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While in hiding at a remote convent, a king's daughter sees a magical being dragging a shipwrecked man to the shore. The creature is a mermaid princess - the youngest daughter of the Sea Queen - but she shares more with her human counterpart than her royal blood. By saving a young man's life, both women have sacrificed their hearts. In one moment, the lives of the princesses, mortal and mermaid, are transformed more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0755351207
  • 9780755351206
  • 200,139

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"Absorbing, poignant, and heartbreaking...Readers who love fairy tale retellings will find this fresh take difficult to put down."--"Library Journal" "More robust than a fractured fairy tale, Turgeon's brooding retelling gives voice to both women, fleshing out an essentially tragic tale of destiny and desire...Guaranteed to keep you guessing who - if anyone - will live happily ever after."--"Booklist" "Turgeon has done a superb job of creating compelling characters and conflict from a story already familiar to readers."--"Publishers Weekly" "A gothic love triangle with two equally matched heroines. This isn't kid's stuff."--"Kirkus Reviews" "Vividly imagined and skillfully told, "Mermaid" is a dark tale that shimmers with light."--Cathy Marie Buchanan," New York Times" bestselling author of "The Day the Falls Stood Still" "There is a part of every reader that longs to return to the days of reading fairy tales and myths, when imagination had no limitsnshow more

About Carolyn Turgeon

Carolyn Turgeon lives in Pennsylvania, where she bellydances and plays the accordion. Mermaid is her third novel; Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story was her more

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4,895 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
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4 30% (1,461)
3 29% (1,426)
2 12% (580)
1 4% (185)
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