Dreams of Lilacs

Dreams of Lilacs Isabelle de Piaget is determined to elude her overprotective family by means of a hasty escape to France But instead of making a surprise visit to her brother there she winds up shipwrecked on the Fr

  • Title: Dreams of Lilacs
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Isabelle de Piaget is determined to elude her overprotective family by means of a hasty escape to France But instead of making a surprise visit to her brother there, she winds up shipwrecked on the French coast with no memory of who she is or how she came to awaken in the dark and forbidding castle of an equally brooding lord Gervase de Seger rescues very reluctantly theIsabelle de Piaget is determined to elude her overprotective family by means of a hasty escape to France But instead of making a surprise visit to her brother there, she winds up shipwrecked on the French coast with no memory of who she is or how she came to awaken in the dark and forbidding castle of an equally brooding lord Gervase de Seger rescues very reluctantly the bedraggled urchin he finds on the road and puts her to work where he can ignore her Unfortunately, he soon realizes that her brother is an intimidating lord who is going to be absolutely furious when he learns that his beloved sister has been laboring as a scullery maid Yet Isabelle may be the one who holds the key to solving Gervase s most pressing problem that someone has been trying to finish the task of separating him from his title and his lands Finding the truth propels Gervase and Isabelle from the buried secrets of half ruined keeps to the glittering French court, and to the realization that love can blossom in the most perilous circumstances and in the most unexpected places of the heart .

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    1. Sweet RomanceI made a bit of a boo boo with this one. I was drawn to it by the blurb, checked it out on and it had no series information listed, so I assumed it was a standalone and snapped it up. Well, not only is it a series, but this is something like number 15 in this series, and then it's cross linked to another series andah - confusing! But, what I can definitely say is that it can easily be read as a standalone romance, and that it will leave you wanting to read the other de Piaget sibli [...]

    2. Ah, Isabelle's story. This was a return to Kurland's traditional, medieval, non time traveling stories. Squeaky clean romance with her signature charm. I thought Isabelle was not the brightest heroine and the plot rather unoriginal but I still enjoyed it. The DePiaget cameos were great!I admit Lynn Kurland's books do start to sound the same after a while but I'm a true fan.One thing odd was that there was not one mention of lilacs in the book- though the title is Dreams of lilacs.

    3. Haven't curled up with a medieval romance in a while so this was a delicious treat just for being something different from my usual. I've been wanting to try the author's books for some time after hearing wonderful things. Right mood and right time led to a few enjoyable afternoon reading sessions. Knights, chivalry, damsels in distress, betrayal, and family behind a spirited pair of lovers left me eager to get my hands on more of the series.This book is part of longstanding de Piaget series as [...]

    4. 3.5 Originally posted at smexybooks/2014/04/review-Favorite Quote: “You de Piaget have strange and unwholesome ideas of independence.”Isabelle de Piaget, the last child of Rhys and Gwen de Piaget, is tired of being unnoticed and referred to as “that one” by all the suitors who invade her family’s estate wanting to see if her sister Amanda is indeed married and unavailable. When she received a missive, commanding her to come to France or her grandparents’ lives will be forfeit, Isabel [...]

    5. I loved the book, but here's the thing. I have a challenge with titles that really have nothing to do with a books content. I kept looking for the "lilacs" that were mentioned in the title. I am thinking I must have skipped it somehow I don't know where though. The only flowers that were talked about were the herbs for healing, though not really named much. Lavender and Forget-me-nots. Lavender, though very prominent in France and my favorite flower would have had a very negative connotation if [...]

    6. Review is posted at: fangswandsandfairydust/201SCHEMES AND FAMILY DRAMA © Stephanie Takes-Desbiens ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.Galley provided by Publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.I really loved this book and it had no sex, and no four letter words. Nor was it religious, or no more so than would necessary in 13th century France. What it does have is a great love story, interesting family relationships, and great intrigue. Yo [...]

