When We Believed in Mermaids

When We Believed in Mermaids
Author: Barbara O'Neal
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-07
ISBN 10: 9781542004527
ISBN 13: 1542004527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When We Believed in Mermaids Book Review:

From the author of The Art of Inheriting Secrets comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth. Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV news... Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It's what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit's world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. And unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotions--grief, loss, and anger--that Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who's been living a lie. After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who'd become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives. Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything.

The Art of Inheriting Secrets

The Art of Inheriting Secrets
Author: Barbara O'Neal
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 9781503901391
ISBN 13: 1503901394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Inheriting Secrets Book Review:

When Olivia Shaw's mother dies, the sophisticated food editor is astonished to learn she's inherited a centuries-old English estate--and a title to go with it. Raw with grief and reeling from the knowledge that her reserved mother hid something so momentous, Olivia leaves San Francisco and crosses the pond to unravel the mystery of a lifetime. One glance at the breathtaking Rosemere Priory and Olivia understands why the manor, magnificent even in disrepair, was the subject of her mother's exquisite paintings. What she doesn't understand is why her mother never mentioned it to her. As Olivia begins digging into her mother's past, she discovers that the peeling wallpaper, debris-laden halls, and ceiling-high Elizabethan windows covered in lush green vines hide unimaginable secrets. Although personal problems and her life back home beckon, Olivia finds herself falling for the charming English village and its residents. But before she can decide what Rosemere's and her own future hold, Olivia must first untangle the secrets of her past.

Write My Name Across the Sky

Write My Name Across the Sky
Author: Barbara O'Neal
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN 10: 9781542025997
ISBN 13: 1542025990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Write My Name Across the Sky Book Review:

The USA Today bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids returns with a tale of two generations of women reconciling family secrets and past regrets. Life's beautiful for seventysomething influencer Gloria Rose, in her Upper West Side loft with rooftop garden and scores of Instagram followers--until she gets word that her old flame has been arrested for art theft and forgery, and, knowing her own involvement in his misdeeds decades earlier, decides to flee. But that plan is complicated when the nieces she raised are thrown into crises of their own. Willow, overshadowed by her notorious singer-songwriter mother, has come home to lick her wounds on the heels of a failed album and yet another disastrous relationship. Sam, prickly and fiercely independent, is on the verge of losing not only her beloved video game company but the man she loves, thanks to her inability to keep her always-simmering anger in check. With the FBI closing in, Willow's career in shambles, and Sam's tribulations reaching a peak, each of the three woman will have to reckon with and reconcile their interwoven traumas, past loves, and the looming consequences that could either destroy their futures or bring them closer than ever.

The Lost Girls of Devon

The Lost Girls of Devon
Author: Barbara O'Neal
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 9781542020725
ISBN 13: 1542020727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Girls of Devon Book Review:

From the Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids comes a story of four generations of women grappling with family betrayals and long-buried secrets. It's been years since Zoe Fairchild has been to the small Devon village of her birth, but the wounds she suffered there still ache. When she learns that her old friend and grandmother's caretaker has gone missing, Zoe and her fifteen-year-old daughter return to England to help. Zoe dreads seeing her estranged mother, who left when Zoe was seven to travel the world. As the four generations of women reunite, the emotional pain of the past is awakened. And to complicate matters further, Zoe must also confront the ex-boyfriend she betrayed many years before. Anxieties spike when tragedy befalls another woman in the village. As the mystery turns more sinister, new grief melds with old betrayal. Now the four Fairchild women will be tested in ways they couldn't imagine as they contend with dangers within and without, desperate to heal themselves and their relationships with each other.

