The Sandycove Sunset Swimmers
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The Sandycove Sunset Swimmers

I was delighted to read another book written by Sian O’Gorman and be transported back to lovely Sandycove with The Sandycove Sunset Swimmers.

Book Description

Can learning to say ‘yes’ change your life?

When Cat Jones is given the opportunity of a lifetime to present one of Ireland’s most popular live daytime shows, alongside TV royalty David Fitzgerald she isn’t sure she is ready for the challenge.

But after being pushed by her mother’s friend Lorraine to say ‘yes’ to everything for a month, she reluctantly agrees.

What follows is a whirlwind of opportunities where Cat is forced outside her comfort zone with varying degrees of success.

Once she accepts the challenge to take the plunge with the eclectic sea swimming tribe The Forty Footers’in Dublin Bay, she never looks back. She is warmly welcomed into their lives, and learns to find reserves of strength she never knew existed which helps her deal with a toxic ex, and a growing attraction for a handsome TV executive.

With best friends, Becca and Sinead also in need of a re-boot, can Cat empower them to choose ‘risk and adventure’ or will they go back to their old, safe lives?

Say ‘yes’ and your whole life will open up in wonderful ways.

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My Review of The Sandycove Sunset Swimmers

When Catriona and her mother were set a challenge by a family friend to say yes to everything, they didn’t expect to be pushed into doing things that scared them so much.

But as Catriona reluctantly joined the Sandycove Sunset swimmers for a swin in the sea, she didn’t expect to find it so life changing. Swimming in the took her not just out of her comfort zone but into a place of zen! The fact that the swimmers, a motley group, were all so welcoming and supportive, made this experience even better.

Saying ‘yes’, soon saw her take on the big challenge of sitting in for a famous presenter and co-presenting one of Ireland’s biggest TV shows. All was not smooth sailing, but she grew in confidence and found herself open to many more new experiences, including romance!

Cat’s journey through this challenge is beautifully told by the author. But the book is simultaneously a story of a lot more people in her circle, who inspired by Cat, begin to say ‘yes’ to new experiences in their lives too.

The author weaves a lovely tapestry of emotions and creates such loveable characters, that make this book an experience that stays with you for a while.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The Author

Sian O’Gorman

Sian O’Gorman was born in Galway and now lives just along the coast from Dublin. She works as a radio producer alongside writing contemporary women’s fiction inspired by friend and family relationships.

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I received a copy of this from Rachel’s Random Resources and Boldwood Books via NetGalley for a review and participation in the blog tour. Read what others on this tour are writing about The Sandycove Sunset Swimmers.

A lover of words. A self-acceptance blogger. A creativity coach. A book reviewer. A woman happily journeying through midlife, moving from self-improvement to self-acceptance and enjoying being herself. I write about life, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. An avid reader, I review books at and offer coaching to writers and bloggers and anyone looking to explore their creativity at The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India.

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