5 out of 5 stars.
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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.
One Magic Moment by Lynn Kurland is the 11th book in the de Piaget series and the 17th book in the de Piaget/MacLeod crossovers.
Admittedly, Ms. Kurland is one of my favorite authors, but this book even stands above the rest for me. It’s in my top five favorites by her. Our hero, John, has also become one of my top five favorite characters in her books. He’s complex, difficult, stubborn and yet underneath he’s tenderhearted and sweet. Our heroine, Tess, does not seem as complex nor as well-rounded as John, but she’s likable.
The story line is well thought out and complex. Sometimes it will have you on the edge of your seat in excitement and other times, it’ll be as calm and relaxing as a day on the beach. The settings seem just beautiful as well.
One of the reasons I like Ms. Kurland’s books is because while they are part of a series, they can generally be read as stand-alone books as well. She provides enough detail so that newcomers aren’t too confused and lost, but yet she doesn’t bog down the veteran readers with too much repeated history.
Join John and Tess on their adventure and hopefully you’ll love it as much as I do!
3.5 out of 5 stars
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FALLING THROUGH TIME IS DANGEROUS…
Peaches Alexander is thrilled to receive an unexpected invitation to a weekend party given by the handsome, eligible Duke of Kenneworth. The only problem: Stephen de Piaget, a stuffy medieval studies scholar who seems determined to get in the way. Peaches has absolutely no desire to get involved with Stephen, until a quirk of Fate sends her hurtling through time…
UNLESS THERE’S SOMEONE TO CATCH YOU.
Stephen de Piaget has been leading a double life: respectable professor by day, knight-in-training during holidays and summer terms. When Peaches goes missing, Stephen knows he’s the only one who can rescue her from medieval peril. Little do they know that the greatest danger they’ll face won’t be the business end of a sword, but their own unruly hearts…
All for You by Lynn Kurland is the 12th book in the de Piaget series and the 18th in the de Piaget/MacLeod crossovers. While Lynn Kurland is one of my favorite authors, I have to say that I did not feel this book was as good as some of her others.
The book was not horrible, but it seemed much more stilted than some of her other books. There were times when it felt as though the story itself did not know where it was headed.
Peaches is also one of those heroines that I tend to despise – she doesn’t have a spine. She constantly allows people to just walk all over her. Stephen, on the other hand, I’ve found charming since the first time he showed up (in ‘One Enchanted Evening‘).
While it’s certainly never going to be among my favorites and while it’s not as well-written as some Ms. Kurland’s other offerings, it was not horrible. I will also admit that it’s possible I could be more biased because I have read so many of her books and I expect a certain level of quality which I felt was missing here. Give it a try, but if you’re disappointed in it, please consider trying at least one of her other titles before you decide you don’t like her as an author!