In this sweeping, emotional love story, USA Today bestselling author Lynn Kurland takes us back to the thirteenth century-and all the passion and magnificence of medieval England. Read An Excerpt. Category: Romance. Available from:. Ebook —. Also in de Piaget Family.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. In this sweeping, emotional love story, Lynn Kurland takes us back to the thirteenth century--and all the passion and magnificence of medieval England Colin of Berkhamshire knows two things--the pleasures of warring and that brides do not want him.
Two years ago his bride-to-be, Alienore, fled and hasn't been seen since. Yet his father keeps foisting prospects on him. Th In this sweeping, emotional love story, Lynn Kurland takes us back to the thirteenth century--and all the passion and magnificence of medieval England The latest seems to do nothing but faint.
Alienore of Solonge knows two things as well--that fleeing not only Colin but also her scheming stepmother was the right thing to do. Yet as a knight in disguise she constantly fears discovery. At this point, she's not sure whom she fears more, the Butcher of Berkhamshire or her evil stepmother. Through a bizarre twist of fate, she ends up journeying with her charge--Colin's latest intended--to England, where Alienore finds herself not only in the Butcher of Berkhamshire's garrison, but being made over into a knight by him personally.
She thinks her life cannot worsen. Until she begins to fall in love with him Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. Published October 1st by Berkley Publishing first published More Details Original Title. Alienore of Solonge , Colin of Berkhamshire. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about From This Moment On , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Oct 31, Danielle The Book Huntress Back to the Books rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fans of humorous medieval romance with unlikely hero. Shelves: shy-or-unassuming-character , part-of-a-series , sweet-romance , warrior , owned-copy , unlikely-hero-or-heroine , medieval , woman-in-pants , tormented-heroine , favorites.
Not too many romances have a hero who's describes as 'loutish,' has pervasive body odor, and is clueless about wooing a woman. I was a bit worried when I heard of this book. I didn't see how a hero would BO would possibly appeal to me. But, I loved it. It's very funny, but also touching. Alienore is so afraid of getting married to Colin her betrothed , she runs off, dressing as a man. She ends up being reluctant squire to Colin, who is determined to make a 'man' out of her.
This book is connect Not too many romances have a hero who's describes as 'loutish,' has pervasive body odor, and is clueless about wooing a woman. Colin really endeared himself to me in This is All I Ask.
So, I was excited to read his story, BO aside. Colin turns out to be a great hero, and makes a wonderful husband. Minor spoiler: love the scene near the end when he finds out Alienore is pregnant and faints dead away! Too funny! Ahhh, smelly Colin of Berkhamshire. What a tender heart he had under that gruff. And smell.
Alienore was the perfect heroine for him once she realized he had a soft side : I think this is my favorite if the series so far. View 1 comment. Jul 23, Dangermousie rated it really liked it Shelves: romance , period-romance , cross-dressing , medieval. Making a man of your fiancee - well, that's one way to woo! As you can tell, I've been on a bit of a romance novel binge lately I find them a great way to de-stress and the latest I am positively obsessed with is the hilarious From This Moment On by Lynn Kurtland.
I've literally been laughing on every page. Set at some unspecified time in the Middle Ages though if you are looking for historical purity, look elsewhere , the book has everything I like, cross-dressing included : Alienore hasn't h Making a man of your fiancee - well, that's one way to woo! Set at some unspecified time in the Middle Ages though if you are looking for historical purity, look elsewhere , the book has everything I like, cross-dressing included : Alienore hasn't had the greatest life with her new nasty stepmother, but it reaches new lows when the woman agrees to betroth her to the infamous Butcher of Berhamshire, a man with the reputation so fierce that it scared away a large number of prospective brides.
His father is now willing to forego a dowry if any noble family will but send their daughter to wed the Butcher. Alienore has no desire to become the Butcher's unfortunate wife-victim just to save evil stepmom some money, so she binds her breasts, steals her brothers' armor, spurs, sword, and horse, and escapes.
The story proper starts two years later, when Alienore is now known as 'Sir Henri' and has the pretty cushy job of being a knight-in-waiting to a nobleman's daughter. Only her lucky streak is about to end - the nobleman's daughter is being wedded, and Sir Henri is to accompany her to her betrothed whom Sir Henri will now be expected to serve.
The name and destination is being kept secret until the party gets there when Alienore discovers, to her horror, that her misteress' betrothed is none other than the infamous Butcher! What's a woman to do with nowhere to escape to? This is where the book goes from entertaining to pure hilarious awesome. The Butcher otherwise known as Colin is neither a sexy antihero cured by the love of a good woman nor a misunderstood angstmuffin with a tragic backstory.
No, what he is is a straightforward, uncomplicated, thick-as-a-plank warrior who loves the following things and the following things only: 1 fighting 2 hunting 3 horses 4 talking about 1, 2 and 3. He cannot comprehend why the dimwitted potential brides all beg off - can't they appreciate a real warrior? Not that he isn't better off without a wife - not like he could find one who'd prefer practicing swordfights over gowns and manners.
Finding himself stuck in the keep with nothing to do having no interest to interact with his bride, who has no interest in interacting with him , the Butcher decides to occupy himself with a little charity - that poor weak knight, Sir Henri - he doesn't even know how to hold a sword properly!
So the Butcher decides to take the poor girly young man under his wing and make a man out of him - teach him how to fight, ride, and curse. Little did Alienore think when she escaped becoming the Butcher's bride that she would become his protege man-at-arms instead. Anyway, this book is hilarious and perfect and awesome.
Alienore is tough, Colin is hilarious, and the whole book is a delight from beginning to end. My favorite bit was after she accepted his proposal of marriage but asked to be wooed first.
So he wooed her the only way he knows how - by polishing and sharpening all of her weapons. So good. View 2 comments. Nov 15, Kathy Davie rated it it was ok Shelves: history , paranormal-romance. Ninth in the De Piaget historical paranormal romance series. This is one of the few that doesn't involve time travel and is, instead, firmly rooted in a medieval England. The biggest one is why would she believe the stories she heard from her hated and despised stepmother?
Then she's stupid enough to believe Sir Etienne despite all evidence to the contrary. It seemed pretty obvious to me what Colin would do. I mean, Ninth in the De Piaget historical paranormal romance series. I mean, duh…! Her actions just made me wince my way through the story so I could get it over with.
Oh, please. Lady Isabeau was protecting her right and left and almost everyone saw through her lame-ass attempts. I mean, the woman squeaks every time she's frightened. Which only occurred about every few minutes.
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