SECOND OPINION: Sealskin by Su Bristow

Review published on April 12, 2017.

This is a magical romance/tale of fishing folk.

This novel deals with a small fishing village in Western Scotland, where Donald Macfarlane meets a selkie and ends up bringing her home. Mairhi, as she is named, has an important impact on all the villagers and the story revolves around how they react to her. Donald is the main protagonist and we see him develop as a character along with many others in the area.

Although impossible to pinpoint when this story takes place (no technology is mentioned at any stage), this novel is enjoyable, engaging and interesting in a whole variety of ways but mainly due to dealing with the emotions and interactions of the small cast. I recommend it to anyone wanting a change from dark mysteries and depressing stories.

Paul Allard 4/4

Sealskin by Su Bristow
Orenda 9781910633601 pbk Feb 2017

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