Dr. Fredrika Bimm, aka Fred, is a marine biologist. Sheís also
a mermaid toiling away at the New England Aquarium. No one
knows her secret, except her best friend Jonas, who is in love
with Fredís boss, Dr. Barb. Fred has admirers of her own:
Thomas, another marine biologist, and Prince Artur of the
Itís been a year since Fred has seen Artur or Thomas. Then one
day two Undersea Folk show up to invite Fred to a Pelagic, a
gathering of merepeople in the Cayman Islands. Jonas
accompanies Fred, who gets to see Thomas, and his
fully-outfitted underwater RV, and Artur, the future King of
the Undersea Folk.
At the Pelagic, Fred discovers the truth about her unknown
father and why she was invited to the prestigious event. She
also has to come to terms with her feelings about Thomas and
Artur, and decide which one is right for her.
Full of MaryJanice Davidsonís quirky wit and colorful
characters, Swimming Without a Net is a true
gem. Fred provided me with more than a few laughs, as did the
other characters, including Mekkam, King of the Undersea Folk,
who has a fascination with Thomasís RV and the Deadwood
discs from his DVD collection. The consequences of the king
watching Deadwood kept me laughing through much of the
Fans of Ms. Davison will love Swimming Without a Net.
I know I did, and I eagerly await the third book in the series
so I can see what happens next. Definitely a book to write
home about, and to recommend to all your friends.