The Mermaids Singing by Lisa Carey

The Mermaids SingingThe Mermaids Singing by Lisa Carey

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m going to change my rating to 3, rather than 2 stars, because nine months after finishing this novel, I continue to have cravings to return to the misty, mystical, world, that its heroines inhabit.
At the time of reading this book, I think I was put off by the over-emotionality of the main characters. However, in retrospect, what has stayed with me are the evocative settings that author Lisa Carey creates, as she describes the northeastern seaboard of the United States, and then the wild beauty of the Irish coast. The mood, also, remains with me…a sense of longing, love, and the fragility of life, which is reminiscent of the early novels of Elizabeth Berg.
So…as I find myself searching for another novel with these traits, I think it’s time to recommend The Mermaids Singing. It may not be a perfect novel, but it is a perfectly enchanting one, and a lovely read.

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