Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Mermaid's Pendant Book Review

Inspired by the beloved classic The Little Mermaid, THE MERMAID’S PENDANT is a modern fairy tale about growing up and discovering who you are—and what you believe in. At times lyrical, this novel is a fantastic journey filled with magic, myth, romance, and adventure. Four years after John Wilkerson claims the mermaid Tamarind for his wife, they have an idyllic marriage that depends on a talisman that she crafted on their island paradise. But Tamarind learns a painful truth: it takes more than legs to live on land and more than magic to sustain a bond. When the talisman breaks, she and John are forced to rely on themselves instead of magic. Three wise women play key roles in the young lovers’ journey to mature love. Ana, Tamarind’s aging mentor, casts spells and performs seductions to keep the lovers apart. Valerie, an expat jewelry maker cum fairy godmother, works her own magic to bring them together. Lucy, their widowed neighbor, grounds the couple in the realities of marriage, parenting, and family. THE MERMAID’S PENDANT is a story for anyone who has ever believed in the transforming power of love.
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About the author:

LeAnn Neal Reilly
May 08, 1968 in St. Joseph, Missouri,United States
LeAnn Neal Reilly graduated with a master’s degree in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University. She lives outside Boston with her husband and three children.

My Review of this book:

I am not normally a fantasy reader but I was very interested in the book. I was reviewing this book for the author through Feed Blitz.

My daughters loved The Little Mermaid when they were little. My youngest especially love that story! That is the way I felt about this book, I really enjoyed reading it. This modern day fairytale leads you on a wonderful journey through the romance and adventures of Tamarind and John. There are spell casters, other magic, good times, bad times all wrapped up in this novel. This is a huge book at 586 pages, but it is worth the read! I will warn you I felt the beginning was a little slow but then it ramped up pretty quickly after that. I don’t want to give anything more away so read The Mermaid’s Pendant and enjoy the magic found in the power of love!


Vickie said...

That's good to know that it starts slow, but picks up. You know I love fantasy, so this looks a good choice.

vicki said...

I love your reviews Sherri - so this might be one that I would consider. I actually saw the Little Mermaid statue when we visited Copenhagen a few years back - what a thrill that was for me!


Darlene said...

Great review Sherri. This book really sounds wonderful and as you know I love anything with a little magical quality to it.

Darlene said...

Me again! Amazon had this book for the Kindle for $2.99 so of course I bought it. You're a bad influence - lol.

Sherri said...

Darlene, that is a great buy since the book is so hurkin' big!! I have been told I'm a book enabler-LOL!!!

LeAnn said...


Thanks for your review -- I'm pleased you liked it, even it started a bit slowly for you.

And I love book enablers. ;-)

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My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!