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When I Fall in Love (de Piaget #4)

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Nicholas de Piaget is finished with demoiselles more interested in his riches than his heart. He is certain he’ll spend the rest of his life in his leaky castle, watching others enjoy wedded bliss, until he stumbles upon a flame-haired maiden in distress. His honor demands that he help her return home – if only his heart would allow it.

Jennifer McKinnon is convinced that t
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Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
Published April 24th 2007 by Jove / Penguin Group
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Darla
Aug 06, 2012 Darla rated it liked it
(Genre:Fiction/romance) 21st century musician Jennifer McKinnon finds herself pulled back into 13th century England. She isn't initially too upset as she comes from a family that has time traveled before. But when the "gate" she used is destroyed she faces the possibility that she may never see her family again. Fortunately she has landed in good hands. Nicholas de Piaget is a knight and wealthy land owner whose own family background gives him an idea of where (or when) Jennifer comes from.

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Susan
I think this might be my favorite one so far in this series. I could not put it down once I began reading. From the start it captured me. I love that Jennifer is a violinist; I could understand the importance of music in her life. I thought that the romance was perfect. The Cinderella type story was endearing. Nicholas really knows how to show a girl he loves her. I did not agree with information they withheld from each other, but I understand why they did. It was clean and they kept to kissing ...more
LilaBird
Aug 28, 2012 LilaBird rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 14+
(**Reading this book again right now and LOVE it even more the second time around! Such a different perspective now that I've read more of the series! Still highly recommend!**)

This was a random, spur of the moment purchase at a used bookstore before I moved out of the state. I had credits there that I needed to use, so I quickly grabbed a bunch of books. I was not really into romances at the time, but I thought, hey, there's a castle on the cover - it probably takes place in the UK. Sounds good
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The Window Seat
Apr 07, 2012 The Window Seat rated it really liked it
And now, drum roll please, the two families finally come together in a full length book! The MacLeod/McKinnon family in modern day Scotland have an unmarried damsel in distress. The de Piaget's in medieval England happen to have the perfect knight in shining armor. It was just a matter of time before the two finally found each other and it happens in When I Fall In Love.

Jennifer McKinnon has an unusual family. Her sister is married to English nobility but runs an inn full of ghosts. Her brother
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Ana
May 07, 2011 Ana rated it liked it
Jennifer wants to change her life, not only the professional part, but the private one as well. All she wants is a man who could love her, a husband, a father, someone like her brother-in-law. Too bad she can't find him, at least not in the present. Then, one day when she was resting in the park, something happened. When she woke up she was in medieval England and she was being accused of witchcraft. Luckily, there was a knight in shining armor to save her.

Nicholas de Piaget isn't content with h
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Nicole
Jul 30, 2010 Nicole rated it did not like it
Hate to break with the group here, but I didn't enjoy this at all. It's the last Kurland I'll ever read.

If Kurland did any research into the 1200s, it doesn't show - and that's a problem. The story hinges on Jenner's violin being something so freakish and alien that it could get her hung for witchcraft - but the violin is not wildly different from the many bowed instruments used in the 1200s.

Nicholas, who is well-educated, a musician, and quite urbane for his era, should not have needed a bow e
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Jen
Mar 22, 2013 Jen rated it did not like it
About 25 pages in... Can't figure out why I'm reading this. Sure, it's maybe a genre I like, but so far I dislike this book heartily. Ick. Can't figure out what's going on, who's who, or what the heck kind of accents are zipping about. I think she's going for a variety of medieval accents, but man, they just sound stupid at the moment.
Oh! She wrote the Nine Kingdom series. Well, that one was cute so maybe this will improve. Though I'm sure I've unwittingly jumped in mid-series somehow.

