Swimming Lessons : Beach House (Monroe)

  • by Mary Alice Monroe
  • Narrated by Mary Alice Monroe
  • Series: Beach House (Monroe)
  • 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's been five years since the original turtle lady, old Miss Lovie Rutledge, passed away, but her legacy lives on with some special women, especially Toy and her daughter, young Little Lovie.
Toy Sooner kept her graveside vow to her beloved mentor. She left behind an abusive, dysfunctional lifestyle to become a strong single mother and aquarist at the South Carolina Aquarium. But success has taken its toll, leaving Toy fearful of change and risks.
Caretta Rutledge, Florence Prescott and Emmaline Baker have all experienced loss. This summer, with each other's friendship and support, they will try to make their dreams a reality.
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 futures.Mary Alice Monroe delivers another deeply satisfying novel written with an eye to nature and keen insights into the connections between women.


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I have read/listened to this book 3 or 4 times. And listen to it again.😃
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- Deb Crowder

A Turtle Education

I have read all the 'Turtle Books'. First two were interesting and I enjoyed learning about the Sea Turtles.The characters were great with a lot of depth but by the time I got here I was just sick and tired of turtles and the characters had gone from a 10 to who are these people and why should I care.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio