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  • ebook
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Mary Alice Monroe
  • English
  • 04 December 2019
  • 5551607739 Edition Language English Series

Swimming Lessons[PDF] ✎ Swimming Lessons Author Mary Alice Monroe – Essayreview.co.uk The turtle season begins the day Toy rescues a sick sea turtle on the beach When Toy brings the loggerhead to the aquarium, she begins a turtle hospital with the help of her boss, Ethan As the summer The turtle season begins the day Toy rescues a sick sea turtle on the beach When Toy brings the loggerhead to the aquarium, she begins a turtle hospital with the help of her boss, Ethan As the summer progresses and the sea turtles take their measured steps toward healing and freedom Toy, Cara, Flo and Emmi must find their own strength to face their fears and move courageously toward their futuresMary Alice Monroe delivers another deeply satisfying novel written with an eye to nature and keen insights into the connections between women.


About the Author: Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of novels, including On Ocean Boulevard, which is the sixth installment of the Beach House seriesMore than million copies of her books have been published worldwide, and she s earned numerous accolades and awards, including Induction into the South Carolina Academy of Authors Hall of Fame the Southwest Florida Author of Distinction Award South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence RT Lifetime Achievement Award the International Book Award for Green Fiction, and the prestigious Southern Book Prize for Fiction Her bestselling novel The Beach House is a Hallmark Hall of Fame movieMonroe is captivated by the beauty and fragility of the wild habitat around her In particular, the coastal southern landscape became a strong and important focus of many of her novels Monroe immerses herself in both academic research and hands on volunteering to learn about a species or conservation issue Then, she uses the knowledge and experiences working with animals and the wildlife experts to craft captivating stories that identify important parallels between nature and human nature Bottlenose dolphins, monarch butterflies, shorebirds, and loggerhead sea turtles are among the wild species she has worked with and woven into her novelsMonroe is an active conservationist and serves on the South Carolina Aquarium Board Emeritis, The Leatherback Trust, The Pat Conroy Literary Center Honorary Board, Friends of Coastal Carolina and Casting Carolinas Advisory Board She is especially proud to be a twenty year plus state certified volunteer with the Island Turtle Team, the group that first sparked her love for loggerhead sea turtles, and is the inspiration of her Beach House seriesMonroe has also published two children s books, which complement the environmental themes she s known for in her novels Monroe s first Middle Grade book, The Island, will be a release.


10 thoughts on “Swimming Lessons

  1. says:

    This is not a book I would have picked to read But that s how book club selections roll It s a bit too chick lit for me Toy is a single mom of a five year old daughter, living on The Isle of Palms She s part of a loggerhead turtle rescue team and also works for the Charleston Aquarium In typical chick lit fashion, you re quickly introduced to several good looking single men I enjoyed learning about loggerhead turtles In fact, I would have been happier if the book had delvedinto the This is not a book I would have picked to read But that s how book club selections roll It s a bit too chick lit for me Toy is a single mom of a five year old daughter, living on The Isle of Palms She s part of a loggerhead turtle rescue team and also works for the Charleston Aquarium In typical chick lit fashion, you re quickly introduced to several good looking single men I enjoyed learning about loggerhead turtles In fact, I would have been happier if the book had delvedinto the reason the turtles were suffering The book does a good job focusing on the trials of a single woman, both young and old, without family to fall back on and the struggles with finances that can impose I liked that the book focused on how friends can fill the role of family and how the friends were there for each other But I really didn t feel that any of the characters were well developed They all seemed to be created solely to fill a role Older, single woman check Recently divorced woman check Married forties woman unable to stay pregnant check You get the idea Reading this book is like driving on a straight road You can see what s coming up ahead a mile in advance This is a decent read, just not overly exciting

  2. says:

    Swimming Lessons by Mary Alice Monroe is a 2007 Mira publication As we begin this second book in the Beach House series, we find five years have gone by, that Cara and Brett have married and are trying to start a family, which has been a very slow and painful process Toy is living in the beach house with her young daughter Little Lovie , and has a great job working at the South Carolina Aquarium Emmi has now divorced, but is taking it very, very hard, acting very impulsively as though she Swimming Lessons by Mary Alice Monroe is a 2007 Mira publication As we begin this second book in the Beach House series, we find five years have gone by, that Cara and Brett have married and are trying to start a family, which has been a very slow and painful process Toy is living in the beach house with her young daughter Little Lovie , and has a great job working at the South Carolina Aquarium Emmi has now divorced, but is taking it very, very hard, acting very impulsively as though she is trying to recapture her youth, and Cara is very concerned Flo is still very much a part of their lives, too But, they are all very surprised by a special visitor a sick sea turtle who arrives just as the turtle season begins The Big Girl turtle will need a lot of special care, which gives Toy a chance to shine in her career, but she also makes a new friend, who could become a lotSwim with a friend, never alone Confidence is good but too much can lead to danger However, trouble comes at the most unexpected times, and threatens to turn everything on its ear, as dangerous connections reappear, threatening strong relationships and killing new ones in its wake Onceit takes a group of strong women to gather around each other with support, love and friendship to weather the storm Mary Alice Monroe is such a terrific writer Her characters are so realistic, I sometimes find myself wanting to reach through the pages and comfort them or give them a good talking to I also love how she manages to incorporate aquatic life into her stories, teaching readers about specific animals, while making them as much a character in the story as the humans In this installment, some our favorite people lose their hard earned stability and find themselves making poor choices and paying hard consequences There are misunderstandings and honest mistakes, along the way, in this amazing journey, especially for Toy Dive in Enjoy the feel of the water washing over you Let go You are swimming now This is another very solid story featuring the characters we came to know and love in The Beach House I am very much looking forward to reading Beach House Memories and the latest book, Beach House for Rent Just for fun I found this in the book section of the NYT this morning Excellent interview with MAM

