Book Mail – The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

More from Harper Books! When I had coffee with my friend the other day I was so excited to see that her purse perfectly matched the book. So, being a Bookstagrammer I took my opportunity!

Thanks to Harper Books for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

THE MERMAID AND MRS. HANCOCK – Imogen Hermes Gowar (Releasing Setpember 11th, 2018)

I had one other book this year that involved mermaids and some historical fiction, so I’m excited to see the perspective this one comes from.

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Here’s the synopsis:

This voyage is special. It will change everything…

One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid.

As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock’s marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on… and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This chance meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course, a journey on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost…

What will be the cost of their ambitions? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess?

In this spell-binding story of curiosity and obsession, Imogen Hermes Gowar has created an unforgettable jewel of a novel, filled to the brim with intelligence, heart and wit.

 

Do you enjoy these stories of mermaids?

–Jess

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