Keep Me Afloat
From the author of The Ingredients of Us comes a moving story about true love and heartbreak, mistakes and redemption, forgiveness and second chances.
Five years ago, marine biologist Abby Fisher made a mistake that cost her everything. Rather than face the consequences, she fled home to start anew—and built the career she’d always dreamed of. But when her research...more
This is a lovely book, aspects of which I will remember for a long time. This is the story of Abby, her relationships, friendships, the mistakes and errors of judgement she makes, facing up to them with the chance for redemption and a fresh start and I like her story. However, the stand out thing for me is her job of marine biologist and aspects of this struck a real chord with me and that is mostly what I’m taking from this story. The story begins with Abby returning to Port Townsend ...more
Nothing is quite as it seems when marine biologist, Abby Fisher, returns home after a five-year absence. Penniless and jobless, she brings with her a half empty U-haul and a trailer of guilt. As she struggles to face those she hurt, and attempts to find a new job on the ocean, her true journey becomes a solitary one. Only by turning inward can Abby find forgiveness and permission for a second chance at love.
The ocean ...more
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with nature documentaries; I grew up on a steady diet of Steve Irwin and David Attenborough. Even now, I could successfully narrate the entirety of Blue Planet without skipping a beat. Before I became a writer, I entertained dreams of becoming a veterinarian, a marine naturalist, a wildlife photographer. I have always loved animals, especially whales. So, it’s probably not a surprise that I wrote a book about a marine biologist.
Keep Me Afloat is a ...more
'Keep Me Afloat' is an achingly intense, emotional novel about love, second-chances, and self discovery. It is a poignant, beautifully written story that will tug at your heart strings more than once and leave you with tears in your eyes. To read my full review, please visit my blog here.
As a marine biologist focused on studying humpback whales, Abby Fisher has finally built the career of her dreams - until her research ...more
The book told the story of young Abby and the life and mistakes she had made and I ...more
There are whales and lots of other marine life that I learned quite a bit about, wonderful descriptions and characters that make you want to be their friend. Of course there are one or two I'd like to shake, but such is life.....
Abby is a sweet, but flawed character who tries hard to be everything that others need, even when it isn't a good choice for ...more
Abby is a marine biologist who longs for the ocean and sea life, especially the whales.
Her career is important to her.
She falls in love, but that gets in the way of life and off she runs in an attempt to forget.
She comes home a few years later to confront her past, but nothing is the same.
Will she be able to forgive herself for the mistakes of years gone by and ...more
I loved the story! Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the early copy
Thank you to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing, and Jennifer Gold for an ARC of 'Keep Me Afloat' in exchange for an honest and voluntary review.
Have a box of tissue when you read.
I loved reading about the whales and other animals that are so breathtakingly beautiful.
The setting was the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. I've never been there, but I know it has to be beautiful!
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the eARC