Book Reviews of The Mermaid

The Mermaid
The Mermaid
Author: Betina Krahn
ISBN-13: 9780553576177
ISBN-10: 0553576178
Publication Date: 4/1/1997
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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This book starts slow, gains momentum through out the whole book and ends with a solid ending. It was a worthwhile read and I enjoyed reading it.
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I found this romance very interesting because of all the observations about dolphin life. You learn something new everyday reading romances. The dolphins really made the book.
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Whimsy is just the right word to describe this book. Take a 19th-century woman researching dolphins (before swimsuits) and a society of Atlantis-worshipers who believe that she is the one foretold, add a stuffy professor, and what do you get? A delightful tale!

Don't neglect to read the Author's note at the end--it transitions into an epilogue.
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Celeste wants her observations of ocean life and dolphins to be taken seriously. But Titus Thorne suspects there is something fishy about her theories.So Celeste dares Titue to let her give him a tour...dare they both take the risk?
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Filled with Betina Krahn's famous wit and passion.
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An authors book on ocean life attracts a handsome scientist that is not so sure about the authors research...
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From Library Journal
Sheltered scientist Celeste Ashton has no idea that her unorthodox work with dolphins would end up causing such a stir in both the academic community and the popular press. When the Times labels her a "mermaid" and an group of prestigious scientists condescendingly question her research and her qualifications, she has no choice but to allow the "professional skeptic," ichthyology professor Titus Thorne, to come to her sea-side home and observe her dolphins in action. The result is an unusual story written with whimsy and grace. Krahn (The Unlikely Angel, Bantam, 1996) lends a lively, humorous touch to some of the more important women's issues of the day. Her fans won't be disappointed in this one. She lives in Minnesota.