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There s nothing supernatural, let that be clear That s purely down to the name of the area and the legend about how it got that name being related to mermaids That said, it s still farenjoyable than I expected when I realised this It s mostly Jack and Alice s story, but there s also Alice s struggle with renouncing the nun life, and a fair bit of background and events relating to WW2 that have clearly been well researched I especially enjoyed that the characters are flawed It s flaws There s nothing supernatural, let that be clear That s purely down to the name of the area and the legend about how it got that name being related to mermaids That said, it s still farenjoyable than I expected when I realised this It s mostly Jack and Alice s story, but there s also Alice s struggle with renouncing the nun life, and a fair bit of background and events relating to WW2 that have clearly been well researched I especially enjoyed that the characters are flawed It s flaws that make people believable.There are a lot of references early on about Frenchman s Creek by Daphne du Maurier which coincidentally I recently read for the first time After that I noticed a few similarities between the two which to be honest I wouldn t have had the earlier novel not been mentioned It s only slight though so doesn t really detract.Jack does have a secret but for me it wasn t really about that It was about the characters and how they cope with the circumstances they find themselves in It s deeper than a lot of chick lit, and lighter than most novels about wartime and as someone who is ambivalent about that former and dislikes the latter it was a thoroughly enjoyable read The blurb is a little misleading at the time of writing this in early March as it hints at a supernatural element that isn t there whatsoever, but it s still an endearing and entertaining novel with a few insights into WW2 that makes itthan a typical chick lit.Also posting this review on Goodreads, and scheduled for my blog on August 1st It s nice to read a WWII story that hasn t already been told Alice, en route from Africa to Ireland is washed ashore after her ship was torpedoed off the coast of England A kindly local man finds her and cares for her, uncertain about who she is, her numbered chemise and shorn locks are a mystery to him Alice is grateful for the help she s receiving, but she too is reticent Not having had much experience with men, she hardly knows how to respond to his acts of kindness.Both of these characte It s nice to read a WWII story that hasn t already been told Alice, en route from Africa to Ireland is washed ashore after her ship was torpedoed off the coast of England A kindly local man finds her and cares for her, uncertain about who she is, her numbered chemise and shorn locks are a mystery to him Alice is grateful for the help she s receiving, but she too is reticent Not having had much experience with men, she hardly knows how to respond to his acts of kindness.Both of these characters have something in common, a past that neither could come to terms with A charming and refreshing story about how everyone has the power to heal another and that courage can come in many forms, both gentle and bold [Download Kindle] ☫ The House at Mermaid's Cove ⚖ As World War II Rages, Love, Mystery, And Secrets Collide On The English Coast In A Riveting Novel By The Bestselling Author Of The Snow Gypsy In AprilA Young Woman Washes Ashore On A Deserted Beach In Cornwall, England With Shorn Hair And A Number Stitched On Her Tattered Chemise, Alice Is The Survivor Of A Ship Torpedoed By A German U Boat She S Found By The Mysterious Viscount Jack Trewella, Who Suspects That She S A Prisoner Of War Or A Spy But The Secret Alice Asks Jack To Keep Is One He Could Never Have Guessed, And It Creates An Intimate Bond He Never ExpectedWith Her True Identity Hidden Beneath The Waves, Alice Grasps The Chance To Reinvent Herself But As She Begins To Fall For Jack, She Discovers He Has Secrets Too Ones Echoing The Legend Of A Mermaid Said To Lure Men Into The Dark Depths Of The SeaFor Two Strangers In The Shadow Of War, Lost Love, And Haunting Memories, Is It Time To Let Go Of The Past Or To Finally Face It Whatever The Risks I really liked this one about a different aspect of WW II It was interesting and told from a different perspective than most I really liked it Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for letting me review this book Unique and captivating, this is not just another historical fiction novel about World War Two It s 1943 and war is ravaging Europe When a young woman with a shaved head and numbered clothing washes ashore on a remote beach in Cornwall, England, her rescuer makes assumptions about her past Alice s history, however, ismysterious