Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Book: Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon

Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale

Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon was released last week. Right now the book is priced $7.90 on Amazon while the ebook is $9.99. As you can guess, this is a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid. I don't have a copy and I haven't read it, but the cover is certainly pretty.

Book description from the publisher:

Two sheltered princesses, one wounded warrior; who will live happily ever after?

Princess Margrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war. One gloomy, windswept morning as she stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle: a glittering mermaid emerging from the waves, a nearly drowned man in her arms. By the time Margrethe reaches the shore, the mermaid has disappeared into the sea. As Margrethe nurses the handsome stranger back to health, she learns that not only is he a prince, he is also the son of her father's greatest rival. Sure that the mermaid brought this man to her for a reason, Margrethe devises a plan to bring peace to her kingdom.

Meanwhile, the mermaid princess Lenia longs to return to the human man she carried to safety. She is willing to trade her home, her voice, and even her health for legs and the chance to win his heart….

A surprising take on the classic tale, Mermaid is the story of two women with everything to lose. Beautifully written and compulsively readable, it will make you think twice about the fairytale you heard as a child, keeping you in suspense until the very last page.
Carolyn Turgeon has one previous fairy tale retelling, Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story.

Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story

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