Anyone who’s missed traveling will enjoy vicariously exploring the Caribbean through the pages of this novel. Float Plan’s heroine, Anna, struggled with grief since the death of her fiancé and desperately needs a change.
She sets out alone on the sailing trip through the Caribbean, which the two of them had planned to do together. After swiftly realizing she’s ill-equipped to do the entire trip on her own, she takes on a crew member, who’s journeyed through his own loss.
Author Trish Doller is an experienced sailor in the Caribbean, and it shows in the realistic portrayals of life at sea and each of the island stops. While the experiences of loss are at times heavier than the cover portrays, Anna’s slow growth toward healing and a new life with each leg of her trip is hope-filled and rewarding.
Raela Schoenherr is an editor at a Minnesota publishing company. Find her on Twitter at @raelaschoenherr.