and complex than Viscount Jack Trewella expected Jack pledges to keep Alice s secret, providing her with a chance at a new life The two quickly form an unlikely Unique and captivating, this is not just another historical fiction novel about World War Two It s 1943 and war is ravaging Europe When a young woman with a shaved head and numbered clothing washes ashore on a remote beach in Cornwall, England, her rescuer makes assumptions about her past Alice s history, however, ismysterious and complex than Viscount Jack Trewella expected Jack pledges to keep Alice s secret, providing her with a chance at a new life The two quickly form an unlikely bond, strengthened by shared tragedy and adversity during WWII However, as Alice starts to fall for Jack, she discovers the mysterious aristocrat has secrets of his own Haunted by memories, Jack and Alice must decide can they lay the past to rest and forge a new life despite the horrors of the war Author Lindsay Jayne Ashford was the first woman to graduate from Queens College, Cambridge, in its 550 year history In my opinion, her background in criminology and journalism lends itself well to her career as a novelist The House at Mermaid s Cove is well researched, concise, intelligent and highly readable.Many historical fiction novels have been set in England during World War Two, but before you dismiss this as yet another story that romanticizes the period, rest assured the setting and circumstances for Mermaid s Cove are different I was expecting a pleasant read, but these particular circumstances quickly drew me in What kept me going was the ease of Ashford s prose Mermaid s Cove manages to be suspenseful, melancholy and heartwarming without any superfluous words It even touches on religion and familial duty without preaching or overt negativity The plot drew me in, but Ashford s writing style kept me going I finished this thoroughly enjoyable read quickly, amidst a particularly busy week It has also lead me to add her back catalogue to my To Be Read list If you enjoy good historical fiction and are seeking a book that s both full of substance and a great summer read, please do not miss The House at Mermaid s Cove Genre Historical Fiction Rating 5 5 Plot In April 1943 a young woman washes ashore on a deserted beach in Cornwall, England With shorn hair and a number stitched on her tattered chemise, Alice is the survivor of a ship torpedoed by a German U boat She s found by the mysterious Viscount Jack Trewella, who suspects that she s a prisoner of war or a spy But the secret Alice asks Jack to keep is one he could never have guessed, and it creates an intimate bond he never expected With her true Genre Historical Fiction Rating 5 5 Plot In April 1943 a young woman washes ashore on a deserted beach in Cornwall, England With shorn hair and a number stitched on her tattered chemise, Alice is the survivor of a ship torpedoed by a German U boat She s found by the mysterious Viscount Jack Trewella, who suspects that she s a prisoner of war or a spy But the secret Alice asks Jack to keep is one he could never have guessed, and it creates an intimate bond he never expected With her true identity hidden beneath the waves, Alice grasps the chance to reinvent herself But as she begins to fall for Jack, she discovers he has secrets too ones echoing the legend of a mermaid said to lure men into the dark depths of the sea For two strangers in the shadow of war, lost love, and haunting memories, is it time to let go of the past Or to finally face it whatever the risks My verdict Firstly thank you to Netgalley for letting me review this book prior to its release on the 11th August I throughly enjoyed this saga based on Cornish myth and real historical events ultimately shedding light on the vital work the Resistance did to help us win World War II I loved the conflict that Alice battled with throughout the novel She was saved and brought to Cornwall to help others and at times putting herself in danger On the other hand, she is an ex nun trying to contain her passion and stubborn streak just as she is taught She ultimately battles with herself to decide wether her love and passion is a bad thing Jack s character is someone who is a victim of social class prejudices which leads him to carry around this guilt which he tries to rectify throughout the narrative I hope that this book may be turned into a series as it would be nice to see character progression from the supporting characters and how they deal with their own inner conflict and the fall out of World War II I loved how the emotions throughout the novel builds much like a wave and even though it seems calm, their are still some ripples on the surface which is perfectly natural in life Ashford writes with such empathy that you can t help feeling sorry for the