Float Plan

By Trish Doller,

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Since the loss of her fiance, 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 realises she…

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3 authors picked Float Plan as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I recommend this book to everyone. I seriously cannot praise it enough. I know absolutely nothing about sailing, but this book completely transported me—I felt like I was right on board the Alberg with Anna, sailing the Caribbean.

Trish Doller’s descriptions took my breath away. You can really feel how she poured her passion for sailing into this book and she handles the main character’s grief beautifully. On a more personal level, I also adored the German American rep. 

Ever dream of going on an epic sailing voyage? Even though I’ve only been sailing a few times, the lure of the open sea is hard to resist. In Float Plan, Anna embarks on a solo sailing trip through the Caribbean to honor her late fiancé, who always dreamed of taking this trip. But when she runs into trouble early on, she hires Keane—a cute Irish sailor—to help her out. As Anna and Keane travel though the Bahamas, visiting one gorgeous island after another, they slowly become friends, and then something more. Though this book does deal with grief…

Float Plan offers one of the most nuanced looks at grief and healing that I’ve read in a book. Anna, the heroine, is mourning the loss of her boyfriend, Ben, after he takes his life. This gorgeous novel follows Anna while she sails through the Caribbean, fulfilling a plan she and Ben had before he died. Along the way, she meets Keane, a heart on his sleeve, patient, and gentle man that reminds Anna that pain and mourning aren’t mutually exclusive with healing and love. Their love story is tender and wonderfully written, and is a raw and honest depiction…

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