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Make a Splash! Jump In!

Stories that take place on or in the water will get you ready for Summer!


The Mayday: A Jack Merchant and Sarah Ballard Novel

Jack Merchant and Sarah Ballard investigate a sailing accident off the coast of Rhode Island. Was it an accident, or is the victim's wild tale of a mysterious "rescue" ship and the kidnapping of his family true?


The Patience of Rivers

In 1969, a teenager spends his summer working at his family's campground as a canoe trip leader. Woodstock is about to be held nearby, Nick's friend writes him letters from Vietnam, and the family business comes under strain when a business partner does some risky investing.


In the Heart of the Canyon

A group takes a whitewater rafting trip through the Grand Canyon, but each person faces challenges in addition to trying to navigate the rapids.


Inflating a Dog: The Story of Ella's Lunch Launch

When Ella decides to launch a small cruise ship business to escape her life as a housewife, her son is determined to keep her dream alive. He experiences his own sexual awakening with his girlfriend, Patti, who helps him on the boat.



A suspenseful story about a woman and her kids on a sailing vacation, trying to put their family back together after the father's death. When tragedy occurs on the boat, they must fight to survive.


66 Laps

A stay-at-home mom swims 66 laps a day, using the time to contemplate her life as an aging wife, and convinces herself her husband is having an affair. Having an affair of her own, however, leads to tragedy beyond her wildest imagination.