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Turn The Tides Gently (The Portsmouth Stories Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Matt Wingett
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Book Description

A young man encounters what he thinks is a mermaid living in the seas around the island city of Portsmouth. Is he going mad? Or is his encounter set to change his world in ways he never expected? This tale of transformation tells his compelling story with deftness of touch and warmth of heart.

"...has a slightly hallucinatory, hugely evocative dreaminess..." Graham Hurley.

"...a great mermaid story." Hannah Mermaid aka Hannah Fraser.

"The story captures our heart..." Cynthia Rivers.

Every nook and cranny of the island city of Portsmouth is filled with history, and Dave is more sensitive to it than anyone. Troubled by the death of his brother and rejection by his mother, he has withdrawn into a world of his own in which he hallucinates a safe and comforting past.

But one night as he walks the island's shore, he encounters something that disturbs his dreamy world forever. Dave cannot quite tell whether this new vision has come to open new possibilities, or to upset his world completely.

A tale woven with magic and delight, this short novella will hold you and entertain you as it takes you on an adventure around the island, and around the inside of one man's mind.

From Matt Wingett, tv scriptwriter, hypnotist and copywriter.

This book is a short novella, running to approx 13,000 words.

Product Details

  • File Size: 183 KB
  • Print Length: 43 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Matthew Wingett (December 11, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006L4C9CG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,179,441 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Turn The Tides Gently by Matt Wingett May 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Dave has visions. Hallucinations. He's not sure why or what they mean, but he knows they are important. After losing his brother in a boating accident and his mother blaming him for his brother's death, Dave is placed in a halfway house. His doctor believes he's making progress until Dave begins talking about messages he received from Jimi Hendrix. Then a mermaid says he must meet with her so she can tell him what's happening. Dave's visions are unique in that they show people and places from the past. He's not sure how it all fits together and when it does, he's more surprised than anyone.

A terrific novella written in a way that makes you ponder your own dreams and thoughts. I enjoyed being able to look inside the mind of a 'mad man' and see a very normal human being. You can easily imagine taking the trip Dave does. I highly recommend this novella. It's an easy short read, perfect for those times spent waiting somewhere.

I found no issues with this one.

I gave this one 5 out of 5 books because I'd like to believe there are mermaids.. somewhere.

~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review
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