adversaries A well researched and moving narrative about learning to take risks despite of what others may think Overall a very serious novel filled with contradictions and conflicts, I rooted for the characters throughout and care for them deeply and I think that the moments of romance and levity balance out the novel giving you a warm feeling and wantingA job well done Click the link so you can go toand preorder your copy A gentle romance against a solid background of WW2 and the ways that the Cornish helped the French Resistance Our heroine, Alice, washes ashore after the ship she was travelling on was torpedoed She s rescued by Jack, who turns out to be the local laird ok it s Cornwall not Scotland, but he s a Viscount and his family have run the area for centuries Both of them have a past from which they are trying to escape or come to terms with oh dear, hanging preposition She s a nun, trained in n A gentle romance against a solid background of WW2 and the ways that the Cornish helped the French Resistance Our heroine, Alice, washes ashore after the ship she was travelling on was torpedoed She s rescued by Jack, who turns out to be the local laird ok it s Cornwall not Scotland, but he s a Viscount and his family have run the area for centuries Both of them have a past from which they are trying to escape or come to terms with oh dear, hanging preposition She s a nun, trained in nursing, being sent home from Africa to her Irish convent as being unsuitable for the job nun, not nursing She s trying to decide whether she has any calling at all and questioning her religion He gave up the women he loved for family and tradition As they gradually come together they begin to come to terms with their pasts The background story, based on solid fact, is interesting and better than many WW2 stories It gives a strong feeling for the perils and tragedies of the time without the usual rose tinted spectacles I loved the Land Girls and their antics I remember the girls who came and helped on our farm, so true to life The end was rather abrupt and I felt that there were quite a few loose ends although the main couple were clearly tied up A good read that kept you captivated Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an advance copy in exchange for my honest review ARC provided for review by netgalley.I wasn t too sure what to make of this once I started it, I had been attracted to it by the cover and title and hadn t really paid much attention to the blurb.Alice is washed ashore at Mermaid s Cove after the ship she was travelling back to Ireland on was sunk by the Germans, she is found at the waters edge by Jack who quickly realises she has things in her past she wants to leave behind and that her unplanned arrival in Cornwall has become her way to achiev ARC provided for review by netgalley.I wasn t too sure what to make of this once I started it, I had been attracted to it by the cover and title and hadn t really paid much attention to the blurb.Alice is washed ashore at Mermaid s Cove after the ship she was travelling back to Ireland on was sunk by the Germans, she is found at the waters edge by Jack who quickly realises she has things in her past she wants to leave behind and that her unplanned arrival in Cornwall has become her way to achieve what she wants from life without returning to her old life.But is the freedom to choose really what she wants Jack has a few secrets of his own, and his motives for helping Alice after she explains some of what she s leaving behind are not entirely what they seem Ultimately this was a book which surprised me, I had no idea what choices Alice would make nor what Jack would ask of her, and my goodness was there alot going on secret missions, a secret wife and child, Alice s attempts to hide her origins, the usual small town characters and all set in the tense days of 1943 But the decisions by both Alice and Jack ultimately feel right for what we see of their characters.I found that while I m sure not all of the things featured are going to have been historically accurate it was nice to see the SOE in a fiction novel, an organisation which seems to be little known to the general public.Definitely recommend Both the title and cover initially drew my attention to The House at Mermaid s Cover Absolutely enjoyed Loved all the characters, especially Alice and Jack The ending was just how i wanted it to end I also enjoyed reading how the story came about and shall look forward visiting the National Trust Gardens when i next visit Cornwall Recommended.My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy This is my honest review, which i have voluntarily given. I wanted to read this book because I really liked the cover It was a good book, with interesting characters I enjoyed it Thanks to Netgalley for the early copy