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Sinking: Book One of the Sinking Trilogy
     

Sinking: Book One of the Sinking Trilogy

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by Sarah Armstrong-Garner
 

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Jocelyn washes up on the shore of eighteenth century Ireland, alone, naked, and missing all of her memories. Taken in by a lonely old woman full of plots and schemes for the lovely yet enigmatic creature, Jocelyn knows only one thing. She longs for the sea with every ounce of her being. Yet it tried to kill her.

Aidan Boyd loves two things. His ship and the

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Jocelyn washes up on the shore of eighteenth century Ireland, alone, naked, and missing all of her memories. Taken in by a lonely old woman full of plots and schemes for the lovely yet enigmatic creature, Jocelyn knows only one thing. She longs for the sea with every ounce of her being. Yet it tried to kill her.

Aidan Boyd loves two things. His ship and the sea. When Jocelyn is thrust upon his vessel in the midst of his superstitious crew, he finds himself intoxicated by her—willing to give up everything for her. He soon finds he cannot live without her.

But something holds Jocelyn back. The whisper of another's love. The embrace of water. Does she belong to this world? Or could Jocelyn possibly be from the sea?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781943788057
Publisher:
Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
02/23/2016
Series:
Sinking Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
550 KB

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Sinking: Book One of the Sinking Trilogy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found reading Sinking a very good story that kept me motivated into finishing it very quickly I liked the characters very much,and was rooting for the Captain of the ship to the very end, can't wait till for the sequel .
DJMynatt More than 1 year ago
Jocelyn washes up on the shore of eighteenth century Ireland, her memory gone - and no idea of who she is. The lonely old woman who finds her, takes her home to recover... I was asked to read Sarah's book - and I liked the story. I've always been fascinated by the ocean - and after watching "Splash" with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, I've loved the idea of mermaids. This historical fantasy starts off in Ireland, a place high on my "bucket list". I cannot condone the bad language, but if it's something you can overlook, you will most likely enjoy reading this novel. I received this ebook from Love2ReadLove2WritePublishing.
JaneenIppolito More than 1 year ago
((I received the book “Sinking” from Love2ReadLove2WritePublishing in exchange for a fair and honest review.)) Sinking proved to be a sweet little tale with some unique ideas about mermaids, and a heroine who hits a good balance between kind and strong. While I found some character choices frustrating, and became a little confused by the world-building, overall this is a solid first effort. The writing is lovely. This is a book that deftly mixes a fairy tale style narrative based on “telling” without overdoing it. I was easily engaged in the story from the first page, and I agree with other readers that it’s reminiscent of Jane Austen. I also enjoyed the thinly-veiled social criticism in Jocelyn’s reactions to “civilized human society.” Nice touches, without being overdone or detracting from the story. Jocelyn is a nicely-written main character. Because she had amnesia, I was afraid she would become more of a victim, without much sense of herself. Happily, her personality shone through regardless, and she responded to situations with grace and dignity. This isn’t a kick-butt female, but this is a strong-willed, intelligent lady with a sense of purpose, even if she doesn’t remember what that is. Aidan was less compelling. I could never tell if he liked Jocelyn for her, or because she had some kind of mermaid magic woven around her, and so despite Aidan’s basic decency, I was very uncomfortable with his devotion to Jocelyn. Furthermore, he made a particularly stupid choice with holding onto a certain object. I know this choice was meant to draw out the plot, but I found it hard to believe it took him so long to connect the dots, especially since he cares about Jocelyn. So ultimately, I couldn’t root for the romance (although I very much rooted against another, rather despicable option). The plot moves along briskly, and does well when the characters are in Ireland. While I enjoyed the sea voyage, and the stop in India (yay geographical diversity!) it seemed like the plot lost steam away from the initial location. Also, the ending honestly confused me. I usually don’t like info-dumps, but I wouldn’t have minded a bit of a ‘dump’ in order to get a clear idea of what exactly Jocelyn was, and her plans before she lost her memories. Note: this is labeled YA by a clean read publisher. However, it contains a scattering of profanities, and one or two rather intense scenes of sexual physicality. While the individuals stop before anything terribly serious, I advise strong caution for anyone considering titles for their teen. This one requires some maturity, and while I understand fully the author’s right to include what she chooses, it does make this book slightly more difficult to promote to a certain market. Final Verdict: a nicely-written mermaid tale with romance and intrigue in equal measure, with undertones of magic and mystery. Quite mature for a YA, but not as fully-developed as I would have liked. Still, if you enjoy your tales with gentle, strong heroines, historical settings, and ocean-deep wistfulness, this is a story for you.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
This is a Historical Young Adult Fantasy that starts off in Ireland, but travels to China and India. Jocelyn is washed up on the beach with no memories of her own. She is completely naked and clutching a locket. She is found by a lady, who decides that she will take the locket for herself as she orders her servants to take care of the girl. As the story progresses, you learn more about Jocelyn at the same time as she learns about herself. She has two human men who show interest in her, but the ocean also speaks to her and she feels an amazing pull to return - to what or to whom, she doesn't know. This story moves smoothly throughout, building to the cliffhanger ending that will leave you wanting to know more. This is a wonderful story of mermaids and magic with a historical twist. Recommended. * I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!