Book Reviews of Skyward

Skyward
Skyward
Author: Mary Alice Monroe
ISBN-13: 9781551667003
ISBN-10: 1551667002
Publication Date: 7/1/2003
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 75 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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a good story with lots of info about birds
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An engrossing novel about the SC Lowcountry, a single father, his daughter and the woman who stays to help them. Mary Alice Monroe is always good.
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I always find that the books written about the south are the ones you enjoy the most. I enjoyed this romance novel.
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Interesting book about a shelter for birds of prey. A good story about a caregiver for a 5 year old with diabetes.
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Another wonderful tale from Mary Alice Monroe. Love all her books and this was no exception. Particularly enjoyed the theme running throughout regarding birds of prey. It makes you appreciate more these spectular birds and their natural environment and how important it is for all of us help preserve these wonders of nature.
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New author for me, but wonderful! Can't wait to read more by her!
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I very much enjoyed this story about a burned out nurse who goes to work as a nanny and housekeeper for a family in the south. It is a romance but also healing and happy ending type story.
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Read this with a buddy in my online book club, The Reading Cove. I've enjoyed a couple of Mary Alice Monroe's other books, but I was disappointed in SKYWARD.

The story is avian-centered, with Harris Henderson as a South Carolina bird doctor who has a 5-year-old daughter with diabetes, named Marion. He calls in a nurse, Ella, to stay with them for one year, to help him care for Marion since he's always working with the birds, and his wife, Frannie, jumped ship shortly after Marion was born, but who continues to make appearances to shake things up for Harris and Ella...

Throw in a Gullah-speaking woo-woo black character, a wayward teenager, etc., all the usual side characters to add flavor, and you should have a winner right?

Wrong.

I found this storyline boring and very, very Super Harlequin predictable. I give it a C, it's very average...unless you're really into birds.

But after enjoying THE BOOK CLUB and SWEETGRASS, I still look forward to reading more of MAM's other books.
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My wife's book. She has read several by this author and has enjoyed them all. Location is in South Carolina. A nurse takes on the job of care-giver for a 5 yr with juv. diabetes whose widower father is a wild bird-of-prey rehabilitator.
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Great story
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One of my favorite authors--setting is South Carolina Lowcountry--a place of wild beauty and untamed hearts
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I am just now starting to read SKYWARD, and I am loving it. The settug of the story with the wild bird santuary is absorbing. There are also lots of interesting characters. This on is a winner in my opinion.
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Being from South Carolina I always love books that have anything to do with our beautiful state. Really enjoyed reading it!
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E.R. nurse Dlla Major has seen al the misery that she can handle.Burned out and unsure of her next step ,she accepts the temporary position as a caregiver to a Marion Henderson,a frightened five year old who suffer from Juvenile diabers.
But Ella soon realizes there is more sorrow in the isolated hom than the little girl's illness. Harris Henderson,a single father ,is withdeawn,seemingly better able to deal with the wild birds he rehabilitates in hi birds-of-prey sanctuary than with hi own daughter.
Then something magical begins to happen:the timeless beauty of the South Carolina coast and the majestic graace of the wild birds weave a healing spell on the injured hearts at the sanctuary.But a troubled mother's unexpected return will test the fragile bonds of trust and new love,and reveal the inherent risks and exhilarating beaury of flying free.
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Is a very touching book.
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Set in the lowcountry of South Carolina, this is a story of healing, hope, and renewal.
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great book, like all of her other ones I loved it.
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Ella accepts temp job as caregiver to 5 yr old diabetic Marion. Withdrawn single father Harris rehabilitates wild birds-of-prey.
MORE THAN I EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SAVING BIRDS -(focus of the whole book)
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E.R. nurse Ella Majors hs seen all the misery that she can handle. Burned-out and unsure of her next step, she accepts the temporary position as caregiver to Marion Henderson, a frightened five-year-old who suffers from juvenile diabetes. But Ella soon realizes there is more sorrow in the isolated home than the little girl's illness. Harris Henderson, a single father, is withdrawn, seemingly better able to deal with the wild birds he rehabilitates in his birds-of-prey sanctuary than with his own daughter.
Then something magical begins to happen: the timeless beauty of the South Carolina coast and the majestic grace of the wild birds weve a healing spell on the injured hearts at the sanctuary. But a troubled mother's unexpected return will test the fragile bonds of trust and new love, and reveal the inherent risks and exhilarating beauty of flying free.
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I loved this book. It is the story of a young girl who has juvenile diabetes. E.R. nurse Ella Majors has seen all the misery that she can handle. Burned out and unsure of her next step, she accepts the position as caregiver for the young child. She soon realizes there is more sorrow in the isolated home then the little girl's illness. This is a good read.
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E.R. nurse Ella Majors has seen all the misery that she can handle. Burned-out and unsure of her next step, she accepts the temporary position as caregiver to Marion Henderson, a frightened 5 year old who suffers from juvenile diabetes.

But Ella soon realizes there is more sorrow in the isolated home that the little girl's illness. Harris Henderson, a single father, is withdrawn, seemingly better able to deal with the wild birds he rehablitates in his bird-of-prey sanctuary than with his daughter.

Then something magical begins to happen: the timeless beauty of the South Carolina coast and the majestic grace of the wild birds weave a healing spell on the injured hearts at the santuary. But a troubled mohter's return will test the fragile bonds of trust and new love, and reveal the inherent risks and exhilarating beauty of flying free.
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Another good read by Mary Alice Monroe.
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I haven't read this book. I have two copies of it, so I thought I would pass one on.