In Dreams Begin (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 2, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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In a Victorian Ireland of magic, poetry, and rebellion, Ida Jameson, an amateur occultist, reaches out for power-but captures Laura Armstrong, a modern-day graphic artist, instead. When Ida channels Laura into the body of celebrated beauty and Irish freedom-fighter Maud Gonne, Laura falls in love with the young poet W. B. Yeats. Their love affair entwines with Irish history and weaves through Yeats' poetry- until Ida discovers something she wants more than magic in the subterranean spaces between Laura's time and her own. With Laura's Irish past threatening her orderly present, she and Yeats must find a way to make their love last over time, in changing bodies...or lose each other forever.


  

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User Review  - JeremyPreacher - LibraryThing

On the one hand, this book has some really hot sex, an interesting concept, and characters I mostly liked and enjoyed spending time with. On the other hand... it was a lot of time. The pacing is the ... Read full review

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User Review  - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing

This book is so beautifully written I can almost forget that it's built around some of my least favorite tropes (historical romances featuring modern women, magic is a thing that only exists in the past, etc. etc.). Read full review

Contents

LOVE IS BUT A SKEIN UNWOUND BETWEEN
A MAGIC THAT CAN CALL A DEMON UP UNTIL
WHEN SLEEPER WAKE AND YET STILL DREAM
I THOUGHT HER SUPERNATURAL AS THOUGH
THEY BUT THRUST THEIR BURIED MEN BACK IN
DREAMER OF DREAMS BORN OUT OF MY DUE TIME
I OFFER TO LOVES PLAY MY DARK DECLIVITIES
HER SOUL IN DIVISION FROM ITSELF CLIMBING
OUR SOULS ARE LOVE AND A CONTINUAL
LOOKING FOR THE FACE I HAD BEFORE THE WORLD
SO I LIVED AND LIVED NOT SO WROUGHT I
BETWEEN MY HATRED AND DESIRE I SAW
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About the author (2010)

Skyler White crafts challenging fiction for a changing world. Populated with angels and devils, rock stars, scientists, and revolutionaries, her dark stories explore the secret places where myth and modernity collide.

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