Book Review – The Mermaid’s Daughter

by Ann Claycomb (William Morrow) ISBN: 9780062560681

Kathleen has been plagued by a mysterious illness her entire life. With every step her legs and feet hurt so much they make moving almost impossible.

With a promising operatic career ahead of her, Kathleen can’t afford to be getting sick. Harry, Kathleen’s patient and caring girlfriend, is worried about her and when Kathleen suffers yet another setback, it is Harry who determines that perhaps Kathleen should return to her roots to try to get to the bottom of her illness.

Kathleen and Harry return to Ireland, Kathleen’s birthplace. Here they discover that the history of Kathleen’s family is much older than either of them had imagined. In delving into her past, Kathleen finds important clues about her mother Moira, and starts to uncover who she really is.

The Mermaid’s Daughter is a delicately written story inspired by the tale of The Little Mermaid. It is a charming fantasy story that draws you into its murky waters. Perfect for a winter weekend read.

Merissa Himraj

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