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In a seaside suburb on Australia’s golden coast, four women head to the water to swim every day.

Housewife Theresa wants to get fit; she also wants a few precious minutes to herself. So at sunrise each day she strikes out past the waves.

From the same beach, the widowed Marie swims. With her husband gone, it is the one constant in her new life.

Elaine
takes to the sea having recently moved from England, while Leanne is twenty-five years old and only has herself to rely on.


In the waters of Shelly Bay, these four women find each other. They will survive bluebottle stings and heartbreak, they will laugh so hard they swallow water, and they will plunge their tears into the ocean’s salt.

Most of all, they will cherish their newfound friendship, each and every day.

 

About Sophie Green


Sophie Green is an author and publisher who lives in Sydney. She has written several fiction and non-fiction books, some under other names. In her spare time she writes about country music on her blog, Jolene. She grew up by the water in Sydney and will holiday by the ocean in preference to anywhere else. The Inaugurual Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club, a Top Ten bestseller in Australia, was shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards for General Fiction Book of the Year 2018, longlisted for the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year and longlisted for the Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction 2018.

 

Reviews


Reading this book was like snuggling beneath a warm beach towel after a bracing dip in the ocean. Joanna Nell

Heart-warming . . . the perfect novel to curl up with on a cosy night in. Hello

Brimming with atmosphere and warmth, this gorgeous book completely carried me away. I absolutely loved it. Jenny Ashcroft

An absolute gem of a novel, with the most evocative sense of place . . . A definite treat for any book club. Better Reading Australia

A sweet tale, and wonderfully atmospheric. Sunday Mirror

 

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