Kate is the last of her kind. The Native Americans who had formed a truce with her family called them lumpeguin, but you may know them better as mermaids. At the beginning of the novel we find Kate living on Lake Erie, collecting colored beach glass to make jewelry for her shop called The Glass Mermaid. She seems content to work away the rest of her days at that shop; that is, until she meets Cooper, the handsome and shy painter who paints the Lake Erie sunsets while she collects her colored beach glass along the shore.
The Glass Mermaid by Poppy Lawless is a beautiful tale of two pained souls who have the potential to mend each other. Ms. Lawless does not make it easy of course. The ‘will they/won’t they’ hook and the way she slowly weaves the secrets of their past and present into the story will give your page turning finger quite the workout. Ms. Lawless has successfully created two complex and intriguing characters who could carry a story all on their own, but when put together cast pure book magic. I have lived in eastern Pennsylvania all my life and have surprisingly never visited Lake Erie in the northwestern corner of the state. Poppy Lawless’ exquisite descriptions of the location make me want to venture there someday.
I discovered The Glass Mermaid through an instaFreebie promotion a fellow author posted on social media. The stunning cover caught my attention with its use of a sun exposure affect on an image of a girl sitting on a lake dock. Plus, The Little Mermaid has always been my favorite Disney movie. Who doesn’t love a good mermaid tale, or wish they had their own mermaid tail? The Glass Mermaid reveals a bit of a dark side to being a mermaid in modern times but it only adds to the depth of this lovely novel. To claim your free copy of The Glass Mermaid, please click here.
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