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Secrets of the Water Meadow by Tasmanian Author Dawn Meredith

After three years of refining, Dawn's newest book for middle grade readers, Secrets of the Water Meadow, is about to be launched, by Forty South Publishing, Hobart!  All her life Freya has been told that the havfruer of the deep fjords are dark angels who lure children into the water and drown them. But Freya is certain that if she sings a havfrue to the shore, they can be friends. To her surprise and joy, it works! Meanwhile, in Freya’s family, secrets come to the surface and all the adults are upset. Freya’s sister Lisbet suddenly becomes angry and depressed holding in a secret of her own. And so Freya seeks comfort and advice from Lorelei, her havfrue friend, that no one else has seen. When her sister falls into the cold waters and is in danger of drowning, can Freya really trust this mysterious, oddly beautiful creature to help? Or will Lorelei choose the darker side of her nature? Set in magnificent Norway, Secrets of the Water Meadow is an evocative, rich world where the

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