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Timeless Love

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The Magic CharmIt was a lovely silver necklace with a strange antique charm -- an early sixteenth birthday present from her parents. But now Samantha clutched the charm, desperate to disappear when her father discovered she'd wrecked his BMW...."Suddenly she was standing in the bedchamber of Edward VI, the young king of England in 1553....

He was her own age -- and cute. Wh...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by Simon Pulse
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Sabrina F
The book was a bout a girl named Sam who had just wercked her dads car and was going to get in alot of trouble for wrecking it. Thats when her mother gave her a charm that had magic powers and was albe to go to the 1500s and she appeared in King Edwards bedchamber and after that she met some other famous people like Queen Elizabeth and his cousin Lady Jane Grey who was very smart and cunning. Sam also met a knight named Banaby Fitzpatrick who was the kings loyal companion. She got caught messin...more
Sixteen-year-old Samantha McKenna has just wrecked her dad's precious new BMW, and she's desperate to escape. Clutching her birthday present, an antique locket, she wishes desperately to escape, and finds herself thrown back in time to England in 1553, to the castle of fifteen-year-old King Edward VI. The sickly Edward thinks Sam is his angel, come to take him to heaven. But with her modern knowledge, Sam brings Edward back from the brink of death. As months go by, Sam begins to adjust to life i...more
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Carrie Ackerson, Romance

There’s a little bit of magic in the silver charm Samantha’s mother gives her for a 16th birthday present, and when Sam wrecks her dad’s BMW and wishes she were somewhere else…anywhere else!...she finds herself in Tudor England, her current History study. Sam helps the sickly young king Edward VI become healthy by identifying his allergies, thus becoming a member of his Court. When the King calls his best friend back from France, romance blossoms! But Sam and her new flam...more
Sam, turning 16 in a couple weeks, decides to try a new look. She and her friend dye and perm her hair at the same time and it turns into a disaster. On the way to the drug store to try to find things to fix her hair she crashes her dad's BMW. While studying Tudor England Sam desperately wishes to be somewhere else. As she thinks this she is transported into King Edward's bedchamber. This book is a very quick read thats
full of adventure and life at Edward's Court. I wouldn't recommend buying th...more
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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. It's so cheesy and so contrived, but I love every minute of it. I've re-read it several times. One of my favorite young adult books.
While this book kept me entertained virtually throughout the entire plot, and I applaud my friend who recommended it to me, I can't help but feel as though it lacked...something. I would say that I can't put my finger on it, but I can.
Everything was done perfectly--the resolution, the changes in the future, the fixing of the changes in the future--but it was the ending where everything Judith O'Brien sewed together so flawlessly unravelled. It just didn't make any sense; there is no way it could...more
I wish I could give this book two and half stars instead of three. Although the descriptions of the Tudor kingdom was a bit heavy handed and the language of the main character felt a little stilted, Timeless Love was afun,engaging and quick read. It was on its way to get three stars from me as I raced to the end of the book.(For such a light plot, it was taking an awfully long time to wrap up.) The absolute ending killed an other wise decent, fun, YA historical fiction novel. It felt tacked on....more
Apr 05, 2012 Alex rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Yes, this was cheesy and ridiculous, but it was just so fun to read! A modern teenager being sent back to the Tudor times? You know I'm in!

I loved the details of King Edward's court life, and especially liked Sam's inner thoughts about the lack of hygiene. Somehow I never think about the fact that these people didn't brush their teeth when I read historical fiction! The entire "what if..." plot was very interesting, and it's fun to speculate what might have been.

All in all, it was just a fun, cu...more
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I read this book countless times when I was in middle school. Okay, somewhere around 11-12 times. I was first developing my love for historical fiction and wishing I could time travel like some of the protagonists in those novels featuring it. For that reason, I adored this book at that age and still think of it fondly.
this book was a delight! it brought ideas from our time and the tudors time! i recommend it for anyone who likes a happy ending! i finished this book smiling!!!
This was a cute read but the end seemed rushed. Would have liked more development.
Sep 23, 2009 Esther marked it as to-read
This has the potential to be pretty bad but it could be good bubble gum too.
Elizabeth Plav
A sweet romance about a girl who goes back in time to the Tudor Era.
Amanda Jacobs
Cheesy romance book, but I like it.
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Like most writers, I knew early on that I wanted to be a writer. Well, almost. Act...more
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