THE SELKIE BRIDE
This is a fascinating tale of selkies
and things that go bump in the night, including a wonderfully grotesque villain. The setting is quite conducive to scary chills, and the characters, both good and evil, come alive thorough Jackson's delightful ability to spin a good yarn.
Widow Megan Colbin arrives at the cottage in Scotland she inherited from her husband. It stood on the edge of Findloss, a cursed village that was buried in sand in a sudden storm, only to reappear 50 years later, completely intact and deserted.
When Lachlan invites himself into her home, Megan discovers that the fey -- and particularly selkies -- are real. Lachlan is in Findloss to stop a rogue finman, a nasty wizard, and to discover what mortal called him here. It soon becomes apparent Megan's husband and his uncle were involved with this evil, and Megan knows she must work with Lachlan to destroy it. (LOVE SPELL, Feb., 320 pp., $7.99)