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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (514 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Smith Narrator: Deborah Smith Publisher: BelleBooks Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Shy, charming, peculiar, and web-toed, Alice Riley has suffered for years at the hands of her dead mother's self-righteous family, while she hides a bevy of secret abilities. When Alice rescues a drowning child, her amazing talents are exposed. Alice can remain underwater for extraordinary periods of time, and she can locate submerged objects through some type of natural sonar ability.

Her new fame/notoriety puts Alice in the national news, amidst allegations that she has somehow faked or manipulated the rescue for her own glory. Alice is trapped and desperate until three amazing older women arrive in her hometown. They are the regal and flamboyant Bonavendier sisters -dignified Lilith, acerbic Mara, and whimsical Pearl - of Sainte's Point Island, their ancestral home off the coast of Georgia. They've read Alice's story in the news and are convinced that she is their long-lost (and much younger) half sister, conceived in a reckless seduction their elderly father confessed to before he died.

Like Alice, the Bonavendier sisters have webbed toes and certain amazing abilities, though none of them have Alice's marked talent for finding things underwater. Alice is no oddity to them. They explain that - like them - she is descended from a mermaid. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ctanner | 2/10/2014

    " Very sweet, romantic fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/9/2014

    " I thought this book was imaginative, creative and readable. I enjoyed it very much. I would be happy to recommend it to others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 2/1/2014

    " A lovely story. Made me want to go swimming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lola4 | 1/30/2014

    " This was a very strange book with a very strange story that I shouldn't have liked--but I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie Parsons | 1/24/2014

    " I actually enjoyed this book thoroughly. The thought of living mermaids and mermen in modern day society is totally charming to me. I don't like writing reviews with spoilers, so I'll just leave it at that. I loved the story line, and the authors details and imagery. A vry enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 1/11/2014

    " Odd book, took a while to get into, but once I was into it, it seemed to hold my attention. This is part of a series, but I am not sure I will go back for the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tranylle | 1/10/2014

    " Well I finished the book last week! I really liked it a lot. Very intriguing storyline. I will have to find the other books in the series and read them as well! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 1/3/2014

    " This was like a grown-up style fairy tale. I enjoyed all the characters, especially Alice, the main character, who is alone at first but things will change. Maybe there really are mermaids? : ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amandaj | 8/13/2013

    " I was immediately absorbed into this tale of mermaids. It is not a book I would normally pick up but I am glad that I did. It had imagination and that is what made me smile when I read this story that was far fetched but full of heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 5/30/2013

    " So colorful with all the details, couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 3/30/2013

    " Deborah Smith is a wonderful writer and the writing in this book shows it. The story didn't appeal to me that much -- I'm not normally a fantasy reader -- but it held my attention to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 2/25/2013

    " Great ideas sadly it's not enough, this book is boring. I listened to it in audio book format and the voice of the reader just made it worse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jery | 12/21/2012

    " Loved the magic in this book!! I think it would make a great movie (if done right.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 11/4/2012

    " As story of mermaids and mermans living amongst us. those of us who feel that pull toward water understand.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 7/14/2012

    " This book was free on Amazon, so I picked it up. It wasn't what I expected but it was a good heartwrenching story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 6/23/2012

    " This is a beautiful book about love (familial as well as romantic), honor, sacrifice, and self-discovery. Its combination of Southern charm and magical realism remind me of Sarah Addison Allen's Garden Spells; it should also appeal to fans of Alice Hoffman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/6/2012

    " This book was like comfort food to me. It was an easy and enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thereselehman | 6/17/2011

    " Not my typical read, but I really enjoyed the story line and not sure if I believe there are merfolks. But it was a good read. Author's writing kept me interested to the finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alysia | 6/13/2011

    " A beautiful story about not fitting in anywhere...even when you find your long lost family. Deep background story that does come out in the end. Good story about merfolk!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Autumn | 6/9/2011

    " Great story. I read this in a couple of nights. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lola4 | 6/8/2011

    " This was a very strange book with a very strange story that I shouldn't have liked--but I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Viki | 5/23/2011

    " This is a Kindle freebie. I would classify this as a beach read...mystery/romance that was quick and easy....mermaids...need I say more? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jery | 5/9/2011

    " Loved the magic in this book!! I think it would make a great movie (if done right.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 4/15/2011

    " I actually enjoyed this book thoroughly. The thought of living mermaids and mermen in modern day society is totally charming to me. I don't like writing reviews with spoilers, so I'll just leave it at that. I loved the story line, and the authors details and imagery. A vry enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MiriLou | 4/13/2011

    " I got this as a freebie on my kindle. Overall I kinda liked it, I liked Alice and felt for her. I liked the mermaid angle. But it got a bit romance novelish and I can't recommend it to most my friends for it gets a bit explicit sexually. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 4/5/2011

    " Deborah Smith is a wonderful writer and the writing in this book shows it. The story didn't appeal to me that much -- I'm not normally a fantasy reader -- but it held my attention to the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 3/25/2011

    " So colorful with all the details, couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 3/24/2011

    " A lovely story. Made me want to go swimming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 3/22/2011

    " This book was like comfort food to me. It was an easy and enjoyable read. "

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About the Author
Author Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith is a New York Times bestselling author of numerous contemporary romance novels, including A Place to Call Home, On Bear Mountain, and The Crossroads Cafe. There are more than 3 million copies of her books in print. She is married and lives in the mountains of northern Georgia.