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Believe

Believe

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by Victoria Alexander
     
 

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Tessa St. James thinks as little of love as she does of the Arthurian legend--it's a myth. But when an enchanted tome falls into the teacher's hands, she finds she must rethink her philosophy. Suddenly in Merlin's Camelot, Tessa will learn that the legend is nothing like she remembered.

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Tessa St. James thinks as little of love as she does of the Arthurian legend--it's a myth. But when an enchanted tome falls into the teacher's hands, she finds she must rethink her philosophy. Suddenly in Merlin's Camelot, Tessa will learn that the legend is nothing like she remembered.

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Library Journal
A skeptical literature professor with love-avoidance issues is swept back to Camelot and into the mystical world of King Arthur. This lively time-travel tale is a reprint of one of award winner Alexander's earliest works (Love Spell, 1998).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780505522672
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Series:
Heartspell Ser.
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
4.21(w) x 6.76(h) x 1.09(d)

Meet the Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award-winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was more fun than real life. She is the author of thirty-one novels, and her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Victoria lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her long-suffering husband and two dogs, in a house under endless renovation and never-ending chaos.

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Believe 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
English professor Tessa St. James is sick of Camelot and the so-called myths that she assumes is hooey bunk. When some claiming that he is Merlin Wizard Extraordinaire and Counselor to Kings meets her, she scorns him as another fake, Taken aback by the professor's disdain and not one to accept disrespect from royals, Merlin decides to teach the show me skeptic a lesson in respect and humility.----------- He takes Tessa back to the English Dark Ages of Camelot. She is stunned, but though she begins to believe what she sees, Tessa has doubts. He orders Sir Galahad to take her along on his quest to bring back the Holy Grail. However, "Sir Hunk" respectfully says no as a woman does not belong on such a dangerous mission. However King Arthur and Merlin tell him Tessa will accompany him. As they follow a poorly designed map and struggle to interpret a riddle, she proves his equal in battle with dragons, witches and other foes, oh! My!-------------- This is an amusing refreshing romantic twist to the legend of Sir Hunk and the Holy Grail that Monty Python would enjoy. The storyline is filled with humor especially tongue in cheek from Merlin and the differences in how a chivalrous knight treats a lady who acts anything like any female he ever met; sex and dragons go together. Fans of Camelot will appreciate this spin as Galahad learns new uses for round tables and the truth about the Holy Grail in this superb romantic fantasy.---------- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love a good knight in shining armor (What girl doesn't??) and have always liked the myths-- King Arthur, the Greek legends, you name it, I'm probably into it. From the moment I read the synopsis of this book, I knew I had to read it. I am so glad I did. Now, I know I have said this before, but this is a great love story. And the hero is just STUNNING. I mean, come on, we're talking about Sir Galahad! =) This is a very sweet romance filled with love and laughter and even a few tears . . . A must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one funny and romantic time travel book.The scenes between Tessa and Galahad were hilarious and the plot was so good it felt like watching a movie.The idea of an American woman thrown into the Middle Ages was amazing and creative.The story was beautiful and well written dialogue,a true adventure along with the chivalry ,honor, faith and pure love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I pick a romance novel to read every December that has a Christmas theme. This one was a very satisfying fairy tale that was just a feel good story appropriate for the season.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. When I first got the book I thought this is just another book about King Author and the round table, I didn't expect much. Boy was I wrong. It was very good, funny exchanges between Galahad and Tessa. And what was most important it was really about Galahad and Tessa and just the setting of King Authors Court. The way Victoria tells how Galahad and Tessa find the Holy Grail and what the Grail is, was terrific. I also loved Merlin. All in all a very funny and good book to read if you like light reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Arthurian legend, but this book is an interesting twist on that theme, mixing modern day characters with those of the legend via the magic of Merlin. Really enjoyed this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am disappointed in this book because I really enjoyed several of Alexander's Effington family novels. This one has a heroine who uses curse words with abandon and a smart alec attitude. A lot of the dialogue is trite and hateful. I may not actually finish it--I've tried the first 9 chapters without much appeal. Her other books have humor and romance, plus likeable heroines, unlike this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it, very entertaining, easily drawn into the characters & what is going on. Definitely a good escape book! This is the first book by this author that I have read & would be interested in reading more of her books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All though it wasn't a book that I couldn't put down from time to time, it was still a very nice and warm romance. It was written beautifully, the heroin was wonderfully delightful, full of humor, warmth and courage. The hero is the perfect man, you find yourself falling in love yourself, even with his stubborn streak! Ms. Alexander constructed each character with individuality and depth. Merlin also was a lovable character. I recommend this book to anyone.
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