  3. says:

    A perfect read to ease into summertime About family and friendship in good times and bad, and learning about the concerns regarding the Loggerhead turtles and their plight Beautiful all around story 4

  4. says:

    Did you ever read a book that you got so involved with the characters you didn t want the book to end You felt like you could be there with them This is the sequel to Beach House which at the time I read Beach House didn t realize there was a sequel This book brings closure to the characters in Beach House It s about family, family, friendship, good times, and sad times And as a bonus you learn about nature and the low country I think what really draws you to her books is the peacefullness Did you ever read a book that you got so involved with the characters you didn t want the book to end You felt like you could be there with them This is the sequel to Beach House which at the time I read Beach House didn t realize there was a sequel This book brings closure to the characters in Beach House It s about family, family, friendship, good times, and sad times And as a bonus you learn about nature and the low country I think what really draws you to her books is the peacefullness of the ocean, the beach and most of all the Loggerhead turtles It s the circle of life with a little romance thrown into the mix

  5. says:

    I love this book, it continued on with the stories of Toy, Little Lovie, Cara and Flo, the famous turtle savers, they all come full circle and show what true love and true friendship really is

  6. says:

    Swimming Lessons, by Mary Alice Monroe seemed to be the perfect audio book to ease into summer with I generally love most books set on the shores of lovely South Carolina, and when I read that this one included a story about the cycle of life of the Loggerhead turtles of the Isle of Palms, it had a special meaning to me.Several years ago while on vacation, we were fortunate enough to be able to see these magnificent creatures lay their eggs along the shore It was fascinating even though the ar Swimming Lessons, by Mary Alice Monroe seemed to be the perfect audio book to ease into summer with I generally love most books set on the shores of lovely South Carolina, and when I read that this one included a story about the cycle of life of the Loggerhead turtles of the Isle of Palms, it had a special meaning to me.Several years ago while on vacation, we were fortunate enough to be able to see these magnificent creatures lay their eggs along the shore It was fascinating even though the area was later roped off as to not frighten the turtles away.In this story, we meet the Turtle Lady, Toy Spooner She is a single mother who fled with her young daughter, Lovie, from an abusive relationship She finds work at an aquarium, and it is here that before long we begin to see sparks between Toy and her boss Ethan Some of the sea turtles in this story are sick and some weigh over 200 lbs Toy is convinced to apply for a grant at the aquarium so that a turtle hospital can be set up to help these sick creatures heal.But this story has a bitto it than just Toy, Lovie and sparks flying with Ethan Lovie s father comes back into the picture complicating matters, all while several of Toy s friends are dealing with their own personal issues.Swimming Lessons is a light sort of read, in the style of Dorthea Benton Frank, or Anne Rivers Siddons The ending was satisfying in that as the turtles begin to heal and prepare to go back out to sea, Toy, too, a once wounded woman also begins to heal.I did not realize that this story was in fact a sequel to an earlier book, The Beach House, which I never read I don t feel it was necessary to have read that book to appreciate this story If you are looking for a light summer read to add to your list, give this one a try

  7. says:

    A sweet summertime romantic novel in the Beach House series by Mary Alice Monroe.

  8. says:

    Sequel to the beach house, continuing from one character s point of view Immediately read this after the Beach House Wonderful book, you really want to root for the main character s success, love interest and career as biologist What a success story for a young female character who had an abusive boyfriend in book I and was estranged from her irresponsible parents Loved this book and looking to read manyof Monroe s books This is about the power of female friendships and the turns life Sequel to the beach house, continuing from one character s point of view Immediately read this after the Beach House Wonderful book, you really want to root for the main character s success, love interest and career as biologist What a success story for a young female character who had an abusive boyfriend in book I and was estranged from her irresponsible parents Loved this book and looking to read manyof Monroe s books This is about the power of female friendships and the turns life can take Buy The Beach House and this one together because it will leave you wanting for , I would like to see a third book with these lovable characters

  9. says:

    Loaned to me by a friend who is on a mission to read all of Mary Alice Monroe s books This is a sequel to _The Beach House_, starts with Toy Sooner and her child, now five years old, and of course with the rescue of a loggerhead turtle I really didn t want to read another book about these Turtle Ladies and their families, but once I got started, the story pulled me in and I became very involved with them Mary Alice Monroe is a good storyteller, and I ended up enjoying this so much.

  10. says:

    Nice book and very likable characters This get in mood to be at the beach Very informative about turtles Love it Want readin the series.

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