LeAnn Neal Reilly, author of The Mermaid’s Pendant, on tour November 2010

Posted By on August 5, 2010

About The Mermaid’s Pendant

Inspired by the beloved classic The Little Mermaid, THE MERMAID’S PENDANT is a modern fairy tale about growing up and discovering who you are—and what you believe in. At times lyrical, this novel is a fantastic journey filled with magic, myth, romance, and adventure.

Four years after John Wilkerson claims the mermaid Tamarind for his wife, they have an idyllic marriage that depends on a talisman that she crafted on their island paradise. But Tamarind learns a painful truth: it takes more than legs to live on land and more than magic to sustain a bond. When the talisman breaks, she and John are forced to rely on themselves instead of magic.

Three wise women play key roles in the young lovers’ journey to mature love. Ana, Tamarind’s aging mentor, casts spells and performs seductions to keep the lovers apart. Valerie, an expat jewelry maker cum fairy godmother, works her own magic to bring them together. Lucy, their widowed neighbor, grounds the couple in the realities of marriage, parenting, and family.

THE MERMAID’S PENDANT is a story for anyone who has ever believed in the transforming power of love.

A beautifully crafted fantasy that shows much symbolism and wisdom.”  The Midwest Book Review

About LeAnn Neal Reilly

LeAnn Neal Reilly grew up near the Missouri River, in that fertile land where corn, children, and daydreams take root and thrive. She spent countless hours reading and typing chapters on an old Smith-Corona in her closet, which luckily for her didn’t have doors. Then she put away her daydreams and her stories and headed off, first to graduate magna cum laude from Missouri Western State University, and later to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh for a master’s degree in professional writing.

After graduate school, LeAnn worked first for a small multimedia startup and then a research group in the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science. After getting married and starting a family, she returned to her adolescent daydreams of writing novels. Never one to shirk from lofty goals, she added home schooling her three children as her day job.

After years of working in an office not much better than an unfinished closet, LeAnn published THE MERMAID’S PENDANT. She is currently working on her next novel. LeAnn lives outside Boston with one husband, three children, a dog named Hobbes (after Calvin &), and a cat named Attila.

Connect with LeAnn:

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On Facebook

LeAnn Neal Reilly’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, November 1st:  Teresa’s Reading Corner

Tuesday, November 2nd:  In the Next Room

Wednesday, November 3rd:  She Is Too Fond of Books – guest post

Thursday, November 4th:  Books Like Breathing

Friday, November 5th:  Boston Book Bums

Monday, November 8th:  One Book Shy

Tuesday, November 9th:  Sophisticated Dorkiness

Thursday, November 11th:  Proud Book Nerd

Friday, November 12th:  Bookworm with a View

Monday, November 15th:  carp(e) libris reviews

Tuesday, November 16th:  The Book Faery Reviews

Wednesday, November 17th:  Rundpinne

Thursday, November 16th:  Novel Whore – guest post and review

Monday, November 22nd:  Daydream Believer

Tuesday, November 23rd:  Life in Review


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