The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

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Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The cover for this book is amazing especially with the gold accents!  The story on the other hand was interesting and not what I was expecting!

It’s 1785 and a man named Jonah Hancock hears a knock on his door late into the evening.  There is a captain standing there and tells Jonah that he has sold Jonah’s ship for what he claims is a real (but dead) mermaid!  Jonah isn’t sure how to take this news as his ships are his life and his only source of income, lost all for a claim to a real mermaid?

No sooner than it arrives, gossip spreads through the town and everyone wants a peek at this new wonder.  The mermaid takes him to places he’s never dreamed in the high society ranks as a show piece.  One night at a showing party, he meets a woman who changes his life forever.

The two slowly learn that priceless things come at a great cost…including the destructive power mermaids are said to possess.  The story isn’t what you would think.  After reading the first chapter, then to the end you realize it’s not the story you thought it was going to be.

Although the curiosity is there surrounding the finding of this mermaid, the story more focuses on the destruction it brings to those closest to it.  Which does make for a story in itself I suppose!

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