High Energy And Highly Amusing
The Wednesday Morning Wild Swim by Jules Wake is the most charming contemporary novel that will warm your heart. It is the second book in the Yorkshire Escape series but can be read as a stand-alone.
There is an eclectic mix of characters such as you could meet in real life – from a Grandad to a pair of lovers to a handicapped teen. All of the characters are facing their own unique battles and challenges. As the book progresses, familiar faces from book one pop up along the way.
Swimming is a great leveler. It is a place where your fears and challenges of life melt away for a while as you concentrate on swimming. Everyone is equal in their costumes, goggles and ear plugs. People swim not only to escape but to keep their bodies moving – I can certainly relate as I only learnt to swim in my fifties in 2017 and it enabled me to gain back control of my mobility.
Many characters have personal fears. With love, care and support, these can be faced and overcome.
An old building needs a new purpose and bringing back to life. This is also mirrored in the lives of the characters.
We witness lives that are self-sacrificing in love as they put others first.
The Wednesday Morning Wild Swim was a really fun read. It was full of high energy and had a wonderful rapport between the characters. I adored it and hope there will be many more books in this wonderful series.
I received a free copy via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.