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Tapestry (De Piaget #10)

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Woven from the color and pageantry of the Middle Ages...
From the burning passions of bold and beautiful women...
From the brave hearts of strong and courageous men...


Welcome to a world of chivalry and honor, of danger and desire, of legend, and of love.... These four original novellas bring to life all the romance and adventure of the Middle Ages, with the common thread of
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Paperback, 1st Edition, 358 pages
Published August 27th 2002 by Jove Books (first published November 29th 2001)
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♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
I am doing these as I read them, because I read so much, I forget who's who, blah blah blah...

This is an anthology & each story has a tapestry of some kind in it. It is not all PNR but HR as well.

The Kiss in the Shadows by Lynn Kurland

This historical romance was about a shunned girl, Lianna who was ward of the court, ugly from pock scars to her face, but had a whole lot of wealth left to her after her family was slaughtered.

She meets Jason & his brother. She is poisoned & the men wat
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Jess
I only read this one for the Karen Marie Moning story in it. The story was supposedly part of the highlander series but the only characters in common was the queen and king of the fae. It was okay, but I wouldn't buy the book.
♥ Sarah ♥
The Kiss in the Shadows by Lynn Kurland: (4 stars)
This was a surprise for me, because although I do enjoy some historical romance here and there, I've never read anything from what appears to be around the Renaissance time. The date is not clearly told, but with the way they talk, I'm assuming it's around that time. I'm used to historical romances based in the early 1800's and such. So it was with great surprise that I really enjoyed this one.

In this story Lianna is sort of the typical ugly duck
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Kathie (katmom)
I've read two of the stories in the compilation.

First was Karen Marie Moning's "Into the Dreaming" A lovely little short story that fit nicely into her Highlander series. Aedynn has to fall in love with a mortal girl in 30 days...or be forever VENGENCE for the Unseelie King. Jane has dreampt of him all of her life, and she's going to MAKE him remember her and love her. It was fun and cute, although I find myself worried about the Fairy Queen.

Next was To Kiss in the Shadowsby Lynn Kurland. I had
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Susan (susayq ~)
I loved each of the 4 stories in here! I'll admit, I had never read anything by Sherrilyn Kenyon. This made me go download the whole series this is a part of! I got this for the KMM story, and it lived up to my expectations. It was sexy and funny...Jane writing a serial romance for the people of the village :)
Maura
A Kiss in the Shadows - Lynn Kurland - 3/5 - This was good. Set in the middle ages, our heroine is an heiress with scars marring her beauty, while our hero is a third son and knight looking to make a name for himself and with a dark reputation (not very well deserved though). They are accompanied by his brother, a lighthearted and easygoing rake. The hero falls in love with the heroine, protects her from evil bitches at court and fights to win her hand. A clean romance (they don't even kiss til ...more
Kaleigha
I freely admit I am one of those people who only buy an anthology when it contains a story from a series I am reading. And I usually only read that particular story. This one was no exception, finishing off my Karen Marie Moning Highlander marathon. I will probably be going back when I start the Dark Hunter series, but for now, this is only based on the story Into The Dreaming.

Aedan MacKinnon, like most of Moning's heroes, is a centuries old Highland warrior. When the Dark Unseelie King offers A
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Kitty
This book contains four short stories by various authors. I bought it right before a vacation, thinking that the shorter stories would help the plane flights go faster, and because these are all authors I've wondered about, but haven't read. It was a success - the flights went quicker, and I got a taste of four new authors.

I enjoyed all four stories, but didn't absolutely love any one of them. Lynn Kurland's had sort of a nice "message" about seeing beyond a person's appearance, and it was a swe
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
As a huge Sherrilyn Kenyon fan, I couldn't wait to read "Tapestry" for her contribution. But I was surprised to find, I enjoyed all four novellas in the anthology.

The first, "To Kiss in the Shadows," by Lynn Kurland, was a historical romance. Lianna was once beautiful, but her face was marred by pox. Her family is dead but she is living as a ward of the king. She holds great lands that will one day go to her husband.

The women of the court are not kind to her; they merely tolerate her and sometim
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Kathy Davie
Series: To Kiss in the Shadows (De Piaget, 9)
Dragonswan (Dark-Hunter, 1.5; Were-Hunter, 1)
Into the Dreaming (Highlander, 8 )

An anthology of romance tales the main theme of which revolves around a tapestry.