Ferry to Cooperation Island

Ferry to Cooperation Island
Author: Carol Newman Cronin
Publsiher: She Writes Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1631528653
ISBN 13: 9781631528651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ferry to Cooperation Island Book Review:

Loner James Malloy is a ferry captain—or used to be, until he was unceremoniously fired and replaced by a girl named Courtney Farris. Now, instead of piloting Brenton Island’s daily lifeline to the glitzy docks of Newport, Rhode Island, James spends his days beached, bitter, and bored. When he discovers a private golf course staked out across wilderness sacred to his dying best friend, a Narragansett Indian, James is determined to stop such “improvements.” But despite Brenton’s nickname as “Cooperation Island,” he’s used to working solo. To keep rocky bluffs, historic trees, and ocean shoreline open to all, he’ll have to learn to cooperate with other islanders—including Captain Courtney, who might just morph from irritant to irresistible once James learns a secret that’s been kept from him for years. This salt-sprayed fourth novel by 2004 Olympic Sailor Carol Newman Cronin celebrates wilderness and water, open space and open-mindedness, and the redemptive power of neighborly cooperation.

The Secret World of Mermaids

The Secret World of Mermaids
Author: Jordan Quinn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-05-12
ISBN 10: 1481431234
ISBN 13: 9781481431231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret World of Mermaids Book Review:

Thrown off his raft by a wave, Prince Lucas glimpses the mermaid kingdom before being pulled to the surface and disregards the king's admonition to respect the mermaids' privacy in his resolve to learn more about them. Simultaneous and eBook.

Mermaids on the Moon

Mermaids on the Moon
Author: Elizabeth Stuckey-French
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2003-07-08
ISBN 10: 1400075866
ISBN 13: 9781400075867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mermaids on the Moon Book Review:

When thirty-five-year-old France’s father calls to say that her mother, Grendy, has run off, France suspects foul play and heads south to investigate. Recently reunited with fellow former “mermaids” from Mermaid Springs, FL—one of the Sunshine State’s premier, pre-Disney attractions—Grendy had successfully revived her career in kitschy underwater pageants. But if she doesn’t find herself or let herself be found soon, she’ll miss the big Labor Day show. While the other fin-toting “merhags” regale France with stories of old—particularly the night Elvis came to town—they’re suspiciously tight-lipped about Grendy’s disappearance. Increasingly convinced that Grendy is in trouble—and that a psychic cat might hold the clue—she makes a series of unexpected, extraordinary discoveries about Mermaid Springs, her mother, and, in turn, herself.

The Deep

The Deep
Author: Rivers Solomon,Daveed Diggs,William Hutson,Jonathan Snipes
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 1534439889
ISBN 13: 9781534439887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Deep Book Review:

ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society—and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future in this brilliantly imaginative novella inspired by the Hugo Award–nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’s rap group clipping Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners—who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one—the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu. Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities—and discovers a world her people left behind long ago. Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past—and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they’ll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity—and own who they really are. Inspired by a song produced by the rap group Clipping for the This American Life episode “We Are In The Future,” The Deep is vividly original and uniquely affecting.

What s Worth Keeping

What s Worth Keeping
Author: Kaya McLaren
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN 10: 1250145112
ISBN 13: 9781250145116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What s Worth Keeping Book Review:

In Kaya McLaren's What's Worth Keeping, during one unforgettable summer, three generations of one family receive the best gift of all time: a second chance... The day her doctor says the one word that no one wants to hear, Amy Bergstrom discovers a secret that her husband of 25 years has been keeping from her. Now that the months of treatment and surgeries are behind her, she escapes her claustrophobic life seeking healing, peace and clarity in an ancient forest in Washington State, a forest that holds memories of her childhood summers. After dropping off his daughter at Amy’s Aunt Rae’s horse ranch in the mountains of New Mexico, Officer Paul Bergstrom visits the fixer-upper he had bought years ago as a place to retire with his family. Although it appears fine on the outside, the inside is a disaster—just like his marriage. When he finds himself with more off-duty time than he expected, he lovingly repairs his dream home, building the future he so desperately wants. Witnessing her mother’s health crisis had been terrifying enough, but learning the cause was genetic leaves Carly with the sense that all of her dreams are pointless. With the help of her eccentric great aunt and a Clydesdale named T. Rex, Carly just may find her faith in her future again. Amy, Paul, and Carly discover that love and family are worth keeping in this powerful, emotional, and hopeful novel.

