As she recovers at the beautiful beach, collecting sea glass for her own projects, the ocean seems to beckon to her. As she sits by the water, succumbing to her grief, her tears flow into the ocean water. A few days later, a man named Owen Kavanaugh, a mysterious fisherman, is shipwrecked on the nearby rocks and she comes to his rescue. She tries to discover something about him. Could he be a selkie drawn to her by her tears as Polly, her aunt’s friend, proposes, or is he a just a man coming to terms with his own personal problems? According to Celtic lore, selkies are actually seals who can temporarily turn human while on land. The local people believe that selkies come to the aid of mortals. If Owen is a selkie, could her tears be the reason he has suddenly appeared? Nora is drawn to Owen, but her children want their father. As Nora rediscovers who she is, besides a wife and mother, she must decide what it is she really wants.
A haunting tale, THE COTTAGE AT GLASS BEACH, the latest novel by talented author Heather Barbieri, is a mysterious, captivating contemporary romance that will capture your attention from the very beginning. On this island, which was settled by Irish immigrants, superstition and magic abound and the memories of her mother haunt her, even more so on the island. Even the seals seem to be communicating with her as the sea beckons to her. Filled with seaside life, selkies, Celtic mythology, small town beliefs, family dynamics, mystery, complex characters, a magical setting, an interesting plot, scandal, secrets and romance, this story is a great summer or beach read. Do not miss it!