Alice at Heart
Shy, charming, peculiar, and web-toed, Alice Riley has suffered for years at the hands of her dead mother's self-righteous family, while she hides a bevy of secret abilities. When Alice rescues a drowning child, her amazing talents are exposed. Alice can remain underwater for extraordinary... show more
Shy, charming, peculiar, and web-toed, Alice Riley has suffered for years at the hands of her dead mother's self-righteous family, while she hides a bevy of secret abilities. When Alice rescues a drowning child, her amazing talents are exposed. Alice can remain underwater for extraordinary periods of time, and she can locate submerged objects through some type of natural sonar ability. Her new fame/notoriety puts Alice in the national news, amidst allegations that she has somehow faked or manipulated the rescue for her own glory. Alice is trapped and desperate until three amazing older women arrive in her hometown. They are the regal and flamboyant Bonavendier sisters--dignified Lilith, acerbic Mara, and whimsical Pearl--of Sainte's Point Island, their ancestral home off the coast of Georgia. They've read Alice's story in the news and are convinced that she is their long-lost (and much younger) half sister, conceived in a reckless seduction their elderly father confessed to before he died. Like Alice, the Bonavendier sisters have webbed toes and certain amazing abilities, though none of them have Alice's marked talent for finding thin
Publish date: January 1st 2002
Publisher: BelleBooks, Inc.
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Waterlilies (#1)
Disclaimer: I read the ebook edition, so it's possible that the new edition corrects some of the issues I mention in this review. And here it is: Another story with an interesting premise but which, in the end, falls short due to an abundance of the most clichéd paranormal traits. As a...
Very sweet, sad, romantic book. I've heard of this author but have never read any of her work. It's always a joy to find someone good.
This book was AWESOME for me because I love mermaids. After reading this Alice at Heart, I desperately wanted to believe that this is a true story. The way Ms. Smith told Alice's tale, it felt more like a chronicle of real people rather than a make-believe world. Alice always knew she was differe...