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home
Author: Barbara Samuel
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000050636808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Place Like Home Book Review:

Returning to her hometown after being away for twenty-one years, Jewel Sabatino must face her unforgiving father whom she betrayed years ago, learn to let her son become a man, and open her heart to the unexpected possibilites of newfound love, in a powerful novel of family, love, and tradition.

The Code for Love and Heartbreak

The Code for Love and Heartbreak
Author: Jillian Cantor
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1488069417
ISBN 13: 9781488069413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Code for Love and Heartbreak Book Review:

In this contemporary romcom retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma by USA TODAY bestselling author Jillian Cantor, there’s nothing more complex—or unpredictable—than love. When math genius Emma and her coding club co-president, George, are tasked with brainstorming a new project, The Code for Love is born. George disapproves of Emma’s idea of creating a matchmaking app, accusing her of meddling in people’s lives. But all the happy new couples at school are proof that the app works. At least at first. Emma’s code is flawless. So why is it that perfectly matched couples start breaking up, the wrong people keep falling for each other, and Emma’s own feelings defy any algorithm?

How to Become a Mermaid

How to Become a Mermaid
Author: Elyrria Swann
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN 10: 1644114518
ISBN 13: 9781644114513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Become a Mermaid Book Review:

• Details how to connect to water as a living presence and develop personal and spiritual connections with fish and other aquatic animals • Explains how to embody the vibration of water in your energy field by integrating archetypes of water spirits and watery concepts such as empathy, unconditional love, eco-consciousness, and stillness • Shares the author’s personal experiences, beginning at age 10, with astral mermaids, water spirits, and other magical creatures Anyone can become a mermaid. To do so, you must develop the vibration of water in your energy field and learn to perceive as mermaids do. In this how-to guide, Elyrria Swann shares her personal experiences, beginning at age 10, with astral mermaids, water spirits, and other magical creatures and offers wisdom and practical lessons from the watery kingdom to reveal the path to becoming a mermaid. Swann details how to connect to water as a living presence and awaken to its magic, as she did as a child. Exploring how to develop mermaid energies, she shows how to make friends with fish and develop personal and spiritual connections with them and other aquatic animals, including how to communicate through dreams, meditations, and visions. She explains how to embody the vibration of water in your energy field by integrating archetypes of water spirits and watery concepts such as empathy, unconditional love, eco-consciousness, and stillness. She explores how to develop relationships with astral allies like krakens, gorgon medusas, and selkies as well as protection techniques to use when making contact with spiritual beings. Channeling the merfolk she has built personal relationships with, Swann sheds light on the inner workings of the mermaid realm, offering insight into their innermost thoughts, states of being, and how they live. Presenting a user’s manual for incarnated merpeople, the author shares the message of the mermaids to help unite the mermaid and human worlds and protect our oceans, as well as to help us develop emotionally, evolve spiritually, and ascend to higher vibrational dimensions.

Merpeople

Merpeople
Author: Vaughn Scribner
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-08-13
ISBN 10: 1789143136
ISBN 13: 9781789143133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merpeople Book Review:

People have been fascinated by merpeople and merfolk since ancient times. From the sirens of Homer’s Odyssey to Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid and the film Splash, myths, stories, and legends of half-human, half-fish creatures abound. In modern times “mermaiding” has gained popularity among cosplayers throughout the world. In Merpeople: A Human History, Vaughn Scribner traces the long history of mermaids and mermen, taking in a wide variety of sources and using 117 striking images. From film to philosophy, church halls to coffee houses, ancient myth to modern science, Scribner shows that mermaids and tritons are—and always have been—everywhere.

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids
Author: Sarah Ockler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 1481401289
ISBN 13: 9781481401289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids Book Review:

After a boating accident takes her beautiful singing and speaking voice from her, Elyse d'Abreau, the youngest of six sisters, leaves her home in Tobago to stay in an Oregon seaside town where Christian Kane, a notorious playboy, challenges her to express herself and to overcome her fear of the sea.

