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Florence Adler Swims Forever Over The Course Of One Summer That Begins With A Shocking Tragedy, Three Generations Of The Adler Family Grapple With Heartbreak, Romance, And The Weight Of Family Secrets In This Stunning Debut Novel That S Perfect For Fans Of Manhattan Beach And The Dollhouse Atlantic City, Every Summer, Esther And Joseph Adler Rent Their House Out To Vacationers Escaping To America S Playground And Move Into The Small Apartment Above Their Bakery Despite The Cramped Quarters, This Is The Apartment Where They Raised Their Two Daughters, Fannie And Florence, And It Always Feels Like Home Now Florence Has Returned From College, Determined To Spend The Summer Training To Swim The English Channel, And Fannie, Pregnant Again After Recently Losing A Baby, Is On Bedrest For The Duration Of Her Pregnancy After Joseph Insists They Take In A Mysterious Young Woman Whom He Recently Helped Emigrate From Nazi Germany, The Apartment Is Bursting At The Seams Esther Only Wants To Keep Her Daughters Close And Safe But Some Matters Are Beyond Her Control There S Fannie S Risky Pregnancy Not To Mention Her Always Scheming Husband, Isaac And The Fact That The Handsome Heir Of A Hotel Notorious For Its Anti Semitic Policies, Seems To Be In Love With Florence When Tragedy Strikes, Esther Makes The Shocking Decision To Hide The Truth At Least Until Fannie S Baby Is Born And Pulls The Family Into An Elaborate Web Of Secret Keeping And Lies, Bringing Long Buried Tensions To The Surface That Reveal How Quickly The Act Of Protecting Those We Love Can Turn Into Betrayal Based On A True Story And Told In The Vein Of J Courtney Sullivan S Saints For All Occasions And Anita Diamant S The Boston Girl, Beanland S Family Saga Is A Breathtaking Portrait Of Just How Far We Will Go To In Order To Protect Our Loved Ones And An Uplifting Portrayal Of How The Human Spirit Can Endure And Even Thrive After Tragedy Now Available Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland is a family saga that is told in a unique way The book is divided into three parts June 1934, July 1934, and August 1934 The summer begins with Florence Adler returning home from Wellesley College to prepare herself to swim the English Channel Then there is a shocking tragedy The Adler family, along with a young German refugee and a swim coach lifeguard spend the rest of the summer dealing with grief, loyalty, a risky preg Now Available Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland is a family saga that is told in a unique way The book is divided into three parts June 1934, July 1934, and August 1934 The summer begins with Florence Adler returning home from Wellesley College to prepare herself to swim the English Channel Then there is a shocking tragedy The Adler family, along with a young German refugee and a swim coach lifeguard spend the rest of the summer dealing with grief, loyalty, a risky pregnancy, romance, a bad marriage, and the weight of keeping a secret.See my Full Review at and also check out my recipe for Blueberry Pecan Rugelach 5 stars Book Club Recommended Thank you to Simon Schuster and Netgalley for my advanced reader copy of Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland Atlantic City 1934 Every summer Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out to vacationers escaping to America s playground and move into the small apartment above their bakery Despite the cramped quarters, this is the apartment where they raise their two daughters, Fannie and Florence, and it always feels like home Florence has returned home from college, determined to spend the summer training to swim the English Channel Fannie, Pregnant again after recently losing a baby, is on bed re Atlantic City 1934 Every summer Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out to vacationers escaping to America s playground and move into the small apartment above their bakery Despite the cramped quarters, this is the apartment where they raise their two daughters, Fannie and Florence, and it always feels like home Florence has returned home from college, determined to spend the summer training to swim the English Channel Fannie, Pregnant again after recently losing a baby, is on bed rest for the duration of her pregnancy After Joseph insist they take in a mysterious young woman who he recently helped immigrate from Nazi Germany, the apartment is bursting at the seams Based on a true story.a family saga about how far we would go to protect our loved ones and an uplifting portrayal of how the human spirit can endure and even thrive after tragedy I deeply connect to this next excerpt It brings up many thoughts, memories of love, loss, death, and grief in my own immediate family.and sadness for several of my friends who have recently lost their mothers, and husbands just this month Abe began to chant the words as Esther sobbed into the wet silk of Florence s bathing suit She imagined the Hebrew letters knitting together as they floated through the air, forming an invisible blanket that, when wrapped around Florence, would keep her safe When Abe began the Shema, Joseph joined in, Shema Yisrael, Adonai Elohenu Adonai Echad Here O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One How many times has Esther heard this prayer A thousand times More Had she even