Thursday, December 22, 2011

Read Along ~ Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon

Hey Gang, guess what!  I'm hosting another Read Along. 

This time we will be reading Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon

Princess Margrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war. One gloomy, windswept morning as she stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle: a glittering mermaid emerging from the waves, a nearly drowned man in her arms. By the time Margrethe reaches the shore, the mermaid has disappeared into the sea. As Margrethe nurses the handsome stranger back to health, she learns that not only is he a prince, he is also the son of her father's greatest rival. Sure that the mermaid brought this man to her for a reason, Margrethe devises a plan to bring peace to her kingdom.

Meanwhile, the mermaid princess Lenia longs to return to the human man she carried to safety. She is willing to trade her home, her voice, and even her health for legs and the chance to win his heart….

A surprising take on the classic tale, Mermaid is the story of two women with everything to lose. Beautifully written and compulsively readable, it will make you think twice about the fairytale you heard as a child, keeping you in suspense until the very last page.

If you missed my first read along you can see the posts by clicking HERE.

How will this read along work? 
On Wednesday, January 11th I will post some questions for the first 1/4 of the book you have until the following Monday to answer the questions in a comment.  I will put your name in a pot and select a weekly winner on the following Tuesday.  The prizes will be one of the following, a PBS credit, a $5 Gift Certificate from Amazon or a handmade item. 

I am really excited about this read along and would love it if you would join, I've already started working on the prizes and I've got a few other fun things to post along with the questions.  Please share this with anyone you know that would love to Read Along with us. 

Proposed Schedule
Jan 11th Part 1 (Chapters 1-8) Questions Posted
Jan 16th Part 1 Answers Due
Jan 17th Part 1 Winner Announced
Jan 18th Part 2 (Chapters 9-16) Questions Posted
Jan 23rd Part 2 Answers Due
Jan 24th Part 2 Winner Announced
Jan 25th Part 3 (Chapters 17-End) Questions Posted
Jan 30th Part 3 Answers Due
Jan 31st Part 3 Winner Announced


Heather said...

Hey love ... I can't see the writing ... :-(

Georgie Horn said...

I almost bought this book today. I guess I'll need to buy it now! Come by for a xmas laugh..

Sandy said...

I adored your last read along and look forward to this one as well. I've already got the book ordered from the library. Thank you Caroline. Hugs, Sandy

Ally White Cat said...

hi Caroline i just ordered my book...can't wait. I love mermaids

susan s.

moocows53 said...

I have the book coming to me. I am hoping it arrives today or tomorrow so I can start reading!!