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Posted May 27, 2001
I have always been fascinated by mermaids and all the other creatures that people believe to be mythical. I could not put this book down and I highly recommend it to anyone! I can't wait to read it again!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
In 1804 Kent, England, John Bugg shows his spouse Konstanze a book filled with naked women in bondage. He expects that to heat her blood to the boiling point and gets his riding crop to add to the fun. Unable to deal with her husband¿s perversions, Konstanze leaves. <P> She travels to Penperro on the Cornish coast where Tom Trewella watches her come out of the sea. In desperate need of tricking the crown¿s Preventive Water Guards so he can continue his smuggling operation, Tom hatches a wild idea. He offers Konstanze the role of a mermaid, a part she cannot resist though she knows she must stay hidden from Buggs. An attraction between Tom and Konstanze was not expected, but feelings of love further disrupt the con game. <P> THE MERMAID OF PENPERRO is not the typical regency romance as it reads as if PT Barnum decided to write a novel using Lisa Cach¿s cache of talent. The story line is superb, amusing, and quite entertaining as Tom, Konstanze, and the townsfolk try to pull off a scam. Anyone who relishes something unique and different in their reading material will find this historical a top choice. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 26, 2001
Konstanze had been gifted with her mother's talent of singing opera. When her mother was on her deathbed, Konstanze vowed to marry John Bugg for security despite him being decades older than her. After two years of abuse, she fled to a cottage in Penperro (Cornwall) that her husband did not know she had inheritated. The husband sent his son, Bugg II, to locate her. <BR><BR> Mr. Foweather was with the Preventive Water Guard Service. He was in Penperro to catch smugglers. However, the people of Penperro could not afford the high taxes of the Crown. Smuggling was the only way they could survive. When Foweather heard Konstanze singing, he followed her voice and thought he saw a mermaid. Upon seeing him, Konstanze dove into the sea to hide because she had been swimming nude (in her private cove). This gave Tom and idea. <BR><BR> Tom Trewella was not a smuggler himself, but he did do the paperwork, scheduling, selling, and such of the smuggled goods. He hired Konstanze to play the part of a mermaid to lure Foweather and his crew away whenever they got too close to the ships or goods. The entire village got into the act. Soon, the Mermaid of Penperro became a legend! <BR><BR> ***** This one is a keeper! I loved it so much that I refuse to even loan it out, for fear of losing it! The mermaid costume was designed artistically for easy and fast maneuvering! Awesome story that I highly recommend! *****Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.