A Rup Life was sent a copy of this book for review. This post contains affiliate links.The Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford for review. This was an intriguing tale. The main character Ruth has a rough past and is working through all of that to find life in the present. I found her struggles real and heartbreaking but they made me want to root for her journey in life to be successful. The present story is of Ruth but she is trying to unravel the past of their new home. Through that story we learn of a mermaid child and some mysterious past. I quite enjoyed the mystery in the book. I felt like it was just enough to carry the story and keep me reading more! This really was an intriguing tale. Gifford weaves a tale that keeps your interest up until the last word.
About the book:
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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