"Gordon is a silkie -- and the lover Elizbeth has been waiting for"
It was Mid-summer's eve and the tea leaves predicted
Elizabeth was to meet her "soul mate". When she dived
into Grey Gallows bay to swim with the seals, little did
she expect to almost drown. She was saved...by a seal? By
a young boy? Or was it all a young girl's dream? As she
hears her stepmother scream, her savior gives her one last
look and says "Remember Me". Ten years later she is back
in the little town Grey Gallows and the mysterious Mr.
Gordon has followed her from San Francisco. But more than
Mr. Gordon's mysterious ways, there is something strange
going on in her old hometown. The fishermen are
complaining and the town is divided.
This story starts out with you knowing that Gordon is a
silkie...man and seal...and has some magical powers. He
saves Elizabeth because she is his soul mate and after 10
years he has found her again. The confusion he feels
because he is "one of a kind" and has no one to guide him
in the ways of humans it touching as well as occasionally
amusing. This is a major enjoyment in the story... seeing
the world through his eyes on occasion. Hey, we know men
are "clueless" but this really brings the point of view!
The local superstitions, little Minny's kidnapping, and
town politics soon bring their lives to decision point.
Having grown up with a father dedicated to his work,
Elizabeth wants a man that will value her and place her
first in his life. It takes awhile for her to accept that
Gordon is actually the silkie that saved her life years
before, but once she does, she is sure that his
responsibilities toward his seals will keep him from her.
When Gordon walks into the sea to return a murdered seal to
the deep, she is sure there is no way for them to reach a
life together even if they are in love. Gordon cannot
understand how to explain to her and returns to the sea.
Of course, this is not the end. There is a HEA for Gordon
and Elizabeth. I enjoyed the story although I did have a
bit of a problem with past relationships as part of the
plot points. I am not sure if this will make MY keeper
shelf, but I would recommend it for reading pleasure.
Cy Korte © Copyright September, 1999
for eBOOKISLE.com &
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted January 15, 2002