Float Plan | By Trish Doller
Book Review | Contemporary Romance
Narrative and Plot
Float Plan as the name suggests is meant to be a voyage. Anna, takes this journey on a yet to be named boat, when she could no longer cope up with the loss of her fiancé , Ben who supposed to make the trip with her. The entire story is Anna’s journey through her own grief and how she manages to cope up with life after Ben.
The plot mainly focuses on the friendship between Kaene and Anna, but the sea in itself is an important character throughout the story. Now, I am not familiar with sailing, but I am no stranger to oceans and ferry rides. The ocean gives you a sense of calm. A relief from the rest of the busy life. That’s the vibe you get in this book.
Characters and Conflicts
Anna has this immense grief to battle with. As the narrator, she is very vocal and expressive about it. Kaene on the other hand looks pretty calm regarding his trauma but that’s not all what it seems. In a way, they are both dealing with losses in their own way. And a beautiful companionship is what is formed as they find solace in each other.
The places they pass, the people they meet is reminiscent of any wonderful journey. The story celebrates the idea of travel, especially by sailing in a time when most of us are cooped up at our homes.
That breath of fresh air definitely makes it a must read.
Overall, I enjoyed reading the entire journey. It is a slow burn character focused book which deals with a person’s inner journey and battle with grief. If those don’t dampen your spirits, Float Plan is a voyage worth getting onboard.