Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon
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. It will make you think twice about the fairy tale you heard as a child, keeping you in suspense until the very last page.
Review: This is a fairytale so happy ending is a must but I am not happy with the ending to be honest. I am truly devoted to Astrid (Her name is Lenia, but I like her human name more) the mermaid all the way and I just hate Margrethe for taking all of the credit when Astrid did all the dirty and tiring job.
This is nothing like Little Mermaid, cause I was imagining more of Ariel but then I remembered that this was patterned in the original story, not the Disney version. It was good and Christopher isn’t really my type but he is a prince either way. I love his green eyes though.
All in all, it’s like you’re just reading a fairy tale with quite a few surprises. I recommend for you to download or have the eBook rather than the printed book though.