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This Is All I Ask (de Piaget #6)

4.28  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,117 Ratings  ·  188 Reviews
This medieval historical romance doesn't offer any of the paranormal elements found in Lynn Kurland's first two books, Stardust of Yesterday, and Dance Through Time, yet Kurland's fans will not be disappointed by this sensitive and moving romance. Gillian of Warewick knows no other treatment than the terrible physical and mental abuse issued by her father. When he arranges ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Jove / Penguin Group (first published January 1st 1997)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Mar 18, 2010 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of poignant but sweet romance
Recommended to Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) by: AAR Special Title Listing
This is a truly lovely romance story about two scarred people who find each other. There are parts that made me so sad to think about how Gillian was treated by her family. I was pretty curious to see how Ms. Kurland would handle a blind hero in a medieval romance. Think about it. How difficult that would be for a blinded knight? How could he run his keep, and keep what he earned by blood and sweat, in a world where might means right? I think she did a great job of dealing with the blindness iss ...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
Re-April 2015

Good gracious, it seems I just can't leave this book alone.

I still love it, though the one scene with "blanket" annoys the pie out of me.

I stick with my original rating of 4.5/5 Stars, and hope I can find something else that strikes my fancy so I don't end up re-reading the entire series.

Re-Read July 2011.

This is still a favorite of mine. While I think Christopher is a bit too squishy for my tastes, as Ms. Kurland has a tendency to make her terrifyingly powerful warriors have an
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Christine
Sep 19, 2012 Christine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned, romance
I usually reserve my one-star reviews for utter, painful rubbish. This book does actually have some redeeming features, so maybe I should nudge it up, but I can't see past the ridiculous portrayal of blindness suffered by Christopher, the male protagonist. You may feel free to groan at the painful pun. I assure you the pain won't come near that of trying to figure out on which planet the author ran across a blind person. Hmmm....maybe if this were relabeled science fiction? Nah...

I quit reading
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Susan (susayq ~)
I've got to admit, I liked this one the best so far out of all that I've read in the series. Christopher was absolutely swoony :) if I could pluck him from the pages and have him for myself, I'd gladly do it. I loved how Gillian blossomed and became courageous. Her transformation was great.
Bark's Book Nonsense
Oct 05, 2010 Bark's Book Nonsense rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
When her abusive father sells her off to a man she's heard has horns and practices the Dark Arts, our heroine is understandably scared out of her wits but is also a bit relieved to escape her sire's tortures. Instead of finding the Devil, she finds a wounded, proud and wonderful man, a man who needs her love to become whole again - her soulmate. Set in medieval times, THIS IS ALL I ASK is a beautiful and emotionally rewarding love story for those who enjoy a believable tale about the magical hea ...more
Leah
Jan 31, 2008 Leah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Again, this has sexual situations...but I loved the story. It made me believe in true love...wow, that was sappy.
~Leslie~
Mar 28, 2014 ~Leslie~ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paper-copy, re-read
This is one of my all-time favorite pure romance novels. No sex, just romance. I love how Lynn Kurland writes.

2nd Time reading it: 4.5 Loved it all over again! Christopher is such an amazing hero and Gillian is amazing as well. Both of them have so much to overcome and yet they love each so deeply. Beautiful story.
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Ruth
Dec 16, 2010 Ruth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ruth by: Megan
Excellent. This is the sweetest historical romance I have ever read. Both H/H believe they are unworthy but with love and each other they become a beautiful whole.
Fani
This is all I ask is a very very nice romance, that I loved reading for the first 2/3 of it. In fact, if I was to rate it objectively I might rate it with 5 stars, but since all this rating/reviewing system is about how I feel about it, I can't give it more than 4 stars, or 3 and 1/2 to be exact.
The story, as it has been described already here is that of Gillian's of Warewick, shy and timid and physically abused by her father marrying the evil, hard-hearted warlock Christopher of Blackmoor. (vie
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Megan
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A
Apr 11, 2015 A rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is so derivative it hurts. The heroine is tstl in every way who misconstrues everything as bad, even if someone so much as sneezes near her.

