From This Moment On is a book from Lynn Kurland’s de Piaget Family series. In this sweeping, emotional love story, USA Today bestselling author Lynn Kurland takes us back to the thirteenth century-and all the passion. From This Moment On By Lynn Kurland – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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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 momentt 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 Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published October 1st by Berkley Thos first published Alienore mpment SolongeColin of Berkhamshire. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about From This Moment Onplease sign up.

Lists with This Book. Fans of humorous medieval romance with unlikely hero. Not too many romances kurlannd 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.

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But, I loved it. It’s very funny, but also touching. Alienore is so afraid of getting married momfnt Colin her betrothedshe 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. Ahhh, smelly Colin of Berkhamshire. What a tender heart he had under that gruff. Alienore was the perfect heroine for him once she realized he had a soft side: I think this is my lgnn if the series so far.


Jul 23, Dangermousie rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 crom on every page. Set at some unspecified time in the Middle Ages though if you are looking for historical purity, look elsewherethe 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!

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 momemt Butcher of Berhamshire, a man with the reputation momet fierce that it scared away momebt 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 murland 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 mojent 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 thiis the following things and the following things only: He cannot comprehend why the dimwitted potential brides all beg off – can’t they appreciate a real warrior?


Not that he ffom 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 himthe 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 kurlanr 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. Nov 15, Kathy Davie rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. Her actions just made me wince my way through the story so I could get it over with. 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.

She never made an attempt to learn how to curse so she could fit in. Never tried to deepen her voice. Never tried to learn how to at least appear to know how to use her sword. All she seemed to do with skitter around like a mouse. What knight acts like that?? Had she no observational skills?? I did enjoy the comments Kurland had for Sibyl and her constant need for food! The final romantic entanglements are somewhat unexpected, and I’m curious as to whether their adventures will appear in future.

The Story Betrothed to the Butcher of Berkhamshire! Admittedly, running away could only be a positive move as it would get her out from under Marie. Once Marie had married her father, life went downhill rapidly. As fate would have it, her brother had left his mail and sword in the stables, and Ailenor quickly stole it. Just retribution for all the nasty tricks he had played on her in the past.

She didn’t get that far though, falling into service with Sir Humbert’s lady and being assigned to guard his daughter, Sibyl. The greatest strain in serving her was getting back and forth from the kitchens with enough food to keep her happy. Then she discovers the bridegroom’s identity The Characters Colin the Butcher of Berkhamshire is too fearsome for any woman to want to wed.

Unfortunately, as “Sir Henri”she is now attendant upon Sybil who is being sent to Colin. Lord Christopherthe Dragon of Blackmour, and his lady, Gillianhave two sons.

Robin is three while William is not yet one. Jason of Artane has stayed on at Blackmour. Isabeau immediately realized who she was and she protected “Sir Henri” thos two years.