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20 December 2021
My thanks to the publishers and to Rachel's Random Resources for my copy of the book
and the invitation to the blog tour
On a windswept British coastline the tide deposits an unexpected gift…
It was the cry that she first noticed, the plaintive wail that called to her over the crash of winter waves. Wrapped only in a sealskin, the baby girl looks up at Effie and instantly captures her heart. She meant only to temporarily foster the young orphan but when news reaches Effie that her husband has been lost at sea, and months pass without anyone claiming the infant, she embraces her new family – her son Jack and her adopted daughter Morna.
Effie has always been an outcast in her village, the only granddaughter of a woman people whisper is a witch, so she’s used to a solitary existence. But when Midsummer arrives so too does a man claiming to be Morna’s father. There’s no denying Lachlan is the girl’s kin and so Effie is surprised when he asks her to continue looking after his daughter, mysteriously refusing to explain why. She agrees, but when he returns six months hence she pushes him for answers. And Lachlan tells a story she never anticipated … one of selkies, legend, and the power of the sea...
📖 My Review..
When Effie discovers a tiny baby floating in the sea, it changes her life forever, for even though Effie only means to foster the child alongside her own son no-one in the small Yorkshire fishing village comes forward to claim the tiny girl. Effie takes the baby into her heart, generously sharing her life in the small cottage above the sea, soon becoming fiercely protective of both her children.
This is a lovely, light romance which caught my attention from the start. Daughter of the Sea moves effortlessly carrying the essence of the story with a lovely light touch, flickering into and out of a fantasy world of legend, myth and folklore which is so often caught up in the stories of mysterious folk from the sea. I enjoyed Effie's dilemma as she learns more about Morna and also discovers the secrets of the mysteriously handsome man who turns up on Midsummer Eve and who steals his way into her heart changing her life forever. It's charmingly written with an authenticity which brings this sleepy Yorkshire village alive especially as its people are slightly mistrustful of anything out of the ordinary, and who judge Effie for being a widow with strong opinions.
The story takes us on a lovely journey of discovery especially when Effie discovers the true nature of the tiny girl she calls Morna. Heartfelt, emotional and unashamedly romantic, reading Daughter of the Sea is just what I needed to take me out of the lull after Christmas.
Best read with ...a glass of sloe gin and fish, fresh from the sea...
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About the Author
Elisabeth’s writing career began when she finished in third place in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest in 2013. She was offered a two-book contract and consequently had to admit secret writing was why the house was such a tip. She is the author of numerous historical romances with Harlequin Mills & Boon covering the Medieval period to Victorian England, and a Second World War romantic historical with One More Chapter. She lives in Cheshire because the car broke down there in 1999 and she never left.
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