The Stories
Lynn Kurland's To Kiss in the Shadows is a triumph of the intangible over the physical. Lianna de Grasleigh has been scarred by the pox, lost her family, and is now a ward of the King. Her only value lies in the lands she inherited upon her father's death and she is mocked and tormen
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Lord Rose
Lynn Kurland: To Kiss in the Shadows
I would have liked to see more falling in love between the hero and heroine. It seemed like they just kind of did. And I wanted to see more on the hero's black reputation.

I wanted to see more of the first half of the story, with the hero and heroine interacting, and less of the second half, which seemed like fluff and revisiting previous characters.

Madeline Hunter: An Interrupted Tapestry
This one was cute.

Sherrilyn Kenyon: Dragonswan
I kind of felt like I was m
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Linda
Anthology with four short stories. Fun reads, love and HEA, just how i want it.
Lynn Kurland´s To Kiss in the Shadows, Lianna hides while in the court to be wed, trying not to show her face since she´s scarred by the pox. She´s saved from torment by Jason who´s there to find his brother before he leaves for France. Really felt sorry for Lianna and her suffering and loved the HEA. Going to read more from Lynn Kurland.
Madeleine Hunter´s An Interrupted Tapestry, Lady Giselle seeks help from her chi
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Wan
Tapestry – over all this series of novellas were quite good. The first novel brought down the average for me but I enjoyed the others very much.

“To Kiss in the Shadows” was a solid 2 for me. It was the story of an outcast heiress VS. an outcast third son of a lord. The heroine was the richest heiress in King Henry’s court with pox-scarred face, tortured, and mocked by her peers. The hero was a misunderstood-to-be-the-dark-warlock squire. When she was poisoned by her jealousy peers, he nursed he
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Kerry
DRAGONSWAN by Sherrilyn Kenyon

REREAD #1: 8/10 (31 December 2005 - 31 December 2005)

This is probably my favourite of Kenyon's HunterLegends short stories. Of course, it has a dragon in it - and a super sexy one at that - which gives it a good head start. Sebastian is a lovely character; I love the way he always tells Channon the truth and because of the situation, she initially takes it all as a joke. She is strong and clever and takes things in her stride in a realistic kind of way.

