"What a paranormal this one is!"
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!
Hesiod "Hexy" Garrow is an American who has come
work for a spoiled widow who is renovating her deceased
husband's home in Scotland. Hexy cannot figure out what has
gotten her allergies all flared up but she's just
miserable. As she's sitting on a rock by the sea, she
inadvertently weeps seven tears into the ocean. Then she
accidentally steals a selkie's fur coat thinking it's her
The next thing Hexy knows is Ruairidh "Rory"
O'Uruisg is at the door demanding his fur back. Hexy tells
him that she doesn't have it and will have to telephone her
employer to send it back. Meanwhile Rory tells Hexy he
will stay with her until his fur is back in his possession.
Hexy's not so sure about that but she's attracted to Rory
in an unusual way.
Rory recognizes Hexy for what and who she is but
doesn't know quite how to explain it to her. He knows she
will have to figure it out for herself but can she figure
it out before it's too late for his people?
This was the most intriguing, fascinating book I've
ever read about selkies. I was glued to this book from
beginning to end and cannot imagine how Melanie Jackson
will top this one. I eagerly look forward to finding out
Kathy Boswell © Feb 2003
for TBR and PNR
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 1, 2006