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The Selkie Spell (Seal Island Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]

Sophie Moss
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Book One of the Seal Island Trilogy

*Gold Medal Winner of the 2013 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Contest

American doctor Tara Moore wants to disappear. On the run from an abusive husband, she seeks shelter on a windswept Irish island and dismisses the villagers’ speculation that she is descended from a selkie—a magical creature who is bewitching the island. But when a ghostly woman appears to her with a warning, Tara realizes it was more than chance that brought her to this island. Desperate to escape a dark and dangerous past, she struggles against a passionate attraction to handsome islander, Dominic O’Sullivan. But the enchantment of the island soon overpowers her and she falls helpless under its spell. Caught between magic and reality, Tara must find a way to wield both when a dangerous stranger from her past arrives, threatening to destroy the lives of everyone on the island.


Editorial Reviews

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"Sophie Moss' sweet rendering of relationships are reminiscent of Nora Roberts. If you've enjoyed Nora Roberts' Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy or Three Sisters Island Trilogy, I definitely recommend Sophie Moss' paranormal romance series, The Seal Island Trilogy." ~ TopList-BestFictionBooks.com

"Moss is an exceptional writer and she demonstrates this with a silky smooth plotline that flows effortlessly from page to page..." ~ BestChickLit.com

"...a hauntingly beautiful mythological adaptation." ~ Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite              

About the Author

Sophie Moss is an award-winning author of four full-length romance novels. Known for her captivating Irish fantasy romances and heartwarming contemporary romances with realistic characters and unique island settings, her books have appeared twice in USA Today. As a former journalist, Sophie has been writing professionally for over ten years. She currently lives in San Diego, California, where she’s working on her next novel. When she’s not writing, she’s walking the beach, testing out a new dessert recipe, or fiddling in her garden. Sophie loves to hear from readers. Email her at sophiemosswrites@gmail.com or visit her website sophiemossauthor.com to sign up for her newsletter.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2033 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615793312
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sea Rose Publishing (November 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00642RLC8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,420 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Enthralling Read! February 6, 2012
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Loved this book! The story was captivating and the characters interesting. The writing is superb. I thought the author handled the delicate issue of domestic abuse very well. It was nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat reading that last quarter of the book. This is one author whose future books I will look forward to reading. Highly recommend! If you like a good romance with some otherworld magic thrown into the mix, then this book will not disappoint.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! December 4, 2011
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What a great first novel for Ms. Sophie Moss. Get swept away to Ireland for a fun story full of romance, adventure, happy endings and myths. I couldn't put it down once I started. The imagery was delightful and the characters full and realistic. Hope there is a series and that other characters in the book like Caitlin and Glenna have their own romances told!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This tale captivates March 13, 2012
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Sophie Moss has written a story that captures the magic of Ireland and the charm of the sparsely-populated, remote islands off its west coast. This is a contemporary tale, complete with a mythical selkie, a woman fleeing an abusive, deranged husband and, of course, a handsome pub owner who just happens to be the single father of a charming daughter. Although it's not difficult to guess the story's outcome, Moss keeps the suspense high and throws in some surprising twists. She also brings her secondary characters to life and I won't be surprised to find them the focus of the next book in her Seal Island trilogy.
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45 of 57 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Irish folk legend come to life March 17, 2012
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Not included in description, sexual situations. This was a really neat combination of modern (sometimes harsh) reality/romance mixed with fantasy/folk legend. I just wish I had read all of the reviews thoroughly since someone did mention it, there is more sensual (well, descriptive sex) content than I am comfortable with. I've deleted it and am disappointed because it would have been a pretty good story without that. This is not a criticism of those who don't mind, just a word to those who like clean reading.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lyrical Irish Romance with Haunting Ambience February 20, 2012
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The Selkie Spell is a lovely and lyrical Irish romance with a haunting ambience that clings to your heart long after you finish the last page, making you feel as though you've just taken a trip to an enchanted island! Ms. Moss' prose is carefully wrought and often stunning in its poetic beauty, and she creates characters who you can't help but feel for. However, it is her ghostly figure from the past, a Selkie woman who haunts the island and seeks to be freed from her dark curse, that most tugged at my heartstrings. Tara/Sydney, her descendent, gets caught up in the web of this legend that unknowingly impacts her life as well, and Moss weaves their stories intricately together so that their fates become inseperable and riveting. Part romance, part mystery, part fairy tale, this is a novel that takes several genres and gently threads them together for an overall satisfying read. Hopefully, Moss will continue her enchantment with the beguiling character of Glenna, whose timely "visions" and ability to charm strangers makes her a character that readers can't help but adore. A lovely debut!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful read that will captivate you from the start! December 30, 2011
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Once you start The Selkie Spell, be prepared to clear your calendar because you won't be able to put it down! From the first chapter the author had my attention, and her ability to keep me engrossed did not waver. Sophie Moss has a way with words. Her vidid descriptions -- ranging from scenery, to thoughts and perspectives, to the legend of the selkie -- truly brings the writing and characters to life. Additionally, the plot itself is fascinating. The way she is able to weave multiple offshoots of the plot, yet still make sure everything connects, only enhanced my interest and made my need to finish grow! If you are looking for a truly enjoyable read, you cannot go wrong with this book!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pure pleasure to read! February 2, 2012
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Bought this book on a whim and peeked at the first few paragraphs. Ended up staying up til 1 am to finish it! Fresh, vibrant writing and a delightful, heart-felt story that only feeds the craving to visit Ireland!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read July 14, 2012
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My father always said that a good movie makes you laugh, makes you cry, or scares the living daylights out of you. I would add a fourth element to
books: does it make you turn the page? This is where Ms. Moss delivers. I found myself turning the page constantly, wanting to see
what happens next.

