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The Mermaid and the Unicorn

  • Daphene's stay at a Paris convent puts her in touch with ancient secrets and mythical creatures. A modern Catholic fantasy novel.
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When Daphne signed up to study abroad in Paris, she knew it would be a big change from her sheltered homeschool world.

What she didn't anticipate was encountering a legendary unicorn, a glamorous and secretive nightclub owner, and a mysterious stalker.

Now, in the middle of a foreign land, Daphne must seek for answers about a magical world she never knew existed. The answers will lead her to the biggest choice of her life, deciding the fate of a mythical race... and her own destiny.

Written by Fairy Tale Novel Forum founder Elizabeth Ann Hajek, this is the first in a new Catholic fantasy series where teens discover links between the contemporary world and ancient creatures. 

For those who dislike even the smallest of spoilers, I'll say that I almost pulled an all-nighter reading The Mermaid and the Unicorn. I simply couldn't put it down! It is unique and well-written, full of mermaids, unicorns, intrigue, romance, and all the charms of Paris.
Shaylynn Rackers, creator of Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe Blog

 362 pages  by Elizabeth Hajek

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  1. Awesome Breakout Work! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Nov 2016

    I am so impressed by book! I am looking forward to more from this author.

  2. Sparkling plot, endearing characters 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Nov 2016

    Elizabeth Hajek's story leads you on a dance through the city of Paris, weaving together the magical and the everyday in a seamless pattern that rushes on to a surprising and satisfying conclusion. Her characters are adorably quirky, and I dare female readers not to fall in love with ONE gentleman in particular! Brew a cup of tea and allow yourself to be transported to another world with "The Mermaid and the Unicorn".

  3. A Lovely, Magical Jaunt Through Paris 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Nov 2016

    With gorgeous writing, intimate details, and very real characters, Elizabeth Hajek brings the reader to the twists and turns of Paris. Daphne Woodhouse is such a relatable character as we see her grow, change, and develop during her semester in France. Some of the scenes had a "Chronicles of Narnia" feel to them, which I thought was really cool. I do not read much fantasy, but I enjoyed this contemporary fantasy a lot! I think it's fascinating that a Protestant author wrote a Catholic story, and I know that she must have done very thorough research, for the Catholicism rings true and is implemented very tastefully. I think Catholic and non-Catholic readers can enjoy learning about this faith tradition as they travel with the characters. I read this entire novel in less than a weekend, because I was so invested in the story and vibrant characters! It was very enjoyable, and I'm excited to read the author's next installment!