I just finished Love with a Chance of Drowning and love it! Had to recommend it here . . .
Basically, it’s the story of a girl — who is terrified of water — that meets Mr. Wonderful. Well, wonderful except that he is planning to sail across the Pacific and wants her to go along. That involves water. So she has a choice: suck it up, face her fears dead on and go on the adventure of a lifetime or always wonder about what it would have been like had she said yes.
Well, there wouldn’t have been a book if she said “forget it” so you know which one she chose. I’m not going to spoil the story with further details, other than to say it’s Torre’s true story. It deals honestly with what happens when you go WAY outside your comfort zone and have a spectacular adventure. Yeah, there are some not-so-spectacular moments and times you’ll find yourself laughing out loud. And (I don’t think this is really a spoiler) you might learn what not to leave in the galley when you leave the boat for a few months in the tropics.I’ll just leave you with Torre’s trailer and say that the book is great . . . whether or not you have a fear of water or ever think you might cross an ocean.
Full disclosure: I was given a review copy . . . but I would have bought it!