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Seven Tears Into the Sea by Terri Farley
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Jan 14, 2010

it was amazing
Recommended for: Everyone who wants a different kind of love story

"Beckon the sea, I'll come to thee...
Shed seven tears, perchance seven years..."

Aren't those lines just beautiful?

A handsome stranger speaks these haunting words to ten-year-old Gwen after he rescued her from drowning in the ocean one stormy night. He disapeered back into the sea, and shortly after the incident Gwen and her family moved away from the ocean to San Franscisco. For seven years, Gwen has pondered about that night. Who was the mysterious boy? Why was he swimming during the big storm, when the waves were brutal? Trying to forget about the strange encounter backfires for Gwen when she is sent back to the California shore to assist her grandmother seven years after she moved away. Coincedence? Perchance seven years...

I LOVED this book! Simple as that. The atmosphere, the descriptions, EVERTHING was just plain amazing! I felt like I was really standing on a cliff in California, listening intently as Gwen told her sad tale of the sea. Terri Farley truly proves New York Times worthy with her gorgeous writing. The topic of this book, selkies, is one I came across after reading "Sea Change" and researched intently. Through research, I came upon this book, and right when I looked at the cover I knew I just HAD to read it. Yes, it is a love story, but its totally different then the average I-love-you-so-we'll-be-together-forever kind of thing. It's saddening but satisfying.
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Quotes Dee Liked

Terri Farley
"You know why we have to be together, don't you?"
"I'm your selkie.”
Terri Farley, Seven Tears Into the Sea

Terri Farley
“Morning's great that way. You can cry yourself to sleep and wake up wondering what the fuss was over.”
Terri Farley, Seven Tears Into the Sea

Terri Farley
“Courtship? Had I said courtship? What did I think, that this was Jane freakin' Eyre?”
Terri Farley, Seven Tears Into the Sea

Terri Farley
“Beckon The Sea,
I'll Come To The....
Shed Seven Tears,
Perchance Seven Years....”
Terri Farley, Seven Tears Into the Sea

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message 1: by Julie (new) - added it

Julie I thought that you cried all throughout the end of this book.

message 2: by Dee (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dee It's soooooo sad lol

message 3: by Julie (new) - added it

Julie how did you get the words in italics???

message 4: by Dee (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dee It's on the side when you're writing the review

message 5: by Julie (new) - added it

Julie it is?????

message 6: by Dee (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dee Yeah just follow the directions... I tried to write the symbols in the comment but it just turned the comment into italics... maybe I can send it to you in an e-mail

message 7: by Julie (new) - added it

Julie oooooooooookkkkkkkkkkkaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy.... I tried that... didn't work too well...

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