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The Selkie Enchantress
Caitlin has loved Liam since they were kids, but the timing has never been right for them. Finally, things look to be turning their way at Tara and Dominick's wedding. Tonight was to be their first official date; Caitlin made a special dinner and wore a lovely dress, but he was late. Where could he be? Liam rode the ferry home, carrying a bouquet of yellow roses for Caitlin, thinking about the date when the woman on the ferry started talking to him. As they approached the docks, Liam went to help tie off, and he slipped.
So unlike Liam. Now he remembers nothing of his relationship with Caitlin or his research, and seems be be under this new woman's spell. The whole island is wondering what is going on. The Selkie Enchantress by Sophie Moss is a novel of one woman trying to take take by force what is not hers, and what happens when a whole town turns out to try to prevent that. Sophie Moss has created a story where the whole island is awash with the paranormal and receptive to it, so when something strange is going on they all rally to the cause.
I have not read the first book and was not hampered in understanding the story at all. Caitlin and Liam are the focus of this book, and although they are sure to have been mentioned in the first book as other characters in this book would have been the focus of that book, it is nice to have that continuation.
I found all I needed to really know in this book. Sophie Moss did a wonderful job in allowing this book to stand on its own and not depend on the other books so much that you had to have read them all to understand the story. He's a good man and I really hope he gets is HEA eventually. I loved the intricate plot, with all of its twists that kept me turning page after page to know what was going to happen next, and I loved the way reality and magic were beautifully interwoven, making the whole story feel just real, as if this could happen in real life.
Just like in the first book, I loved the great ability of the author to describe the setting, making me feel I was actually there, on Seal Island, smelling the scent of the ocean and tasting the salt on my lips. Kudos to the author! She did a great job and I look forward to reading Glenna's story - although I think Caitlin and Liam's will always be my favorite. Two of my favorite quotes from the book: "There is no magic stronger than true love. Love can't last unless it has strong foundation to grow from. And I believe the strongest foundation is real friendship. The characters from the first book, The Selkie Spell are present, together with some new ones.
Myths and fairy tales come to life on the island and the residents must stand together against a formidable force. This is a beautiful story of love and friendship; where strangers bring magic, danger and truth to the island once again. I don't have the words to adequately describe how w The second installment of the Seal Island Trilogy, The Selkie Enchantress is a stunningly beautiful Irish fairy tale.
I don't have the words to adequately describe how wonderfully this book is written. I could almost smell the scent of roses and taste the salt in the air while reading, and I felt like I was transported to a windswept Irish island. I have to admit that although I enjoy a good romance, I am not usually a fan of fairy tale-style romances; however there are 2 authors of this genre whose books I love. Sophie is one of them.
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It is perhaps her writing that attracts me more than anything - there is just something about it Sophie's writing is poetic and it completely and utterly captivates me. The Selkie Enchantress is an absolute pleasure to read. The Selkie Enchantress took my breath away! I literally lost count of how many times I clutched my hand to my chest, awestruck by the gorgeous prose and astounding twists and turns that I didn't see coming.
Moss already won me over as a fan with her first installment in this series, but her sequel far exceeded my expectations. The writing in this novel is so lyrical and heartfelt that I actually felt as though I'd secretly experienced this story in the depths of my soul, and the author had s The Selkie Enchantress took my breath away! The writing in this novel is so lyrical and heartfelt that I actually felt as though I'd secretly experienced this story in the depths of my soul, and the author had somehow snuck into my dreams at night and transcribed the echoes of my heart onto her pages.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if Ms. Moss becomes a phenomenon--her talent and depth appear boundless, and she only gets better and better with each book. I loved The Selkie Enchantress so much that I'm hoping it will come out in paperback one day so I can read each word again and again--then tuck it under my pillow at night so it will seep into my dreams.
This is a novel to cherish for many years to come Jul 07, A. Once again I was pulled under the Selkie spell. This series is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and the second book didn't disappoint or let me down. Characters from the first book played parts in this one which I liked. I enjoyed getting to visit them again and see how they are doing. The new legend that drove this book was a fantastic and I think Ms. Moss did an excellent job of creating a sympathetic villain.
As the story progressed and more was revealed, Once again I was pulled under the Selkie spell. As the story progressed and more was revealed, I couldn't help but hope for some sort of good outcome for her. In fact, I'm still hoping for it. Maybe Nuala will find a happy ending in the third book. The bonds of love and friendship were strong in this and the ending left me wanting more.
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The only issue I had with it was at near the end with Liam. I was a little confused as to what exactly happened there, but it wasn't enough to disrupt my enjoyment of the story. I loved the first book in this series and totally loved the second one just as much. Moss has created a world I'd love to be part of!
If only I could visit that island and interact with those characters. Love the mix of Irish lore with fairy tales! An enchanting read for sure. Can't wait for the next book to come out! For those who enjoy magic, romance and double doses of love, this book is for you! Oct 10, Sandra G.
