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From This Moment On

(de Piaget #8)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  2,185 ratings  ·  89 reviews
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
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Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Berkley Publishing (first published 2002)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Not too many romances have 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. But, I loved it. It's very funny, but also touching. Alienore is so afraid of getting married to Colin (her betrothed), she 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 ...more
Susan (susayq ~)
Ahhh, smelly Colin of Berkhamshire. What a tender heart he had under that gruff. And smell. Alienore was the perfect heroine for him once she realized he had a soft side :)

I think this is my favorite if the series so far.
Dangermousie
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 laughing on every page.

Set at some unspecified time in the Middle Ages (though if you are looking for historical purity, look elsewhere), the book has everything I like, cross-dressing included :) Alienore hasn't h
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Kathy Davie
Nov 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
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.

My Take
It started off so sweetly and slowly drove me mad with Aliénore's idiocy. 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,
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Christin
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clean, funny, all the trappings of a classic romance—I’ll be reading more of Kurland!!
The Window Seat
Jul 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
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KimberlyRose
Feb 19, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fic-romance-het
This book was a teeter-totter of unevenness.

I was an eager kid at the playground for the set up, which was full of tension and unique characters. Colin was an unusual, intriguing hero. I liked him, and I disliked him: he was such a simplified version of "manly"; but his base behaviour was believable. And his vulnerabilities made him forgiveable.

But, the playground became more oft annoying than fun:

1. I had a difficult time with Ali: the author told me how clever she was but showed me how dopey
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Kathie (katmom)
May 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really do enjoy Lynn Kurland's style...her stories are sweet, sad and compelling.

I had fallen in love with Colin in This Is All I Ask. His soft underbelly was there for me to see and now it is showing even more, but only to those that really know him.

His reputation as the fiercest fighter of all time has driven his betrothed to run away and hide, as a man! When she finds herself as his knight in training, she's pretty sure that she's descended into hell.

Colin comes across as stupid to some, bu
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Michelle
Nov 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Alienore has a cruel stepmother. When she finds out that she has been engaged to Colin of Berkhamshire, a man with the fiercest of reputations, she knows her stepmother has set it up so that she will be miserable. So she disguises herself as a knight and flees. Then she ends up escorting Colin’s newest fiancee to his keep. Colin is busy avoiding his fiancee and improving Alienore’s fighting skills is the perfect excuse. The more time Alienore spends with Colin, the more she sees he is not as bad ...more
Frezanda
Oct 09, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who love medieval romance
Shelves: own, romance
I love this books. The one that makes this books special for me is that the character is unlikely hero and heroine. The hero, Colin of Berkhamshire, is an uncouth knight with bad manner and fearsome character. But inside, he has a kind heart especially for anyone weaker than others. But beware all bullies. He will trounce them. The very funny thing is the arrogance of him. He believes that he is the best knight and always brag of it. He has rough outside but fine heart indeed. The heroine, Alien ...more
Christy Stewart
I'm no fan of Kurland because most times she presents a premise and I’m bored from the get-go, but this is one book I actually liked. The heroine got her faced rubbed in her own vomit, beat constantly, and the hero blew his nose into his sleeve. Aside from those wins, it’s a gender bender and the hero was unintelligent, socially defunct, self-delusional, apathetic, and ugly. It made me laugh a few times.

