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The House at Mermaid's Cove

By: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
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Summary

As World War II rages, love, mystery, and secrets collide on the English coast in a riveting novel by the bestselling author of The Snow Gypsy.

In April 1943 a young woman washes ashore on a deserted beach in Cornwall, England. With shorn hair and a number stitched on her tattered chemise, Alice is the survivor of a ship torpedoed by a German U-boat. She's found by the mysterious Viscount Jack Trewella, who suspects that she's a prisoner of war or a spy. But the secret Alice asks Jack to keep is one he could never have guessed, and it creates an intimate bond he never expected.

With her true identity hidden beneath the waves, Alice grasps the chance to reinvent herself. But as she begins to fall for Jack, she discovers he has secrets too - ones echoing the legend of a mermaid said to lure men into the dark depths of the sea.

For two strangers in the shadow of war, lost love, and haunting memories, is it time to let go of the past? Or to finally face it - whatever the risks?

©2020 Lindsay Jayne Ashford (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Boring

Do like a good war story but this was tedious. Weak story line, weak characters… just didn’t think the plot was very good.

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Great story to think most of them scenarios happened,
It was well written, couldn't put it down

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An exploration of Catholic religious doctrine

I really struggled with this as I wasn't expecting to be confronted by endless discussion on Catholic doctrine and an individual's battle to question it. However, the soothing Irish accent was good for bed time.

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Good story very romantic and touch of adventure

Like the many characters
Good story and nice touch of adventure good info about war time in Cornwall
Good ending

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  • A. Davis
  • 25-09-20

fantastic book

I have always loved historical fiction and this one was no disappointment. I learned so much that I did not know and was happy swept along. It had a predictable ending but I still greatly enjoyed the journey.

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  • Amos
  • 07-07-21

Nuns, Romance, & WWII

Pretty good story. Learned more about WWII and about Cornwall. Now I REALLY am interested in visiting that place. The romance development was okay, and I wish there would've been more about the Nazis. Alice's life as a nun in Africa was intriguing. The narrator did a great job. The ending, for me, seemed a tad rushed. All in all, an enjoyable story.

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  • ana
  • 04-07-21

Waste of time

I kept waiting for this book to get interesting . Upset at myself for listening. Disappointed

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  • JoSchell
  • 05-05-21

Awesome book!

I am 83, it brought back so many memories both good and bad. Read it without stopping hoping all the while it would end as I hoped!

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  • Polly Pittman
  • 16-11-22

A Pleasant Story

The story is a nice one, but I like more mystery and intrigue in my stories. This became a little boring for me. The storyteller had a nice voice and did a good job.

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  • B Gallagher
  • 09-11-22

Great story!

I loved this book! I thought it was a great mix of history, love, and suspense - overall.

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  • Julia Bienek
  • 20-09-22

Maddening narration

The sing-song voice of the narrator almost drove me to quit listening to this book at the second chapter. I kept hoping it would get better but it didn’t. For much of the book I couldn’t focus on the story because of the distraction of her voice. The story itself is very much a copy of several previous books I have heard with no originality. I continued to listen out of my determination to finish what I start. It was a difficult chore and I really wouldn’t recommend it to other readers. Save your time and find something you can really enjoy.

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  • Aunt Kat
  • 04-09-22

Enthralling historical romance….

A beautiful tale of a young woman’s journey of faith set in World War 2 England and France is performed with enchanting Irish and French accents. Expect to be mesmerized by the story and sounds. The author has created a thrilling tale incorporating the work of the French Resistance into this lovely romance.

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  • Yvette Roussie
  • 24-08-22

excellent

this was a wonderful book! I love how she brought together so many true stories into one novel.

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  • TMP
  • 20-08-22

Good story overall

I enjoyed the afterword that explained some of the historical basis for the story. I would have liked even more historical information in the story itself, but enjoyed the book overall. The narration was excellent.