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WHEN THE WIND BLOWS Mandie Baxter

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Seventeen-year-old Ryan Fisher wants nothing more than to plan her future as a marine biologist, but her overbearing parents insist on a medical degree. And now that she’s had a run-in with the law, she can kiss her freedom goodbye.
The arrest is only the crest of a tidal wave for Ryan that began with a life-altering heart surgery, something she’s kept secret from everyone outside her family. And the lies keep piling up, including her new job at the Marine Life Center. It’s here that Ryan runs into her ex-best friend, Grayson, the boy who left town without a goodbye.
But one by one, the lies come crashing down, drowning Ryan in their wake. When a hurricane barrels toward the coast, threatening the center, and the only people who see the real her, she has to find the strength to tell the truth in order to save what’s most important.

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  • About 258 pages
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  • Tears

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  • Laughs

    9

  • Thrills

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95 comments on "WHEN THE WIND BLOWS"

LORI on Dec. 16, 2017, 9:43 p.m. said:

LORI


I think it is a great start. Good analogy at the beginning, i am hooked.

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Meg on Dec. 11, 2017, 4:33 p.m. said:

Meg


I absolutely loved this book! The story and characters were great, but I’d did seem like her parents gave in a little too easily at the end. Like everything resolved itself too quickly. Great read!

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aisforangelaaa on Oct. 25, 2017, 1:23 a.m. said:

aisforangelaaa


The story is intriguing. Ryan's a likeable enough character that I'm invested in what happens next. The movement through the timelines was a bit confusing at first but has since straightened out.

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Emily Hollman on Sept. 17, 2017, 2:16 a.m. said:

Emily Hollman


I totally loved this story, and was sad when it ended.

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ppickett on Sept. 10, 2017, 2:50 p.m. said:

ppickett


Enjoying reading about Ryan. Love that she punched that kid. Can't wait to find out more about Grayson.

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Bethany Kim on June 3, 2017, 3:14 a.m. said:

Bethany Kim


Mixed feelings... Curious how things will progress but already annoyed by the parents in the story

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Cynthia Philp on Nov. 15, 2016, 12:17 p.m. said:

Cynthia Philp


I loved it! I really hope this gets published..... it's sweet and sad and hopeful. Well done! Strong characters, great plot, nice flow. I cried. Great job!

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Cynthia Philp on Nov. 7, 2016, 6:36 p.m. said:

Cynthia Philp


I really like the style of writing, you have a lovely 'voice'. Great character development. I'm enjoying the mysteries being raised.

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Caitlin.Burke on July 4, 2016, 7:32 p.m. said:

Caitlin.Burke


Really really good summer read.

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DP on June 2, 2016, 11:06 a.m. said:

DP


I'm split on this...I see great potential, but the main character was too naive, a pushover, especially where her parents were concerned. And her mother did a LOT of damage, yet was swept under the rug at the end with just a dumb excuse and quick forgiveness. Also, there was very little conflict otherwise - and pretty predictable. Good writing though, on the sweet side. Loved the marine-biology interest and explanation, and the sort of interracial aspect of the relationship. Would like to see more from this writer.

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