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The shark club / Ann Kidd Taylor.

By: Taylor, Ann Kidd [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 277 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781472247148; 1472247140.Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Fiction | First loves -- Fiction | Islands -- Fiction | Florida -- Fiction | Single women -- Fiction | Marine biologists -- FictionGenre/Form: Love stories. | Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 813.6 Summary: On a summer day on the Gulf of Mexico in 1988, two extraordinary things happen to Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is attacked by a blacktip shark. Eighteen years later, Maeve is a world-traveling marine biologist studying and swimming with the very animals that once threatened her life. Maeve is fearless in the water, but on land is dogged by unresolved wounds and indecisive about the path her life will take. When she returns to her childhood home on a small island off Florida's coast, she finds that her twin brother may be about to make it big as a novelist, using her love life as his jumping-off point.
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On a summer day on the Gulf of Mexico in 1988, two extraordinary things happen to Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is attacked by a blacktip shark. Eighteen years later, Maeve is a world-traveling marine biologist studying and swimming with the very animals that once threatened her life. Maeve is fearless in the water, but on land is dogged by unresolved wounds and indecisive about the path her life will take. When she returns to her childhood home on a small island off Florida's coast, she finds that her twin brother may be about to make it big as a novelist, using her love life as his jumping-off point.

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DEBUT At age 12, Maeve Donnelly experienced her first kiss, her first "I love you," and a gruesome shark bite. Now 30, marine biologist Maeve travels the world studying sharks. In between expeditions, she visits home. Though she only has a slight physical scar from the shark attack, Maeve has plenty of psychological scars in her past, including betrayal by Daniel, her first love, and her friend Robin, who wrote a novel that's the exact story of Maeve's broken love life. Staying in her grandmother's book-themed hotel, where Daniel is the chef, Maeve feels drawn to him and his charming daughter. Meanwhile, a large, grisly shark-finning operation is operating right under her nose. Maeve must come to terms with Robin's deception, as well as reconcile her feelings for Daniel. Memoirist Taylor (Traveling with Pomegranates) makes a relatively successful first fiction outing. Though the mystery of the finning operation is too neatly and quickly resolved, and secondary characters, while developed, lack substance, the author has written a very readable and pleasant novel. VERDICT Maeve's passion for sharks is eloquent and contagious. A beach read with depth, but maybe not for reading on the actual beach.-Brooke Bolton, Boonville-Warrick Cty. P.L., IN © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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