Skyward

  • by Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by Sandra Burr
  • 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

E.R. nurse Ella Majors has seen all the misery that she can handle. Burned-out and unsure of her next step, she accepts the temporary position as caregiver to Marion Henderson, a frightened five-year-old who suffers from juvenile diabetes. But Ella soon realizes there is more sorrow in the isolated home than the little girl’s illness can account for. Harris Henderson, a single father, seems better able to deal with the wild birds he rehabilitates in his birds-of-prey sanctuary than with his own daughter.
Then something magical begins to happen: the timeless beauty of the South Carolina coast and the majestic grace of the wild birds weave a healing spell on the injured hearts at the sanctuary. But a troubled mother’s unexpected return will test the fragile bonds of trust and new love, and reveal the inherent risks and exhilarating beauty of flying free.

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What the Critics Say

“Monroe is in her element when describing the wonders of nature and the ways people relate to it... Hauntingly beautiful.” (Publishers Weekly)
“A fascinating, emotion-filled narrative that’s not to be missed.” (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Informative fiction

A wonderful story of love,family, and an education on birds of prey,along with an education on a unique corner of America
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- Pjbella

interesting: Birds & low country

The story was great in the facts about birds, the rest of the story was a bit slow... a potentially great story with a little tighter edit.
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- lucy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-24-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio