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The House at Mermaid's Cove 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 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 ExpectedWith 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 SeaFor 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 There s nothing supernatural, let that be clear That s purely down to the name of the area and the legend about how it got that name being related to mermaids That said, it s still farenjoyable than I expected when I realised this It s mostly Jack and Alice s story, but there s also Alice s struggle with renouncing the nun life, and a fair bit of background and events relating to WW2 that have clearly been well researched I especially enjoyed that the characters are flawed It s flaws There s nothing supernatural, let that be clear That s purely down to the name of the area and the legend about how it got that name being related to mermaids That said, it s still farenjoyable than I expected when I realised this It s mostly Jack and Alice s story, but there s also Alice s struggle with renouncing the nun life, and a fair bit of background and events relating to WW2 that have clearly been well researched I especially enjoyed that the characters are flawed It s flaws that make people believable.There are a lot of references early on about Frenchman s Creek by Daphne du Maurier which coincidentally I recently read for the first time After that I noticed a few similarities between the two which to be honest I wouldn t have had the earlier novel not been mentioned It s only slight though so doesn t really detract.Jack does have a secret but for me it wasn t really about that It was about the characters and how they cope with the circumstances they find themselves in It s deeper than a lot of chick lit, and lighter than most novels about wartime and as someone who is ambivalent about that former and dislikes the latter it was a thoroughly enjoyable read The blurb is a little misleading at the time of writing this in early March as it hints at a supernatural element that isn t there whatsoever, but it s still an endearing and entertaining novel with a few insights into WW2 that makes itthan a typical chick lit.Also posting this review on Goodreads, and scheduled for my blog on August 1st This was a surprising book First time I read this author and I was captivated from the beginning It s set in WWII, just before D Day, in Cornwall and France Alice washes ashore after the ship she was traveling in is sunk Jack s dog finds her on the beach and he takes her to the boathouse until she can walk her feet were injured Despite the circumstances, Jack and Alice build a tentative friendship He s not sure of her at first, but he keeps providing clothes and food for her and when she This was a surprising book First time I read this author and I was captivated from the beginning It s set in WWII, just before D Day, in Cornwall and France Alice washes ashore after the ship she was traveling in is sunk Jack s dog finds her on the beach and he takes her to the boathouse until she can walk her feet were injured Despite the circumstances, Jack and Alice build a tentative friendship He s not sure of her at first, but he keeps providing clothes and food for her and when she gets better, he brings her to work at farmhouse She then discovers he s actually a viscount.I really liked Jack and Alice They re both brave and doing all they can to help others around them Although the story is told from Alice s first person POV, we come to know Jack through her eyes and those of others in the story I also enjoyed the secondary characters and their stories I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley and this is my honest opinion Both the title and cover initially drew my attention to The House at Mermaid s Cover Absolutely enjoyed Loved all the characters, especially Alice and Jack The ending was just how i wanted it to end I also enjoyed reading how the story came about and shall look forward visiting the National Trust Gardens when i next visit Cornwall Recommended.My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy This is my honest review, which i have voluntarily given. I wanted to read this book because I really liked the cover It was a good book, with interesting characters I enjoyed it Thanks to Netgalley for the early copy

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