After a reminder goes off for the Caribbean sailing trip Anna was supposed to take with her fiance , she impulsively goes to sea in the sailboat he left her, 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.
Float Plan is simultaneously an alluring travelogue (I challenge anyone to come away from this book without a list of a half-dozen dream vacation destinations) and a moving account of traveling through grief to something on the other side. Unlike many romance novels, Doller doesn’t need to inject artificial conflict into her plot to create drama. The inherent, movingly authentic conflict is between her character’s past and future selves, and if her new beginning has room for someone new by her side. Whether readers take Float Plan on vacation or read it at home, it will buoy their spirits and inspire them to take big chances as they chart their own course.
After months of pandemic sheltering, [Doller's] detailed travel log is fun and very, very tantalizing. With humor, love, and skill, Doller shows her heroine surviving a loved one's suicide, something rare in romantic fiction.
A woman navigates her grief during a tumultuous sea voyage in YA author Doller’s moving adult debut ... Doller expertly captures the tides of grief as Anna struggles with her sadness, guilt, and anger over Ben’s death ... the relationship between Anna and Keane is uplifting and convincing, and beautiful descriptions of their time at sea weave throughout. Doller’s expert balance of the sweet and the serious make this touching romance a sure success.