• Title: Seal Island
  • Author: Kate Brallier
  • ISBN: 9780765348920
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • Seal Island Cecil Hargrave lives in a cramped apartment in New York City hates her job and has no close friends She yearns for something but what When Cecil inherits a beachfront house and a thriving business
    Cecil Hargrave lives in a cramped apartment in New York City, hates her job, and has no close friends She yearns for something , but what When Cecil inherits a beachfront house and a thriving business on picturesque Seal Island in Maine, she jumps at the opportunity to kickstart her life, despite her reservations about moving to New England But even if stereotypes hCecil Hargrave lives in a cramped apartment in New York City, hates her job, and has no close friends She yearns for something , but what When Cecil inherits a beachfront house and a thriving business on picturesque Seal Island in Maine, she jumps at the opportunity to kickstart her life, despite her reservations about moving to New England But even if stereotypes hold true and New Englanders are standoffish, she ll have a new career and a gorgeous home.Much to her delight and surprise, Cecil settles rapidly into small town life She makes real friends, plays with the seals who live on the beach outside her house, and meets two very different men Tom, a darkly sexy novelist, has returned to his hometown to write He and Cecil hit it off almost immediately, and their chemistry is explosive but Cecil can t seem to stay away from the handsome drifter, Ronan, despite his secretive ways It s like she s under a spell

    One Reply to “Seal Island”

    1. I read Kate Brallier's more recent release, The Boundless Deep, first and loved it so thought I would give this one a try. The first 200 pages took me awhile to get through and I was close to getting frustrated and shelve it boy am I glad I didn't. The second half definitely picked up and the last 200 pages I went through in 1 afternoon! I had kind of figured out the "bad" guy early on in the book but still I wasn't sure some of what I suspected early on in the book was correct (Brallier leaves [...]

    2. I bought this book after reading her second novel "The Boundless Deep. While I enjoyed that book, I loved this one for it's more simplicity. It was an easier read and I enjoyed the characters more. It is dreamy, romantic and suspenseful. This novel was particularly refreshing because it was supernatural, but different from the vampire, werewolve, shift-shaper novels that are really in abundance now.

    3. It took me a while to get through the first few chapters of this book but then I quite enjoyed it.The writing style seemed somehow dated to me, & I was surprised on checking the publication date that it was first issued in 2005. There's no mention of mobile phones for example but rather than spoil the story this only added to it's charm. I did read a review once (at maybe? I forget) & noted that it said"oblivious to e-mail, computers and cell phones, Cecil rings false as a contemporary [...]

    4. 11/13/07TITLE/AUTHOR: SEAL ISLAND by Kate Brallier RATING: 4.5/B+GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Romance/2005/466 pgs SERIES/STAND ALONE: stand aloneTIME/PLACE: Present/Maine CHARACTERS: Cecil Hargrave/ FIRST LINES:Sometimes all it takes to change your life is a single instant: no one knows that better than I. But the last thing I had expected, in early June of what some people might call the new millennium, was to find myself flying to Bangor, Maine, w/ my stable old life behind me, the bulk of my pos [...]

    5. This is a great book if you are looking for that wonderful feeling of life in a small coastal town in a house that has a cozy-cottage feel, with the main character having a lovely choice to make between two great but very different guys, with a mystery to figure out for additional interest. You can almost smell the salt air, and picture the house, guys and area long after you've read the book. (I read the book a few years ago and still can picture the area & characters as I did when reading [...]

    6. Cecelia "Cecil" Hargrave has inherited a beach house on Seal Island in Maine from her mother's cousin, Allegra. Cecil had not seen Allegra for quite some time, but apparently from the shocked reactions she receives every time she meets one of Allegra's former friends, they resemble each other greatly. The islanders are also concerned for Cecil's safety, as Allegra's murder has not yet been solved. Cecil also finds herself drawn to two mysterious men on the island, both who are very reluctant to [...]

    7. I'm quite astounded that this book was not listed here - not only have I read it, but I offered it up as a ring and it travelled to and was read by 20 bookcrossers in Europe, Canada and the USA. I did first read it in 2005, so I guess I was not yet registered here at , nor was I aware of its existence. Anyway, after several years of travelling - first sent off in March 2006, it returned to me in December 2011. It has now been on my shelf for a while, and as part of a mooch I offered to make this [...]

    8. Another author that pays attention to detail without being overly verbose. Things that may seem out of place or don't make sense when you are first reading it come around to tie up the story very nicely. Well developed characters and interesting twists. I'll definitely be looking for more books by her!

    9. What can I say? A friend warned me that I might not like this book but I just had to try to satisfy my curiosity;) I read about a hundred pages and then just gave up, this book just didn't do it for me.

    10. It started out a bit slow, but it really drew me in about half-way through. I especially liked the Legend of the Selkies that was woven into the story. I also enjoyed reading about Cecil's transformation from being an outsider to discovering where she belonged and what she was meant to do.

    11. I think the only reason I was drawn into this book was because it is based in my hometown state of Maine. It was a fun romantic read, but felt as thought it was lacking something throughout.

    12. A good read, a little suspenseful. Did not end as I thought it would. Authentic Maine setting (real places).

    13. predicted the entire book fifty pages in. i kept reading because i hate wasted three hundred pages on boringness and i wanted the gratification of knowing my predictions were right.

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