The biggest problem with the book is that it is 100 pages too long. Those pages lagged so muc
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Melissa
Jan 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very Sweet and silly book.The story of Colin of Berckhamshire and Alienore of Solenge with no time travel. It was just what I have come to expect from Kurland. I liked this one, it was cute and clean. One of her better ones in my opinion.
Barbara
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.
Terri
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'll be honest. I've read FROM THIS MOMENT ON at least a dozen times. It's one of a handful of default titles I grab for comfort reading. Begin with a tall young maiden fleeing forced matrimony by stealing one of her drunken brothers' armor and sword in order to pretend to be a knight guarding the simpering spoiled daughter of a medieval lord. Add a huge, fierce, and rather pungent knight whose intended brides keep finding ways to avoid marriage with him, including one tall and clever lord's dau ...more
Lindsey
Mar 24, 2017 rated it liked it
At first I was just exasperated by the silliness of it all-Alienore was masquerading as a young knight to avoid her evil stepmother and an unwanted betrothal to the stereotypical brutish manly man. There was so much swaying and trembling going on-even the manly Colin by the end-that just the mention of someone swaying became quite comical. Also, Alienore's inability to just speak up for herself and tell the truth was just so frustrating! However, despite these flaws, I did get quite carried away ...more
Amy
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve read a couple books in the series but none of that in order. But that’s OK because it doesn’t necessarily need to be read in order. There were some really fun moments when it was painfully obvious that Ali was A female. And the constant dancing around the issue although somewhat drawn out was funny. I’ll probably read more books in the series but the only question is whether I should continue to go from the middle or start from the beginning.
Jennifer
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorites of the series, mostly because Colin is so amusing in his single minded devotion to the art of combat. His eating habits and manners are atrocious, and he may smell a little rank. As usual, the villains and motivations are absurd and without much intelligence or believable motivation, but whatever. I also don't know why her father was such a moron about the stepmother, nor why the stepmother was so mean to Alienore but seemingly not her brothers.
Kem
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fitting tale for the most feared warrior of the times. Colon also ended up with his most perfect mate, the very one he was supposed to get two years before. Evil lurked along the road from two different directions, but of course they were overcome at last. A rollicking tale filled with laughter, romance and danger.
Ivory
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very cute but a lil long
Ruth Ellen
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Colin and Alinor's story.
Amanda Kern
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book. It drags in places and was unbelievable. This was not her best effort. I really enjoy her as an author overall.
Rhonda Soukup
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had to read this one a second time before I really liked it. One of the few non-paranormal Kurland stories. The main male character is a kick. Poopsie would like that.
Becca
Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh, Colin. I am so glad Lynn Kurland wrote a story for you. I fell for your soft side in This Is All I Ask and you did not disappoint! I thought Alienore and Colin were very well-matched and were really cute together. I personally felt that it could have been shorter--Kurland did not give Colin enough credit for figuring out the Sir Henri was a girl. However, I think the interactions between the two did allow Alienore time to see what a good person Colin was underneath all that gruff. My favorit ...more
LilaBird
Nov 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
A great improvement from the way things were going with this series! We were brought back into the world of the characters from Gillian and Christopher's book, so it was nice to see all of them again. Christopher's friend and guard, Colin of Berkamshire takes the lead in this story that leads him in a very Twelfth Night kind of way to his love, Alienore of Solenge.

Colin also has the reputation of being a fierce, cruel warrior, just like Christopher did in This Is All I Ask. And also like Christ
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Elle Schroder
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Jules2016
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Melania Ramona
I honestly have no idea how to rate this book, so I won't. There's something about Kurland's writing that I like... perhaps the humor that's ever present - and thank God for that!
The plot is full of holes caused mostly by the heroine's idiocy. I kept reading she was such a courageous girl, but I saw none of that(maybe a little at the end). She was such a coward for most of the story that at one moment I felt like pulling my hair out in frustration! Oh, I so wished I could have slapped some sense
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Cami
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2015
When I asked my mom to recommend her favorite book for me to read, she picked this one. Now, I'll be honest, this book isn't really my style. I don't normally read period romance novels, and the language was difficult for me to connect too. But once I got the hang of it, the story was entertaining. I do wish it had ended 11 chapters sooner though; I found the ending too stretched. However, the epilogue was cute... I would have given it an additional star if it had ended in chapter 32 and then ha ...more
BK
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
This is the first of Lynn Kurland's books that I've given such a low rating, and I'm quite sad to give this story 2 stars when I was so looking forward to reading more about Colin. I think his story would've been much better condensed to a short story, if I'm being perfectly honest. I would rather have had a longer story about Miles, actually; his short story was WONDERFUL and way too short.

It took me awhile to get through this book, not because I don't like Colin or Alienore (I like both chara
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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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