Title: The Lure of Shapinsay
Author: Krista Holle
Published: December 2011 by Sweet River Romance
Genre: Romance, Paranormal Romance
In the mid1800s, Kait Swanney rushes into the ocean to save her friend’s baby who is being discarded because it’s half selkie. In her quest to save the child, a selkie man notices, but instead thinks that Kait is the one doing the child harm, not the one trying to save it. This angers the selkie man, who then decides to kill Kait in revenge for the child. I’m the type of reader who would rather not know anything about the plot, so that’s where I’ll end the synopsis in order to not give anything away.
What a good book! I’ve always been interested in selkies, ever since they were mentioned in my favorite series (Outlander by Diana Gabaldon). This was the first book I’ve read, and even heard of, with selkies as the main focus/character. It was a quick read, with romance, suspense, and mystery, with little surprises here and there.
There were two main things that bothered me. The one thing that I didn’t like so much, was Kait’s constant sadness over her ‘man’ possibly leaving her. The other was her ‘man’s’ stubbornness to be with her. Those were just their character flaws, but I just felt like it was a little much in both cases. At the same time though, I understand why it was done. Someone wouldn’t be stubborn if they were easy to change. I get it.
What I did like was Kait’s willfulness for her time. She didn’t just do something because a male authority, like her brother who she lived with, told her to do something. She followed her gut and did what she felt was right. I love that about her.
The Lure of Shapinsay was definitely an enjoyable book, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to read it.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
*****I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*****