Breath of Magic

Breath of Magic

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by Teresa Medeiros
     
 

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Precocious Puritan and aspiring witch Arian Whitewood spends her lonely nights dreaming of magic and excitement. She gets more excitement than she bargains for when she crash lands straight out of a witch hunt into the 20th century and the arms of Tristan Lennox, a reclusive billionaire. Arian blows through Tristan's climate-controlled existence like a breath of

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Precocious Puritan and aspiring witch Arian Whitewood spends her lonely nights dreaming of magic and excitement. She gets more excitement than she bargains for when she crash lands straight out of a witch hunt into the 20th century and the arms of Tristan Lennox, a reclusive billionaire. Arian blows through Tristan's climate-controlled existence like a breath of magic, only to discover that the spell he weaves around her heart is more compelling than any enchantment.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Boy millionaire Tristan Lennox, a pagan satyr in a $2000 suit, throws an annual magic contest in Manhattan to try to trace his former partner, who stole a magic computer program named Warlock and disappeared into the ether. Smack into the middle of his special event, riding her willow broom, flies Arian Whitewood, a 17th-century witchlet from Massachusetts, who rubbed her emerald amulet and conjured herself away from the mob of Puritans who were trying to drown her. Arian, petite and fiery, has to contend with the new magic of the 20th century; and Tristan has to learn to trust again, as is the vogue. Medeiros is unrelievedly cute as she shuttles her characters back and forth across the centuries. It's a fairy tale wherein Prince Charming carries condoms. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553563344
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
994,314
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.85(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Bestselling author Teresa Medieros was chosen as one of the Top Ten Favorite Romance Authors by Affair de Coeur magazine and has won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Historical Love and Laughter. A former Army brat and a registered nurse, she wrote her first novel at the age of twenty-one and has since gone on to win the hearts of critics and readers alike. The author of thirteen novels, Teresa makes her home in Kentucky with her husband and two cats.

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Breath of Magic 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Soarineagle More than 1 year ago
Really unusual plot that blends a real witch from Salem during the witch trials with high tech for time travel. I thoroughly enjoyed this book that kept me guessing how it would all work out until the end. Enjoy!
jdonnelly14JD More than 1 year ago
***NOTE MY REVIEWS OFTEN CONTAIN SPOILERS*** This book is absolutely hilarious. Beyond just being a love story, this is the kind of love story that draws you in. I'll admit I wasn't expecting much when I picked up this book, I purchased in just a bag of books and it as a romance by an author whose name I didn't recognize, but the cover image caught my eye and I thought well I already bought it, might as well read it before I send it off to someone else. I was pleasantly to find this book was much more than I expected. Arian who believes she's a witch in the 1600s own an emerald amulet which was given to her by her mother when she was a child. The amulet she believes enhances her own magical abilities. We're introduced to her when she's in the woods trying to take flight on a broom. After a few failed attempts she succeeds only to crash land face first in the dirt. When she is caught practicing magic and being tried as a witch with a test by water she attempts to perform a spell to save herself from drowning. She doesn't drown but instead find herself transported through time to the year 1996 and just happens to show up in the exact spot of a competition to prove magic is real being held by the "boy billionaire" Tristan. The story follows their journey to overcoming distrust and falling in love. Beyond that you share in the experiences of a curious girl from the 1600s experiencing the wonders of the mid 90s. She shut the water off to his fountain by running the show, the faucets and repeatedly flushing the toilet when she discovers indoor plumbing. She almost electrocutes herself when she sticks a spoon in a broken light bulb that's still attached to a plugged in lamp. She plays French lullabies on the key pad of the touch tone phone, attempts to find the people living inside the television and learns to play the piano from gang members in Harlem who she visits because she's hungry and she can smell their food. Her innocence and curiosity will keep you laughing from beginning to end. If the humor and love weren't enough to keep you turning the pages the book includes a subplot filled with time travel, betrayals and intrigue. This is a definite must read. I give this four stars only because some of the scenes are a bit farfetched and unrealistic, also it was a bit disappointing when you learn the real source of Arian's magic. Also I didn't like when she went into a distant third person or narrators voice in some scenes like in the end scenes where she writes, had they opened the door they would have seen... I found this a bit distracting. Overall however the book was still a page turner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I usually do not read time travel romances, but this one was a great read. In the beginning, the storyline was fast-paced, but the middle dragged on a bit. The ending was sort of lacking in Medeiros' usual style, but other than that it was funny and enjoyable.
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Jumbled, with characters that were crying to be fleshed-out. Storyline was static
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loved the chemistry between the main characters and the normalacy of their romance.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book but not the best. Like others have said it has a bit of everything in it including romance and laughter but there were times when i felt it was too far fetched. But dont let that hold you back from reading this because it does have some great parts.
Dommo More than 1 year ago
My expectation was high and I was disappointed. The flow was choppy. Slow in the beginning, then the pace picked up a little then it slowed down again in the middle. The explanation of why Tristan held a $1M contest to prove whether magic exists was weak. ** SPOILER ALERT ** Then the discovery that Arthur Finch is Arian's father is convoluted. When the steamy sex scene finally arrive, it didn't disappoint, thank goodness. My main disappointment came from the limited amount of physical contact between Arian and Tristan that lead up to their consummating their wedding vows. This is the second book (Some Like it Wicked ) of Ms. Medeiros that I've read and I would be hard pressed now to pick up a third..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished this book only because I have a need to finish any book once I've started reading it. The characters were impossible to relate to, the store progressed oddly. The romance was weird. Overall, the book lacked any depth that would have hooked me in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books. Once i bought a nook, this was the first books i had to buy. I read this book and read it a billion times since then. I could see this turned into a movie, it has great comedic moments and of course you get a ton of romance. Arian time travels to the future (1996), and falls off her broom at the feet of billionaire tristan lennox. She is trying to prove there is real magic and he's using all his resources to prove her wrong. You'll meet great characters. It's just a great book.
GerreK More than 1 year ago
Teresa Medieros is a fantastic writer. Romance with a touch of whimsy and fun. The time travel element helps to promote a "fish out of water" scenario. Much fun is generated by misunderstandings of characters from different worlds,
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Sparked my interest. Laughing, I was intrigued to the end, unable to put this book down.
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Not the quality of 'Yours til Dawn'. This was a childish fairy tale with sex thrown in. Not my type of story.
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