Thursday, April 1, 2021

Review: Float Plan by Trish Doller

Author: Trish Doller
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication date:  March 2021

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.

In Float Plan, Anna decides to quit her job and take the trip that her fiancée wanted to take before he died.  It has been 10 months since her fiancé killed himself and she has not been able to move past her overwhelming grief.   Realizing she needs help on her voyage, she hires Keane to navigate the journey with her.

I ended up really enjoying Float Plan.  For me, it was less of a romance and more of a journey through grief.  I thought the way Anna was feeling throughout her journey was genuine.  Losing a loved one, especially to suicide, is devastating.   The scene on the island where Anna really broke down was so gut wrenching and real.  I thought Anna showed a lot of growth by the end of the book.  Not only did she work through her grief, she learned how much she was capable of doing on her own. 

Keane also dealt with a lot of grief.  While he had learned to function without his leg, he hadn't really learned to LIVE without it.  The only thing I didn't love about the book was the ending.  It was a bit abrupt and I would have loved an epilogue.   I loved the descriptions of the places  that they visited.  It made me long for vacation! I highly recommend this book.

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