"Laugh-out-loud moments, a sparkling dialogue and dollops of heart-warming community spirit" - Lancashire Evening Post"A beautiful setting, wonderful characters, and a great story. This book really is about the strong power of female friendship and I loved every moment of it." - Goodreads Reviewer*******Welcome to THE WHITSTABLE HIGH TIDE SWIMMING CLUB - the irresistible, feel-good novel from Katie May. If you enjoy Jill Mansell, Cathy Bramley, Lucy Diamond and Carole Matthews, then you'll want to dive in to this heartwarming novel...*******Only the truly devoted manage to swim every day at Whitstable, because the sea's only deep enough at high tide. So when Deb (ageing bikini, sunglasses) and Maisie (black wetsuit, swimming shoes, goggles) keep meeting on Reeves Beach, they strike up an unlikely friendship based on their love of swimming and their recent divorces. Soon, they are joined by other high tide swimmers, each with a crisis of their own to weather. Ann, a bossy organiser, is caring for her elderly mother at home; Julie has somehow (although she's not quite sure how) managed to produce three children under school age; and Chloe, a bright, brittle girl of fifteen, finds calmness in the water, and Quiet, anxious Bill is soon welcomed into the heart of the club.When the swimmers discover plans for their beach to be paved over for a leisure complex, they find a higher purpose that bonds them together, and exposes their fragile worlds to public scrutiny.THE WHITSTABLE HIGH TIDE SWIMMING CLUB is a book about the power of female friendship, that never loses sight of the complicated truths behind the lives of women who - from the outside - seem to take everything in their stride. It's also a song to the author's home town of Whitstable, where the sea is smooth, the shingle is painful on bare feet, and the air is full of possibilities.*******"I absolutely loved it and can really recommend... A great story of new beginnings, second chances, hope and friendships. Full of warmth and humour, this is sure to bring a smile to many readers faces." - Charlene Jess, blogger "I adored this story... such brilliant dialogue from the author and full of wit and humour" -Kraftireader *******Originally published as a three part serial, this is the full story!