This is a continuation of Mary Alice Monroe's story 'The Beach House'. I read 'Beach House Memories' and then 'Swimming Lessons' only because I wanted to read the prequel to 'The Beach House' before continuing on with the story. That said, if you haven't read the other two books, reading 'Swimming Lessons' could be read as a stand-alone book.
This book is the story of Toy Sooner. It is five years after she had her baby, Little Lovie. Toy has now finished college and works at the South Carolina Aquarium. She begins a rehabilitation program for sick sea turtles and works closely with her boss Ethan to get a grant to begin a turtle hospital at the aquarium. There are a few twists and turns in this story line (which I won't give away here), but they kind of felt rushed to me for some reason. I liked this story a lot, it's just that at one point too many things started to happen and then were tied up quickly toward the end. This book also continues on with the characters Cara, Brett, Flo and Emmi. An enjoyable read with more learning about the loggerhead sea turtles. I'm hoping there is another book in this series!