Update: I
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Sarah
The book starts with a bit of a mystery, some one keeps breaking into Jennifer's apartment, while they don't seem to be stealing anything it's rather unsettling for a woman to come home to an open door that should have been locked. Deciding on a change of scenery and pace Jen packs up and takes a quick hop-skip-and-a-jump across the pond to visit relatives. While there the family ghosts take it upon themselves to do some match making, though nothing could be so simple and thus we find Jeniffer b ...more
Kate
Jan 27, 2014 Kate rated it it was ok
Jennifer McKinnon is a classically trained concert violinist who is on the verge of giving herself over to her musical career, when her apartment is burgled (again). She decides to head to Scotland and England for a well-deserved rest and family visit before starting anew. While visiting her sister, she stumbles onto a time gate and is transported 800 years back only to find herself in peril and saved by the gorgeous and chivalrous Nicholas de Piaget. They struggle to avoid falling in love with ...more
Jiji
Mar 14, 2014 Jiji rated it it was ok
For the first quarter of the book I kept on thinking that Jennifer and Nicholas were really shallow: oh he is so hot oh she is so beautiful. Whatever.
The rest of the book I wanted to pull my hair. I can't let her know I know the truth she'll go back. Again with the pain Lynn kurland goes to let us know there are many portals I wonder why there is so much angst about choosing a century. If you can easily find a portal what's the big deal. You can have you yearly vacation in the 21st century. And
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Danielle
Mar 09, 2009 Danielle rated it did not like it
horrid. slow, confusing, w/o substance or historical factuality. frankly, i'm amazed it got published. do not read this.
Paranormal Romance
Ona trip to Scotland to visit her sister, the heroine finds herself thrust back in time after investigating the ruins of a castle.She's saved from a burning at the stake by the hero who history portrays at the most hansom chiverous man. Unfortunatly, other than being truly beautiful, he's distant, and somewhat sad. The hero finds himself in love with the heroine on sight due largly in thanks to her stunning beauty. It's also clear that she's from the future and though he doesn't tell her he know ...more
Anne Holly
Jun 22, 2015 Anne Holly rated it liked it
Shelves: gave-away
It was okay, with some redeeming aspects, but I'm kind of disappointed in this. I wanted to like it a lot more, and was even eager to start it - I know "time travel romances" are almost universally silly, but I was perfectly happy to enjoy a little fromage. But this was not really the right one for me.

The first three chapters or so are a complete cypher to me (as well as many sections thereafter), because there's a constant barrage of people who seemingly have their own volumes in the series. Sa
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Allison
Apr 30, 2011 Allison rated it liked it
Depending on what you're looking for in a book, When I Fall in Love could be your five star hit or your one star torture. Personally, I am torn between the two extremes. For the first hundred pages, this book gave me great joy. I laughed almost the whole way through whether it was at dialogue, characters, or writing style. I have never read a romance genre book before, and in juxtaposition to all the textbooks and dense literature I've been reading in college, this book was a breath of fresh a ...more
Beth Pearson
Mar 17, 2011 Beth Pearson rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-clean

So, this looks like one of those paperback Romance Novels, full of sexual descriptions that make lesser woman blush. It that is what you want, you'll be disappointed. Apparently this author likes to leave the bedroom stuff to the imagination. It is definitely a romance novel though.

I received 4 books by this author from a friend with the intention that I lay on the deck of my cruise ship and read a novel worthy of the fluffy life I'd be living. So, I saved them until my cruise and read 2 of them
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Heather
Sep 09, 2008 Heather rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: kurland fans, clean romance junkies
Shelves: favorites
I loved this book...it was one of my favorite of hers so far. I definitely think I liked it more because I had read all of her other books with these two characters first. Nicholas DePiaget has been one of my favorite characters from the start, and it was great to finally read his story. I also thought it was more romantic than some of her others.

My only complaints were:
1. Kurland really built up the danger of Ledenham and Brigit of Islington only to resolve that conflict much too easily for al
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Tara
Aug 22, 2011 Tara rated it liked it
Again, too much of a romance. And I felt like this time, Kurland was stretching the time travel issue w/ throwing in a new character that should have been recognized by people in previous books if she went back in time, but of course couldn't be since this book hadn't been written yet... Confusing, I know, but that meant it wasn't quite believable. Anyway, the historical fiction aspect was still enjoyable, but I'm getting tired of the fact that all the guys lose their personalities as soon as th ...more
Patricia
Jan 22, 2012 Patricia rated it it was amazing
So far, I've read every book from Lynn Kurland and some better than others but one thing is for sure, I truly enjoy her books. The first book I read was well over 10 years ago and I was hooked. It's clean romantic fantasy that is very well written and very enjoyable reads. When I Fall in Love, was fun to read. The one drawback was the talk about the future towards the end of the book that got carried away a bit in my opinion. I couldn't wait to read Nicolas's story and loved it. Lynn sure has a ...more
Sherry
Jul 09, 2007 Sherry rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2006-2010
44. "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 ...more
Katrina Ariel
Feb 18, 2016 Katrina Ariel rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-books
I had a smile or a smirk on my face nearly the whole time I read it. The story was predictable, but enjoyable just the same. Kurland's characters are well done, and I especially loved the banter between the de Piaget brothers. I laughed out loud more than once.
Ursula Okerlund
Mar 22, 2016 Ursula Okerlund rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I Fall in Love , Jennifer and Nicholas Story.

