Beck Sisters (Book 1)
Float Plan by Trish Doller is a beautiful story about grief, courage, and new beginnings. This is Book 1 of the Beck Sisters series.
Anna’s boyfriend, Ben, committed suicide. Anna was left blindsided and lost without him. What is she supposed to do? What about all the plans they’d made together? For ten months, she has been consumed by grief and the emptiness he left behind.
On Thanksgiving Day, Anna makes a spur-of-the-moment decision to leave home and take the sailing trip Ben had planned for them to the Bahamas. With very little sailing experience, and her heart full of grief, she embarks on the adventure alone. In the boat Ben had recently renovated, Anna decides to float away from the pain she feels at home.
This is the story of Anna’s journey to find her place in life without Ben. Her grief is vivid and tangible throughout. Her sense of loss and fear are palpable. In spite of the dark theme, the story felt more hopeful than heavy. Along the way, Anna meets Keane, who is struggling with his own issues. Together, they help each other and add a hopeful balance to the storyline. This story is a beautiful reminder that we are braver and more resilient than we might think.
Just as Anna’s emotions are vivid and tangible throughout, so are the descriptions of the various locations she visits in the Caribbean. This story can truly transport the reader into Anna’s mind and the settings she visits. Overall, this is a poignant and emotional story told in a very personal way. I truly felt like a got to know and understand Anna, while traveling the Caribbean with her.
This is my first book by this author, and I’m looking forward to continuing the series. The writing style, character development, and poignant storyline is what I’m looking forward to from the next books. This story, however, will likely always stand out to me from the rest. Needless to say, I highly recommend this book. It’s a beautiful story and I really enjoyed the audiobook. Somber and uplifting, this is truly a story that will stay with me for a long time.
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