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Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry
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Mar 18, 2011

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Read from March 17 to 18, 2011

So I read this book as part of Bookmovement.com's online bookclub -- this was the new release for February, and I thought the premise was interesting: Riding a ferry across a lake, a woman witnesses a small child going overboard another passing ferry; woman dives in and rescues child, who was actually thrown overboard in a murder attempt; woman feels affinity for child, and cares for him while she tries to find out who abducted him, why he was kidnapped, and whether his family is trustworthy enough to return him too. Then she calls the police. A tangled web is weaved -- sometimes it feels a bit contrived. But it is an interesting premise, and a quick (if not a bit fluffy) read. Because the story takes place in French Canada and the U.S. there is quite a bit of French sprinkled throughout the book, and I was pleased with how much I could still understand -- thank you four years of high school French and Mlle Dress! I would really have given this book three and a HALF stars if I could.

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