The River Maid

The River Maid

by Gemma Holden

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Overview

The River Maid by Gemma Holden

A haunting and bold new retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid set during the Napoleonic wars.

Adrianna lives with her mother in a small town overlooking the River Rhine. Taking in washing to make ends meet, it’s a simple life and Adrianna yearns for something more.

Christian, a prince, lives in the castle above the town. Trapped by duty and the responsibility his title entails, he longs for his freedom.

After a girl disappears from the town, Adrianna stumbles across the body floating in the river. Following the accident, she starts to hear a song calling her and a voice haunting her dreams. Going for a walk one morning, she meets Lorelei who turns out to be a mermaid. Lorelei steals her legs, leaving Adrianna trapped in the river. She must find a way to get her legs back and rescue the prince, who Lorelei loves. But Napoleon’s armies are sweeping across Europe and nothing will ever be the same.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151878760
Publisher: Gemma Holden
Publication date: 04/18/2015
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 391 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Gemma lives in the UK. Bones and Ashes is her first published novel. The second book in the series, Masks and Mirrors is available now. She has also written The River Maid, a standalone novel loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid.

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