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.
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.