The storys went on from 450 A. They each deal with the mystical connections of the heart, a love so powerful that it transcends all of time. The first edition of this novel was published in June 1st 2004, and was written by Shana Abe. Now the author of The Secret Swan delivers a gift from the sea: three hauntingly beautiful tales connected by a legend, a locket, and a love beyond time. They paused and picked up again, coming ever closer, ending at the stairs to the gazebo.
You'll be spellbound as you're swept into a world where myth merges with reality. The three stories are written around a legend about the tiny island of Kell. It was good, it was original and I really enjoyed it, but I don't think Abe did a good job of wrapping up the story. A little anti-climactic at the end, but at least it gets the message across, aka, the theme. It has 3 sections that are separate stories I think they are supposed to tie together somehow but they didn't quite make it. Y más y más preguntas.
The final book takes place in 2004 and again it took me a little way into the book to figure out the connection between the handsome and very wealthy stranger from Scotland who shows up at the orphaned Ruri Kell's house in California. But I did enjoy read it nonetheless. I kinda got chocked up on that last one. This anthology pushes the boundaries and places Abé in league with the finest romance writers. His fingers pressed very lightly on hers, steady and firm, and she had the impression that this was his will more than his way; nothing about him spoke of the languor of an indoor gentleman. We do not guarantee that these techniques will work for you or not.
Still, if you're into mermaids, loose prose and bawdy sex, this one's for you. Love coming together again and again to break the curse left by the first loves, the mermaid and the fisherman Kell. It really bothers me when I'm so torn on how to rate a book. His fingers laced together to form a loose cup; he appeared to be holding the starlight, letting it spill around them both. Aedan knows his father is dying and he must go back to the mortal world and protect his people.
The night seemed to grow very quiet. To disguise it she concentrated on slipping her wrist through the loop of her fan, closing her fingers around the reassuring comfort of feathers and steel. Ronan MacMhuirich, Earl of Kell, knows he is the target of a hired killer. Love coming together again and again to break the curse left by the first loves, the mermaid and the fisherman Kell. Wouldn''t that make a mess of her evening? The second tale is set in 1721 and is my favorite of them all. It's three interlinked stories based on an ancient myth, so I guess it makes sense that it was I've been disillusioned about romance novels for quite a while now -- can't seem to find a good one to read.
She felt rather ill, as if her corset had been cinched too tight. Thus the first story is the story of lovers torn between duty and love and of the sacrifices the beautiful Ione is willing to make for her prince. Leila didn''t bother to look up from her foot. Three seductive love stories, three passionate couples, all linked by one of the most romantic myths of all. I really connected with this one and that earned this book an extra star. While the purple prose sometimes distracted and the bodice ripper scenes were worth skipping, the legend of the mermaid spread over 3 interlinked stories and across time from 500 to 1700s to current day was very entertaining.
I have never read a book about mermaids before so don't know if it is usual for the mermaid to be a shape shifter, but that is the concept in these stories. This is a tricky one to read ladies. Nothing worked for me, which is a shame since the premise was great. That's what happens to Ruri Kell when she accepts Iain MacInnes's invitation to visit her birthright, and listens to a proposition as sinfully tempting as everything else about him. Which is better: to rule a kingdom or embrace true love? Three seductive love stories, three passionate couples, all linked by one of the most romantic myths of all. I enjoyed the first 3 stories.
Aedan realizes he is on Kell, the legendary forbidden island. The duke and duchess were kind enough to include me in their festivities. But his irresistibly beautiful would-be slayer is in just as much danger as Ronan when she falls for this man with a magic of his own. The first story takes place in 531 A. The three different books composing it span three different time periods, with three different couples. I really liked that three complete stories are included in this volume for the price of one. Abe's lovely descriptive writing sucked me in right away.
Leila felt, amazingly, a flush begin to creep up her throat. I saw it all unfold. Actually, four romance stories; the first one sort of interludes between the other three, and turns out to be the big reveal. Yet this didn't completely grab me. It's a romance and it's dumb.
As if she knew him. I read this a few years ago, but I don't plan to re-read it, so I'll review this book based on the impression it's left on me years later. For an instant--suspended there in sapphire-- The gravel was noisy, just as she had predicted. Frankly, the book's version of mermaids was rather bland, and didn't enthrall me. Abe does another excellent job of weaving her spell over me. Shana Abé has written three enchanting tales of love and passion, with glimmers of hope and desire.