Sometimes you can’t beat a good old fashioned dose of romance. If you like a light but engaging read this is the book for you. It’s full of self exploration and doesn’t dwell on the misfortunes of its characters. This is the best novel I’ve read by Katie Fforde to date, so if you’re interested in chick-lit I recommend giving this one a go.
The story follows Jo Edwards who had never planned to live on a barge. She’s not even sure she likes boats. But when her husband decides to go for someone younger, she finds her options alarmingly limited.
Dora Hamilton on the other hand never planned to run out on her own wedding. But as The Big Day approaches, her cold feet show no signs of warming up – and accepting Jo’s offer of refuge aboard The Three Sisters seems the only alternative.
As Jo and Dora embark on reorganising their muddled lives, they realise they both need a practical way to keep themselves afloat. But, despite their certainty that they’ve sworn off men for good, they haven’t bargained for the persistent intervention of attractive but enigmatic Marcus, and laid-back, charming Tom, who both seem determined to help them whether they like it or not.
What I enjoyed about this book was that it was not always predictable so you couldn’t put the book down as you always needed to know what was going to happen next. Her writing style is very easy to read and fall into.
All in all a great winter read.