When her sister Pippa married Montgomery de Piaget, Tess knew she may never see Pippa again. The distance separating the twins was too great – centuries in fact. She never expected such a joyous event would send her into depression. Now it is time to get her act together. As the owner of a fully restored castle, Sedgewick, Tess can put her degree in medieval studies to good use. Her lectures on the period have been well received, and the events she held on the castle grounds helped to keep the lights on.
When she stops at the local garage for a minor repair, she nearly has a heart attack. The new owner, a mysterious man known only as “John” is the mirror image of her new brother-in-law. He is also surly and rather rude. So why can’t she help but wonder what his connection is to the de Piaget family of medieval England?
Life began eight years ago when John de Piaget stepped through a time portal and wound up “stuck” in modern Great Britain. Since then he has embraced his new life with enthusiasm. It is ironic that a student of history would be the one to capture his interest, when his own history is so unique. He may not be able to get Tess out of his mind, but he knows his past would be a major stumbling block if he wanted to build any kind of relationship.
Author Lynn Kurland never seems to lose enthusiasm for her time-traveling de Piagets, and as a reader I always look forward to the next tale. One Magic Moment may be one of my favorite stories to date. Pippa and John are written with such affection that you cannot help but love them. The book is filled with humor, passion and throat-closing moments of emotion. Readers new to the series will instantly be beguiled and enticed into locating the entire backlist.