Harris rated it it was amazing. After reading the first book in this series, I had to continue. I dated this book a 5 because just like the first book, it totally drew me in and kept me interested and excited to see what was going to happen next! The author's descriptions of the ocean, mist, cliffs, shoreline made me feel that I was actually.
A book with mystery, fantasy, magical happenings - who can resist all that??!! Ireland has always drawn me with it's beautiful scenery, myths, fables and legends. It's one co Enchanting!!! It's one country I've always thought I'd love to visit. Am looking forward to reading the 3rd book in the series. Have already purchased it and will be starting it tonight.
Good thing I took a nap today, because I think it's gonna be a long night of reading!! Feb 26, Sharon E rated it it was amazing. May 02, Lorna Schutz rated it it was amazing. Another wonderful story The Seal Island Trilogy is so well written and so spellbinding that I read through the first book and right into this one. The characters are family by now. On my way to Book 3. Jun 09, Frederick W. Well written! Intreging and adventurous at every turn. A wonderful fantasy filled with emotion and love.
Intreging and adventurous at every twist and turn. Excellent read! Feb 12, Cherie Peterman rated it it was amazing. Great Good series just a little too racy at times. I prefer Christian Fiction which is what book hub said this was. Sep 30, Kathi Rutherford rated it it was amazing.
Another magical love story This island is full of magical mysteries! So many secrets and mystical creatures to disturb a family's destiny. A page turned for sure!
The Selkie Enchantress (Seal Island Trilogy #2) by Sophie Moss
Oct 20, Jeffrey M. It made me want to google Irish Folklore. I have had a wonderful vacation in Ireland as well as growing up in family stories. What more can I say. I need to escape to the Emerald Isle. Unknown to others, Cait and Liam had a romantic past but because Caitlin was too young, she made bad decisions which resulted to heartbreaks. After months of constant communication, Liam has decided to stay on the island for good. On his way back to Seal Island for their dinner date, he met Nuala, a mysterious woman who enchanted him. She made him forget about Caitlyn and his newly discovered legend that was hidden for so long.
Sophie Moss just raised the trilogy to a higher level! The Selkie Enchantress is stunning, captivating, so beautiful and heart-tugging! The story was excellently written and enchanting. This is definitely a lot better than The Selkie Spell. I really love how the author mixes everything here. Irish myth, contemporary, mystery, fantasy, a fusion of the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast all rolled into one. I loved the twists and magic in the book.
Moss has a knack of weaving fascinating mysteries and tales that leaves you wanting to know everything. Liam is hot! Definitely not me! Caitlin, on the other hand, hides so many heartaches, that she became so good in showing people how strong she is emotionally. The other characters in the Book One still play important roles in this book. I just love her character. Sam is definitely my favorite guy in this trilogy! Another character that made an impact on me is Nuala.
The Selkie Enchantress
For me she was just another victim of circumstance taken advantage by another. It was stunning, enchanting, beautifully written, has exciting twists and plot, and characters to love. I love how Moss maintained the fairy tale quality in this dark tale. That no matter what happens, true love is still the strongest thing there is; and that it can overcome everything. I recommend this to all paranormal romance fans.
I wish everyone of the right age can read this. I received a copy of The Selkie Enchantress in exchange for my review. Caitlin is finally getting her first date with Liam, hoping that seeing his brother settle down with Tara has caused him to settle more. But just as he's about to arrive he falls from the boat he's on. Rescued by Nuala, a mysterious woman arriving on the island with her son and seems to be stealing Liam's attention away from Caitlin.
After his fall, Liam is unable to remember certain things, like his feelings for Caitlin and the fairy tale that he had just discovered as a professor of Irish folk lore. While trying to win back his attention, Caitlin also finds herself mothering Nuala's son, Owen, much to her surprise, and can't help but think that he looks a bit like her child with Liam would look. Hiding things from her friends has never been a problem before, but now things are changing, and the island becomes the focus for another legend to be fulfilled. I enjoyed the first book of The Seal Island trilogy so wasn't surprised when this one drew me in as well.
There were a few things that weren't all that easy to get to the bottom of, mostly Owen's parentage, which I had suspicions about but they weren't quite right. There was also the part that Nuala played and who she was in regards to a legend As with the previous book there were parallels between the story and the legends mentioned, and in this case there were parallels between the story and the Little Mermaid as well just without the mermaids.
This wove the story together well, though I couldn't help but feel that the focus of magic in this book was stronger than the previous one. Also couldn't help but feel like the Selkies have got around the island a bit with some of the reveals in this book! On that note, I felt that Tara had also had some time to discover her heritage as a part-selkie. Whereas in the last book she didn't actually even know, in this one she seemed quite knowledgeable about it, and even used her 'selkie powers' at one point. What I thought was great about this book was the fact that the main characters from the first book didn't fade into the background.
