Almost amazingly enough, this latest installment in Kurland's time travel books seems more like a well-traveled old friend rather than a fresh new passion -- but at least the reader isn't left with the question of just why is the author continuing to flog a dead horse.
Damning with faint praise? Perhaps. Then again, we all need a book we can safely fall into, knowing that even as the characters will encounter challenges and trials, there will be a happily ever after waiting at the end.
Tess gets immense amounts of fun watching John all but trip over himself running in circles to get away from her. It is hilariously entertaining. Throughout it all, Kurland treats the question of how a man chooses between his life, his family, his past and his present with a stunningly delicate sensitivity. I found myself wondering how they would choose, my heart in my throat as I flipped through the pages to see what they ultimately did.
You get nothing spectacularly new in this story, but the perfect antidote to a dreary, muddy spring day. Pick this up if you like your romances the way one loves a warm cup of a tea and a comfortable worn afghan -- give it a pass if you've something spicier in mind.
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.