Florence Adler Swims Forever
Atlantic City, 1934. Every summer, Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out to vacationers escaping to “ ...more
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Based on the author's true family story, this family saga "explores how far we will go to in order to protect our loved ones."
Started out strong but lost some steam in the middle of the story with a nearly predictable feel-good ending.
What a great Debut book, certainly can't wait to read more books by Rachel Reanland!. Can't wait for the Audiobook to come out, I will certainly be listening to it.. to see what I missed while reading it.
I'm a big fan of Historical Fiction. and this certainly gives me everything that makes it pretty great.
Death, Birth, Lies, Love, it all takes place in a time when the world is in such a turmoil, that ...more
This is such a unique and fascinating plot that focusses on the Adler family during the summer of 1934 in Atlantic City. It is in 3 parts, each part covering a summer month, and each chapter ...more
The book started out great. From the shocking event that marks the book, we learn more about Florence and her family and Atlantic City. More characters unfold and we see how each in their own lives has taken actions to protect their ...more
The sad catalyst is the death of their daughter Florence, a champion swimmer, who drowns while she is training to cross the English Channel. There are more complications as the family hides this awful truth from their other ...more
I finished this book a couple days ago and have been debating over what to rate it. On one hand, it was well written and I found the individual stories to be interesting. I quite liked that three of the main characters were based on the author's ancestors. There really was a Florence who was a strong, talented swimmer yet surprisingly drowned at 19. Florence ...more
Florence Adler Swims Forever is a portrayal of how grief unsettles the delicate foundation of a family. At the core of the story is a mother’s misguided attempt to protect those she loves. Freshly reeling from the shocking death of her youngest daughter, the family matriarch, Esther, devises an elaborate deception to insulate her oldest daughter from perceived harm. She engages multiple people in her ...more
Highly recommend for fans of historical fiction, family stories, drama, and just well done literary work.
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