Welcome to the blog tour for Daughter of the Sea by Elisabeth J Hobbes. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the spot on the tour. Read on for more info, a giveaway, and my review.
On a windswept British coastline the tide deposits an unexpected gift…
It was the cry that she first noticed, the plaintive wail that called to her over the crash of winter waves. Wrapped only in a sealskin, the baby girl looks up at Effie and instantly captures her heart.
She meant only to temporarily foster the young orphan but when news reaches Effie that her husband has been lost at sea, and months pass without anyone claiming the infant, she embraces her new family – her son Jack and her adopted daughter Morna.
Effie has always been an outcast in her village, the only granddaughter of a woman people whisper is a witch, so she’s used to a solitary existence. But when Midsummer arrives so too does a man claiming to be Morna’s father. There’s no denying Lachlan is the girl’s kin and so Effie is surprised when he asks her to continue looking after his daughter, mysteriously refusing to explain why. She agrees, but when he returns six months hence she pushes him for answers. And Lachlan tells a story she never anticipated … one of selkies, legend, and the power of the sea…
Daughter of the Sea by Elisabeth J. Hobbes was an enchanting read full of magic and romance. It was quite the emotional ride as I flipped through the pages. The cover is what made me want to read this and I’m glad I “judged a book by its cover” this time!
My first read by this author and it won’t be my last. I love her writing style. It’s so vivid and descriptive that I was immediately drawn into the book. The storytelling is awesome, and the book was honestly difficult for me to set down.
The characters, specifically Effie and Lachlan, are very well written. I love their emotions and their chemistry. Their characters felt real and there was nothing cookie cutter about their storyline.
This is a beautiful historical fiction with a wonderful, emotional journey. I’m looking forward storyline more from this author. I recommend giving this one a read.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the free review. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Elisabeth’s writing career began when she finished in third place in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest in 2013. She was offered a two-book contract and consequently had to admit secret writing was why the house was such a tip. She is the author of numerous historical romances with Harlequin Mills & Boon covering the Medieval period to Victorian England, and a Second World War romantic historical with One More Chapter. She lives in Cheshire because the car broke down there in 1999 and she never left.
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