Melanie Jackson gives, once again, an intriguing tale out of the norm. As with Night Visitor, she blends Scottish lore with her own magickal voice and gives you a tale guaranteed to please. She is strong in historicals, but I see a lighter touch in Amarantha and Belle that I think is perfect for her
charming wit and hope to see more in this vein from her.
Hexy is maid to the ditzy blond lady of Fintry Castle, who just HAS to have her sable coat before she can go to Italy. Unfortunately, for allergy plagued Hexy, her mistress left it on the beach (I said she was ditzy), so Hexy must go to fetch it, not realising her snuffles and a couple tears over failed romances that fall into the sea summons forth the Selkie, a Scottish creature of mythology - a half man - half seal that is so beautiful no woman could resist him, or that the 'sable' coat she thinks is her mistress' really belongs to the Selkie. He needs to fetch it back or be doom to remain on land.
Unfortunately for the Selkie, she has packed the coat and her mistress has go to Italy.
It's a delightful, charming tale, with Melanie's deft brushstroke of humour.