My rating: 3 of 5 fairies
What a surprise for a young woman, to find herself suddenly transformed into a mermaid.
Ciel’s first thought – track down the merman who changed her and make him reverse his magic. Unable to find him, survival in her new world becomes paramount. She eagerly accepts help from a dashing pirate captain who takes a fancy to her, lavishing her with finery.
When her merman does show up, he competes for her affection. One look into his eyes makes her life more complex — he is her soul mate.
Which man will she choose – pirate captain or merman? Which life – human or mermaid? Caribbean adventures and dangers chase Ciel as she searches for decisions and the key to her happiness.
Warning: This book contains Haitian vodou, sultry wenches, foul-mouthed scalliwag pirates, overindulgence of fine Caribbean rum, and amorous encounters on deserted beaches.
“Tears on a Tranquil Lake” was a short, enjoyable read, but was missing some explanations that I think were important to the plot. Marsha Moore weaves a wonderful tale about Ciel, a girl turned mermaid who is facing the decision of which man to be with. Her writing was clear and the story flowed well, but some of the relationship aspects were too unreal for me.
The author did a wonderful job of creating a world that was detailed, interesting, and believable. Her descriptions made me feel as though I was in the story with Ciel as she traversed the waters and explored the deck of the pirate ship.
Overall, “Tears on a Tranquil Lake” was worth reading. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a quick, fantastical tale, and who doesn’t mind a few unanswered plot points that leave you wondering “how?”.
Rating: 3/5 fairies!
ABOUT THERESA (a.k.a. Fade Into Fantasy): As a part time book store employee, editing intern, and the mastermind behind BLB Book Tours, Theresa is able to surround herself with her favorite things, BOOKS. When she isn’t working, learning, or attending her sons’ sporting events, she’s lost between the pages of a paranormal novel. Her hope is to someday earn a living editing books, but until then she’s happy to help spread the word about the fabulous books and authors she encounters along the way.