Her abusive, cruel father is two dimensional and a typical 'evil' character used as a plot device to show how the heroine is vulnerable but it all just feels contrived of the (bad parts) medieval romance genre, especially the hero with the fierce reputation as a wicked man with a 'black soul' (eye roll) with nothing of substance to back up these c
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Princessjay
Above-average writing style, situation, and set-up. The heroine is a typical scaredy-cat abused and virginal girl who transforms through love into a woman with confidence, blah blah. The hero is blind -- which was interesting, but not very much explored except that he needed to have the furniture in his household be the same, etc. -- but typical strong man who is not a bad guy inside, blah blah. And, of course, the villain of the piece is the abusive father, who is pure cardboard. Nothing origin ...more
Erin Burns
Aug 02, 2016 Erin Burns rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blindness, read-2016
I am not quite entirely sure how this book ended up on my TBR, particularly with none of the other books in the series read or an my TBR. But I suspect it somehow came to my attention after reading Candle in the Window and becoming interested in how blind protagonists are treated after reading The Arrangement.

It turns out that this is also somewhat a paranormal, and we have witches, I suspect from they way they are presented here they have been meddling along in the series and will continue to m
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R.C. Matthews
Nov 17, 2015 R.C. Matthews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a heart-breaking story this is! Christopher and Gillian are both damaged in their own ways - the hero having been blinded and the heroine a victim of abuse. I really loved the way the author developed the love and trust between these two characters. Being blind is difficult enough in modern times, but to be known as a fierce warrior in the medieval times and then lose your sight - that's a serious blow to one's ego and pride.

Gillian's transformation from meek and ugly girl to courageous an
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Lover of Romance
As this is one of my favorite romance novels to read, a book that I have read and re read over and over, I thought it was time to do a review on this read. This Is All I Ask starts out with Gillian of Warewick, whose mother died when she was young, and her father tends to be very abusive to her both physically and emotionally. Gillian after losing her brother, who was the only one that loved her, she feels that she has no courage or beauty inside or out. When she is suppose to marry the Dragon o ...more
Ana T.
Feb 01, 2008 Ana T. rated it liked it
My last reread for the January Rereading Challenge. I didn't manage to read as many as I hoped but the one missing will be reread soon, it's Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice!

Gillian of Warewick knows no other treatment than the terrible physical and mental abuse issued by her father. When he arranges a match for Gillian with Christopher of Blackmour, she is fearful: Blackmour is rumored to be an evil sorcerer. When Gillian meets him, he proves to be far more of a man than her father is, yet h
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Rhapsody
Dec 09, 2015 Rhapsody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers who like timid/abused heroines and tragic heroes
Loved it. It had a lot of elements that I like in romance novels, especially historicals. Gillian has been abused by her evil father and is then sent to marry Christopher, a lord with an evil reputation. She's terrified of him, cries constantly, considers escaping and doesn't know where to go, etc. Christopher was an incredible warrior before he was blinded and he doesn't want to make himself vulnerable to his new bride. He avoids her for a while before deciding that maybe the marriage isn't tha ...more
Brooke
Feb 09, 2012 Brooke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gillian and Christopher are a shining example of real love, this story was equally sad and heart breaking as it was beautiful and heart warming... Christopher's ability to survive and thrive with his ailment was astounding, and really beautiful, because he doesn't succeed by himself, Colin and Jason are two fantastic characters hat I loved just as much as the main characters.... Lynn Kurland writes relationships, brothers, friends, lovers, etc, she really makes you feel the loyalty and respect.. ...more
Kathie (katmom)
May 07, 2011 Kathie (katmom) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-books-ever
I've already read this TWICE...yes, it's that good.

This poor girl, beaten physically and mentally, just a lost little waif, terrified...and now married to someone who surely has HORNS!

And him...In the dark and afraid to care!

Gillian is so naive and innocent. The only care she's ever known was from her brother and then he was gone.

Christopher had been hurt, blinded and then left because "he was less than a man without his sight".

Their journey to really ~see~ each other was amazing.

They each find
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Mary
Sep 06, 2013 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers, historical fiction buffs, fantasy readers
Recommended to Mary by: I'd read Stardust of Yesterday
Shelves: romance
Such a sweet book! An abused daughter who the father wants to unload on whoever he thinks will pick up where he leaves off, and the lord who is bound by a promise to take her. Only his reputation keeps people from guessing his real secret.

How he finally comes to discover that he has the perfect wife, how she guesses his secret and her reaction, how she comes to believe in herself, and his gruff but tenderhearted guard who becomes her second guardian - it's all just delightful.

