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Author: LYNN KURLAND

THE MORE I SEE YOU
Lynn Kurland 
Berkley, October 1999 
400 pages; ISBN# 0425171078

Category: Time Travel Romance
Reviewed by: Sheila B.

P.E.A.R.L. Award
1999 P.E.A.R.L. Award:
TIME TRAVEL

THE MORE I SEE YOU bookcover
The More I See You by Lynn Kurland is a wonderful Time Travel Romance.  Jessica Blakely is a composer in 1999.  A blind date leads her to take a trip to England where she's unhappy because she hasn't yet met the man she'll love.  So she takes a walk in her host's garden and makes a wish on a star.  Because she's in England she wishes for a fair and gallant knight, one with lots of chivalry, a steady job, even temper, has a home large enough for a grand piano, and she'd like for him to love her at least as much as he loves himself.  Then a mist rolls in and Poof!  She's in 1260 England and there are hounds headed towards her.  She is rescued by Richard De Galtres. 

Richard is the kind of hero that I love.  A wounded warrior, and tortured hero.  He was abused by his cruel father, ran away from home at the age of 12 and ended up being fostered by Robin de Piaget.  He doesn't know how to smile or love.  People fear him and his only friend is Kendrick de Piaget.   He is most definitely a chauvinist, but he is also chivalrous.  He hates the chivalry taught to him by Robin that causes him to help Jessica because he just wants to live his own life and be left alone. 

Its truly a great story.  I loved watching Jessica teach Richard to love.  I really like books like this.   The hero barks his orders and everyone rushes to do his bidding.  Then along comes the heroine and she sees past all the gruff stuff to the good, caring and lonely man inside.  She just simply loves him and that totally knocks him off balance because no one has ever loved him before.  Some of the scenes made me laugh so hard that I cried. 

This is really a great read.  I absolutely loved it.  I've enjoyed all of Ms. Kurland's books and I love how her characters intertwine.  The More I See You is no exception.  You get to revisit characters from her other books.  I personally think it takes a great talent to intertwine stories like she does and still each book can definitely stand alone. 

Sheila B. /September, 1999 
Copyright © 1999 Paranormal Romance Reviews



STARDUST OF YESTERDAY
Lynn Kurland
Jove (Haunting Hearts) , April 1996 
350 Pages; ISBN# 0515118397

Category: Time Travel Romance
Reviewed by: Sheila 

Genevieve Buchanan is a owner of  a successful interior design business who has always dreamed of knights in shining armor and castles.   But when she inherits a castle in England she refuses it until her business falls apart.   Although she is unaware that the man behind her business disaster is waiting in the castle to destroy her. 

Kendrick de Piaget is an arrogant and charming 13th Century Knight who was murdered in the castle Genevieve inherited.   He's haunted it for 700 years.  His plan is simple.  When the last Buchanan is either dead or insane he can get the title of the castle in his name and then he can rest.   Genevieve is the last sane member of her family, thanks to his haunting abilities.  So it should be easy right? 

Genevieve's first encounter with Kendrick is wonderfully comical.  Please understand this is not  a scary book.   She picks his room to sleep in which Kendrick doesn't like.  She hears thump, grumble.  When she looks what she sees is a huge man drenched in blood glaring evilly at her  with his arms reached out towards her, an arrow protruded in his chest, and he said "Begone wench if you're life means aught".   And that's just what Genevieve wants to do.  She didn't want to stay in the house with the ghost even if it is her dream castle.   Luckily Worthington (the Butler) convinces her to stay, that there's nothing to fear.   There are so many funny scenes that I laughed till I cried.  Genevieve realizes Kendrick can't hurt her.  He does scare her several times.  In one scene she wants to know if he can get through a locked door.  He's baffled why she's asking him that.   When all he's wanting is for her to leave.  While he ponders that she goes into her/his room and locks him out.   Its hilarious.   She just ignores him which he doesn't like, and then she walks right through him.  Its full of laughs. 

Kendrick and Genevieve come to a truce.  They're going to share the castle.  They watch TV together (Kendrick loves football).  Kendrick tells her about his life and family and she meets the assortment of ghosts who are under Kendrick's command, including his best friend, Royce, and servant, Nazir, who were murdered with him (some of these ghosts appear in Lynn's historical books, so its before their death, including Kendrick of course). 

Kendrick's funny, he likes to be the center of attention, he definitely doesn't like to be ignored, and they fall in love.   Genevieve fears physical intimacy.  But she's comfortable with Kendrick, although he's big, bossy, arrogant, and sometimes gruff, he's a ghost.   Nothing can happen right?   Or is it possible Kendrick can have another chance at life considering his was stole from him and can he help Genevieve overcome her fears. 

I wish I could do this book justice, but I know I can't.   The humor is incredible.  The love story is wonderful and the ending is fantastic.  This is my all time favorite Paranormal Romance and it most definitely has a happy ending.

Sheila / October, 1999 
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