Sea House's epic tale

FANCY a sweeping summer read, packed with an epic tale of loss, love and hope?

Secrets of the Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford has just been released and I have five copies of this historical debut to give away.

Set in Scotland in 1860, the naiive and newly ordained Reverend Alexander Ferguson takes up his new parish at a poor, isolated patch on the Hebridean island of Harris.

His time on the island will irrevocably change the course of his life. However, the white house on the edge of the dunes will keep its silence long after he departs.

It will be more than a century before the Sea House reluctantly gives up its secrets.

Ruth and Michael buy the grand but dilapidated building and begin to turn it into a home for the family but their dreams are marred by a shocking discovery.

The tiny bones of a baby are buried beneath the house; the child's fragile legs are fused together - a mermaid child.

Who buried the bones and why?

Ruth needs to solve the mystery of her new home but the answers to her questions may lie in her own past.

If you fancy winning a copy, simply email your name, address and telephone number along with the answer to the question below to

Closing date for entries is Tuesday, August 6 at noon.

(Q) Who wrote Secrets of the Sea House?

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