Barely Above Water

Her handsome boss renews her belief in love, but learns of her mysterious affliction and abruptly cuts romantic ties.
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The author writes what she knows! Combining her knowledge of competitive swimming with a chronic illness she’s experienced herself gives this story authenticity. The main character, Suzi, struggles to find a cure to her malady as close friends disavow her suffering. I like strong women who fight to level the playing field. Although terrified of the step she is taking, she does it anyway and takes a new job in Destin, Florida where she agrees to some unconventional treatment. She focuses on the new medical regimen, but love finds its way into her life. But alas, as much as she wants to keep her condition secret, it does come out. And, it affects the way her new love feels about her. Guarded, she pushes him away when he comes to apologize. But love is strong, and Suzie finds her way. This author offers great insight to chronic illness and having the courage to keep going. I love the way she weaves her knowledge of swimming into the story. Great read.

-- Coffee in the Morning
Book Description:

An illness comes out of nowhere and strikes Suzie Morris. Her boyfriend dumps her. She has no living family, and her physician can’t diagnose the malady.

Suzie relies on her Christian faith as she faces the uncertainty of the disease, and turns to a renowned alternative doctor in Destin, Florida. She takes a job coaching a county-sponsored summer swim team. She’s determined to turn the fun, sometimes comical, rag-tag bunch into winners.

Her handsome boss renews her belief in love, but learns of her mysterious affliction and abruptly cuts romantic ties. Later he has regrets, but can he overcome his fear of losing a loved one and regain Suzie’s trust?

Gail Pallotta (Author)
Award-winning author Gail Pallotta’s a wife, mom, swimmer and bargain shopper who loves God, beach sunsets and getting together with friends and family. A former regional writer of the year for American Christian Writers Association, she’s a Grace Awards Finalist and a 2017 Reader’s Favorite Book Awards recipient. She’s published five books, poems, short stories and two-hundred articles. Some of her articles appear in anthologies while two are in museums.
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