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The Summer of Chasing Mermaids - Sarah Ockler
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids
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Sometimes, there are no words… The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to... show more
Sometimes, there are no words… The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: An ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life. When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them . . .
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Edition language: English
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Meof50days
Meof50days rated it
4.0 You'd make this book part of your world
Sarah Ockler promises a dreamy and romantic version of "The Little Mermaid," loosely retold in a way that's more Disney than Andersen (mostly because: spoiler, it doesn't end in a horrifically depressing mess). Eylse is from Tobago, recovering in the Northwest Coast's Artagatis Cove after a sailing ...
Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it
5.0 The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
What a story!I'm still swooning at the knees. Christian and Elyse couldn't be more perfect for each other. He brings her out of her shell, and she shows him to stand up for himself. Both actions are what count in the story.Sebastian, the little sweetie pie, steals the scenes for me though. What Elys...
Donnie Darko Girl
Donnie Darko Girl rated it
5.0 we're so much more than our voices
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My stop on the blog tour organized by Diverse Book Tours can be found at Donnie Darko Girl. I'm a bit ashamed to admit this is my first Sarah Ockler book. I own Twenty Boy Summer but just haven't had a chance to read it yet. I would ha...
Aya M. Productions
Aya M. Productions rated it
4.0 Book Review: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
Note: I received an eARC of this title thanks to the publisher. I was not paid to write this. All thoughts and opinions are my own. So far, all the bloggers that I know have loved The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler. & I definitely am part of that group. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids w...
Bookish Things & More
Bookish Things & More rated it
5.0 The Summer of Chasing Mermaids
ReviewI have a lot of love for this book.  The writing is beautiful, and it's a sort of nod to The Little Mermaid.  I don't think it's a retelling, but there are definitely mentions in this book.My heart hurt for Elyse.  She was in a horrible accident that left her without the ability to speak.  She...
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