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Over Her Head

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A bicycling young lady scholar writing her thesis on the historical meaning of merpeople tales visits a well-known collector of literature on the subject, determined to get him to let her read his books. She comes armed with cookies, that well-known advent to a man's heart, and is surprised to discover he's not at all the old curmudgeon she had imagined him to be. In fact, ...more
Published July 25th 2009 by Drollerie Press (first published 2009)
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Kagama-the Literaturevixen
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Set in early 1900s Maine, Frances Schmidt isn’t your average historian. Nope. She’s a woman. She has worked very hard to get her peers to ignore this fact so that she can finish her degree. She’s so close and the last big hurdle is completing her dissertation, one that she has focused on the myths and legends on merpeople. So she must travel to Maine to try to persuade Garrett Hathaway of letting her study his collection of such legends and tales. Since he is a very private person, she has quite ...more

Narration - Anna Starr - OK. This is weird, because she has a lovely voice, but at times, it seemed a little monotone, but then, it also seemed perfect for the character of Francis since she was an average looking scholar-woman from the early 1900's. The narration seemed to fit the time period to me.

The story is a sweet romance. Francis goes (on her own - which is pretty scandalous for this time period) to the coast to attempt to gain entry to Garrett's extensive library of books on Me
Jan 03, 2010 Angela rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, drollerie
If you're on the hunt for a super-quick read, you can't go too wrong with my fellow Drollerie author Nora Fleischer's Over Her Head. I'm a sucker for stories involving intellectual women, and so this little tale of a young woman in the early 1900's striving to pull off doing a dissertation on mermaids was quite a bit of fun.

Frances Schmidt has discovered that Garrett Hathaway has the most definitive collection of works on mermaid myths she's ever seen, and so she'll stop at nothing to get his pe
Cassandra Wilson-Sparks
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review*
I love mermaid books so I was very excited to get the opportunity to review this book. Over Her Head is situation in the year 1905. It is a story about a young woman who was the only woman at Winthrop University studying history. She was completing her dissertation on merfolk but was having difficulties finding sources. Upon learning of a man in Maine that had an extensive library on merfolk, she takes off from Boston and shows up on his doo
Jun 22, 2015 Teressa rated it really liked it

"Over Her Head Short Story Review"

I thought this was a neat little original short story. It's something I've never heard before with Garrett being a merman. I liked Francis a lot. She stood up for herself to ol' Mrs. Cooper which was great. I didn't want to over think it because it was folklore mixed with fiction and it made sense to me. It was a good listen by Nora Fleischer and I'll be looking to see what she does in the future.

Anna Starr's a good narrator although I did notice some audio issu
Angela(demonsangel) Fitzgerald
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I live in Minneapolis, MN, with my lovable husband Sven and my adorable children Wolfgang and Anastasia. I enjoy running, cooking, and embroidery.
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