In war-wearied 1929 Scotland, Hexy Garrow fetches her employer's missing fur coat from the rocky beach. Imagine her surprise when a gorgeous half-naked man pounds on the castle door demanding back his skin!

Hexy has heard of the selkies through bedtime stories told by her brother and grandfather. The living legend's presence fascinates her, even though she's not totally under his thrall—which confuses the selkie. It seems Hexy might have her own brand of magic—which will come in handy when she confronts unspeakable evil to save her selkie's soul.

Part fantasy, part dream and wholly bewitching, THE SELKIE is Melanie Jackson's newest romance blending whimsy and folklore into a sensual tale of love and magic. (Feb., 368 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kelly Rae Cooper