Friday, August 2, 2019

The Shark Club (Ann Kidd Taylor)

Right down to its beachy cover, Ann Kidd Taylor's The Shark Club is the perfect book for relaxing in the sand. But lest you think this is just another mindless "beach read," think again -- there's more here than meets the eye. This is a book that actually teaches you something.

When Maeve Donnelly was a young girl growing up in Florida, she was bitten by a shark. But rather than make her terrified of them, this incident did just the opposite. Maeve instead became a renowned marine biologist, traveling the world to study sharks. She returns home between trips...home being the "Hotel of the Muses," where she and her brother, Robin, were raised by her grandmother. Here, she meets an old love and develops a special relationship with his young daughter.

In addition to learning facts I never knew about sharks, I was also genuinely surprised by how the author chose to wrap everything up. The Shark Club is a solid novel, just as ideal for reading on the beach as by the fire on a cold winter's night.