It began with a parcel arriving in the mailbox early in 2012, and when I opened the parcel, there was not one but three gorgeous novels by my friend and mermaid sister Kim Antieau.
I blush to admit that I am always planning to review the three books and never quite getting there. Oh, I have read them for sure and more than once, but whenever I start reviewing one of the three, I wind up getting immersed in it all over again and forgetting entirely about doing the review. For this failing I am deeply ashamed, Sister Kim, and my profuse apologies, but the novels really are wonderful, and they are the kind of books one can get lost in at the drop of a hat or a seashell, the flutter of an elegantly curved mermaid fin.
There is a little mermaid and Old Sea in all of us and certainly more than a little in me, for I love Kim's tales and am vastly tickled that the First Book of Old Mermaids Tales is dedicated to me and my sweet mermaid sister, Joanna Powell Colbert.
Read 'em all, beginning with the Church of the Old Mermaids. I have almost worn out my copy of that lovely book and will be ordering another in the near future.
March 13, 2012
resting easy in on the library table