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The Mermaid and the Unicorn

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When Daphne signed up to study abroad for a semester in Paris, she knew it would be a brave step to leave her sheltered homeschool world. What she didn't anticipate was encountering ancient secrets connected with the legendary unicorn... What is hidden in the convent garden that blooms with rich flowers-even in the middle of winter? What is the true identity of the glamoro ...more
Paperback, 362 pages
Published August 7th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Corinna Turner
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a lovely, gentle read, in the best sense. But exciting too! It starts off at a steady pace and builds up to a thrilling climax with some very precious things at stake, through which another problem is very satisfyingly resolved.

The existence of the magical beings is smoothly reconciled with Christianity in a credible and inoffensive way and I liked the role played by the rich Christian symbolism of the Middle Ages.

I was particularly impressed by the subtle skill with which certain chara
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Camryn
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
An entertaining read with really creative and unique world building--mythical creatures in modern-day Paris! I loved the way myths and fairy tales were woven in with today's world, and all of the human characters were just as diverse as the magical cast. I'm excited to read more in this series!
William Rackers
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to William by: Shaylynn Rackers
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Ashley Stangl
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The first half of this book is a pleasant contemporary college story in a rich and lovingly detailed Parisian atmosphere. The characters are endearing and the tour of Paris is lovely, but I found myself anxiously awaiting the titular mermaids and unicorns, who don't make significant appearances until halfway through the book. Once the fantasy elements show up, though, they just keep coming, in some fun and unexpected ways.

The nuns were amazing (especially Sister Marguerite) and the religious con
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