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Another Chance to Dream

(de Piaget #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  2,389 ratings  ·  122 reviews
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
Paperback, 432 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Berkley Publishing
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Bridget Vollmer
DNF....I'll refrain from rating as I'm only about 15% in. I found this too unexciting and dull to continue.
Aug 30, 2009 rated it liked it
Rhys and Gwen are soul-mates of the love-at-first-sight-never love-another kind. He is merely a knight, however, and she is betrothed and must marry another. That "other" just happens to now be Sir Rhys' Lord and Rhys is ordered to be her 'man at arms' and forced to watch all the atrocities her husband deems to afflict her with. As the catastrophes (and pages) mount to keep the lovers apart, I just wanted to get to the end of the book so someone could be happy and find some peace! With 50 less p ...more
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kurland-lynn
I usually read this wonderful series every couple of years. I see I have been remiss and need a sighworthy series that will put that smile back on my face. This is it for the next couple of weeks. YAY! Going home to visit old friends. :)

"That they would have another chance to dream was not a gift he would take lightly." I do not know why I waited so long to re-read this series (third time) again. Rhys and Gwen de Piaget are the beginning of an amazing English family dynasty. I just love it. Guar
May 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mature-reads
This is written more like the traditional, historic 'romance' tale, not the taudry term it has become.

This is a tale of almost-unrequited love. Unfortunately, Gwen is empty-headed, daydreams whenever Rhys kisses her, and is headstrong just enough to give everyone troubles and not to do anything constructive or helpful. She's totally not worth the years of toil, fighting and stress Rhys puts in to get her. If not because of a whimsical Grandfather who withholds information (a plot device
♡Karlyn P♡
Very clean G-rated romance. Cute simple chivalrous tale of true love over coming all obstacles, but it drug on too long in spots. If I was 14 y/o I may have loved it, but overall this is not my flavor of romance reads.
Mili Fay
Jan 23, 2016 rated it did not like it
I can't finish this book. It was highly recommended. I wanted to like it, but I could not believe the setting and the characters were idiots. I cannot stand Gwen. She should have been a plucky spunky heroine, instead she comes across as a spoiled brat without any common sense. I like the hero, but for the life of me I could not understand why any man would put up with the silly woman. I also could not understand why her parents would force her to marry a moron. There is talk about station, blah, ...more
Dec 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, but it was damn angsty. Gwen and Rhys went through hell and back... I truly expected Robin to turn out to be Rhys's... I was waiting for the reveal, but it never came... And Nicholas, does she never intend on letting Rhys know he fathered him?
There journey was heartbreaking at times, Most of the time actually.... Rhys has the patience of a Saint.... I loved all the characters, The Viking Twins, Montgomery, Rhys grandfather, etc.. They all added so much to this story... I am sa
Susan (susayq ~)
3.5 stars

Not a bad read. Rhys and Gwen had a million obstacles thrown in front of them and still managed to end up together. There were a few things I felt were left unfinished that should have been addressed, namely (view spoiler)
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Medieval Historical Romance; Epic Romance
Reviewed for THC Reviews
Another Chance to Dream kicked off my 2017 reading with a bang. I’d never read anything by Lynn Kurland before, but I’d heard good things about her. Still, recommendations aren’t always a sure-fire indicator that I’ll like the author’s work, but in this case, everything I’d heard was definitely true. Without a doubt, this author knows how to write a truly romantic story that made my heart do flip-flops. Even though she keeps her narrative pretty PG-rated and I typically p
Mimi Smith
Apr 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: time-travel
It all began many years ago when a young knight saved a damsel in distress from a terrible plight, for young Lady Gwendolyn was not happy about being trapped in a pigsty. Not at all. So when young Rhys de Piaget noticed something vaguely resembling a girl(who he later learned was the future lady of the manor) amidst the pigs he felt it was his duty as a knight to become her champion and avenge her. Especially since the said lady was quite adamant in her wish for revenge, and was ready to avenge ...more
Nov 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lynn Kurland fans
This was the 18th tale I've read in Lynn Kurland's MacLeod & de Piaget series. I've read them in the convoluted order that I've been able to get my hands on them--which hasn't seemed to matter in the least. The story lines all seem to weave through one another so we have either a taste of things to come or a continuation of a story once enjoyed. The stories are fast-paced, engaging, and funny. All the guys are hunky and all the girls are more gorgeous than the last, but they do tend to encha ...more
Feb 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: home-library
Rhys saves Gwennelyn of Segrave from a pigsty. And, since that time she has been in love with him. She is bound and determined her father will give her to him to marry even if he is just a knight.
Several years later when she has to marry Alain of Ayre she decides to give herself to the one she loves first. This is the most romantic love story I have read in a very long time.
Gwen and Alain have a very troubled marriage. Rhys is appointed captain of Gwen's guard. Gwen stays true to her marriage a
Kathy * Bookworm Nation
It started out good, a little more lighthearted than I was expecting. However, after 65 pages I was already tired of Gwen's personality and I'm not sure if I care enough to see if she matures as the story goes on.

