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The Mermaid Wife The Mermaid Wife by Rebecca Winters released on Mar ,is available now for purchase I have been meaning to review this one for a while, but was rendered speechless by the way this story was resolved However, a friend s review of another Rebecca Winters classic prompted me to take the plunge.Winters isn t really a dynamic writer there is often some tedium to her prose and I couldn t say there is a lot of passion chemistry, but DAYUM can that woman deliver the crazy Either one star for ridiculous cheesiness, or five stars for complete OTT ness when it counts Either way, I c I have been meaning to review this one for a while, but was rendered speechless by the way this story was resolved However, a friend s review of another Rebecca Winters classic prompted me to take the plunge.Winters isn t really a dynamic writer there is often some tedium to her prose and I couldn t say there is a lot of passion chemistry, but DAYUM can that woman deliver the crazy Either one star for ridiculous cheesiness, or five stars for complete OTT ness when it counts Either way, I can t imagine not having a strong reaction to this book If you want to cheat, read the last 20 or so pages The Girl Lindsay Marshall, a swimming instructor for poor widdle deformed kiddies She s got plans to be a marine biologist, so she gives swim lessons and her skills have earned her a one time job playing a mermaid in a TV commercial for cosmetics She s been under her parents overprotective thumb due to a childhood spinal injury her whole life, so she s determined to take charge of her own future.The Guy Andrew Cordell, governor of Nevada, widowed his wife had blood disease and looks lik The Girl Lindsay Marshall, a swimming instructor for poor widdle deformed kiddies She s got plans to be a marine biologist, so she gives swim lessons and her skills have earned her a one time job playing a mermaid in a TV commercial for cosmetics She s been under her parents overprotective thumb due to a childhood spinal injury her whole life, so she s determined to take charge of her own future.The Guy Andrew Cordell, governor of Nevada, widowed his wife had blood disease and looks like a young Robert Redford so we re told a few times He s got an 18 year old son named Randy who is intent on getting his dad hooked up.The Setup Lindsay is in the Bahamas practicing in her mermaid costume before the TV shoot Andrew and Son are also diving in the same area, videotaping underwater scenes for fun Andrew sees what he thinks is a mermaid and is instantly in love, the emotion evenoverwhelming than with his late wife He brings all his Executive powers to bear on locating her and finds out who she is and camps out on the reef the next day Lindsay freaks out because the last thing a girl expects is an underwater stalker and panics to the extent that her costume s tail gets stuck and he frees her She eventually finds out who he is, but the claustrophobia of the public life reminds her too much of her helicopter parents and she doesn t want to suffer it again, even though she wuvs him THIS much So it s up to Andrew and his sidekick Randy to try to get her to not be such a skittish little mermaid.The Good Stuff Lindsay s anxiety was set up well, tying it in with the conflict that comes up between her and Andrew However, what the author did with it in the final chapter was simply teeth rotting.My Gripes Yay, second in a family series References to past events and secondary characters I don t give a shit about The final chapter was cringeworthy in the sugar department Lindsay s PR stunt on the front steps of the Governor s offices in her mermaid costume and role playing the part of a mermaid using her own personal life story was so twee and pwecious I wanted to barf It really has to be seen to be believed Well, you see, all mermaids have jobs to do Mine has been to teach baby mermaids how to swim Some of them are born with oddly shaped tails, and some of them run into jagged coral When that happens, they need special swimming lessons so their tails will grow strong and they can keep up with the others There s , but she s not carted off to a psych ward like what I imagine would happen in real life The gathered reporter swarm play along and all but cheer their governor to kiss da girl I guess The Little Mermaid fever was rampant back in 1994 And yes, the governor and his son DO watch the movie in this book Also One of Lindsay s adowable swimmer tots is called Cindy Lou And, yes, the phrase little Cindy Lou DOES appear More than once.I m off to chug a gallon of brine and polish off a bag of salt vinegar chips with a pickle chaser 4 1 2 Stars Imagine, while beneath the ocean s surface, you spy a sight that can t possibly be real That s what happened to Andrew, only he caught it on video and much to his surprise when he viewed the tape, he really had seen a mermaid Lindsay is a woman afraid of being smothered, and Andrew s lifestyle as Governor is one of constant protection You can t help but root for these two This is apparently the second of a trilogy, if the other two books are not in my TBR, I ll be searching th 4 1 2 Stars Imagine, while beneath the ocean s surface, you spy a sight that can t possibly be real That s what happened to Andrew, only he caught it on video and much to his surprise when he viewed the tape, he really had seen a mermaid Lindsay is a woman afraid of being smothered, and Andrew s lifestyle as Governor is one of constant protection You can t help but root for these two This is apparently the second of a trilogy, if the other two books are not in my TBR, I ll be searching the UBS

  • Paperback
  • 187 pages
  • The Mermaid Wife
  • Rebecca Winters
  • English
  • 19 August 2019
  • 0373155581

About the Author: Rebecca Winters

Rebecca Winters, an American writer and mother of four, lives in Salt Lake City, Utah When she was 17, she went to boarding school in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she learned to speak French and met girls from all over the world Upon returning to the U.S., Rebecca developed her love of languages when she earned her B.A in secondary education, history, French, and Spanish from the University of Utah and did postgraduate work in Arabic.Because of her studies overseas, Rebecca decided to become a teacher and studied French and history at her alma mater in Utah For the past 15 years, she s taught junior high and high school French and history, and says she got into serious writing almost by accident I went through a back door to begin my writing career, she says In the first place, I never liked to write anything I only wrote mandatory papers for school If anyone had told me I would become a writer, let alone love it, I would have laughed and dismissed the notion as absolutely absurd and preposterous Having said that, I did write letters to my parents while I was away at boarding school when I was 17 My mother kept them and one day, after I had become a mother for the second time, she sent me all my old letters and asked me to write my memories from them for posterity At the time I thought she was insane, but because I adore my mother I did as she asked By the time I d finished sorting through all those teenage thoughts, observations and opinions, the seeds of a story had begun to form in my mind The seed eventually became a novel and was published in 1979 It was called The Loving Season, published under the name Rebecca Burton Naturally, it takes place in Switzerland and France As soon as I finished that novel, I found myself wanting to start another novel entitled By Love Divided, a World War II romance A few years later, Harlequin bought a novel, Blind to Love, a story that takes place in Kenya It s been a love affair ever since I guess the moral of the story is, never underestimate a mother s intuition As Rebecca has kept writing, her talents have not gone unrecognized She has won the National Readers Choice Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and has been named Utah Writer of the Year Right now, Rebecca is working her way toward her 50th novel for Harlequin.


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