Book Reviews of Dream of Me / Believe in Me (Viking & Saxon, Bks 1 & 2)

Dream of Me / Believe in Me (Viking & Saxon, Bks 1 & 2)
Dream of Me / Believe in Me - Viking & Saxon, Bks 1 & 2
Author: Josie Litton
ISBN-13: 9780553584363
ISBN-10: 0553584367
Publication Date: 10/2/2001
Pages: 816
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 112 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Dream of Me- 5 Stars
Believe in Me- 4 Stars

I Loved the first book. It's what makes me love reading romance books. Witty, sensual with a Great Story line. Secondary Characters were great.

Second book... Was good. It was witty, but a few gaps were not filled. Still a good story with a good ending.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book. So much so that I noted it to find the third Come back to me.
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2 books in one bindng. First two parts of a trilogy involving vikings.
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This was a great double book, exciting and fast read
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From the back of the book: "In DREAM OF ME we meet the Viking leader Wolf Hakonson as he embarks on a mission to kidnap the Lacy Cymbra, a legendary beauty Wolf mistakenly believes is the cause of war. Instead he discovers that she is a gifted healer who will challenge him to confront his deepest yearnings. . .
The drama continues in BELIEVE IN ME, when the Saxon Lord Hawk, brother of Cymbra, seeks to strengthen the alliance by wedding a Norse noblewoman. But Lady Krysta arrives bearing many secrets--including her gift for seeing what others cannot . . ."
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Two Books in One...They were two Viking lords, the brothers Wolf and Dragon bound by both blood and shared ambition to end the war with their life long enemies, The Saxtons.
In Dream of Me we are introduced to Viking Leader Wolf Hakonson

In Believe in Me the drama is continues with Saxton Lord Hawk.
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These two books are wonderful! I have had this posted for awhile, and It's never been requested. This is two novels in one. They are part of a trilogy and I have the last book posted "Come Back to Me". The characters are terrific, the Heros are true Heros! If you have never read her before, Please give her a try, you will not be dissapointed!
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Very easy to get into these 2 books; and very hard to put them down. Will be very glad to read any of Ms. Litton's work in the future.
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In late-ninth-century England, King Alfred is on the throne, and an uneasy peace reigns between the Norse and Saxons thanks to his efforts. What better way to ensure this alliance than to forge marriages between the two? This is the foundation of Litton's trio of engaging novels. Dream of Me begins the saga with the tale of the infamous Viking, Wolf Hakonson. Wolf wants peace for his people and offers marriage to Cymbra, sister of the powerful Lord Hawke of Essex. Believe in Me tells the story of Hawke and his intended Norse bride, the fey Lady Krysta; and the final volume, Come Back to Me, involves Dragon Hakonson, Wolf's brother, and the strong-willed Saxon, Lady Rycca. Although suspension of disbelief is required a bit more in the second book than in the other two because of some dabbling in magical realism, all three share the same wonderful characteristics as they take the reader on an enjoyable journey through a well-drawn period of history. The setting, an integral part of the stories, comes vividly to life and is skillfully woven into the fabric of the characters' experiences. The characters themselves are magnetic and fully dimensional. The large and powerful men and the women, each different but with her own special "gift," are smart, funny, and believable. Readers will be captivated as each relationship unfolds, and as the series closes, they'll be anxious to devour Litton's next trilogy. Maria Hatton
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Book 1: In Dream Of Me we meet the Viking leader Wolf Hakonson as he embarks on a mission to kidnap the Lady Cymbra, a legendary beauty Wolf mistakenly believes is the cause of war. Instead he discovers that she is a gifted healer who will challenge him to confront his deepest yearnings-and together the will become soul mates who forge a future blessed with peace. 393 pages.

Book 2: The drama continues in Believe in Me, when the Saxon Lord Hawk, brother of Cymbra, seeks to strengthen the alliance by wedding a Norse noblewoman. But Lady Krysta arrives bearing many secrets-including her gift for seeing what others cannot. And as an unexpected love ignites, only Krysta can sense the looming danger that threatens the peace-and Hawk as well. 393 pages
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Two books together by the same author. Good books!
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This is two books in one, and they are both great. They go together and I can't wait to read the next one.
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Very good pair of stories from first time author Josie Litton. I'm reading it again right now and it's staying on my "keeper" shelf.
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Two books in one volume . . . They were two Viking lords, the brothers Wolf and Dragon, bound both by blood and by a shared ambition to end thwe war with their lifelong enemies, the Saxons. They know that their only hope for peace is to persuade the Saxon Lord Hawk to unite his noble family with theirs--in a bond sealed forever by the sanctity of marriage. Together these three men will strive to overcome centuries-old rivalries and hatred. Each will unite in marriage with an extraordinary woman who has her own special gift--and her own dreams of bringing about an end to war . .
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From Booklist....
In late-ninth-century England, King Alfred is on the throne, and an uneasy peace reigns between the Norse and Saxons thanks to his efforts. What better way to ensure this alliance than to forge marriages between the two? This is the foundation of Litton's trio of engaging novels. Dream of Me begins the saga with the tale of the infamous Viking, Wolf Hakonson. Wolf wants peace for his people and offers marriage to Cymbra, sister of the powerful Lord Hawke of Essex. Believe in Me tells the story of Hawke and his intended Norse bride, the fey Lady Krysta; and the final volume, Come Back to Me, involves Dragon Hakonson, Wolf's brother, and the strong-willed Saxon, Lady Rycca. Although suspension of disbelief is required a bit more in the second book than in the other two because of some dabbling in magical realism, all three share the same wonderful characteristics as they take the reader on an enjoyable journey through a well-drawn period of history. The setting, an integral part of the stories, comes vividly to life and is skillfully woven into the fabric of the characters' experiences. The characters themselves are magnetic and fully dimensional. The large and powerful men and the women, each different but with her own special "gift," are smart, funny, and believable. Readers will be captivated as each relationship unfolds, and as the series closes, they'll be anxious to devour Litton's next trilogy.
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Two great stories by the same author. Historic romace. Each story about a different brother. You get them both in one book finally.
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Two Books in One! If you like Viking Romances this is a great choice!
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I read this book, because I had read the third book first. I really like the first book. It kept you on the edge of your seat. The second book was like the third in that the author fills in with what they are feeling a good bit. However, the author does a good job of keeping the characters different. Maybe that is why the filling in, maybe that was an effort to keep them seperate.You aren't getting carbon copies of characters and she does try to write it in a different tone and useage of language. I like all three books, but as with most series the first is the best. They can all three be read alone. I recommend this author.
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Introducing a wonderful new storyteller! Read her first two novels, complete in this volume.

Book One - In DREAM OF ME we met the Viking leader Wolf Hakonson.
Book Two - The drama continues when the Saxon Lord Hawk, brother of Cymbra, seeks to strengthen the alliance by wedding a Norse noblewoman.(back cover)
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Double romance, vikings and saxtons and pretty ladies
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I love Josie Litton. The men in her stories are so dynamic and lovable.
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