A Well-Timed Enchantment


A Well-Timed Enchantment
by: Vivian Vande Velde

(Amazing pen name, btw. I think I’ll name my first child Vivian Vande Velde.)
I also read her book “Dragon’s Bait” which was more geered towards an older audience, which I also liked.

Even though this book is meant for under 14 year olds I liked it. It has good ideas and a good ending, but the details aren’t as fully developped as I would have liked. (But of course if I had my way all books would be about twice as long!) The ending comes too soon.
There are some pretty silly puns laced in and the main character doesn’t grow a backbone until the end of the book.

It is very quirky and light-hearted, fast-paced, enjoyable.

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One response to “A Well-Timed Enchantment

  1. Kathy Andersen

    Synopsis:
    Deanna’s summer is lousy: Her parents are divorcing, she’s stuck in France, and her only companion is a mangy black cat. Things couldn’t get worse — or so she thinks….
    But things do get worse — much worse — when Deanna accidentally drops her wristwatch into a well that turns out to be a magical gateway in time. The watch finds its way into medieval France, where it will change history forever once it is found — unless Deanna finds it first. Her only help is the cat, Oliver, who is magically transformed into a lanky young man — a young man so dark and mysterious that Deanna soon finds herself falling in love with him.

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