I just can't imagine reading 400+ pages of Rhys and Gwen wanting to be together and doing nothing about it. Why let everyone else dictate your life. Not sure why, if they were so in love, they didn't just elope and run away together??
Kathy Davie
Sep 05, 2010 rated it did not like it
Terrible...I'll try another of her books only because a friend loved her books...
Jun 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-kindle, re-read
1st book in the de Piaget series and it sets the tone for the whole series. So romantic with a sly humorous tone. The lady Gwen is spunky and fierce and Rhys is everything you would ever want in a chivalrous knight. But they have to work hard for their happiness. The book meanders a little bit but mostly it is a very engaging and lovely read.
Judy Bullard
Jul 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
"Chivalry is such a nasty business"!!! Loved this book - I was expecting the time travel aspect, but I have already read one of the later novels, and this one was about the previous generation. Time travel yet to come. They probably hadn't found the gate or portal at Artane yet. Rhys and Gwen's personality were very interesting. Kurland does well in establishing her characters.
Oct 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
On chapter 10. Angst, I am not sure I can stand to read this book! :(

Gwen sure liked to complain if Rhys didn't tell her his every secret. I wasn't happy with the book ending and she hadn't shared the secret she had kept from Rhys. And if something were to happen to her he wouldn't ever know things he had a right to know.
Jul 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
I have to admit though I did like this book it is one of my least favorite lynn kurland books I have read so far. I don't know why I didn't like it as much as the others but it seemed to drag for me and it was hard to get into.
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
meeting Rhys and Gwen and seeing how the DePiaget family began is amazing. But this is also a super long story and difficult to follow in a handful of places
Sha Mslvoe
I could not put this book down, I read it in less than one day! So exciting, I loved it!

Aug 29, 2008 rated it did not like it
Okay story line until you get to a breaking point in the middle where the main characters give into their passions. I put the book down.
Julia Nix
Mar 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
I don’t often write reviews, if I am simply not impressed by a book. This one, however, stood out as particularly annoying to me. This book was a disappointment (to waste days reading the thing). I did not enjoy this book. Is this a bestseller? It wasn’t interesting. It wasn’t well written for the period (though I do give kudos to the author for trying, and it could have been worse). I feel that it was clearly written by a person of today, such that it got in the way of putting me to that time p ...more
T. Rosado

4.5 Stars!

This was my first book by Lynn Kurland and I was expecting a time travel romance. Much to my surprise, there was not one element of sci-fi or fantasy in this historical. Although surprised, I was not disappointed, because this was a fabulously entertaining historical. I was also surprised by the wittiness throughout. It tempered the moments that made me anxious and/or sad. The story took place over many years and I loved that it read almost like a saga with a slightly faster pace. I kn
Anne Wright
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am a fan of Lynn Kurland's MacLeod and de Paiget books. Although part of a series, this book can definitely be read as a standalone. There is much in this book for romance lovers. Rhys and Gwen are strong characters and this is a good story with plot twists adding to the interest. I recommend this book.
Tamara Martin
Aug 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
I really wanted to like this book. I persisted in reading it because of all the rave reviews.
I kept waiting for it to get better, but it never did!
Gwen was empty-headed, boring, and unlikeable. Sir Rhys was strong and brave, but not very clever. And there was NO romance, like none! It was just boring, boring, boring.
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rhys is one of my favorite characters! I love the twisted family tree

This is a baseline story. How it all began. I loved the way each character follows their dreams! Now on to the next...
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Slow, involved story. This story contains, intrigue, love, camaraderie, humor and patience. The love story takes about 18 years to be completed. Rhys and Gwen are two patient, hopeful characters, but dreams come true to those who wait.
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Didn't realize it was in a series but did fine as a stand-alone novel. Typical historical romance.
Jennifer Horne
Feb 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
Could not finish.
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