Stardust of Yesterday (de Piaget Series #8)

Stardust of Yesterday (de Piaget Series #8)

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by Lynn Kurland
     
 

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A young woman inherits a castle—along with a ghost who tries to scare her away. Her biggest fear, however, is falling in love with him.

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A young woman inherits a castle—along with a ghost who tries to scare her away. Her biggest fear, however, is falling in love with him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425182383
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
de Piaget Series, #8
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
201,890
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Constance O'Day Flannery
Lynn Kurland has created a true knight in shining armour who will capture your heart the moment you meet. This is a brilliant first novel you won't want to miss.

Meet the Author

Lynn Kurland is the USA Today bestselling author of Stardust of Yesterday, A Dance Through Time, This Is All I Ask, The Very Thought of You, Another Chance to Dream, The More I See You, and If I Had You. She is also a contributor to The Christmas Cat, Christmas Spirits, Veils of Time, Opposites Attract, and A Knight’s Vow anthologies. A full-time writer, she lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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Stardust of Yesterday (de Piaget Series #8) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
LVB4H8T More than 1 year ago
What more can you say about a romance between a ghostly medieval knight and a 20th-century heroine but that it's pure magic? Kurland's sense of humor and great method of showing the he said/she said side of relationships surpasses time, literally. If you are looking for a great work of literature of course this book isn't it, but if you want escapism, to laugh out loud and enjoy a happy ending, this is for you. Be prepared, she doesn't always do what you think she'll do..I just wish this woman would quit making me fall in love with ghosts! This is far above your average romance, very well written for thinking readers. There are parts in the story that are so funny and some that'll bring a tear to your eye. The writing is really good. It's just enough to make you fall in love with Kendrick and Genevieve. Of course, I think my favorite character is Nazir, one of Kendrick's knights. He's fierce, merciless, and as a good a fighter as Kendrick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a great summer read. I wish it would just end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
I love this book with its ghost banter and romance. I found the characters endearing and enjoyed their development through the story. Some very unique challenges between Kendrick (a ghost) and Genevieve in their growing relationship. Genevieve stubbornly overcame her fears by digging in her heels and not being scared away from what she wanted. There was an unexpected twist in the end. Definitely worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantasical. Amusing. Fiction at it's best! Helped me escape for a bit.
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minimum91739 More than 1 year ago
This is such a great book, and the beginning of all of her other time travel books. I only wish this was available for the Nook. It was interesting to see how the feelings of the ghost moved from vengeful to love. The bad guy was truly a bad guy, and the heroine was fun to watch going from someone who was afraid of her shadow, to accepting of all the ghosts.
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annamcgarrett More than 1 year ago
Kudos again to Lynn Kurland. I have read all your Macleod and De Piaget books except this one which I am ordering now. I started with Rhys De Piaget and Gwen of Segrave down to their children- biological, adopted and foster. Of course, also with the ghosts involved up to the latest generation of both families. This is the last book I am to read, about Kendrick and Genevieve. I have no doubt this will be outstanding, as Kendrick is one character that I have read before in the previous stories. He is handsome, funny, eccentric and very good with his sword, after his father Robin and grandad Rhys. A De Piaget to the core. But do not discount the Macleods, from James to the latest in the family through inter marriages. I love them all!
PanolaJD More than 1 year ago
Genevieve Buchanan inherited a castle – and a ghost to go along with it. But Kendrick de Piaget was no typical ghost. He was a handsome and infuriatingly arrogant thirteenth-century knight. At first he wanted to frighten Genevieve, though she was more charmed than scared by his ghostly tricks. But when his thoughts turned to wooing her instead, Genevieve had to face her greatest fear: falling in love. Genevieve is content with her San Fransisco lifestyle: great job/reputation, lovely friends/home ... but everything changes when a lawyer comes to town to offer her an unknown inheritance. One would think being offered a castle and a beyond-full bank account as a blessing, but when Genevieve's long-term clients begin walking away and her employees unexpectedly begin to quit - she's finds this new home as a bittersweet surprise and her only escape. Trying to be ecstatic with her new change of life and continue her restoration work abroad, Genevieve is soon caught off guard that her new historical residence comes with a not-so-friendly ghost and that he doesn't want her in the castle at all. Yet, when Genevieve begins to bravely confront her ghostly roommate, Kendrick de Piaget, her feelings begin to change in more ways than she expected and soon her 'knightly' dreams become shockingly realistic. There were times when I highly enjoyed this book and others when it really really slowed down for me. The protagonists did not really have much depth to them and there was hardly any real character development throughout, but the romance was a nice twist than other similar historical tales. It's an easy/cute ghost read, with a little suspense thrown in - but the overall plot was lacking finesse and didn't really build up enough for the story to finish well - thus the ending was pretty predictable and came more abruptly than I would have liked. Overall, this is a fun beach read - nothing to heavy or complicated to enjoy while chilling in the sun! :) Romance is there, but nothing too steamy to distract from the story. Likes: All Kendrick's ghostly friends really add to the tale since their great side-characters. Dislikes: Genevieve has a very split personality: sometimes perky / sometimes lost or easily distracted - thus, I felt, she was all over the place.
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She brings all of the people to life by merriment, joy, saddness, and last but not least, love. I think that she offically knows what to put in or out of a book. And she also has convincing lessons to learn that we understand; I mean, other writers tell us lessons too, but these books make us learn to live, laugh, and love. I think that she should be crowned Queen of all Queens (and Kings) of writing!!! Yes, yes. I like her, no, LOVE her that much!!! SHE ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by Lynn Kurland and now its left me wanting to read every book ever written by her. The characters are so captivating and the simplicity is amazing it's written so well that in just a few sentences your able to clearly visualize what your reading. I def. recommend everyone read this one it's an easy read, charming and has humor. It truly takes you there!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is what I would call an ultimate comfort read. It's a sweet, easy to read, full of humor and charm. This was the first book I had read by Lynn Kurland, and after reading this book I went on line and ordered as many as I could. I took a long time to get around to reading this book because I wasn't sure about a romance that didn't go into the sex, but I was far from disapointed. I found it surprisingly refreshing. The caracters were memorable and fun and I am very much looking forward to collecting all of Lynn's books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first book of Ms. Kurland's that I read. I borrowed it from a former co-worker who is an avid fan. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down till I was finished! Sleep was secondary to finishing this book. I also love how Ms. Kurland's books aren't ruined by eroticism and torrid sex scenes. Her novels are safe for your blossoming teenagers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful! The story really kept my attention. I really enjoyed Kendrick's character. He is everything you'd dream a knight in shinning armor tp be. I really enjoy all of Lynn Kurland's books that I've read so far. She is a great author.