The J.M. Barrie Ladies' Swimming Society by Barbara J. Zitwer

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She discovers both friends and a life-changing experience. 5/5
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When Joey Rubin stumbles upon a group of elderly women swimming in a lake one freezing January morning, she thinks they must be mad. But then they dare her to come in…

Joey, an overworked New York architect, is in the Cotswolds to oversee the restoration of Stanway House – the stately home that inspired J.M. Barrie to write Peter Pan. It hasn’t been easy. The local residents aren’t exactly welcoming, and then there’s the problem of the brooding caretaker, a man who seems to take every opportunity to undermine her plans. She soon begins to feel that she can’t do anything right.

Until, that is, she discovers the J.M. Barrie Ladies’ Swimming Society and begins to take a daily dip with them in their own private Neverland. For Joey, meeting Aggie, Gala, Lilia and co. is a life-changing experience, the beginning of a friendship that will transform her in the most remarkable of ways…
 

About Barbara J. Zitwer

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Barbara J. Zitwer is an international literary agent. She graduated from Columbia Film School and prior to working in publishing, she produced films, including Vampire’s Kiss with Nicolas Cage. Zitwer co-wrote the play Paper Doll about Jacqueline Susann. She lives with her husband and their two dogs in New York City.
 
Published December 4, 2012 by Atria Books/Marble Arch Press. 290 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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The Bookbag

Excellent
on Mar 12 2012

This is a very satisfying read and I definitely recommend it.

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Excellent
on Apr 13 2012

She discovers both friends and a life-changing experience. 5/5

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The Coast

Good
on Jun 08 2012

The few unoriginal elements – a predictable romantic subplot and some unsurprising character arcs – do not detract from a story that is as warm as the fire you’d be inclined to stretch out next to after a dip in the pond with the ladies.

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Sunshine Coast Daily

Excellent
on Sep 22 2012

Zitwer manages to make you connect with the characters, while keeping the plot light enough to make this a very enjoyable cold Sunday afternoon book.

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