When a triangle of friends loses one of its members, the surviving friends piece together the remnants of a man's surprisingly secret life. It all starts with a tragic message-Brian 'Buddy" Collins has died of a massive heart attack. Buddy's sister, Sami, shares the devastating news with his best friend and her former lover, Rick. In the days following the funeral, Sami and Rick begin to peel back the layers of Buddy's secret life, discovering a man torn apart by betrayal, loneliness and despair.
Buddy has left behind a manuscript in which he shares his feelings of being deserted by his wife and 9-year-old son. The manuscript includes details of Buddy's chance encounter with an enchanting young Tunisian woman named Jawhera who is suffering from a seemingly mysterious illness. In her presence, Buddy is rejuvenated and re-gains his will to live-only to learn that his new love is in the final stages of a terminal disease.
Author Ayadh Farooq captures a fleeting time in the life of two very different people as Buddy and Jawhera seek to console one another in their time of need. A Magical Moment also takes two surviving friends on a journey of discovery toward a shocking conclusion.