    7. A simple love story with familiar characters. A setting that is romantic and engaging. Lyrical writing. These are the things that Lynn Kurland is famous for and it is wonderful to read another Medieval romance that allows Kurland to highlight all her strengths.Isabelle de Piaget is the youngest daughter of a very powerful Medieval lord. Though she is beautiful in her own right, she has the misfortune of being the younger sister of a well-known beauty. Despite the many "suitors" that have offered [...]

    8. I really liked this wonderful and gentle book!Kurland is talented enough to keep this love tender and sweet, rather than treacly. DREAMS OF LILACS feels gentle and warm, like your favorite fuzzy, cozy blanket you want to wrap yourself in happily before the fire. Check out my full review at Fresh Fiction:freshfiction/reviewp?id

    9. Isabelle is the youngest daughter of powerful Rhys de Piaget. She is tired of being overshadowed by her siblings and especially tired of being courted as "the other one" when suitors come looking for her sister, only to find her already married. She is intelligent and independent. She receives a letter threatening her family if she doesn't go alone to her grandmother's convent in France. Isabelle manages to elude her overprotective family, dressed as a boy but ends up shipwrecked and without her [...]

    10. Lynn Kurland's 16th book in her de Piaget series is a medieval romance with a touch of mystery. Kurland's, Dreams of Lilacs story continues the adventures of the children of Rhys and Gwennelyn de Piaget. Readers who are familiar with the series, know that it is highly character driven and does not involve time travel as some of Kurland's other books do. It is a straight forward love story from a different time. Kurland, who is well known for her fantasy titles, has done as excellent job returnin [...]

    11. I've read every romance that Lynn Kurland has ever written. I think she's the best romance writer, and it's been fun to read about the de Piaget and MacLeod families over the years. This one is not a time travel novel like several of her books: Instead it's a straight medieval story about Isabelle de Piaget. Kurland's fans have been waiting for her story for years…e's the youngest daughter of Rhys and Gwen (and Miles' twin sister). I enjoyed the story arc as Amanda steps "out of the shadows" a [...]

    12. 4.50 Stars!I absolutely adored this book, a wonderful heroine, grumpy hero, engaging secondary characters and an interesting premise. I am late to Ms. Kurland’s books as this is only the second one I have read, I need to read more!Isabelle de Piaget is on a mission, she receives a missive that threatens her grandparents if she does not travel to France, she tells her brother Miles that she is going on an adventure, he wants her to wait for him but she leaves before he returns. She disguises he [...]

    13. Review Posted on Harlequin JunkiesDreams of Lilacs by Lynn Kurland: I will gleefully admit that this is my favorite type of romance: lushly romantic, full of character development, loving families and a touch of mystery. It is also, most interestingly, a medieval romance, set in 1232. This is the fifteenth novel of Lynn Kurland’s de Piaget series, but Dreams of Lilacs can definitely be a standalone book if you are a newcomer to the series.Isabelle de Piaget is the youngest, and only the second [...]

    14. Sad to say, I really couldn't enjoy this book because of the language. There was none of the major 4 letter words but it seemed like there was a "dang" on every single page. Either dang it, or dang him, or dang her, usually accompanied by to "heck". It made the entire book sour for me. That being said, it did have a good story-line it was just hard to appreciate it with the language. Would I recommend it, no, would I read it again, no. Do I wish I hadn't read it, probably.Moral Note: Mild violen [...]

    15. I have always enjoyed Lynn Kurland's novels, and even more so as they have gotten cleaner over the years. I haven't enjoyed the last few books as much, probably because I wasn't as invested in the Characters of the stories. (I just didn't have much interest in Montgomery, John or the Alexander Sisters)I can say I very much enjoyed this one. It still would not make the top of my lists, but getting back to a more traditional story was refreshing. It has been awhile, and as much as I enjoy the more [...]

