The More I See You (de Piaget Series #6)

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A wish upon a star transports the luckless-in-love Jessica Blakely back in time to the thirteenth century. But her desire for a fair and gallant knight yields the fearsome Richard De Galtres. And it will take her tender touch—and stubborn will—to pierce his armor-clad heart...

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Overview

A wish upon a star transports the luckless-in-love Jessica Blakely back in time to the thirteenth century. But her desire for a fair and gallant knight yields the fearsome Richard De Galtres. And it will take her tender touch—and stubborn will—to pierce his armor-clad heart...

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Timeless Love

RITA award-winning author Lynn Kurland, who has penned several time-travel romances including A Dance Through Time and The Very Thought of You, has a flair for juxtaposing past and present and bringing history to life in vibrant detail. The fish-out-of-water time travel theme lends itself well to humor, and Kurland clearly knows how to take advantage of it. She does so with aplomb in her latest release, The More I See You, which pitches a plucky young heroine into the 13th century, where she finds the love that continually eluded her in her own time.

It's 1999 and Jessica Blakely is on yet another dead-end blind date, though this one at least got her a trip to England. Dressed in period costume for a party, Jessica wanders the ruins of a nearby castle to escape from her dreadful date. After wishing on a star for a handsome and chivalrous knight who will love her more than life itself, Jessica is suddenly tossed back in time seven centuries. There she ends up in the hands of a virile, attractive, but coldly bitter man: Richard De Galtres, lord and master of Burwyck-on-the-Sea.

Though it takes her awhile to figure out what has happened, Jessica quickly adapts to her new environment, though not without lamenting the loss of such luxuries as indoor plumbing, her favorite music, and chocolate. While Richard is hospitable, he is obviously a troubled and aloof man who considers Jessica something of a bother, but feels obliged to offer her shelter and protection because he believes her to be kin to the king. But his job is made difficult by Jessica's attempts to return to her own time, which she feels can only happen if she returns to the field where she first appeared. Jessica steals Richard's horse several times in her attempts to escape, and even tries to make the lengthy journey on foot a time or two. But Richard keeps foiling her plans and bringing her back to his castle.

Jessica's persistence does little to soften Richard's temper. But eventually Jessica discovers that beneath that gruff emotional armor is a soft-hearted, kind man who bears a dark and horrible secret. Gradually Jessica breaks through Richard's icy exterior and thaws his frozen heart with the heat of her passion. But just as things are becoming settled between them, and Jessica has resigned herself to remaining in the past, certain events force her into making a terrible decision that may keep the two of them apart forever.

Kurland does a wonderful job of placing a woman with modern-day sensibilities into a society where women are often considered second-class citizens. The story is lively and often humorous, though there is an undercurrent of darkness to both Richard's past and the plight of many of those who lived during the somewhat barbaric medieval times. In the end, Kurland proves once and for all that love is truly timeless.

—Beth Amos

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425171073
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Series: de Piaget Series , #6
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 287,435
  • Product dimensions: 4.32 (w) x 6.64 (h) x 1.09 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2003

    A MUST READ For The True Historical Romance Reader

    I bought this book by mistake and it's a 'mistake' i've gladly made several times thereafter. Kurland is a genius at time travel romances. I've lost count of the number of times i've read The More I See You. Each time, I fall in love with the characters. And each time i've read the book is as good, if not even better, than the first reading. If you're a true historical romance reader like I am (and I am obsessed with historical romances), this book belongs in your collection. This is a must possess book. Buy it, read it, you won't regret it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

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    Historical/Time-Travel Fun

    A wish upon a star transports the luckless-in-love Jessica Blakely back in time to the thirteenth century, but her desire for a fair and gallant knight yields the fearsome Richard de Galtres. Though wary of Jessica’s mysterious ways, Richard protectively harbors her in his castle by the sea. Though her stubborn will nearly drives him mad, the very sight of her puts a smile on a face that has known too few. And when Jessica’s tender desire pierces the armor around his heart, Richard fears he may never be able to recover – or resist…

    Jessica eagerly accepts a month long trip to England (on a university faculty sabbatical) with her blind date, Mr. Stafford III, in hopes of having a "vacation from her life" and "a chance to get some perspective on the Big Picture" (pg 10) Except shortly into her trip, she makes a wish for "a man who would love her as much as he loved himself" (pg 19) and instead of finding herself among manicured bushes in an English garden, she emerges from a fog in the year 1260 at Burwyck-on-the-Sea. Adjusting to a Medieval lifestyle is harder then she expected; especially when she has to deal with Richard de Galtres's stubbornness, preconceptions of women duties (i.e. sewing & cooking...something Jessica knows nothing of), and the lack of music. If this is to become Jessica's new world/life, how will she survive (especially with out chocolate)?

    I'm a sucker for time-travel tales, especially when they involve a little historical romance as well. So, after reading Lynn Kurland's One Enchanted Evening, I opted for more and, I have to say, I highly enjoyed The More I See You quite a bit. It wasn't as kooky and ridiculous as some time-travel stories can easily become and I enjoyed that Jessica didn't really make it a secret of her time slip. Richards harshness was easy to find displeasing, but you could also easily see him falling for Jessica throughout the book - which was adorable. Happily, the ending wasn't abrupt . . . since you could feel the story winding up quickly, you'll be glad to read more chapters after the fact to tie everything together nicely. Something I love!

    The reader gets a lot of one on one time with Jessica & Richard for the first half of the book, with a few of Richard's comical guards thrown in here or there. Yet, my favorite interactions were when Jessica was forced to mingle with other Medieval women in the second part of the story and finds a kindred spirit. Sadly, I felt the good-byes at the end were bit rushed though and would have been much harder to accept personally, but the characters do do a great emotional roller-coaster and I even found some other characters (ex. Kendrick & Abby) that I want to continue reading up on in the future. Can't wait!

