About the Book:
Critically acclaimed author Trish Doller’s unforgettable and romantic adult debut about setting sail, starting over, and finding yourself…
Since the loss of her fiancé, Anna has been shipwrecked by grief—until a reminder goes off about a trip they were supposed to take together. Impulsively, Anna goes to sea in their sailboat, intending to complete the voyage alone.
But after a treacherous night’s sail, she realizes she can’t do it by herself and hires Keane, a professional sailor, to help. Much like Anna, Keane is struggling with a very different future than the one he had planned. As romance rises with the tide, they discover that it’s never too late to chart a new course.
In Trish Doller’s unforgettable Float Plan, starting over doesn’t mean letting go of your past, it means making room for your future.
I really enjoyed this wonderful romance set in the Caribbean. Anna is grieving her fiancé Ben’s death as she decides to sail their boat from their former home in Florida through the Caribbean. Although the book deals with very weighty topics such as depression and suicide, the author perfectly balances these feelings with vivid descriptions of the various tropical islands and of life aboard a sailboat. Anna’s family tries to tell her how to move on from Ben but she must find her own way through.
“Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever stop thinking about him.”
“Don’t know why you would,” Keane says. “Eventually—and I say this from experience—you’ll start building a new house beside the ruins of the old. When you’re ready, you’ll know.”
There is one adventure after another aboard the sailboat, and a very unexpected hero name Keane Sullivan. I really appreciated his character, and how charming he was! Anna and Keane’s slow-burn romance was fantastic and I loved how Keane wore his heart on his sleeve. So refreshing! Although there is wonderful romance and of course, a HEA, the focus of this book is on Anna’s healing journey as she recovers from her loss.
I commend the author for the detailed research and descriptions of boating life. I literally felt like I was on the boat with Anna and Keane. I also loved the history of the various Caribbean islands that Anna visited.
If you are looking for a wonderful escape, you will love this book. The audiobook with Sarah Naughton as the narrator was excellent. Definitely put ‘Float Plan’ on your summer reading list!
“. . I’m starting to understand how sadness and happiness can live side by side within a heart. And how that heart can keep on beating.”