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Book Review-One Magic Moment

by | Feb 2, 2012 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review-One Magic MomentOne Magic Moment by Lynn Kurland
Also in this series: This is all I ask
Series: de Piaget #13
Published by Jove / Penguin Group on May 3rd 2011
Genres: Historical Romance, Medieval Era, Time Travel Romance
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0515149519

Medieval studies scholar Tess Alexander is thrilled for the chance to live in a medieval castle. But then a trip to the village brings her face-to-face with the owner of the local garage, who looks a great deal like the man who married her sister...800 years in the past. She's determined to remain objective about magic and destiny, but she can't help wondering about that mysterious, sword-wielding mechanic.

 Tess Alexander, living in a restored medieval castle, with a degree and a work that she is passionate about, but then one day when she takes her car to the garage, she comes face to face with a man that looks exactly like her brother in law, the one that is married to her sister in the past. But as things start to escalate between them she starts to realize that he must be a brother of her brother in law, and wonders how he came to be here in the present day, and why is he here?John De Piaget has been living in the future for quite some time now, and although he misses his family, has come to like it here. But when he meets Tess he knows he is in trouble. For she is the one woman that could dig into his past, and thats the last thing that he needs now. At first Tess and John are bothered by each other, but as time passes by and they start spending more and more time together, chemistry starts to build between them and right when they believe things are going right for the both of them, there is a danger that threatens them both and their futures.

The Hero (John de Piaget)
John is a son of Rhys Piaget, and when he and his father had a falling out, he came to  the future and even though now he misses his family, he has settled here in this time. When he first meets he is very unsettled and a bit bothered by her, but he is drawn to her, and despite his best efforts to stay far away, he only ends up being closer to her, and when he starts to start falling for her, he now only wants to protect her and woo her like only a Piaget knight can….

The Heroine (Tess Alexander)
When Tess lost her sister, she felt like she was grieving, but she still had some family left, a wonderful job and career with something she loves, a scholar of medieval history, and lives in a medieval castle, life couldn’t be better….until she meets John and her whole life gets topsy turvy and now she doesn’t have any idea what she is doing, until she finds him at her side more than not, and the more she gets to know him the more she wonders if destiny has a hand in the situation she finds herself in and she knows she can easily fall in love with John just like her sister did his brother.

My Thoughts 
Its been a while since I have read a book from this author and from this series, and now I just want to read all the books in the series again. I have read the earlier books, but none of the recent ones, and after reading One Magic Moment, I now want to read all the others. From the first page I was completely drawn into the story. I Loved Loved Loved these two characters, it was pretty humorous to watch these two fumble through this little romance and courting they have going on. In the beginning we see that they don’t really care much for one another, but the more they are in each others companies, they start to form a powerful bond to each other, and I just had to sigh almost every chapter after that. I definitely loved the plot as well, in the beginning it seemed like it would be just a romance, but there definitely was a danger element that was added. One Magic Moment would have to be on the top of my life of time travel romances, right below Brenda Joyce’s. Although this doesn’t have much intimacy in the book, which is standard with this author. However I did love the romance level in this novel, not steamy by any means, but I fell in love with it all the same!!!

About Lynn Kurland

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 mainland, her writing gave way to training in classical music and Clinton, who had been felled with arrows, eaten by fish and sent tumbling off cars, was put aside for operatic heroes in tights.

Somehow during high school, in between bouts of Verdi and Rossini, she managed to find time to submerge herself in equal parts Tolkien, Barbara Cartland and Mad Magazine. During college, a chance encounter with a large library stack of romances left her hooked, gave her the courage to put pen to paper herself, and finally satisfied that need for a little bit of fantasy with a whole lot of romance!

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