    Likes: At least there was more "parallel action" in this book compared to the last one I read, One Enchanted Evening. Nothing too graphic, but enough to satisfy my romantic side.

    Dislikes: They made such a big deal of Richard's past treatment as a child in the first half, but it kind of fizzled away in the second half. I would have liked the fact to have been pursued a little more to get a deeper understanding of his character.

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  • Posted December 24, 2009

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    The More I See You

    This was a pretty good book, and it was emotionally touching and funny, but I had one issue with it. There were no love scenes, and though I'm not quite what you would call a fan of erotica, I do like love scenes in the romance books I read. Otherwise, this was a good book- although I think that Karen Marie Moning is THE MASTER of time-travel romance :)

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  • Posted June 15, 2009

    Worth a Read

    While characters travelling through time hasn't been original for quite some time, I really did enjoy reading this one. It was very happily ever after and maybe everything worked out a bit too conveniently, but it was a good read and I would reccomend it for an afternoon by the pool.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2009

    great read

    This was the first book I read by Lynn Kurland. I loved it. It held by attention from the beginning to the very end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2009

    Good read

    I have become a fan of Ms. Kurland over the past year and look forward to finding her books when I go to my monthly search for romantic historical books. This book follows a character I've come to enjoy in other of her books, the eldest Artane son and his lovely wife. It is a must for any fan of Lynn Kurland .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2005

    The Best Romantic book ever

    it catches you by surprise by each turn of the page. the use of descriptive imagery makes you seem like u are in this historical setting and everything is happening right before ur eyes. the characters are portrayed as realistic individuals and have their own personality. this book will capture your heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2004

    A good rainy-day read

    This is a truely great story and it is very easy to lose yourself in. While some parts seem to be a little... out of place, loyal Kurland fans will not be disapointed. But if you need those explicit love scenes, try another book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2004

    Great story, but minor caution...

    I really enjoyed this book. It was very well written and easy to absorb yourself into. My only caution is that the romance connoisseurs out there may not enjoy the lack of love scenes. Theres a ton of build up with great chemistry b/n the main characters, but the actual love-making is more suggested rather than described intimately and it feels slightly anticlimatic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2003

    A Heart Warming Tale

    I liked this story from the very beginning! The characters made you want to care about them almost immediately. I liked the fact that Richard wasn't afraid to show his emotions instead keeping them inside or waiting until the end of the story. The time travel aspect is intriguing in and of itself. I can't wait to read more of Ms. Kurland's books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2003

    Pure Magic

    The More I See You, is the first Lynn Kurkland book I have read. Once I started, I could not put the book down. I loved the story line, the whole time travel scenarion and the characters as well. I loved the fact that Jessica was strong and independant and that her Knight was unpredictable. I also fell in love with Richard's friend Kendrick and cannot wait to read his story. I truly recomend this book to everyone and hope Ms. Kurkland keeps writing for years to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2001

    Very little bit less than perfect 10.0

    Don't get me wrong. I really love this book. It's the best romance novel I've ever read and ever finished!! (I'm not really into this type of book). The story line is simple but attractive. A modern american girl who wished upon the star to be loved by a knight in a shining armor and then.. woops! she time-travelled to medieval England and fell in love with a moody, male chavanist Richard of Burwyck-on-the-sea who's truly a gentleman with a heart-warming sensation to the only woman he loved.. This book is really entertaining and can put a smile on your face while reading it. Their relationship grew over time and, unlike the other remance novel, two main characters did not fall in love in the other external appearance but the true beauty within. One thing that makes this book a little less (really tiny little bit...)than perfect 10.0 is the wrap up at the end. Well, it's not bad but just.. a little..(very very little) bit less interesting... But by over all, highly recommended!! and you will love it just as I do..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2000

    Kurland has done it again!!!:) What a superb writer!!!!

    I have loved every single story Mrs.Kurland has written, and this one is no different. She put the love and romance back in romance novels, and I've found myself falling in love with every character she 's written (I wish the men in her stories were real). I just can't say enough good things about her writing.I've read all of her stuff at least twice and I can't wait for something new to come out.:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2000

    What a book! - Deserves 10 Stars!

    I first saw this book in a pharmacy and read the back cover - I figured that I would give it a try. Boy, was I swept away! After I finished reading this book (took me a day and a half), I went out to every book store to get all the other ones! I was completely hooked! I've read all of her works so far.. Incredible - JUST INCREDIBLE! I hope and pray that she does MORE books like these ones and VERY VERY SOON! I'm out of books to read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2000

    Make My Wish Come True, 'PLEASE'

    This book truly inspires me to wish upon a star,carry a lucky charm, knock on wood, whatever it takes to get me one 'Richard de Galtres'. Lynn Kurland's books are all so well written so as to take you on a trip with our hero and heroin that it is very hard to come back to reality. I absolutely love the characters in this book and all her books, but a special thanks for the little family lineage in the back. I refer to it often during one of her books.Pick this one up.You'll not be sorry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2000

    captivating

    This is the first book of Lynn Kurland that I have read. I will be reading more of her books. With this book, I could not put it down! I just had to finish reading it. I had to know what the ending was!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 1999

    EXCELLENT!!!!

    A friend of mine lent me this book and I finished reading it within a day and a half. I could not put it down. I highly recomment this book to anyone who is looking for a classic funny, down-to-earth romance novel. Like Siskel and Ebert used to say, TWO THUMBS UP!!!!!

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