    16. Just like thousands of other die-hard fans of Lynn Kurland, I eagerly await an entire year for one of her books. Then, I devour said book in one day. Because I hate to leave the enchanting world that Ms. Kurland lovingly creates, I have to go back and read all of the MacLeod/De Piaget books all over again. And, I love every single minute spent re-reading these fantastic books. Of course, I loved "Dreams of Lilacs," as did my 84-year old mom. This book will be re-read and enjoyed for many years t [...]

    17. Another wonderful story! No time traveling, just a medieval setting bringing together characters we know from other books. When Isabelle gets blackmail note she sets off for her grandmother's (France) but after a storm she washes up on shore and is taken in by Gervase de Seger. He has ben gravely wounded and is just now recovering. Thinking she is a young boy, and she with amnesia, leads to misunderstandings that are quickly cleared up. As she begins to make changes to his keep, her family arriv [...]

    18. Compelling, enjoyable character driven historical romance with a bit of suspense.Lynn Kurland writes G rated historicals and she's the best at creating slow burn romance without going into smexy descriptive detail. Love that the heroine was fairly ordinary and no best at sword play or expert horse rider. The hero perfect not uber badass but is when needed.The only negative is this read was a bit to long. Well done romance!

    19. Isabelle de Piaget leaves her home and family because of a note threatening them. She is shipwrecked on France's coast and ends up in the castle of Gervase de Seger. A few months prior Gervase was gravely wounded. Who wants him dead? Who is threatening Isabelle's family?Many of Kurland's books involve time travel. This is the first in a while that remains in the past. I really liked it. It is so good and reminds me a little of an early book called This is all I ask.

    20. This book of the De Piaget series is about Rhys and Gwen's youngest daughter, Isabelle twin to Miles. There was no time travel in this one. I liked Isabelle more than Amanda. She had spirit without the sharp tongue and self centered personality. I found this book a little less lovey dovey than some others by this author. Also there was the usual De Piaget sword play, death threats and time in the lists, but not too much. On the whole I would say this was a great addition to this series.

    21. Lynn Kurland novels are so much fun to read; the De Piaget and McCloud clans throughout time (past and present) are so intertwined, I always look at the family trees in the back of the book. Isabelle is such a bad ass character for her time period and Gervase is a wounded alpha male who needs her to heal his soul.

    22. I thought it was better than All For You. I liked the characters, but thought they were really slow at figuring out who was the villain(s). I also thought she wasn't very bright. To believe she could protect the people she loved without even knowing how to properly defend herself made me want to skim rather than read those sections.

    23. Another great entry in the De Piaget saga-I loved Isabelle and Gervase's story! I enjoyed the intrigue (even though I figured out who one of the baddies was pretty quickly) and was happy to see some of our favorite characters, especially Robin. I look forward to reading these all year and am just bummed it will be another year before the next one!

    24. Wish I had enjoyed this one more because I'd been waiting on Isabelle's story for years! I liked it, but I found myself becoming bored about halfway through and never got back to my initial level of enjoyment. It was fun to revisit the original de Piaget family, though, and I loved Joscelin de Seger. I hope for more of him in a future book.

    25. I love Lynn Kurland books! I was so happy to have a new de Piaget story that was simply a great romance with a bit of mystery. While I also love the time travel and paranormal books, a well written period romance is always a good read. I was also glad to finally know the story of "the other daughter" the sweet one who manages to still show a lot of spunk.

    26. I'm so happy that we finally got to hear Isabelle's story! I really hope Lynn plans to write stories for Gervase's brothers at some point. I'm particularly interested in Joscelin - the others are still a bit too young (though they do grow up quickly!).

    27. I always enjoy Lynn Kurland's books and I find this one very satisfying. I wish I had collected this series so I could go back and reread all of the story lines. My only complaint was this was in paperback and the print is tiny!

    28. Was a great read. Loved this family and getting to know the younger siblings. Took a little while for the story to develop but it was very good.

    29. Another wonderful story from Lynn Kurland. I love the 2 main characters and how their lone develops. A must read for historical romance fiction.

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