The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating
accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even
Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first
mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: an ocean
too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.
Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only
person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself,
and he admires the way she treats his younger brother, Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary
mermaid come to life.
When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her
fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in
Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of solitude
isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice.
And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them…
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Title:The Summer of Chasing Mermaids
Author: Sarah Ockler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: June 2015
About the Author:
Sarah Ockler is the bestselling
author of six young adult novels: Twenty Boy Summer, Fixing Delilah, Bittersweet, The Book of Broken
Hearts, #scandal, and The Summer of Chasing Mermaids. Her books have been translated into several
languages and have received numerous accolades, including ALA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults, Girls’
Life Top 100 Must Reads, Indie Next List, Amazon Top Movers and Shakers, and nominations for YALSA
Teens’ Top Ten and NPR’s Top 100 Teen Books. Her short work has appeared in the anthologies Dear
Teen Me and Defy the Dark.
She’s a champion cupcake eater, tea drinker, tarot enthusiast, night person,
and bookworm. When she’s not writing or reading at home in the Pacific northwest, Sarah enjoys