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A Tapestry of Dreams (Tales of Jernaeve #1)

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  205 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
With more than 250,000 books sold, Roberta Gellis sets the standard for sweeping storytelling full of passion and pageantry.
Praise for Roberta Gellis:
"Exciting, romantic, and utterly satisfying."
-Mary Jo Putney
"Enjoy the work's rich tapestry of detail, well-drawn characters, suspenseful story line, deft meshing of factual and fictional incidents and fresh approach."
ebook, 496 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published February 1st 1985)
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Lady of the Lake
I don't have my copy in front of me but it isn't either of the two listed here. Not the kindle version nor re-print from 2011.. When I get a chance I'll enter the ISBN # .

This story is well much of Roberta Gellis' work is. I have quite a few more of her stories on my shelf that I will get to eventually! As with some authors I find it best to spread out their work to avoid over kill of any one kind writng/story telling.
In this story we have our lead heroine posses a gift for weaving of
Ana T.
The lovely Lady Audris, whose delicate fingers weave fables of the future unto her tapestries, whose special gifts and radiant beauty set her apart in an enchanted age. And the knight they call Hugh Licorne. In service to his king ... a hero in an age of heroes ... a princely suitor for Lady Audris -- even though she cannot have him. Against all odds, they dare to search for love ... the lady who has sworn not to marry ... and the knight who has vowed to
The cover is, of course, amazingly inaccurate and hilariously posed, as well as being a total lie about the contents. This book is actually more heavily researched historical novel with only short moments in which an engorged shaft rears forth and soft mounds are laved before dedicating 100 more pages to debate about whether King Stephen can hold the North of England from Scotland's hordes. Cadfael mystery readers take note, this historical novel takes place in the same tumultuous period of Engl ...more
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Jul 29, 2011 Book Binge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this book and I don't know if I can explain why while doing justice to the book but here's my honest attempt.

Audris is the heiress of Jernaeve. Her uncle runs the keep for her and in her 23 years, she's never met a man who's tempted her towards marriage. She knows that her marriage might not be a good thing for her uncle and his family. Her husband would take over the running of Jernaeve and then what would her uncle do? So Audris has been very happy with the way things are, it
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
I received an ARC of A Tapestry of Dream in the books I received for attending the Online Book Bloggers Conference. The book is a reprint of a book first published in 1985 and the writing style is different from books being published today. The style does not date the book. A Tapestry of Dreams tells the story of Lady Audris who weaves tapestries that often hint at the future. She is content to stay unmarried and let her Uncle control her estate until Hugh Licorne arrives. Audris is everything t ...more
May 17, 2011 Patty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This cover does not do this book justice as this is not a "bodice ripper." In fact had I seen this book in a book store I would have walked on by and that is a shame as I would have denied myself a very good book.
Our heroine, Lady Audris weaves tapestries of outstanding beauty. But her tapestries have, at times, foretold the future. Whether this is because Audris is psychic or just very aware of what is going on around her you will have to read the book to find out.
She is living in a highly defe
I know I used to read Roberta Gellis way back in the early days of my historical romance obsession. I think my Gram even read some of her stuff (although with all the talk of shafts and nether lips, I'm surprised she did. Gram liked her romance regency style.). I hadn't read this one though. I am always a sucker for history around the time of Stephen and Matilda. Although no one will ever do it as well as Sharon Kay Penman

This romance was sweet enough and I was very compelled by Hugh and his tal
Jul 29, 2013 Raye rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This historical fiction had both too much history and too much fiction, and never really seemed to find its way. Set during the Scottish invasions of Cumbria in the 12th century, the historical background seems badly written and difficult to follow. At the same time, the fictional hero and leading lady seem randomly inserted and their scenes feel like a boring bodice-ripper.
Michelle Stevens
Not your typical romance. It is wonderfully written about the era of medival England.
Jul 29, 2013 Brenda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Page 85 and they haven't even met yet. This book while historically interesting is going to take me awhile.

Finally I am done!
PK Reeves
Slow but steady .... Read Aisle B's review
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Roberta Gellis has been one of the most successful writers of historical fiction of the last few decades, having published about 25 meticulously researched historical novels since 1964. She has been married to her husband Charles for over 50 years and they live together in Lafayette, Indiana with a lively Lakeland terrier called Taffy. She has one child called Mark.

Her page at the Internet Specula
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