About This is all I ask. From Lynn Kurland, the New York Times bestselling author of the Nine Kingdom series. Set near the Scottish border at a rugged castle on. 9 Mar I feel blessed that I have had the opportunity to read This Is All I Ask, Lynn Kurland took two people – one who was horribly abused by her. From Lynn Kurland, the New York Times bestselling author of the Nine Set near the Scottish border at a rugged castle on the edge of the sea, this is the story .

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But as she sees that he struggles with a certain challenge of his own, that will be with him ia rest of his life, she knows he suffers pain and loss as well, that he is in need of love as much as Gillian needs it and more. I really loved the way the author developed the love and trust between these two characters.

When he arranges a match for Gillian with Christopher of Blackmour, she is fearful: This poor girl, beaten physically and mentally, just ix lost little waif, terrified Nothing origin Above-average writing style, situation, and set-up.

What makes this book awesome is that while our hero never physically sees again, he does learn how to appreciate and love inner beauty which cannot be seen by many that have perfect vision. I cried and laughed. I love how Lynn Kurland writes.

They each find some steel in their backbones and more than enough love in their lives. View all 24 comments. This book begins with witches. Blind people can adapt in seemingly miraculous ways at times, but not being able to see is actually a big problem. There are no love scenes in this book.

Books by Lynn Kurland. Auditory cues are great, but they won’t help you look a person in the eyes. Open Preview See a Problem? Twenty-one-year old woman who’s been kept as a virtual prisoner by horribly abusive father is sprung from her nightmare home by a marriage offer from a knight friend of her deceased warrior brother.


I have to assume he is totally blind, although the author has no description whatsoever of his specific visual problem, probably assuming, as many do, that there is only one way to be blind. I devoured this book Although her fear his understandable we immediately know that Christopher is nothing of what she believes him to be and the reason for him to marry her as nothing to do with evil deeds or malicious intentions.

This was a great medieval romance. There is, as one of the characters noted, a light that shines in her eyes. This is an amazing book! The story is simple and very forward, but also sweet and tender and I really enjoyed reading how their trust and love developed day by day although Chris could have resisted a little longer before he fell for Gill’s charm.

Poor heroine was so much mistreated by her father. This is a good thing, because it’s hard to envision any other situation in which the stupidity of our hero and heroine doesn’t drive them apart.

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Axk sweet he is with her, how he is determined to protect her. He avoids her for a while before deciding that maybe the marriage isn’t that bad a thing wsk all.

I liked the idea that she fell in love with the ocean – this wild, raw piece of nature. Medieval Romance Review Tags: Characters and Arcs Akl the best part of a novel, the characters often make the book. There is a busybody squire, an ugly and unwashed but loyal best friend, and three meddling witches, to name a few.

I could go with some incoherent babbling, but nowhere near the extent of conversation she holds with “blanket” during her recovery. Because this blind person can fool more than just the servants Christopher is hiding his blindness from his people.


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Published October 1st by Berkley Publishing first published January 1st I mean really, really cried. Aall might have the patience of reading another 5 or 10 pages of epilogue on how they lived happily ever after or about pages of hunting down the villain before they can live happily.

Gillian is a young woman whose only known abuse and domination. Blackmour is rumored to be an evil sorcerer. Jul 02, Anali rated it it was amazing Shelves: I even liked Gillian wen she wasn’t sounding like a 14 year old.

May 04, Kathie katmom rated it it was amazing Shelves: The hero, Christopher of Blackmour, is blind due to an accident he sustained a few years prior. For me, that is a bonus. How he dealt with his blindness showed immense strength of character that made him one of the most attractive and wonderful heroes ever.

But wait, there’s more! Oh, and in case I didn’t make it clear, I don’t recommend. Three wizened old crones who stole my heart.

View all 6 comments. Man, oh, man, this book is almost painfully sweet. No trivia or quizzes yet. Gillian was quiet and timid, not at all the annoying, fiery, TSTL heroine you so often encounter in these books.

Fhis is really a good read. So when she first meets Christopher she knows that he is only marrying her out of a promise that he made to her brother.