Wonderful Time Travel Romance Story. A continuation of the Wonderful De
Piaget and MacLeod Family. Terrific Hero Nicholas and Heroin Jennifer. I recommend this very enjoyable Book .
Emily Murdoch
Jun 13, 2014 Emily Murdoch rated it really liked it
4.5 This was the first of the De Piaget series I read. I knew I was reading out of order... but it sounded so good! I really enjoyed it actually. I was a bit confused at first but caught on rather quickly and enjoyed the characters immensely.
Valerie Waters
Jan 24, 2013 Valerie Waters rated it really liked it
This was a really great book!! Kath you have done it again!! A few things that annoyed me was that the people in 1229 were talking like they were out of the twenty first century. I'm pretty sure they didn't say things like shut up back then....but maybe they did? I just felt like there was modern language some times and other times it seemed to be language from that era. There were also WAY too many random characters. Someone was mentioned once at the beginning of the book and by the end you are ...more
Englishrose
Mar 29, 2011 Englishrose rated it really liked it
Like always, I started in the middle of a series. There are actually two main series here that seems to interconnect with some of their characters. So this is #4 in the de Piaget, #10 in McLeod and #19 overall - I think. Despite that, it was pretty easy to follow. Though, this one was a bit slow. There was a bit too much concentration on how attractive they thought each other and how they are in love but unsure of each other and the situation. Not enough action or plot twists for my tastes. I ex ...more
dragonsdy
I loved reading Nicholas' love story. He and Jennifer McKinnon are great together. This is a time travel romance and it is done with flair. I fell in love with Jennifer and Nicholas throughout this story. I am really enjoying rereading this series!
Michelle
Jul 28, 2011 Michelle rated it really liked it
I thought I'd take a break from short easy to read romances...to a not as short, easy to read romance. Thanks again Katie for laying in my hands more lovey dovey stuff. One day I might get tired of such feel good books, but I can't say it will be today, not even this week I'm afraid.
This was a very cute book, although there was mention of characters whom I assume must be in other Kurland books that I haven't read yet, so I was like "wait I don't remember that name" but it didn't take away from t
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Jordan
Jan 18, 2008 Jordan rated it it was amazing
Lynn Kurland is fastly becoming one of my favorite authors. I love her historical romances and how she develops her characters and their relationships to family members and suitors alike. Her dialogue is witty and her plots are usually very captivating. Her closed bedroom door scenes are much appreciated! This was the story of Nicholas de Paiget - who if you've read any of her other stories of his family members, was thought to never find a wife. I don't even mind the time travel stuff anymore - ...more
Brittany Brown
May 11, 2015 Brittany Brown rated it it was amazing
One of my top ten favorites. I love Nicholas but I felt like he got the short end of the stick with those trickas in his century. So glad Jennifer was sent back. They're beautiful together.
Meg
Jan 26, 2016 Meg rated it it was amazing
This one is a bit over sweet in adoration and chivalry and the general love of the Cinderella fairy tale, but in the ear thirst way possible.
Dorene Holt
Aug 19, 2014 Dorene Holt rated it it was amazing
I have read multiple novels by this author and have enjoyed each. A light hearted romance with some laughter and characters that are fun to follow.
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Lynn began her writing career at the tender age of five with a series of illustrated novellas entitled Clinton’s Troubles in which the compelling hero found himself in all sorts of . . . well, trouble. She was living in Hawaii at the time and the scope for her imagination (poisoned fish, tropical cliffs, large spiders) was great and poor Clinton bore the brunt of it. After returning to the mainlan ...more
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Other Books in the Series

de Piaget (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Another Chance to Dream (de Piaget,  #1; de Piaget/MacLeod, #5)
  • If I Had You (de Piaget, #2; de Piaget/MacLeod, #7)
  • Dreams Of Stardust (de Piaget, #3; de Piaget/MacLeod, #11)
  • One Enchanted Evening (de Piaget, #5; de Piaget/MacLeod, #16)
  • This Is All I Ask (de Piaget, #6; de Piaget/MacLeod, #3)
  • The More I See You (de Piaget, #7; de Piaget/MacLeod, #6)
  • From This Moment On (de Piaget, #8; de Piaget/MacLeod, #9)
  • Stardust of Yesterday (de Piaget, #9; de Paiget/MacLeod, #1)
  • Till There Was You (MacLeod, #8; De Piaget #10; de Piaget/MacLeod, #15)
  • One Magic Moment (de Piaget, #11; de Piaget/MacLeod, #17)

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