In fact they were an integral art of the story still. With this in mind, the secondary characters from the first book also got developed on more in this book, even Glenna and Sam who weren't main characters in this book either. I liked the way this worked, and I really thought that it brought the island community aspect of the story to life.
I also like the use of children in the book. Sounds like a strange thing to say I know, but both Kesley and Owen played important roles in the story. Namely because children are the ones that catch onto the clues in the fairy tales and help solve the legends, but they're also an interesting focal point for the older characters. In the first book it was Kesley and Tara's growing bond. And in this one it was the bond that seemed to form instantly between Owen and Caitlin, as well as his position as Nuala's son. Nuala was certainly an interesting character, mainly because I don't think I would class her as a bad character.
She did bad things, but it wasn't necessarily for the wrong reasons. Well they were wrong for everyone else she just didn't realise that. I didn't like her as a character that's for sure, but she wasn't the ultimate bad guy I'm excited to read the next book! If it is as engaging and enjoyable as the others in the series so far then I'll have no complaints!
Sometimes there is nothing better than losing yourself in a great fantasy story. But what I love even more is stories where the fantasy elements are neatly entwined with everyday life making the story both realistic and relatable to readers, giving you the perfect balance of the unknown and the everyday struggles we face. The Selkie Enchantress embodies all of this, and is quite simply a brilliant and beautifully written story which leaves you feeling content long after you have turned the last Sometimes there is nothing better than losing yourself in a great fantasy story.
The Selkie Enchantress embodies all of this, and is quite simply a brilliant and beautifully written story which leaves you feeling content long after you have turned the last page. Sophie Moss has a stunning writing style, which just flows so beautifully and naturally throughout her work. Her descriptions of the Irish coastline and Seal Island just give you a perfect sense of place and makes you wish you could visit the locations for a weekend retreat to escape from the world. The emotion with which author Sophie Moss wrote these scenes with Caitlin was stunning and I doubt there is a person with a heart who would not feel it hurt for Caitlin and Liam and the struggles they have.
The way that the fantasy was deeply entwined with the myths and legends that many Irish grow up believing made the story seem real and believable. Reviewed for Readers Favorite. Caitlin has loved Liam since they were kids, but the timing has never been right for them. Finally, things looked to be turning their way at Tara and Dominick's wedding. Tonight was to be their first official date, she made a special dinner and wore a dress, but he was late. Where could he be? Liam rode the ferry home carrying a bouquet of yellow roses for Caitlin thinking about tonight when the woman on the ferry started talking to him.
As they approached the docks Reviewed for Readers Favorite. As they approached the docks, Liam went to help tie off, and he slipped. So unlike Liam. Now he remembers nothing of his relationship with Caitlin or his research, and seems be be under this new woman's spell. The whole island is wondering what is going on. The Selkie Enchantress is a novel of one woman trying to take for herself what is not hers to take by force, and what happens when a whole town turns out to try to prevent that.
Sophie Moss has created a story where the whole island is awash with the paranormal and receptive to it, so when something strange is going on they all rally to the cause. The Selkie Enchantress is the second book in the Seal Island Trilogy, but it can stand alone on it's own. I have not read the first book and was not hampered in understanding the story at all. Caitlin and Liam are the focus of this book, and although they are sure to have been mentioned in the first as other characters in this book would have been the focus of that book, it is nice to have that continuation.
I found all I needed to really know in this book, Sophie Moss did a wonderful job in allowing this book to stand on it's own and not depend on the other books so much that you had to have read them all to understand the story. This is a great book for adults who want to add a little Irish folklore and legends or myths to their romance. It is a well written and delightful story for all readers. As the story unravels, we learn that Caitlin and Liam were romantic as teenagers. After months of long-into-the-night conversations, Liam decides to move back to the island. But, on the ferry ride back to Seal Island, he meets Nuala, who casts him under her spell, making him forget all about Caitlin and his decades-long love for her.
The Selkie Enchantress far exceeded my expectations and was better than the first story in the trilogy. It is a wonderful mix of fairy tale and mystery. Like Caitlin, Nuala made some bad decisions when she was a teenager. As with the first book, Hollis McCarthy did an outstanding job narrating. Her lilting Irish accents accentuated the story, giving it a fairytale quality.
Hollis had differing voices for all of the characters, and her narration flowed naturally and kept the story moving. Still a decent read, but characters feel a bit clumsy here and there. Whilst the plot, grammar, writing are as good as the first book, I had to take off 1 star because I felt most of the characters had quite a strong dose of sheer bullheadedness to the point of stupidity.
No one wanted to communicate, and practically most if not all of the problems that happened in Still a decent read, but characters feel a bit clumsy here and there. I get that this was being used to forward the plot, but it was a bit too heavy handed and "convenient".
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