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Asked by surfin987 on Mon 02, Jul 2007 04:23pm :
The book is about a lady at kings court and she had some kind of childhood
skin problem. She hids her face all the time. She is made fun of and
doesn't talk much. She meets a knight and he helps her come out of her
shell....any hints of what book I'm talking about??? I thought it was
written by Sherrily Kenyon, but I can't find it with her stuff?!? The book
is not older than 10 years.
Answer by admin on Wed 04, Jul 2007 11:38am:
"TO KISS IN THE SHADOWS" by Lynn Kurland in the volume "Tapestry" (2002),
which also features a story by Sherrily Kenyon.
It's also available as a single volume:
Various descriptions of the story:
"Lynn Kurland tells the tale of Lianna of Grasleigh, once beautiful but now
her face ravished by the effects of the pox. She was shunned, ridiculed and
kept to the shawdows. Jason de Piaget finds her and is attracted by her
personality, when he does see her face, he can still see the beauty of the
person she is. He was shunned as well - guilt by association because of his
connection to the Lord of Blackmour reputed to practice the 'dark arts'.
They find a love together that lets them love amongst the treachery and
intrigues of court."
"Lianna of Grasleigh spends all her days weaving tapestries of dragons and
shadows, avoiding the intrigues of court, and trying desperately with
needle and thread to recapture the beauty she has lost. She dreams of a
fearless knight to rescue her from the king's stern wardship. Jason of
Artane is determined to leave his past behind and pursue a noble quest, but
his plans take a different turn while he crossed paths with a mysterious
young woman. His life changes when he sees her true self and pulls her out
of the shadows and into his heart..."
"Since King Henry accepted Lianna as his ward, she has spent her time
hiding from people. The pox robbed her of her beauty, leaving scars in its
wake, and an unknown enemy robbed her of her family. She has, since then,
kept herself hidden in the solar, surrounded my women who despise her for
some reason. Lianna's only consolation is weaving tapestries. She has
poured her energy into re-creating all that has been taken from her,
including her beauty."
"Kendrick and Jason are immediately taken wth her, more so because of her
inner beauty. She stands out against all the two-faced women that fill King
Henry's court. Jason falls in love with Lianna and asks for her hand in
marriage, but the real obstacle is King Henry. Lianna is the wealthiest
heiress in England and it's unlikely that he will allow Lianna to wed a man
who has very little."
Comment by surfin987 on Wed 04, Jul 2007 11:04am:
That's the one! Thank you so much!!