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One summer day on the beach in Florida, two extraordinary things happen to Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is bitten by a blacktip shark.
Eighteen years later, Maeve has thrown herself into her work as a world-traveling marine biologist discovering more about the minds of misunderstood sharks. But when Maeve returns home to the legendarily charming and eccentric Hotel of the Muses where she was raised by her grandmother, she finds more than just the blood orange sunsets and key lime pies she’s missed waiting for her.
While Maeve has always been fearless in the water, on land she is indecisive. A chance meeting on the beach with a plucky, irresistible little girl who is just as fascinated by the ocean as Maeve was growing up leaves her at a crossroads: Should she re-kindle her romance with Daniel, the first love she left behind when she dove into her work? Or indulge in a new romance with her colleague, Nicholas, who turns up in her hometown to investigate an illegal shark-finning operation?
Set against the intoxicating backdrop of palm trees, calypso bands, and perfect ocean views, The Shark Club is a story of the mysterious passions of one woman’s life: her first love and new love; the sea and sharks that inhabit it.
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July 08, 2017
The Shark Club has romance, heartbreak, family drama, grief/loss, Florida love, a mild mystery, and it brings attention to the barbaric practice of shark finning. This book will make you want to find your way to the ocean and dive in. It will make you want to have saltwater in your hair, the sun...
June 27, 2017
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The characters were a little bit predictable in the book and, while the shark finning mystery was a bit of a surprise, it was also a little bit anticlimactic but I actually enjoyed reading this book. It is a wo...
May 12, 2017
(3.5) Dr. Maeve Donnelly loves sharks even though she was bitten by one as a child. Instead of giving in to fear and hatred, she sought to understand sharks and now is a leading researcher with a Florida conservancy and travels around the world to gather data. Her professional life goes from str...
May 13, 2017
I love when I finish the final page of a book with a big smile on my face and a huge sigh of goodness on my lips. This book did that for me.
From the first pages when I met Maeve and discovered what led to her fascination with sharks to the final moments when I discovered what life choices she wo...
February 20, 2017
The sharks in this book were way more interesting than the humans. More Shark Club, less love triangle!
July 02, 2017
I feel like this book is a small fragment of what could be a much larger story. Give these characters and the ideas for their storyline to Ken Follett and you would have an epic tome and I am sorry that we don't. I love all the ideas in this this book, but it certainly left me wanting more. Brief...
July 07, 2017
I picked up Ann Kidd Taylor’s The Shark Club because I absolutely loved the cover and heard it was a wonderful summer read. I didn’t read the synopsis and just thought the title was in reference to some cool summer beach club that the story would center around. So you can imagine my surprise to d...
October 19, 2017
A charming story with a love triangle and packed with information about sharks and finning. A fast read with fun literary references and well thought out characters.
April 18, 2017
Maeve, bitten by a shark at age 12, has dedicated her life to them ever since. Home from a research trip she must reckon with past loves, family, and the impact of her shark obsession on others. This novel does what I want all fiction to do - it felt true-to-life, but also more interesting and fu...
July 08, 2017
Vapid chick lit. Characters were superficially drawn, plot was tedious and predictable, emotional content utterly colorless. Uninspired. Unimaginative. I have generally enjoyed Sue Monk Kidd's writing and she, of course, gave her daughter rave reviews. So disappointing.