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?
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.