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Friday, July 9, 2021

The Ladies Midnight Swimming Club by Faith Hogan

Three women all facing a crisis in their lives - and set in an idyllic little town of Ballycove in Ireland. Elizabeth faces a financial crisis and personal disillusionment on the death of her husband Eric. He has racked up thousands in debit and she cannot find a way out of it. She is sad at the way her marriage turned out, a sham from beginning to end. Her friend Jo knows that something is wrong with her health, but does not know how serious it is and there is Lucy the young doctor who will be their guiding light and savior though she is unaware of it. Lucy herself in a dead end job with no satisfaction at the end of it, with a son Niall who is unsettled and trying to get to grips with life after a betrayal and a divorce. Three women completely different lives and the story of how they come together to support each other, find solace and move on from the blows they've received. I felt so good at the end of this read, a feeling that was necessary in the present climate. A story of companionship, of being supportive without being oppressive, and especially one of kindness. Sent by Aria and Aries for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

7 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

This sounds wonderful. I just bought the kindle edition. Thanks for the rec!

jenclair said...

I love the title, the setting, and your comment about feeling good when you finished the book!

Vicki said...

Thanks for sharing about this book, it sounds like a good one. I went to Amazon to look for a copy and it was free with KU!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I love stories of friendship among women.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I need something like this as well. Thanks for sharing.

Book of Secrets said...

I enjoy stories set in Ireland & this one sounds lovely.

Susan said...

Feel-good stories are such a necessary pick-me-up in times like these! I hadn't heard of this one before, but now I'm definitely going to take a closer look. Glad you enjoyed!