From the bestselling author of Three Wishes and Pop Princess comes an exciting blend of romance, mystery, legend and the magic of the French countryside.
Love at first sight has never been so terrifying.
When nightmare-plagued Fleur Griffin's mother inherits the library of a renowned French author, Fleur is more than eager to travel to the ancient French town of Avallon with her mother. Things seem to just keep getting better when Fleur meets a striking, mystifying boy named Remy in the forest near Bellerive Manor, and it seems to be a dream come true. It's love at first sight!
But could Fleur's dream turn into a nightmare?
The third enchanting novel from Isabelle Merlin, Cupid's Arrow is a charming tale of thrills, drama and intrigue that 12+ girls can't help but devour. Merlin seamlessly incorporates her own fascination with dream interpretation, the timeless legends of King Arthur and the mysteries of tarot with the lives of her contemporary teenage characters and the country that encapsulates every young teenage girl's aspirations of love, travel, style and luxury.
Merlin extends her readers' experience of the story beyond the page and onto the web with the creation of the Casebook of Dreaming Holmes website. The website (which features in the narrative) contains loads of content and dream interpretation techniques at http://dreamingholmes.googlepages.com
Isabelle Merlin remembers the first stories of traditional fairy tales told to her by her French grandmother. Later, she heard family stories, which proved to her that magic and romance and terror don't only appear in fairytales: like the romantic story of the beautiful ancestor who caught the eye of the Sun King, Louis XIV; or the amazing story of the wily ancestor who went from being a poor peasant to multi-millionaire; or the tragic story of the curse of madness and misfortune that pursued other ancestors; or the spooky story of the chain-rattling ghost that haunted the family home deep in the green countryside of France. It's no wonder that she grew up with a head full of stories and burning desire to become a writer. Isabelle lives in Australia with her family.
Random House Australia
Author: Isabelle Merlin