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Summary

From best-selling Irish writer Faith Hogan, The Ladies' Midnight Swimming Club is an emotional story about finding new friends and living life to the fullest, that will appeal to fans of Sheila O'Flanagan, Heidi Swain and Liz Fenwick.

When Elizabeth's husband dies, leaving her with crippling debt, the only person she can turn to is her friend, Jo. Soon Jo has called in her daughter, Lucy, to help save Elizabeth from bankruptcy. Leaving her old life behind, Lucy is determined to make the most of her fresh start. As life slowly begins to return to normal, these three women, thrown together by circumstance, become fast friends. But then Jo's world is turned upside down when she receives some shocking news. In search of solace, Jo and Elizabeth find themselves enjoying midnight dips in the freezing Irish Sea. Here they can laugh, cry and wash away all their fears. As well as conjure a fundraising plan for the local hospice that will bring the whole community together....

©2021 Faith Hogan (P)2021 W F Howes

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“Uplifting, emotional and brimming with warmth and humour." (Cathy Bramley)

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Not sure at first but love this story

No the usual, these friendships develop as do the characters and it draws you in.

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A beautiful book

Throughly enjoying listening to this heartwarming story, beautifully narrated. Can’t wait to go for a sea swim.

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Wonderful

A story that pulls at your heart strings with amazing detail and I thoroughly enjoyed listening all the way through.

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Fabulous

I absolutely loved this book. Beautifully written and read. It made me want to join them on their midnight swim although they're a lot braver than me!

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Lovely Story

I really enjoyed this book...loved the friendships both old and new....it made me laugh and cry...

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I could listen to this voice for ages.

Great story of heart warming friendship / laughter and loss. Brilliantly read by Flora. I could feel my heart rate slowing it was like meditation listening to the story.

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Enjoyable if predictable

I enjoyed the story well enough though I knew where it was going at every turn. Whether the author intended for it to be surprising as various elements finally came to light or not, the predictability didn’t ruin it. The narrator on the audible was pleasant to listen to, though I do wish her voice had taken on more modulation for the various characters as it was sometimes difficult to distinguish between them. All in all, I would recommend if you’re looking for a lighthearted feel-good read.

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Great Book now one of my overall favourites.

I simply loved this story. Thank you Faith. I wonder who you based it on. All such lovely characters and beautiful descriptions.

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the ladies midnight swimming club

What a lovely book. Really nice characters. lovely setting and of course the swimming. I found i just wanted to find out what would happen.

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heart warming book

I really loved this book could really relate to the swimming parts as I swim myself

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Enjoyable

Enjoyable book to have listened to.Nice characters. Ordinary people dealing with life's challenges, empathetic writing style.

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Loved it!

Loved, loved, loved this book. Wonderful characters, well paced. Just what I needed right now.