Float Plan by Trish Doller
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press • Publication Date: March 2, 2021
Happy publication day to Float Plan! I’m honored to be part of the blog tour for the launch of the book and I cannot recommend it enough. Prior to starting Float Plan, I figured it was going to be a cutesy romance read about a second chance at love, but this book is so much more. It deals with grief and moving on from the loss of a loved one in such an authentic way and it is one of the best books I’ve read that deals with the subject matter of suicide.
Almost a year after losing her fiancé to suicide, Anna decides to embark on the Caribbean sailing trip they were going to take together. With not a lot of sailing knowledge, Anna decides she needs help to make this journey and at her first stop posts an ad for help. When Keane, a professional sailor who lost his leg, rescues her from an awkward situation, Anna takes him up on his offer to help make her sailing dream a reality.
With Anna and Keane both dealing with different levels of pain and grief that they need to overcome, they each become a shoulder for the other to lean on. In a matter of weeks they went from being complete strangers to trusting each other with emotions they were afraid to let others see. While this book is categorized as a romance, for me that wasn’t the most important part of the book. Instead it was learning how to pick yourself back up when you face one of the toughest moments of your life and learn how to live again, even if it is in a different way than you or anyone else originally planned.
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for an advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
CW: Suicide, grief