The Mermaid's Sister

Carrie Anne Noble

  • Novel
  • Formats: Ebook, print and audiobook
  • Young adult        Rating: 12 and up
  • Stand alone
  • Genres:
    • Historical Fantasy or SF
    • Legends and Fairy tales
    • Magic realism
The Mermaids Sister Noble

There is no cure for being who you truly are.... In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie's healing potions. By night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Clara's favorite story tells of three orphan infants--Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a stork; Maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, O'Neill, who was found beneath an apple tree.

One day, Clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sister's skin. She realizes that Maren is becoming a mermaid--and knows that no mermaid can survive on land. Desperate to save her, Clara and O'Neill place the mermaid-girl in their gypsy wagon and set out for the sea. But no road is straight, and the trio encounters trouble around every bend. Ensnared by an evil troupe of traveling performers, Clara and O'Neill must find a way to save themselves and the ever-weakening mermaid. And always, in the back of her mind, Clara wonders, if my sister is a mermaid, then what am I?

  • Elements:
    • animals (supernatural or fantastic)
    • dragon (s)
    • legendary creature(s)
    • magic in any form
  • Themes:
    • coming of age
    • coping with death
    • facing the unknown
    • family ties
    • friendship
    • journey
  • Violence or battles: One or more characters are described as getting seriously hurt
  • Romance:
    • One or more romantic arc (s) is (are) central to the plot.
    • Male-female.
  • Intimacy: Just kisses..
  • Cursing: No cursing
  • Humor: The book has some lighthearted moments
  • Characters:
    • Main protagonist(s) is(are) female
    • Important characters are mostly female
    • Main Characters' ethnicity or ancestry is Caucasian
  • Author: Carrie Anne Noble
    • Wiiliamsport, PA, USA
    • Carrie Anne Noble is a former staff writer for a Pennsylvania newspaper and a graduate of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild apprenticeship program. A member of Kingdom Writers, she also eagerly participates in National Novel Writing Month each November and meets bimonthly with other NaNoWriMo writers in her area. Besides making stuff up, she enjoys reading, sewing, cheering on fellow writers, spending time with her family, and attempting to garden.


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