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Author: Mary Alice Monroe
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 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....  more »
ISBN-13: 9780778329978
ISBN-10: 0778329976
Publication Date: 6/1/2011
Pages: 436
Edition: Original
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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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?


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.