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Novel 132k words Love Story Coming of Age Historical Paperback or eBook In 1960 when Clair Wagner's friends are showing off their new bikinis at the local swimming hole and planning weddings Clair is plotting her escape from her rural farm community life She is headed for college on the shores of Lake Erie with plans for the future and dreams of a handsome sailor with the constellations of the Northern Seas in his eyes Into her life comes Pio a be. This is the sort of uiet book that sneaks up on a person Going into reading it I actually thought it would end up in my dnf pile but there was something that kept me reading I m not sure if it was the innocence of the time period or maybe Claire herself but whatever I m glad I kept reading I was pissed with how things turned out with Pio hated that he took the easy way out But once Batiste showed up I was all Pio who You wouldn t think that Batiste and Claire would work but there was something magical about them as a couple that seemed to make them both strive to be better I hated how things ended between them even as I loved reading about the present and Claire looking back at things I loved that she had such a tangible reminder and that Batiste was held in such high regard I even loved that Claire sought out Pio and gave him one last chance letting me imagine their HEA in my head

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The Old Mermaid's Tale

Ner and original mermaid and the intriguing Baptiste a Breton mariner injured in a shipwreck who earns his living as a musicianWith Pio Clair discovers passion with Gary she gains entry into the world of the commercial waterfront and with Baptiste she discovers all consuming love But as her relationship with Baptiste grows she discovers he is far complex and mysterious than she could imagine He has secrets and his secrets will alter her life forev. I have to be honest with the reader of this review I had received this book as part of a package deal with the author s other book Each Angel Burns which I had been dying to readand def lived up to its promise I went into this book with a bit trepidation as the description of the book didn t tickle my fancy in the least and I was concerned that I would be giving it a poor review Every so often I am shocked about my reactions to a book This book was a wonderful example of a MATURE coming of age book that was written with a poignancy that with the age of the main character didn t come off as shallow stupid or superficial and best yet I didn t feel like I had dropped a couple of I points with often sticky sweet cutsey literature that women are forced to endure in reading books about women s issues particularly with the age of the main character late teens early twentiesThis is def an author I will be seeking out Her writing has def hit me with an enjoyment of drinking a fine glass of wine

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Autiful Italian fisherman who longs for a life of adventure on the Great Lakes under the aurora borealis Clair soon meets Gary the dashing son of a wealthy shipping magnate who introduces her to Canal Street on the waterfront where she encounters The Old Mermaid Inn a tavern that as Gary tells her deserves its reputationBut The Old Mermaid Inn with its giant painting of a seductive mermaid is home to some fascinating people including Tessie the ow. This was such a wonderful story This book made me laugh and cry and just didn t want this book to end I was actually surprised by the ending but would not of wanted it to end any other way


10 thoughts on “The Old Mermaid's Tale

  1. says:

    I can't rate it because I wrote it

  2. says:

    This is the sort of uiet book that sneaks up on a person Going into reading it I actually thought it would end up in my dnf pile but there was something that kept me reading I'm not sure if it was the innocence of the time p

  3. says:

    This book has to be one of the best love story's I have ever readKathleen has a magical skill of making her characters rea

  4. says:

    I can't believe I enjoyed this book as much as I did since I do not usually like romance novels but this was no simple and superficial love story The author is a gifted storyteller creating characters and location

  5. says:

    This was such a wonderful story This book made me laugh and cry and just didn't want this book to end I was actually surprised by the ending but would not of wanted it to end any other way

  6. says:

    I just finished The Old Mermaid's Tale I give is 5 stars The writing was incredible I loved every character I didn

  7. says:

    I have read several short stories by Kathleen Valentine and I have enjoyed all of them This is the first full length novel of hers that I have read though When an author is successful as a short story writer I always wonder

  8. says:

    I have to be honest with the reader of this review I had received this book as part of a package deal with the author's other book Each Angel Burns which I had been dying to readand def lived up to its' promise I went into this book with a bit trepidation as the description of the book didn't tickle my fancy in the least and I was concerne

  9. says:

    Beautiful and LyricalI was totally captivated by Clair Wagner the storyteller of Valentine's lyrical novel The Old Mermaid's Tale The story is set in a 1960's Lake Erie town It's Clair's coming of age tale mixed with two love stories Clair and Baptiste sandwiched between Clair and Pio Valentine sprinkles her book with de

  10. says:

    Beautiful writing This story went slowly for me than is my usual but I really enjoyed it I really felt the emotion of the characters and believe me there was plenty to feel I didn't agree with all of the choices Clair made which is natural considering I personally identified most with her mother I'm a small town good girl who is c

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