FOLLOWING THE MORNING SCUBA DIVE???
A pod of wild dolphins leap and cavort around the boat. All fourteen divers eagerly re-enter the water for a wild-animal experience. One woman soon realizes she has not removed her weight belt prior to leaping back into the water and fights to stay afloat. Reluctant to send her weights to the bottom of the sea, she struggles to return to the boat ladder. One last, fateful lunge places her directly beneath it, one arm upraised. The boat rises on a lazy swell and drops sharply into the trough, the lowest ladder rung snapping her forearm, the stern striking her head. Her body is driven deep below the surface ??? unconscious.
SHE FINDS HERSELF DEEP UNDERWATER???
Sometime later, her eyes fly open and she automatically kicks and fights to get to a surface that is now hopelessly distant. Suddenly she realizes she is breathing comfortably and stops to consider the situation. Once again her heart beats a wild rhythm when she spots a shadow in the distance, drawing closer, and finds herself face-to-face with a beautiful mermaid. As they scrutinize each other, a second, much younger mermaid joins them.
SERENA LIVES WITH THE MERMAIDS???
The two help the injured diver to a huge cavern inhabited by The Clan ??? a society of mermaids, mermen, and their merkids. Unable to recall her name due to the blow to the head, the mermaids call her Serena and invite her to stay until her injuries heal. She falls in love with the kind and handsome Clan doctor but a rival for his affections threatens her happiness and, indeed, her very life. Serena finds that mermaids, although graceful and beautiful, can be extremely ruthless. Serena and Nathan leave The Clan and strike out on their own ??? a dangerous endeavor since there is safety in numbers and much risk for only two. A catastrophic event changes everything and Serena faces an uncertain future.