Jennifer McKinnon is convinced there are no more knights in shining armor-at least not in Manhattan. Little does she know that a hero of legendary chivalry waits her...800 years in the past.
In the newest from veteran romance novelist Kurland (Star of the Morning), Manhattan concert violinist Jennifer McKinnon fears that she will never find a decent man a tough enough prospect even without the "otherworldly things" in her family tree. Namely, her mother's side of the family has a history of marrying people from outside their own time period, and her ghostly relatives have conspired to get Jennifer married off to the perfect knight: Nicholas de Piaget, of the 13th century. After Jennifer is hurled back into his world by means of a time gate, she falls instantly in love with the handsome knight. Though the feeling is mutual, Nicholas is tormented by her desperation to find a way back to the future. Though the setup is promising, Kurland fails to deliver any meaningful conflict. The leads never seem to be in any real danger of losing each other, as nearly every character works to get them together and keep them that way. Moreover, the exceedingly chaste romance with just a few passionate kisses between the leads will leave many romance fans frustrated.
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First, I love the books Ms. Kurland writes. I have been reading this series from the first one released and have enjoyed her characters, the way she weaves a web around you as you read. However this book, I felt left high and dry. Ye some chapters were wonderful and of course seeing other characters that make you feel like you are seeing a long lost friend, what delightful. But the story as a whole was disappointing. Successful authors such as she, are allowed a not sure what to call it..a bomb, a flat story, an I don't care, my publisher is rushing me to get something out... Every once in a while and this was it. But! I will continue to buy each one in this series as it comes out.
Not the same book inside!
I love the Lynn Kurland original, but this is a very off-color book called "Longarm and the Dwarf's Darling" once you download and open it! Trying (unsuccessfully so far) to get a refund / download of the proper text. This was downloaded 4/3/10. Please be aware -- Apple's policy is not to refund iTunes purchases --- hopefully they will get the right book (which is awesome) instead of the trash inside!