Synopses & Reviews
Grad student Liza has long been plagued by vivid dreams of whaling despite never having seen the sea. Offered the opportunity to spend a summer on Nantucket, the one-time heart of New Englands whaling trade, Liza accepts, eager to see how well her dreams mesh with historical reality.
The answer is: all too well. Lizas dreams become highly sexual; her visions of ships captain Obadiah Young grow increasingly intense. At times the past and present mix before her eyes.
Whaling museum curator Adam is skeptical about Lizas claims of a past life—but drawn to her passionate desire to know the truth about herself and about Obadiah, who was accused of murdering his beautiful, younger wife. Lizas attraction to Adam is intense—but so is her reaction to Lucian, whose cool silver eyes seem to glow with heat whenever they rest on Liza . . . .
In a single summer, Liza must unravel the riddle of her dreams, reunite lovers separated by death, solve a hundred-year-old murder . . . and figure out her hearts desire.
“[An] imaginative contemporary paranormal romance.”--Booklist
“An enjoyable, interesting, and thoroughly researched ghost story featuring a capable and intelligent narrator and a well-rounded cast.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews
“Echoes the mode of Mary Stewart.”—Publishers Weekly on Seal Island
“Kate Brallier is a talent to watch.”—Susan Wiggs
“A delicious gothic feel permeates this debut . . . Brallier's book-loving heroine is appealing.”—Booklist on Seal Island
“Seal Island is a distinctive and inspired debut, and Brallier is a welcome new voice in the paranormal genre.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews
Liza has long been plagued by vivid dreams of whaling. Offered the chance to trade her landlocked existence for a summer on Nantucket, Liza jumps at the chance. In a single summer, she must answer the riddle of her dreams, and, in doing so, figure out her heart's desire.
About the Author
is a fiction editor in New York City. She has spent most of her life summering on a Maine island which bears suspicious resemblance to her fictional creation. Seal Island
is her first novel.