Silver Bay by JoJo Moyes
Mike comes to Silver Bay in Australia intent on building a huge 5-star hotel that emphasizes water sports like water skiing and jet skiing in the bay. He stays at the run-down inn of 76-year-old Kathleen Whittier Gaines, her niece Liza, and Liza’s 11-year-old daughter, Hannah. Liza owns a boat and takes passengers out to see dolphins and whales. Mike falls for Liza and Hannah, too, and he sheds some of his big-city London ways the more time he spends there, but too much is already in motion.
Moyes does an amazing job describing what it’s like essentially coexisting with dolphins and migrating whales. Her descriptions of the sea animals’ lives are remarkable.