I'm the last mermaid.
I'm back on shores of Lake Erie, but the cold waters are silent. There is nothing here for me but ghosts and the beach glass that litters the rocky shore. Long ago, I lived below the waves. Now, I am the sole survivor, and at long last, my mermaid glamour is leaving me.
Every day, I walk the beach. Every day, I wonder what happened to my people. The little pieces of colored glass that wash ashore give me simple pleasure. They are gifts from the lake, reminders of home. I fashion them into trinkets: necklaces, earrings, bracelets. They are beautiful things. The humans seem to love them.
Every day, I walk the beach. Nothing ever changes, until the day he says hello.
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 as fragile as glass.
What would you sacrifice to save the one you love?
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Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
The Glass Mermaid is a departure for me . . . not the genre that I would usually be drawn to . . . but something about it caught my attention . . . I am a lover of the old, old fairy tales, Grimm Brothers and the like . . . I can't say what exactly makes this story work, but it does . . . its not smutty, its not overdone, and its just long enough . . . my only criticism is Cooper's voice . . . which is not good . . . otherwise the performance would have been stellar . . . I suppose we all dream of a bit of the ethereal . . . you will find it here in The Glass Mermaid . . . and it definitely meets my criteria of an ending that is worth the wait . . .
Unusual mermaid story
Kate's giving of her last year and all the significance it has.
She brings a lot of emotion to the characters. She seems to be really in touch with them.
I did end up listening in one sitting, I couldn't turn it off.
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This was a beautiful story. I found it captivating, emotional, and magical, yes magical. Author Poppy Lawless has written a wonderful story. I would LOVE to see her turn this one into a nice long series because it's made to be more than this, a short story. I wished it had been longer because I feel like it's calling out to me, wanting me to listen to it again.
Hollie Jackson did a wonderful job with her telling of this story. I felt a connection to the two main characters as Hollie told the story. Once again, with every story that I hear Hollie narrate she blows me away. I can feel emotions in her voice as she breathes life into every story she narrates. Overall, a 5 star rating!
I am addicted to audiobooks. It makes my 1 hour (each way) commute go by without me becoming an agressive driver. lol
I loved this wholesome, cute, short story. Poppy caught me in the first sentence. She does a great job of creating a wholesome story with very real characters. Even though there was a mermaid involved. The romance didn't seem forced. Everything just clicked in to place. Poppy did a great job of creating a very real story and Hollie did a great job of narrating and making each individual unique.
The Glass Mermaid by Poppy Lawless is the best short story I've ever read or listened to. Even though the audiobook clocked in just shy of two hours, I'm still thinking about this complete story a few days after finishing it. The epilogue is simply amazing!
The story centers around Kate who is a 400 year old mermaid living on the shores of Lake Erie. Kate has lived most of her life alone after all of her family and entire mermaid village succumbed to some sort of plague brought to this country when the Europeans "settled" the area. The title of the book gets its name from Kate's shop, The Glass Mermaid, where she sells jewelry made out of sea glass that she collected along the shores of Lake Erie.
Kate has never been attracted to any human - even though she's lived among them for nearly 400 years - until she met Cooper. Similarly Cooper hasn't been attracted to any woman until he moved into his grandmother's house and observed Kate walking on the beach collecting sea glass. Cooper suffers from cancer and all he intended to do while waiting to die was paint Lake Erie's sunrises and sunsets everyday - until he met Kate.
I listened to the Audible version of this book narrated by Hollie Jackson, who did a great job. She clearly differentiated between male and female voices and changed the tempo in the performance when warranted. Simply put, I highly recommend this audiobook! I received a copy of this audio in exchange for an unbiased review.
I am addicted to books. Nothing makes me happier than crawling inside a good book.
Yes because it is beautiful.
Not that I recall. I really enjoyed her performance and would enjoy listening to her again.
When she gave her gift of magic.
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This was an amazingly sweet beautiful story. I was really happy with how the story ended. If I was to complain about it in anyway it would be that I wished it was longer. It would have been nice to learn more about her people.
I found the narrator to be very good at reading the book as well as giving the characters life and voice.
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I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo
This was a really good book.Narrated nicely by Hollie Jackson,we are taken in to the mind of a mermaid and a man who is dealing with his impending death.The two have much in common.Love can make miracles happne.I was given this book free for an honest review.
Fantasy & UF reader/blogger/writer. Content Editor. Photographer. I prefer to live in my own version of the world,no matter how weird it is.
The descriptions and heart present in telling them by Poppy's words are beautiful. Kate and Cooper feel like people full of life, or losing life.
Heart tightening. I felt for these characters. They have such sadness in their lives, but in some way they find a spark of warmth and life in each other when they know they shouldn't give hope. But hope might be what they both need.
Hollie's voice is easy to listen to because she embodies the characters. She doesn't do as many tone differences but she is a proficient at different personalities vocally. This is a big thing with identifying each character when we meet them. Hollie's narration of the descriptions written by Poppy brings the world to life. I can see the sunsets, feel the sea foam, and smell the air. Beautiful work!
Oh goodness. This story brought the tears out. Something in Poppy's writing twisted my heart. All the feels were here. I felt the twing of sadness for the characters. One wants to live and the other as lived long enough. Poppy's writing style brought this all to life for me. Even in the end, with a HEA, I still teared up. Just a perfect sweet moment. If only everyone could have this moment. So well written to bring such emotions out in me. I can't even express the feels I had.
Kate has a long past. With being a mermaid, she's lived long years. She's lived here then traveled around, then returned when those who'd recognize her were passed. Chancellor is home, after all. And a place where she'd like to rest her bones with those of her family's.
Cooper has a good heart. He'd lived down south working with dolphins in therapeutic sessions with children. Now, he's home where he was raised by his grandmother. He counts his paintings of sunsets and sunrises as he knows they gave him six months. He never intended to fall in love though, not when he knows he's dying of cancer. He's doing what he swore he wouldn't do.
Alice, the owner of the bagel and coffee shop, makes me smile. When Alice's near, her humor balances the sweet and sad twitches I felt.
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Beauty and Glass
I've not read anything like it
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