How to Meet a Mermaid

How to Meet a Mermaid
Author: Sue Fliess
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1510754105
ISBN 13: 9781510754102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Meet a Mermaid Book Review:

Legend has it the only way to meet a mermaid is to know where to look and to give her a beautiful handmade gift that shows her you care. If you’re lucky, she may take you on an ocean adventure! Mermaids are rarely seen, and even more rarely met. But, if you gather some natural craft supplies—shells, coral, driftwood, and sea glass—and make her a gift, you might just befriend one! Will you spot a mermaid in the waves just off shore? If you do, will you be ready? By being observant, resourceful, and friendly, you can make a beautiful crown from natural beach materials that will show your new mermaid friend you truly care. Perhaps she’ll take you on an incredible adventure through the ocean’s depths, past ancient shipwrecks, and to her shell castle! You just might experience what it’s like to be a mermaid yourself! Sue Fliess’s poetic read-aloud text and Simona Sanfilippo’s vibrant, whimsical illustrations will provide joy for young readers eager to meet their own mermaids! Also included are guides for teachers and parents about how to engage children in building mermaid crowns and how to interest them in the natural world, the history of mermaids, and the many cultures that have believed in them.

The Mermaid s Sister

The Mermaid s Sister
Author: Carrie Anne Noble
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781484464199
ISBN 13: 1484464192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mermaid s Sister Book Review:

In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie s healing potions. By night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Clara s favorite story tells of three orphan infants Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a stork; Maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, O Neill, who was found beneath an apple tree. One day, Clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sister s skin. She realizes that Maren is becoming a mermaid and knows that no mermaid can survive on land. Desperate to save her, Clara and O Neill place the mermaid-girl in their gypsy wagon and set out for the sea. But no road is straight, and the trio encounters trouble around every bend. Ensnared by an evil troupe of traveling performers, Clara and O Neill must find a way to save themselves and the ever-weakening mermaid.

Mistress Suffragette

Mistress Suffragette
Author: Diana Forbes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2017-03-06
ISBN 10: 9781946409072
ISBN 13: 1946409073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mistress Suffragette Book Review:

A young woman without prospects at a ball in Gilded Age Newport, Rhode Island is a target for a certain kind of "suitor." At the Memorial Day Ball during the Panic of 1893, impoverished but feisty Penelope Stanton draws the unwanted advances of a villainous millionaire banker who preys on distressed women--the incorrigible Edgar Daggers. Over a series of encounters, he promises Penelope the financial security she craves, but at what cost? Skilled in the art of flirtation, Edgar is not without his charms, and Penelope is attracted to him against her better judgment. Initially, as Penelope grows into her own in the burgeoning early Women's Suffrage Movement, Edgar exerts pressure, promising to use his power and access to help her advance. But can he be trusted, or are his words part of an elaborate mind game played between him and his wife? During a glittering age where a woman's reputation is her most valuable possession, Penelope must decide whether to compromise her principles for love, lust, and the allure of an easier life.

Sea Change

Sea Change
Author: Aimee Friedman
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN 10: 0545231981
ISBN 13: 9780545231985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea Change Book Review:

Lifetime Original Movie! New York Times bestselling author Aimee Friedman is back, with her signature combination of warmth and humor. And with this book, she adds a touch of fantasy . . . Sixteen-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science . . . and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate. There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship . . . and reality.

Between the Lines

Between the Lines
Author: Jodi Picoult,Samantha van Leer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-06-25
ISBN 10: 1451635818
ISBN 13: 9781451635812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between the Lines Book Review:

Sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek Oliver's freedom.

The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories  The Wishing Spell
Author: Chris Colfer
Publsiher: Little Brown Bks Young Readers
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-07-17
ISBN 10: 1405517913
ISBN 13: 9781405517911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell Book Review:

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change. When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real. But as Alex and Conner soon discover, the stories they know so well haven't ended in this magical land - Goldilocks is now a wanted fugitive, Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom, and Queen Cinderella is about to become a mother! The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find the way? The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell brings readers on a thrilling quest filled with magic spells, laugh-out-loud humour and page-turning adventure.