Tessa St. James is an English professor thoroughly tired of
the myths surrounding Camelot, so when she meets Wizard
Extraordinaire Merlin, she's skeptical. Stunned and a bit
put-out by Tessa's lack of faith and overall demeanor,
Merlin decides to teach the non-believer a lesson.
Stunned doesn't begin to describe Tessa's feelings when
she's transported back to the Age of Camelot. When Merlin
instructs Sir Galahad (fondly nicknamed Sir Hunk by a
doubtful Tessa) to take Tessa along on his quest for the
Holy Grail, the gallant knight refuses, believing it is no
place for a woman. However, Tessa soon proves to Galahad
she's unlike any woman he's ever met!
Victoria Alexander's BELIEVE is an amusing imagining
of the legend of Camelot. Tessa is an amusingly strong
heroine, steadfast in her beliefs even when the alternate
reality is standing before her in the hunky form of the
dashing Sir Galahad. Ms. Alexander's gift for dialog and
fun sense of humor is evident throughout in the
interactions between Tessa and both Merlin and Galahad.
Merlin's girlfriend Viviane is one to watch, and the ending
is more than satisfying. Fans of Victoria Alexander
will enjoy this reissue of one of her earlier stories, if
they didn't have the chance to read it before.
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.