This is a story that alternately made me cry, laugh, and cry again.
I thoroughly enjoyed Mary's fire, her relationship with all her cousins, and her love with Zachary. It was such a bittersweet courtship, and it was so moving to see all that Zachary tried to do for her. The levity when he kept returning was welcome, however, when I just wanted to tell him that since he and his family had been ruining the tapestry of time for a while now, one more woman wouldn't affect that much more.
I would love to read more stories involving the cousins. I felt terrible when Mary had to leave her family, and especially the cousins behind and it's nice to know that I might see them again. With her of course.
Zachary Smith is finished with high-maintenance women, impossible clients, and paranormal adventures. But when he walks through a doorway into a different century— and meets Mary de Piaget—he knows his life isn't going to turn out quite the way he planned.