considered what it meant It was Joseph who wasconnected to the old ways, Joseph who had grown up in a small shtetl of Lackenbach, where opportunities were scarce but Jewish law abounded Fannie, Florence s sister, had been at the Atlantic City hospital for two weeks expecting a baby on bed rest She lost a baby the year before carried to nearly full term Esther and Joseph had just lost their twenty year old daughter, Florence, in the ocean on a normal average day out for a normal swim They didn t want to risk telling Fannie The grief and stress might cause losing another baby They didn t want to risk giving devastating news to Fannie with her fragile pregnancy Wow.it was a time of pause for personal contemplation I kept asking myself what might I have done Perhaps I might have made a different choice This book taught me about love from others loving perspectives.Once I started reading this book, knowing next to nothing..I couldn t stop reading I m such a water person I admit my instant desire attraction to this book wasboth the feelings of the book cover, and the title itself Have I mentioned that I swam a mile a day 7 days a week during two pregnancies including the same day of giving birth Twice..with daughters four years apart in age..a morning mile swim middle of the night births I love swimming water the ocean That said I had NO IDEA OF ANYTHING when I started this book The setting itself is almost a character This was the perfect fit read at the perfect time.The sadness matched my own connecting me authentically to another family dealing with loss, death, and grief I can definitely relate I felt comforted by being a part of this family during these unsettling coronavirus days Did everyone make the right choices every step of the way Well, who does Did I like every character It s besides the point Responding to sudden tragic circumstances does not come with a manual of instructions Reminding me to be forgiving of others and myself Life is filled with grief and pleasures The Adler family in this novel is no different but they are special in the same way every family is special AN INTIMATE ENGAGING READING EXPERIENCE WONDERFUL I really enjoyed this book with the little cliffhanger ending to think about too Themes deal with family issues, dealings with death, anti semitism, and the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s in Altantic City The prose shines with love Tender, poignant, and courageous Thank you Netgalley, Simon and Schuster Publishing and Rachel Beanland What a sweet story I was a bit aghast when the tragic event happens at the very beginning Now what Where is it going to go We have secrets, a risky pregnancy, coping with grief, new romances breathe So much happened I was kept enthralled Set in 1934 Atlantic City the settings were spot on The writing made you feel as if you were there breathing the ocean air along with the Adler family Just an old fashioned enjoyable story. I am IN LOVE with this book.It is great historical fiction as it describes Atlantic City in 1934 The writing is so perfect that I thought I was there I also learned some things about Florida in the 1920 s I lived in NJ for 20 years and am now living in FL I cannot get enough of this type of story Rachel, I encourage you to writeI ll be there to read and review them.There is love and tragedy in this book The people are human They do not handle everything well But I have a soft spot I am IN LOVE with this book.It is great historical fiction as it describes Atlantic City in 1934 The writing is so perfect that I thought I was there I also learned some things about Florida in the 1920 s I lived in NJ for 20 years and am now living in FL I cannot get enough of this type of story Rachel, I encourage you to writeI ll be there to read and review them.There is love and tragedy in this book The people are human They do not handle everything well But I have a soft spot in my heart for most of them The story retells 3 months of the lives of the Adler family and is told from their viewpoint I love stories told this way The reader shares in the thoughts of 7 people in June, July and August of 1934 I found it interesting that in each of the months, the 7 talked in exactly the same order Note that they are not all Adlers one is a friend of the family but you know what I mean I plan to recommend this book to all my reading friends and book clubs If any of my book clubs decide to select it, I will read it again Received from Netgalley Will be published July 7 5 stars 6 if I could This moving story takes place in 1934 in Atlantic City, New Jersey We meet Florence Adler as she is preparing to swim the English Channel Her sister Fannie is pregnant and in the hospital on bed rest Fannie s husband Isaac is a distant and irresponsible dreamer so their daughter Gussie is being cared for by her parents Esther and Joseph Adler The Adlers have also recently welcomed Anna into their home, a 19 year old refugee they have sponsored to come to the United States to escape the gro This moving story takes place in 1934 in Atlantic City, New Jersey We meet Florence Adler as she is preparing to swim the English Channel Her sister Fannie is pregnant and in the hospital on bed rest Fannie s husband Isaac is a distant and irresponsible dreamer so their daughter Gussie is being cared for by her parents Esther and Joseph Adler