Now the plot is not 'War and Peace' nor are the romantic pair Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. There is no claim to be either. Therefore I believe it is unfair to rate the 'quality' of the plot or relationship to other works. It's a nice love story. Suffice it to say that I cared that the characters would end up happy.

One can tell that Ms. Moss has put a lot of heart into this story with her fond descriptions of the island and the sea. The story of the Selkie fairy is beautifully written and appropriately melancholy.

I want to warn that the plot rings of 'Sleeping with the Enemy,' so readers should take note of the very adult themes that are present. Spousal
abuse is graphically depicted. If you are disturbed by this theme, I would not recommend that you read this book. These scenes, especially at
the end of the novel, are well-written, and therefore rather difficult to read. For those who prefer to avoid graphic sex descriptions, there
are a few. Since one can see them coming a mile away, the reader can skip them, as I did, to the beginning of the next chapter, and still enjoy
the story. It is not my intention to take anything away from the author's work by recommending one skip, but I want make it clear to those for
whom this is out of their comfort zone that this is not a reason to avoid the book.

This work is a good read and leaves a person wishing to catch the next ferry to an Irish island.

How can that not be fun?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This was great!
I really really really liked this book. It really captures you and you just dont want to stop reading. Loved it!
Published 1 day ago by Sonia N. Nater-Soler
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy with Depth
This was a gripping story. It started out with the fable about the selkie who lost her skin. We've all heard the tales. The author tells it well and blends in her story seamlessly. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad
This book really reminds me a lot of Nora Roberts Three Sisters Island Trilogy. Overall it seems like a very good book, but I'm not sure if I like how fast the time seems to go on... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Book Addict
4.0 out of 5 stars Romance, Mythology and Magic
The premise of this book and plot are terrific and unique. I had trouble putting it down. The only reason I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 is because although I loved the... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Auntt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
I'm so glad that I came across this book on Twitter and the author Sophie Moss! Such a great story from Ireland just what I was looking for! I'm excited to read the next one!!
Published 9 days ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Unexpected
I decided to try something different in a book. Having friends that suggested I read this, I decided, "It's not my kind of book, but I'll try it anyway. Read more
Published 24 days ago by William M Ethridge
5.0 out of 5 stars A legend & a mystery
A legend & a mystery conceal to form this charming & sometimes thrilling story. Two mysteries, actually: one focused upon the legend, the other focused upon the whereabouts,... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Di
4.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable read
I totally enjoyed this book. The story was good, the character development was good, and for the most part the book moved at a good pace. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Froggythegremlin
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of Time
Found the story less than believable, and the characters not well developed. Steamy sex scenes are no substitute for a good story with interesting people. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Bea
5.0 out of 5 stars really good book!
daughter has been reading Selkie books and this was purchased for her. giving this rating per her review and she absolutely loved this book!
Published 1 month ago by Kathryn A. Trusty
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More About the Author

Sophie Moss is an award-winning author of four full-length romance novels. Known for her captivating Irish fantasy romances and heartwarming contemporary romances with realistic characters and unique island settings, her books have appeared twice in USA Today. As a former journalist, Sophie has been writing professionally for over ten years. She currently lives in San Diego, California, where she's working on her next novel. When she's not writing, she's walking the beach, testing out a new dessert recipe, or fiddling in her garden. Sophie loves to hear from readers. Email her at sophiemosswrites@gmail.com or visit her website sophiemossauthor.com to sign up for her newsletter.

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