by: Melanie Karsak
Series: The Chancellor Fairy Tales
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 14, 2015
Publisher: Love Potion Books
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I'm the last mermaid.
On the shore of Lake Erie, I spend my final days hunting beach glass, making jewelry, and waiting for my mermaid glamour to leave me. Then it will be over. I resigned myself to the fact that there's nothing more for me. Until I saw Cooper.
He comes to the beach every day to paint the sunrise and sunset. Nothing in this vast world has sparked my attention as much as him. I have no business falling in love with a human. Not now. And Cooper seems to have secrets of his own. I should leave him alone, but the curious mermaid in me can't let that shiny bauble go.
More than anything, I want to be part of his world...before it's too late.
I read Melanie Karsak’s The Cupcake Witch, the second book in the Chancellor Fairy Tales series and loved it. I had to go back and read the first book, The Glass Mermaid.
I found The Glass Mermaid to be heartbreakingly sad. Kate is the last of her kind and has lived 300 years with the guilt that she wasn’t able to save her family and her merman love. She’s losing her mermaid charm and magic and shedding one single tear could mean the end of her life. Cooper is a 31-year-old who has returned to Chancellor to die on his terms.
While others don’t know they’re dying, they do. In doing so, they choose their own path, showing their strength and courage along the way. Kate and Cooper have waited their entire lives to meet the love of their lives, fall in love, and have a family. Neither expected to meet “the one” just as their lives are about to end, but they do.
Told in first person from dual points of view, you get to see and feel what and how Kate and Cooper are thinking and feeling. As characters, they’re both great. Their backgrounds are sad, each has already been through so much. The beautiful part of this story is the sacrifice one makes for the other, without seeming to truly think about it. That shows true love. The Glass Mermaid will make you believe in the power of love and the special magic it creates.
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