough, so she ditches her date to take a walk. As night falls and mist seeps into the garden, Jessie wishes upon a star for a strong, chivalrous knight. Suddenly, the Victorian extension to the castle disappears, and Jessie is almost run-over by a medieval hunting party.
Richard de Galtres is the most fearsome knight in thirteenth-century England. When the hunting party returns to Richard's keep, Burwyck-on-the-Sea, Richard's nightmarish past is slowly revealed to a patient and loving Jessica. Richard razes the old keep to the ground because it reminds him of his abusive father and is rebuilding the castle with stone. Jessie's modern ideas and artistry enchant Richard, and they soon fall in love in the half-built castle.
The plot is chock-full of conflict: Richard's internal battle with his past; Richard's superstitious brother who suspects Jessica of being a fairy; a sullen squire who prefers the priesthood and singing to training; and Richard's flirtatious and sexy foster brother Kendrick. This book has more action and violence compared to most of Kurland's other books, but Richard's character more than makes-up for the nail-biting passages.
If you haven't read any of Lynn Kurland's romances, you should do yourself a favor and check one out today!
Lynn's next romance will be released April 30th. Lynn is also well-known for her fantasy series, too.
Kurland's latest romance has a late April release date.
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