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One grand prize winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire
- The Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford
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Reverend Alexander Ferguson, naive and newly-ordained, takes up his new parish, a poor, isolated patch on the Hebridean island of Harris. His time on the island will irrevocably change the course of his life, but the white house on the edge of the dunes keeps its silence long after Alexander departs. It will be more than a century before the Sea House reluctantly gives up its secrets. Ruth and Michael buy the grand but dilapidated building and begin to turn it into a home for the family they hope to have. Their dreams are marred by a shocking discovery. The tiny bones of a baby are buried beneath the house; the child's fragile legs are fused together --- a mermaid child. Who buried the bones? And why? Ruth needs to solve the mystery of her new home --- but the answers to her questions may lie in her own past.
Based on a real nineteenth-century letter to The Times in which a Scottish clergyman claimed to have seen a mermaid, The Sea House is an epic, sweeping tale of loss and love, hope and redemption, and how we heal ourselves with the stories we tell.
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About the Author:
Elisabeth Gifford grew up in a vicarage in the industrial Midlands. She studied French literature and world religions at Leeds University. She is the author of The House of Hope: A Story of God's Love and Provision for the Abandoned Orphans of China and has written articles for The Times and the Independent and has a Diploma in Creative Writing from Oxford OUDCE and an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway College. She is married with three children. They live in Kingston on Thames but spend as much time as possible in the Hebrides.
Elisabeth Gifford has done a wonderful job with bringing so many lives and stories to life in her novel, "The Sea House." There are so many peoples' lives that intersect because of a home that stands in an isolated patch of beachfront in Scotland. Ruth has never really had a place to call home and still struggles with how her mother could have abandoned her so long ago and she is struggling with her memories and past while trying to fix up the old home that she and her husband have just purchased and are fixing up. However, some things continue to surface and haunt her. Ruth delves into the history of the house and secrets are uncovered and the past is brought to life throughout the stories and writings that are shared. I found this book to be well-written and intriguing. The parallel stories in this book are seamlessly written and interwoven in a way that the reader can become lost in both centuries and the characters' lives.
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*Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*