Sea of Memories (A novella collection from the world of Never Forgotten)
Sometimes, we reach the end of a story and realize there is more to be told. This is the case with Sea of Memories, a collection of novellas set in the world of Never Forgotten.
Travel with Meara and Kieran to North America where they visit her grandparents and his family. Along the way, stop at Mirage, the dance club where the couple first met, and see the encounter from Kieran’s point of view.
Struck in the Club – On the orders of his father, Kieran travels to Nova Scotia to spy on David’s daughter. After an encounter in a dance club, he may have found more than he bargained for.
Journey to the past and meet Kieran’s mom, Sera. Learn why she is no longer part of their lives.
What Will Be – Sera is a Selkie who enjoys her family and her daily routine of solitude. While out on one of her morning swims, she finds an injured man floating in the ocean. Unable to see anyone suffer, she rescues him, even after the warnings she received as a child about the evilness of human males. He may be safe now, but is she?
Go back to where it all started and discover along with Meara how her parents met and fell in love.
A Rock and A Hard Place – Visiting his maternal grandparents in Nova Scotia, David is determined to find out who murdered his parents and why. He doesn’t expect the evidence to take him to a small fishing village called Peggy’s Cove. He certainly doesn’t expect to find love there, especially when it comes in the form of a spunky little brunette… and a human one at that.
Finally, join Meara, Ula, and other friends old and new to remember the past, celebrate the present, and anticipate the future.
Something Blue – Ula’s been invited to a banquet at Ronac in her niece’s honor. Because it will be Meara’s first Christmas without her mom, Ula convinces her boyfriend, Vesh, and others that they need to throw a surprise holiday celebration. Selkies don’t celebrate Christmas and neither do the Blue Men of the Minch. It will be a holiday full of surprises for all.
Reviewed by Melanie Newton
There is very little violence in this book. Some name-calling, an assault (blood found but no actual description) but quite a lot dealing with couples emotional turmoil. There is an investigation into a murder and how the bodies were found, which is mentioned briefly. (Hence the 4 rating)
Some minor name calling,
Hell used as in Hell No
The most described in any detail is intimate kissing and some occasional more intense romantic moments, but there is sex in the book (all closed door).
Kieran and Evan drink beer. (both under age)
Adult smoking a pipe.
Supernatural Characters: Selkies, Blue Men, Sirens (also referred to as mermaids) and Water Demons. The various characters have varying degrees of magical abilities as well that don’t always come traditionally with those labels.
This is a compilation of short stories that comes together in the form of a complete story related to characters from the Never Forgotten trilogy. It will probably appeal most to those that have read the trilogy and there is nothing in here that would require more caution with regards to reading.
*Note there is one scene that discusses childbirth*