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Another chance to dream

Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Books, 1998.
Physical Description:
418 pages ; 18 cm.
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Heiress Gwennelyn of Segrave falls in love with landless knight Rhys de Piaget when she is a child of 10 and he's only 14. Unfortunately, her father has already betrothed her to Alain of Ayre, the spoiled, mean-natured son of a neighbor. Nevertheless, Gwen is determined and once she learns that Rhys loves her in return, she refuses to bend to Alain's will.


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On Order



From Lynn Kurland, the New York Times bestselling author of the Nine Kingdom series.

With neither title nor land, Rhys could not win the hand of Gwennelyn of Segrave. But he would always have her heart. The two are kindred souls...Rhys, a knight with far too many notions of chivalry for his own good. And Gwen, a lover of minstral tales, waiting to be swept away. But Gwen is betrothed to another man, and Rhys fears he will lose her forever. Until a suprise offer comes his way—bringing Rhys and Gwen a second chance at love...

Author Notes

Lynn Kurland is a best-selling American writer of historical or time travel romance novels. She is an only child. Her first attempts at writing came she was five years old and living in Hawaii.

Stardust of Yesterday was published in 1996, winning two RITA awards. To date, she has published seventeen full-length novels, with her 17th and 18th due out in January and April 2010, respectively. Kurland's novels have appeared on the The New York Times Bestseller List, USAToday Bestseller List, The New York Times Extended Bestseller List, the Amazon Top 100, and the Barnes and Noble, Waldenbooks, and B. Dalton Bestsellers lists. She has won three RITA awards and was a finalist for a fourth

Kurland is trained as a classical musician. She plays the cello and the piano. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Gwennelyn of Segrave entangles her childhood love, the knight Rhys de Piaget, in a desperate plot to escape her upcoming marriage to the brutal Alain of Ayre. But, in a surprising twist, the scheme fails and Rhys watches miserably as Gwen is forced to the altar. This intriguing medieval romance blends history, family relationships and humor into a love story that spans years and includes many colorful characters who become involved in Rhys's quest for the land and money he needs to buy Gwen's freedom. Against almost insurmountable odds, the lovers eventually manage to free Gwen and her children from their bondage, only to face a battle for Rhys's land. In a medieval society of cruelty, pageantry and doomed chivalry, Kurland creates a special romance between a memorable knight and his lady. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

Medieval courtly love and all its problems are brought to light in this tale about Rhys, a landless knight, and heiress Gwen of Seagrave. Fourteen-year-old Rhys visits Seagrave with his foster father and rescues nine-year-old Gwen from the pigpen. With her fanciful imagination, Gwen immediately falls in love and names Rhys her champion. The feeling is mutual, though both are aware that Gwen is pledged to his foster brother, Alain. Once Rhys is grown, he sets out to make his fortune. On his return, he literally runs into his beloved, who has run away from her betrothed, but Alain gives chase and weds her the very next day. Rhys and Gwen won't give up on their love, however, and persist in trying to find a way to triumph over all the plots against them. Kurland has a unique ability to combine humor with depictions of the brutality of the times, and this is one romance with a hard-earned and satisfying ending. --Patty Englemann