cover image One Magic Moment

One Magic Moment

Lynn Kurland. Jove, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-515-14951-7

After a detail-heavy start that quickly catches the reader up on the events of recent installments, Kurland's 14th Piaget family time-travel romance (after One Enchanted Evening) embarks on a solid and intriguing story. Tess Angelina Alexander has inherited Sedgwick Castle, a genuine English castle complete with barbican gate, three portcullises, ghosts, and a gift shop run by Mrs. Tippets and her guard dog, Mr. Beagle. When Tess encounters the new local mechanic, John de Piaget, she's thrown for a loop by his resemblance to the man who married her sister Pippa eight centuries in the past. The inevitable sparks and complications fly in immediate, action-packed adventure. Tess and her bevy of sisters take time travel in stride, and the mechanics are consistent if somewhat sketchy. This entertaining tale will please Kurland's fans with familiar characters, quirky and authentic details of castle living, and high-spirited banter. (May)