I LOVE this book!
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Katie W
Apr 09, 2013 Katie W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have really come to love and enjoy Lynn Kurland's books. I have been told that they're not all the cleanest, when it comes to romance, and this was definitely one of those. I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline--a poor, abused girl is rescued from her father by a lord with the legend of being a dragon--but there were some parts, while very romantic, that made me a tad bit uncomfortable. Maybe a little TMI, without completely crossing lines, just very, very close (for me, at least). But...at least ...more
Natalie
Feb 11, 2015 Natalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sigh. Such a lovely change to read a real romance novel :)
Meg
Jan 12, 2016 Meg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh I have missed these books!!
Bookmom
Dec 02, 2014 Bookmom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of Lynn Kurland’s books that I’ve gone back and re-read a number of times throughout the years. Christopher of Blackmour has a fearsome reputation, yet only two people in his Keep even realize that he’s blind from an attack years ago. He’d promised his best friend that if anything happened to him that Christopher would take care of his sister Gillian who it turns out had been seriously abused and terrorized by her father.

Two people who have been seriously damaged learn to go beyond t
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Melisa
Nov 20, 2015 Melisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read many of Lynn Kurland's books and more often than not I find myself re-reading her books. They make me laugh. They make me cry. I seem to have developed a strong emotional tie to some of the characters, especially those in the medieval, historical romance novels. They all face their share of struggles, and it makes my heart happy to read of their happy ending.

Christopher made a promise to Gillian's brother to protect her from their father in the event he is not able to do so himself. A
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Nhi Nguyễn
OMG!!! What a beautiful, sometimes intense and most of the time heartbreaking historical romance novel! I'm not in the hunger for romance stories, but still this book touched my heart in a unique way that no other historical romance books I've read could.

The two main characters - Christopher and Gillian - all had doubts and lack of confidence about themselves and their own values - Gillian with her fear of not being beautiful and brave enough to be a perfect match for Christopher, and Christophe
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Penelope West
Jul 09, 2008 Penelope West rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: To lovers of midieval romance
Most heroes are perfect specimens of manhood. Usually tall, almost always too handsome by far, their only physical flaws are a few scars from battles. Not so this hero. Christopher has more serious wounds to his person and his soul. It takes the love of his dead wife's brother, and the girl who has been brought to be his second wife to bring him back to be an active participant in life again. Richly told story to warm you to your toes.
Kate
Oct 11, 2014 Kate rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Christopher of Blackmour is rumored to be a dragon, a blackhearted scourge as fierce as any warrior in England. Having squired with Robin of Artane along with William of Warewick, he promised William to take care of his sister if anything ever befell his friend. William's death has occurred, leaving Christopher to save Gillian from her father's brutal beatings, even though a marriage is the last thing Chirstopher or Gillian want. As a filler series, I will probably continue to read it, although ...more
Susan
A wonderful medieval romance. It was heartwarming to witness the transformation of both Hero and Heroine as they battled their own insecurities. Both were battle scarred; Gillian from her father's beatings and Christopher from a disability received from a battle. Both felt unworthy which transformed into actions that would fan the insecurity of the other. They each become whole as they grow to love one another. The emotion and love between Gillian and Christopher is touching and poignant.

It had
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Yulia
Jul 19, 2015 Yulia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was okay but I don't thing I'll be reading the rest of the books in this series, at least not anytime soon.
A clean romance about a girl who was abused by her father and the man who is scarred emotionally by his first marriage and mentally by losing his sight.
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Lynn began her writing career at the tender age of five with a series of illustrated novellas entitled Clinton’s Troubles in which the compelling hero found himself in all sorts of . . . well, trouble. She was living in Hawaii at the time and the scope for her imagination (poisoned fish, tropical cliffs, large spiders) was great and poor Clinton bore the brunt of it. After returning to the mainlan ...more
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Other Books in the Series

de Piaget (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Another Chance to Dream (de Piaget,  #1; de Piaget/MacLeod, #5)
  • If I Had You (de Piaget, #2; de Piaget/MacLeod, #7)
  • Dreams Of Stardust (de Piaget, #3; de Piaget/MacLeod, #11)
  • When I Fall in Love (de Piaget, #4; MacLeod, #6; de Piaget/MacLeod, #13)
  • One Enchanted Evening (de Piaget, #5; de Piaget/MacLeod, #16)
  • The More I See You (de Piaget, #7; de Piaget/MacLeod, #6)
  • From This Moment On (de Piaget, #8; de Piaget/MacLeod, #9)
  • Stardust of Yesterday (de Piaget, #9; de Paiget/MacLeod, #1)
  • Till There Was You (MacLeod, #8; De Piaget #10; de Piaget/MacLeod, #15)
  • One Magic Moment (de Piaget, #11; de Piaget/MacLeod, #17)

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