Lifesaving for Beginners

By Josie Lloyd

Published: July 2022

ISBN: 9780008373696

  • ‘Heart-warming and life-affirming, full of humour and compassion’ ADELE PARKS, PLATINUM

    ‘A beautifully warm-hearted tale of friendship and hope’ MY WEEKLY

    ‘I loved this incredibly touching book…[it’s] a life-belt that will help any reader through a tough patch’ VERONICA HENRY


    In life’s stormy waters, it’s your friends who keep you afloat…

    Maddy Wolfe’s life has just capsized. After her twenty-year marriage suddenly implodes, she heads to Brighton to search for her estranged son, Jamie. But he’s nowhere to be found and for the first time, she’s totally alone. That is, until she meets the Salty Sea-Gals, a group of feisty sea-swimmers.

    Seventy-two-year old Helga is determined not to slow down, while thirty-something Tor is still figuring out who she is. Bereaved Dominica is trying to find a reason to carry on, and busy mum Claire is learning to put herself first for a change.

    As their regular cold-water plunges become a lifeline for them all, Maddy starts to realise that these brave women might just help her find both Jamie and herself. Together, will they turn the tide?

    'Inspiring, heart-warming, utter joy' TAMMY COHEN

    ‘A beautiful read. You’ll love this one’ LOUISE BEECH

    ‘An absolute delight of a book!’ CELIA ANDERSON

    ‘Oh, this is such a wonderful read’ BISHOP’S STORTFORD INDEPENDENT


    Readers LOVE Josie Lloyd’s heart-warming novels:

    'Inspiring and warm, heartfelt and real. I really loved this story'

    'I rarely cry when reading but I was so emotionally impacted by this read I had a few cries in the bath reading it… a heart-warming portrayal of true friendship'

    'Expect tears, laughter and a lot of fist pump in the air moments!’

    'A bloody brilliant, inspirational book of friendship and hope'

    'Heartfelt and empowering'

    'Affirming and inspiring… this book will give you all the feels!'

    'I loved this book from the very beginning to the very end; it is a story that will resonate with every woman'

    'Full of humour and compassion… I laughed and I cried'

    'I absolutely loved this book. A testament to the power of friendship'

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