Celestina's father is convinced he'd better take his daughter away from Spain, by boat, because of the many battles that are being fought there. Women on board of ships are being considered bad luck and after losing her father's protection the men are threatening Celestina. The only thing she can do to save her life is jumping into the sea. She miraculously survives this and ends up on the Scottish shore. There she's being rescued by Niall and he takes her home, believing her to be a Selkie.
Niall is a laird who just got back to his family after a long period of absence. He's a widower with three daughters. Selkies are supposed to bring good luck, so he's delighted to find one on his beach and he hopes she will stay with them. Selkies aren't supposed to remain on land though, but Niall immediately likes Celestina and thinks of her as his Selkie. He isn't prepared to let her go and Celestina would love to stay, but will Niall feel the same way when he discovers she isn't a Selkie?
Bride from the sea is a lovely romantic story. Celestina is kindhearted and brave. She fights for her own happiness and fortunately after a terrible loss the sea gives her a break by sparing her. Niall is smitten with Celestina. He's a strong man with an attitude, but he's also friendly and fair. He can't believe his luck when the water brings him the woman of his dreams. He's big, he's a tough warrior and he likes challenges, but he also loves deeply. I loved his unpolished personality and couldn't wait to find out what would happen to him and Celestina. They have plenty of sparks, but at the same time they are tender and sweet, which I found an endearing combination.
Bride from the Sea has a gorgeous setting. I immediately fell in love with the stunning Scottish coast and loved Frances Housden's descriptions of the landscape. Her writing has an authentic feel because of her fabulous choice of words. Some of them are old fashioned and they make the story even more wonderful. I liked the idea of true love between a laird and a woman from the sea. I love stories about Selkies and this is definitely a great one. I really enjoyed reading this amazing story.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 765 KB
- Print Length: 290 pages
- Publisher: Escape Publishing (1 January 2017)
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N4DBUU2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 1 customer rating
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #672,069 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)