Book Review: Lynn Kurland’s Tapestry

Posted September 6, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Lynn Kurland’s Tapestry



Karen Marie Moning, Lynn Kurland, Madeline Hunter, Sherrilyn Kenyon

It is part of the , , , series and is a historical fiction, paranormal romance, time travel in Paperback edition that was published by Jove on August 27, 2002 and has 358 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Shadowfever, Iced, The Highlander's Touch, Feverborn, Love Came Just in Time, Stardust of Yesterday, One Enchanted Evening, One Magic Moment, From This Moment On, Spellweaver, Gift of Magic, All For You, Roses in Moonlight, Dreams of Lilacs, Ever My Love, Blood Trinity, Man of My Dreams, Invincible, Born of Shadows, Retribution, Big Guns Out of Uniform, Deadly Promises, In Other Worlds, Dream Warrior, "One BAD Night", Dark Side of the Moon, Alterant, The Guardian, Whispered Lies, Infamous, Born of Silence, Aftertaste, The Curse, Inferno, Rise of the Gryphon, Styxx, Dangerous Women, Son of No One, Dragonbane, Born of Vengeance, Deadmen Walking

An anthology of four short historical paranormal romance stories that travel in time with tapestry as the primary theme.

In 2002, Tapestry won the RBL Romantica Hughie Award for Best Anthology, the P.E.A.R.L. (Paranormal Excellence Award for Romantic Literature) for Best Anthology, and the RIO Award of Excellence by Reviewers International Organization for Favorite Anthology.


“To Kiss in the Shadows” (De Piaget, 9 (8.5))
“Dragonswan” (Dark-Hunter, 1.5; Were-Hunter, 0.5)
“Into the Dreaming” (Highlander, 7.5)

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 tormented by the ladies of the court from whom she takes refuge in working on her tapestry. At least, until Kendrick and Jason de Piaget take an interest in her.

Madeline Hunter‘s “An Interrupted Tapestry” was so bittersweet. Giselle is desperate to raise the ransom for her brother, Reginald, and finally turns to a friend who had abandoned her years ago, Andreas, hoping to sell a family heirloom to him. A tapestry she has treasured. Except. She learns just why it is so difficult to raise the funds just as she learns why Andreas left.

Sherrilyn Kenyon‘s “Dragonswan” follows Kenyon’s usual pattern of the scholarly, less-than-desirable woman who attracts the sinfully handsome. [I always feel like there is some hope…*grin*] In this case, Channon is a history professor fascinated by the Dragon Tapestry. No one knows of its origins or the tale behind it. At least, not until Channon meets Sebastian, a Sentinel exiled by his Drakos patria. Doomed to an eternity of loneliness. He thought.

Karen Marie Moning‘s “Into the Dreaming” was tense for Jane had only 30 days in which to force Aedan MacKinnon to remember his human life, to remember her before he would be forced to return to his role as Vengeance for the Unseelie King, for the Seelie Queen has magically woven a tapestry by which Jane and Aedan met in the Dreaming in an attempt to thwart the Unseelie King. To save his family, Aedan had agreed to be imprisoned for five years…the Unseelie simply didn’t explain how they counted those years…

The Cover and Title

The cover barely reflects the main theme of tapestry for this anthology of short stories. It’s simply a twill sort of weave with faint vertical blue stripes alternating with cream in the background and a band of tapestry bisecting across the center with three roses in full bloom.

The title is the theme, Tapestry.