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Float Plan

Float Plan

Trish Doller

St. Martin's Griffin

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* A MUST-READ FOR GOOD MORNING AMERICA, OPRAHMAG.COM, BUZZFEED, POP SUGAR, AND MORE! *

Heartbroken by the loss of her fiancé, adventurous Anna finds a second chance at love with an Irish sailor in this riveting, emotional romance.

After a reminder goes off for the Caribbean sailing trip Anna was supposed to take with her fiancé, 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.

In Trish Doller’s unforgettable Float Plan, starting over doesn't mean letting go of your past, it means making room for your future.

"I devoured Float Plan in a day. It’s truly a joy to get lost in such great writing—the island-hopping setting transports you from the hum-drum everyday, the dialogue is sharp and spot-on, the characters feel flawed and authentic and hopeful. It’s the kind of story that takes you away and brings you back grateful for the journey.” - Katherine Center, New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away and Things You Save in a Fire

ten months and six days (1)


I walk out of my life on Thanksgiving Day.

Last-minute shoppers are clearing shelves of stuffing mix and pumpkin pie filling as I heap my cart with everything I might need. (Dry beans. Canned vegetables....

Praise for Float Plan

A MUST-READ FOR:

GOOD MORNING AMERICA * OPRAHMAG.COM * COUNTRY LIVING * BUZZFEED * THE NERD DAILY * POPSUGAR * PUREWOW * THE TEMPEST * SHE READS * GOODREADS

"I devoured Float Plan in a day. It’s truly a joy to get lost in such great writing—the island-hopping setting transports you from the hum-drum everyday, the dialogue is sharp and spot-on, the characters feel flawed and authentic and hopeful. It’s the kind of story that takes you away and brings you back grateful for the journey.” - KATHERINE CENTER, New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away and Things You Save in a Fire

"With humor, love, and skill, Doller shows her heroine surviving a loved one's suicide, something rare in romantic fiction." - KIRKUS

"Doller's tale of grief slowly combines with a sparkling travelogue which gradually becomes a romance and, ultimately, a wholly satisfying story that may just make readers yearn for their own voyage." - BOOKLIST

"Simply adored this romantic sea escape filled with breathtaking sunsets, dolphins and hidden treasure." - FLORIDA KEYS WEEKLY

"Doller’s expert balance of the sweet and the serious make this touching romance a sure success." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW

"Full of appealing characters, interesting tidbits about sailing and striking island sunsets, Float Plan is at once lighthearted escapism and a sensitively rendered account of a woman's life-altering grief. Doller's breezy writing style, deep compassion for her characters … More…

A MUST-READ FOR:

GOOD MORNING AMERICA * OPRAHMAG.COM * COUNTRY LIVING * BUZZFEED * THE NERD DAILY * POPSUGAR * PUREWOW * THE TEMPEST * SHE READS * GOODREADS

"I devoured Float Plan in a day. It’s truly a joy to get lost in such great writing—the island-hopping setting transports you from the hum-drum everyday, the dialogue is sharp and spot-on, the characters feel flawed and authentic and hopeful. It’s the kind of story that takes you away and brings you back grateful for the journey.” - KATHERINE CENTER, New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away and Things You Save in a Fire

"With humor, love, and skill, Doller shows her heroine surviving a loved one's suicide, something rare in romantic fiction." - KIRKUS

"Doller's tale of grief slowly combines with a sparkling travelogue which gradually becomes a romance and, ultimately, a wholly satisfying story that may just make readers yearn for their own voyage." - BOOKLIST

"Simply adored this romantic sea escape filled with breathtaking sunsets, dolphins and hidden treasure." - FLORIDA KEYS WEEKLY

"Doller’s expert balance of the sweet and the serious make this touching romance a sure success." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW

"Full of appealing characters, interesting tidbits about sailing and striking island sunsets, Float Plan is at once lighthearted escapism and a sensitively rendered account of a woman's life-altering grief. Doller's breezy writing style, deep compassion for her characters and knack for snappy, entertaining dialogue make this trip around the Caribbean a delight." - SHELF AWARENESS

"Float Plan had my heart from the first page. With lush, vibrant settings and characters I ached and swooned with, this book is both a romantic escape and a balm for the soul. I'm deeply in love with Anna and Keane." - RACHEL LYNN SOLOMON, author of The Ex-Talk

"In Trish Doller’s Float Plan, strangers Anna and Keane, who are trying to escape their respective tragedies, must learn to rely on themselves, and each other, or lose more than they already have. Gorgeous scenery, evocative storylines and plenty of tension - I devoured this book—a must read for fans of armchair travel and magnetic love stories!" – KARMA BROWN, bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife

"The perfect escape. Fresh, funny, and romantic. Trish Doller creates smart and sensitive characters who seem all too heartbreakingly real. I wish I could sail away with this book." - MEG CABOT, New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries and Little Bridge series

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Trish Doller

TRISH DOLLER is the author of novels for teens and adults about love, life, and finding your place in the world. A former journalist and radio personality, Trish has written several YA novels, including the critically acclaimed Something Like Normal, as well as Float Plan, her adult women's fiction debut. When she's not writing, Trish loves sailing, traveling, and avoiding housework. She lives in southwest Florida with an opinionated herding dog and an ex-pirate.

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