It’s not a question, it’s a fact. The cancer is eating me alive. They told me I have six months to live, maybe less. I came home, back to Chancellor on Lake Erie, to die. The sunsets are vivid there, and I will relish every one.
I've never seen anything more beautiful than a Lake Erie sunset until I see her.
All life is fragile as glass.
What would you sacrifice to save the one you love?
Title: The Glass Mermaid
Author: Poppy Lawless
Published: July 14, 2015
The Glass Mermaid is one of the most beautifully written books I've ever had the pleasure of reading.
This novella is told from multiple perspectives of two lovely characters, neither of which are looking for love. Yet, both of which are desperate for love. Kate is the last mermaid of a Lake Erie sea kingdom. Cooper has moved in to his late grandmother's home to spend his remaining days painting the gorgeous Lake Erie sunrises and sunsets.
I enjoyed learning about the fate of Kate's family and why she is the last mermaid--even if it was tragic and heartbreaking. My favorite part of this book is when the light bulb over my head lit up when I realized that Kate's shop, called The Glass Mermaid because she collects sea glass and crafts jewelry from it could also refer to Kate herself, the last, so very alone and fragile mermaid. Poppy Lawless created a magical and beautiful story.
The Glass Mermaid could easily be read in one sitting as you soak up some sun at the beach, lake, or poolside. It's the perfect summer romance, even if you don't daydream about being a mermaid.
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