While the technology of the wars had changed the face of Europe, some things stayed the same; the tempestuous Scottish coast and the surrounding sea remained a place of unquenchable magic and mystery. Sequestered at Fintry Castle by the whim of her mistress, Hexy Garrow spared seven tears for her past -- all of which were swallowed by the waves. By joining the water, those tears completed a ritual, and that ritual summoned a prince. He came for Hexy -- and for something she didn't know she had stolen. His very nature went against all Hexy had ever believed, but his love was everything she'd ever desired. And he'd come not to collect her for the insatiable ocean, but for himself.

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"A Delightfully Different Shapeshifter Romance"
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted February 15, 2003

1929 -- In a remote corner of Scotland The war to end all wars had come to a conclusion, but Hexy Garrow has no reason to celebrate. Taking a respite from a search for her careless employer's missing fur coat, Hexy sits upon a rock, looking out to sea and Read more...

"A delightfully whimsical tale"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 15, 2003

In 1929 Scotland Jillian Foxworthy sends her American servant Hexy Garrow to fetch her misplaced fur coat. Hexy goes to the beach seeking the lost clothing while pondering reality vs. romance. She talks to the sea explaining how she has learned about life from the rejection of her beau for Read more...

"What a paranormal this one is!"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 1, 2006

I believe Melanie Jackson's books have some of the best covers I've ever seen and somehow I think that she puts spells on her books because they certainly have mesmerized me to the point where I find I simply cannot put them down! THE SELKIE is no exception Read more...

"A very good reason to go down to the sea again."
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 1, 2006

The war was over; the war had not yet begun. It was the between time, 1929, and the place is a castle in Scotland. American Hexy Garrow's employer, Jillian, is sure she has left her fur coat on the beach and sends Hexy to retrieve it. While looking for Read more...

"A wee bit of Scottish Magic!""
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted January 3, 2007

Since my great great great...well you get the general idea...grandfa' was said to be a Selkie, and we have a wonderful, loving Selkie story passed down in the family for over three hundred years, I am rather touchy when writers create stories on the lore of Scotland. Most Read more...


The Selkie
by Melanie Jackson

February 1, 2003
Available: February 1, 2003
ISBN #0505525313
EAN #9780505525314
368 pages
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