Daughter of the Sea
A captivating and page-turning romance perfect for fans of Christina Courtenay and Barbara Erskine!
On a windswept British coastline the tide bestows 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.
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 the child’s father. Effie is surprised when he asks her to continue looking after his daughter, mysteriously refusing to explain why. 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…
Readers are loving Daughter of the Sea:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I am lost for words…from beginning to end this book took my breath away’ Jeannie
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This has to be one of the best reads of the year if not the best … Captivating, beautiful, spellbinding’ Angela
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Where do I start? I adored this book on so many levels. Part love story, part grown up fairytale …A truly special book’ Mandy
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What a fabulous read! Had me hooked from the first page’ Bev
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was completely transported by this beautiful story…the writing was both evocative and provocative’ Sandra
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘So well written … interesting and emotive’ Aria
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Truly one of the most outstanding, captivating stories I have read…such a page turner’ Sandra
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‘I sat up through the night reading this book and I would definitely recommend it’ Julie
‘Perfect for a flight or a night curled up with a cup of tea or wine’ Sarah
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‘I would give this a higher rating than 5 it was that good’ Patricia
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About the author
Elisabeth’s writing career began when she finished third in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest in 2013 and hasn't looked back. She teaches Primary school but would rather write full time because unlike five year olds her characters generally do what she tells them. She spends most of her spare time reading and is a pro at cooking one-handed while holding a book.
She lives in Cheshire because the car broke down there in 1999 and she never left.
Excellent all around! Couldn’t put down❤️
Started very interestingly, then slowed a bit, then bounced back so that I couldn’t put it down till I finished. Beautiful story written beautifully. All that glitters is not gold, sometimes the gold is in the heart.
What a special book about family and the power of love!
I was truly taken by surprise at how special this book turned out to be. I thought it would be a light historical romance novel with some folk tales imbued in it. However, it was much more than that--A story about finding your own identity, loyalty, the power of a mother's love (adoption), and even an underlying story of a child with autism and how a single mother does the best for him at a time with so little knowledge and tolerance for it. I was in tears by the time it came to an end. The pacing never wavered and I couldn't put it down. The only negative is that I wanted the story to continue and the epilogue was way too short. I wanted more; more Effie and Lachlan in Scotland, and more Morna and Jack.