The Selkie Spell

The Selkie Spell

by Sophie Moss

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BN ID: 2940013556171
Publisher: Sea Rose Publishing
Publication date: 11/06/2011
Series: Seal Island Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 33,518
File size: 625 KB

About the Author

Sophie Moss is a USA Today bestselling and multi-award winning author. She is known for her captivating Irish fantasy romances and heartwarming contemporary romances with realistic characters and unique island settings. As a former journalist, Sophie has been writing professionally for over ten years. She lives in Maryland, where she’s working on her next novel. When she’s not writing, she’s testing out a new dessert recipe, exploring the Chesapeake Bay, or fiddling in her garden. Sophie loves to hear from readers.

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The Selkie Spell 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to stay up until I finished. I would never got to sleep before I found out how it ended. I loved it. Can't wait to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When a woman with a past comes to Seal Island, no one knew how much of a past it would turn out to be. Present and past, pain and joy, fear and hope weave their way through a captivating read. The beauty and mystery of Ireland come through and captures you with this Sallie tale. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took me across the Atlantic. Awesome stories and characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Moss has created a moving story highlighting a very real challenge for too many people. The romance and sweetness never get buried by the Fae woven in, nor by the social justice issue. The setting is lovely, the characters well crafted, and the story enjoyable. Many thanks to Ms. Moss's justifiably proud and charming mom for referring me to her books. Perhaps we'll cross paths again over breakfast in Boonsboro. --Susan Hawes
lulubellNJ More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first read of a Sophie Moss book. I like to start with the first book with any author new to me. I was very pleased with this book. Wonderful cast of characters with plausable but not predictable development. I love an Irish setting and her descriptions truly brought the island to life. I could nearly smell the salt air and feel the winds sweeping across my face. I was engaged in this story from chapter one. This was a great diversion. I have already purchased the next two books in this trilogy. Can't wait to dive in!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After I bought the book, I thought I might have accidentally purchased a "Chick romance" novel but decided to give it a read anyhow. My mistake. It is without a doubt one of the best books I have read in a long time. Fun, OK romantic too, action packed thriller with a great plot and characters and a favorite location (which is why I bought the book in the first place). I really enjoy a good story with an Irish venue. I'll be buying the other two books in the trilogy. Great job!
kleokatra More than 1 year ago
This was a fun, fast-paced, witty read. Moss does an excellent job telling a story, weaving in mythology and bringing your pulse up as you turn the pages. You don't want to put this book down. The characters are fun and well rounded, the story is beautifully written and connects with the mythology of the selkies in a wonderfully believable way. I despise Ian. I can't wait to read the next book in this series, The Selkie Enchantress.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well wow! What an AMAZING book! Why did I wait so long to read this? I absolutely adored Sophie Moss’ fluid and stunning writing style with beautifully detailed prose that linked the story together. It gave an incredible sence of place, and just her wonderful descriptions had me feeling wet sand beneath my feet and the cold foamy ocean lapping over my chilled toes. Stunning, just stunning! The storyline was so cleverly put together with their being a perfect balance between the fantasy elements and the contemporary romance and suspense that formed the story. The care and delicacy with which Sophie Moss wrote of Tara’s marital abuse whilst also painting a harsh, terrifying and realistic view of this issue was done without fault, and perfectly balanced with the strength that Tara had to find within herself and the connection her story had with that of the Island’s Selkie. Her relationship with Dominick was paced perfectly, and I loved the turbulent start they had when he was distrustful of her and protective of further harm to his family and friends. His continued scepticism of her intentions was great fun to read, as I loved witnessing his harsh mask occasionally falling away as he noticed her vulnerability, and he felt himself fighting between his head and heart. I loved the balance of the story, with lots of gorgeous descriptions of the Island, the people that Tara slowly begins to trust and befriend, and the everyday life on the small Island, as well as the development of the intriguing Selkie storyline and how Tara fits into the legend. I adored how both Tara and the Selkie’s freedom were closely tied to each other, and the final chapters in which the group of main characters desperately struggle to rescue Tara from her abusive husband and free the Selkie was intense and had me gripped and on the edge of my seat. I loved all of the characters that we were introduced to on the Island and am excited to see the relationships that are formed between them. I’m especially eager to see Sam again, as I was so intrigued by his character and he provided some great lines, impulsive actions and a hope for further romance with the brilliant Glenna. A stunning debut novel from Sophie Moss. 5 Stars and a definite recommended read!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite Both a mysterious and cryptic tale about legends coming true, "The Selkie Spell" by Sophie Moss was a great break from reality. Told in alternating perspectives, it gives a glimpse into the rich mythological history of Ireland through a modern day lens. If you thought "Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty" had it tough, wait until you hear the legend of the Selkies of Seal Island. When a man steals the pelt of an Irish Selkie, or seal maiden, he has power over her for the rest of her life! "The Selkie Spell" delves into this myth head first, and tracks down a small town full of really big characters who all live and work together to form a real community. Even newcomer Tara finds a place within the town, healing her soul and her spirit from a dark past. However, her past may soon come back to haunt her. She struggles to discover her heritage among the people of Seal Island, all the while building a family and a romance that allows her to withstand the demons that come back to haunt her. This book was a hauntingly beautiful mythological adaptation. I am a huge fan of myths being brought to modern times, and "The Selkie Spell" has been one of the best I have read. Though the pacing is a bit odd the plot seems to plod along as the romance burst out of nowhere. I found myself captivated by the beautiful scenery and enjoying the heartbreaking but moving story that drove the novel. A very enjoyable book for those who love thrillers, romance, history and drama!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so enjoyable. A perfect mix of fantasy, mystery, and romance. Set in modern day Ireland with characters you will love and never forget. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read - an imaginative story full of well developed characters and intriguing plot.
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