- Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Zebra Books (29 Mar 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0821767763
- ISBN-13: 978-0821767764
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.4 x 2 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,904,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Alexandre has an extraordinary gift of synesthesia; that is, he sees colors in relationship to the world around him. When Margot speaks, se sees soft, yet tangible waves of pink. They are so real that he can touch them. So Margot's appeal for Alexandre becomes magical. He sees glorious color, a woman who can enchant butterflies and cast a spell over his heart. The first time Alexandre glimpses her, Margot deVerona is being pulled along by leash attached to a two hundred pound pig intent on snuffling out truffles. The next time Alexandre sees her, Margot is enchanting the butterflies.
Margot came to Versailles as a lady's maid, but then the duchess got herself exiled for making an inappropriate comment regarding the king. As a result, besides royal truffle snuffler, Margot must find a justification for remaining in Versailles. She only has a few months before she's to wed Baron de Verzy. When she meets Alexandre, she finds him fascinating. Rather like a new and rare insect that makes her want to crack her notebook open and begin making sketches. So when Alexandre asks to assume the role of nursemaid for the twins, although she initially declines, Margot finds him so intriguing that reconsiders. Nevertheless, Margot would rather be studying entomological sciences or mastering the constellations.
Since he was very young, Alexander has learned to guard his actions and emotions. Sights, sounds and tastes are so much more pronounced, represented in vivid colors he can touch, and if other know, they will think him crazy. Shyness guards him from gossip and rumors. The girls are his once strong connection to others. Only with them can be himself; until he meets Margot. Her inquisitive mind and predilection for mud amaze Alexandre. Alas, they only have a month before her baron arrives. Now Alexander must risk everything to secure a future with the bewitching woman he loves.
This wonderfully whimsical tale is a beguiling delight. With charming children, butterflies and magic, Michele Hauf creates the perfect enchanted tale. ENCHANT ME NOT leaves the reader with a warm, fuzzy, slightly giddy feeling. Very highly recommended.
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