Friday, February 15, 2013

Literary Friday: The More I See You



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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Until next time...
Happy reading!
Ricki Jill

9 comments:

  1. Had two books to link up today. Trying to remember to do that.

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  2. That sounds like a lovely book! Thanks for hosting! :)

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  3. It has been a long time since I picked up a romance. Although I suppose rereading Diana Gabaldon's series over (and over), sort of counts. This one sounds right up my alley though. I'll have to add it to my list for the next time I make it to the library or bookstore.

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  4. Heeheee...I chose a romance, in honor of the holiday, as well! Yay. :D
    I'll keep my eyes peeled for Kurland books now. I want to read more good romance (had Gabaldon recommended to me for that, too), when it's well-written and PG-13, so this sounds up my alley. Thanks!

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  5. I love her too. She is my favorite author now that you turned me on to her. I've got to get back to reading!!

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  6. I'm going to write this author on my list to read. I could use a nice romantic novel now. I'm in the mood for sweetness! Enjoy your day...I hope it's a good one! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  7. Oh, this sounds like such a good book, Ricki Jill. I admire you for reading so much. I must get back to it again. I got a tear in my eye when I read your comment about making me chicken soup if you lived closer. This is the worse flu bug that I've had in a long time, and my husband is out of town working (he had it too but had to go back to work after the third day). This is the fifth day, and still sick, but getting a bit better every day. Thank you so much - I wish you lived closer to me too. Sometimes I feel closer to my blogfriends than I do my real life friends. Love you, Ricki Jill.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  8. That sounds like a wonderful book, Ricki Jill. I have never read that author. I just ordered Maeve Binchey's last book that she ever wrote and can't wait to get it. I need to get back to reading on a more regular basis-I used to read a LOT more books before I started blogging- xo Diana

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