- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Marissa Doyle (April 2, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1944640010
- ISBN-13: 978-1944640019
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,219,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The story is full of mystery and magic along with suspense and passion.... I was completely enchanted by Alasdair and Garland's tale..."
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About the Author
Marissa Doyle originally intended to be an archaeologist but somehow got distracted. But she’s put her passion for history into writing fiction: her award-winning YA books Bewitching Season, Betraying Season, and Courtship and Curses (all from Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan) blend history with magic and romance. Her first book for adults, By Jove, is now available from Entangled Publishing. She lives in Massachusetts with her family and a pair of bossy pet rabbits. Visit her on the web at www.marissadoyle.com, on Twitter @marissadoyle, and at her teen history blog, http://nineteenteen.com
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Following a nasty divorce, Garland Durrell moves into her home on Cape Cod, intent on doing nothing more than regaining her life and career with the quilts that her former husband refused to let her create. Her very first morning in the house she decides to take a walk out on the beach, to clear her head and gain some perspective on her new life. She finds a young boy and his father in the sand, both badly wounded, seemingly washed ashore in the storm the night before. The boy is unconscious, and the man, Alasdair, claims to remember nothing of their plight. She bundles them into her home and calls for help.
Right away, Garland notices that something about this entire situation is just not right. Her first call to 911 is mysteriously rerouted, and when she finally manages to alert someone in “authority” to the situation she is given the run around. Her only ally in this is the town’s newest doctor, who has ulterior motives of his own. Despite the doctor’s urging, Garland keeps the pair in her home to recover, at Alasdair’s request. She is drawn to them, both to the boy, Conn’s, innocent affection and his father’s mysterious personality. As time passes, the attitude of the townspeople towards Alasdair and Conn is positively venomous, and Garland is at a loss as to why.
Alasdair is a desperate man, injured by his sworn enemy and wanting only to protect his child from death. He recognizes the magic in Garland’s quilts and in her very nature, and banks upon it to keep himself and his son safe until they are healed. He is keeping some huge secrets, telling Garland that he has amnesia, certain that she would never believe the truth. He is a selkie without his skin, and is completely out of options. His enemy is still searching for him and his son, and is using every weapon in his arsenal to drive Alasdair out into the open.
I would highly recommend Skin Deep. I truly enjoyed this story of the lost selkie king and the woman who weaves magic with needle and thread. I had to laugh at Garland’s ‘color trance’ - I cross stitch, and have experienced something fairly similar myself. If this author ever decided to revisit this genre, she can be assured that I will be a reader.
I was given a copy of Skin Deep from the author free of charge, in exchange for this, my honest review.