Perhaps beca
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Megan
I only read the novella “Dragonswan” by Sherrilyn Kenyon because it is part of her Dark-Hunter series. I do not think good reads gets the numbering right, so for the purpose of my reviews all the Dark-Hunter novellas in anthologies are not “officially” part of the series, since very few of the characters in the novellas are ever mentioned in Ms. Kenyon’s full novel series. So, for my reviews I am going to give them half numbers. “Dragonswan” is number 1.5 (meaning that it comes after “Fantasy Lo ...more
Umme
I read this book because the short story "Dragonswan" was listed as part of the Dark-Hunter Series. However, I really didn't see the connection. The story itself was good, it felt rushed but I guess it had to be since it was a "short" story. I believe that if it was an actual book, it would have been really good. I am just getting into the Dark-Hunter series, so I wanted to read everything and in order but I strongly feel this story does not relate to Fantasy Lover and Night Pleasures. So if you ...more
dragonsdy
I actually read the short story "To Kiss in the Shadows" by Lynn Kurland. It is now available as an ebook. I loved reading Jason's story.He fell in love with Lianna a ward of the king. Even though she is very rich she is treated shamefully since she has some pocks marks on her face. But Jason sees her heart and falls hard for her. This is a sweet love story with some intrigue. I love it!!!!
LilaBird
This is the very first compilation of short stories I've ever read and I LOVED it! It was so much fun to get little glimpses into the worlds these authors write in. I am already a HUGE fan of Karen Marie Moning and a new fan of Lynn Kurland, who I just recently discovered. The other two authors were new to me, but I really enjoyed them both. One really fun part about reading a romance in short story format, is that you get to the physical stuff much faster than in a full sized novel! While I do ...more
Martina
3 1/2 stars for Tapestry
L.K. nice woman w/ prior pox, mean women, two bros, seeing beyond physical appearances and rumors
M.H. an odious bro, two people in friendship and love
S.K. dragon and professor, mating, time leaping, misjudged deeds
K.M.M. nefarious fairy, lost memory, time leap, love remembers
Highland-dreamer
I enjoyed all 4 stories, though some were better than others. My favorite was #2 by Madeline Hunter. I thought her story was the best, considering the restrictions in story length! My only complaint with her story was that she didn't really "set the scene" very well. There wasn't much written in the story to tell me the time-period in which it was taking place. Even the speech was pretty modern. My second fav was the first one by Lynn Kurland, but it was way too short. #3 was more paranormal, an ...more
Karen
I read all these stories in past and loved 3 of the tales at the time; except for "Dragonswan" by Sherrilyn Kenyon which I thought was weird at the time. However, I have since read other stories by her and now understand where she got the idea for her Dark-hunter characters. Lynn Kurland's "To Kiss in the Shadows" is short story in her De Piaget storyline that is set in the past with a heroine who has other women trying to put her in her place even though she has higher rank then them. She falls ...more
Rebecca (everyday reader)
A great grouping of tapestry and true love related stories. The first showcases inner beauty in a young woman who has some facial scaring from a childhood illness and still finds love with a much sought after man. The second is based on family heirlooms, a little sister who has always loved a family friend, and brothers' and their gambling problems. The third is a continuation of the dark-hunter series where we see the dragons' story (the dragon family of the one who lives in the attic at Sanctu ...more
Chandra
Story 1: Her face has been marred by the pox. In the King's court she spends her time needle pointing a tapestry. He sees her but not think anything of her scarred face.
Story 2: Her brother is in trouble. She goes to an old friend, a successful merchant, hoping he will give her money to help her brother. The one thing that has any value to her and her family heirloom tapestry.
Story 3: He comes from the Medieval era to take the Dragon Tapestry back to his time. She loves to study Medieval history
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July
This was a re-read for me. I just re-read the first story.
To Kiss in the Shadows.
Lianna of Grasleigh is living among Henry's court. Lady Harrow treated Lianna as if she were not good enough to be at court. Even though Lianna has the highest rank among the women. The women are cruel to her. She has scars from the Pox on one side of her face and they call her horrible names. So she tries not to draw attention to herself. When the two brothers from Artane make there way among them. The woment set
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Patricia
Dragonswan (Dark-Hunter, #1.5)

Beautiful scholar Channon MacRea has spent years studying the legendary Dragon Tapestry, devoting days and nights to deciphering the impenetrable Old English symbolism. Then one evening the unnaturally handsome Sebastian appears. He claims to hold the key to solving the tapestry's mysteries. Bearing magnificently taut and tanned flesh marked by intriguing scars of battle, he also claims to be a dragon slayer trapped between two worlds.

For Channon there's only one wa
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Sherily Toledo
Great short stories. Wish they were longer. Love Sherrilyn Kenyon's stories best.
Pravana
Only read the story by Lynn Kurland - To kiss in the shadows. Sweet Book
Monica
Each one of these stories is a fun, entertaining, quick read, but that's where my problem lies. I was very saddened that Jason's book was so short. I truly enjoyed his character in previous books and was looking forward to his story. Kurland does a great job with the story and characters, but it felt rushed. As for the other three stories, I enjoyed them as well, but would have like to get to know the characters better. Moning, I believe did the best overall intriguing me into her story line. Th ...more
Zeek
I got this book last yr because I simple HAD to read a Karen Marie Moning after tearing thru her Fever series.(I’m actually glad I read her entry- Into The Dreaming- after the Fae Fever series because it made for more Fever series speculation fun!)

This antho also boasts Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dragonswan- a short story which is an early entry into her Dark Hunter series that I had yet to read. It made me remember why I fell in love with her DH's. I haven’t read the other two stories in the antho. ye
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Erin
Again, just read Jason's story. I don't understand. Between Miles and Jason, who played somewhat major roles in other stories, I don't know why they didn't get whole books to themselves. I love them both! They helped the other stories in major ways! I mean, come on! Jason is fabulous! He deserved more than 80 pages. And, I've been reading them in the order on her website. But, I think that is a little skewed. Kendrick's dead. He's not dead. He just got killed.... Geez. Put them in the right orde ...more
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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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