The Adlers have also recently welcomed Anna into their home, a 19 year old refugee they have sponsored to come to the United States to escape the growing anti Semitism in Eastern Europe as Hitler continues to rise in power Swimming coach and lifeguard Stuart is befriended by the family despite his father s ownership of a leading Atlantic City hotel which is restricted Jews and people of color are not welcome.When the Adler family experiences a horrific loss, they must find a way to go on It is decided that Fannie cannot be told about the recent tragedy as it might jeopardize her pregnancy Gussie, who is wise beyond her years, has to also keep the secret from her mother.Florence Adler Swims Forever transports the reader to this pre World War II period and does a fine job describing how Atlantic City was at the time It was easy to connect to the Adler family and feel their pain We can all relate to loss and the unrelenting love of a parent The story is based on the author s family which makes the book evenpowerful be sure to read the Author s Note at the end.Many thanks to Edelweiss, Simon Schuster and author Rachel Beanland for an advance copy of this impressive debut novel Be sure to hit the beach with Florence Adler Swims Forever.Review posted on MicheleReader.com I received this from Netgalley.com for a review 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.2.75 What a well constructed, immensely readable page turner this DEBUT NOVEL is It s not a spoiler to tell you that Florence Adler, an accomplished swimmer who is training to swim the English Channel, drowns in the first few pages of this remarkable novel What would be a spoiler would be to tell you how her death affects her family, when her mother, Edith, determines to keep the death a secret from Florence s sister Fannie, who is in the final weeks of a difficult pregnancy Fannie is in the hospi What a well constructed, immensely readable page turner this DEBUT NOVEL is It s not a spoiler to tell you that Florence Adler, an accomplished swimmer who is training to swim the English Channel, drowns in the first few pages of this remarkable novel What would be a spoiler would be to tell you how her death affects her family, when her mother, Edith, determines to keep the death a secret from Florence s sister Fannie, who is in the final weeks of a difficult pregnancy Fannie is in the hospital, on doctor imposed bed rest after losing a baby the previous year, and she is isolated from radio, newspaper, and gossip We take intimate looks at Florence s mother, father, brother in law, niece, and boyfriend, along with the nurses at the hospital and the lifeguards at the beach If you only read one book this fall, make it this one I read this EARC courtesy of Simon Schuster pub date 06 02 20 This book throws its first loop at you within pages A tragedy sets in motion a string of events, attempts to keep Fannie, Florence s sister and on pregnancy bedrest, from finding out what happened This family saga is all about the characters Everyone is suffering, from a variety of losses, not just the most recent We, the readers, also become privy to each character s secrets But for some reason, it took me a long time to connect with any of the characters The book alternates between their This book throws its first loop at you within pages A tragedy sets in motion a string of events, attempts to keep Fannie, Florence s sister and on pregnancy bedrest, from finding out what happened This family saga is all about the characters Everyone is suffering, from a variety of losses, not just the most recent We, the readers, also become privy to each character s secrets But for some reason, it took me a long time to connect with any of the characters The book alternates between their POVs In the beginning, they felt flat, despite all their various problems I pitied them, but found it difficult to think of them as real people, despite the book being based in a true story As the book goes on, Beanland getsthings right, like how often sadness and grief get expressed as anger towards others The characters began to grow on me I know all too well what it s like to have a disappointment for a son in law, so I appreciated what Joseph was going through While I didn t care for Esther, she had the one thought that hit me the hardest This, she realized, was what it felt like to grow old Eventually people felt so weighed down by the yoke of their own bad decisions that they could scarcely move Beanland does a better job of presenting us with a complete picture of the place and times The cavalier prejudice of the times is seen on both the personal and political level And to think that babies in incubators were treated like circus attractions and put on display As others have mentioned, the ending is just a little too neat But it makes for a good decent summer read In the end, I m assigning this a 3.5 star rating, rounded up My thanks to netgalley and Simon Schuster for an advance copy of this book Totally biased


About the Author: Rachel Beanland

Rachel Beanland is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and earned her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University She lives with her husband and three children in Richmond, Virginia Florence Adler Swims Forever is her first novel.


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