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New love. Exotic destinations.
A once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
What could go wrong?
City girl Torre DeRoche isn't looking for love, but a chance encounter in a San Francisco bar sparks an instant connection with a soulful Argentinean man who unexpectedly sweeps her off her feet. The problem? He's just about to cast the dock lines and voyage around the world on his small sailboat, and Torre is terrified of deep water. However, lovesick Torre determines that to keep the man of her dreams, she must embark on the voyage of her nightmares, so she waves good-bye to dry land and braces for a life-changing journey that's as exhilarating as it is terrifying.
Somewhere mid-Pacific, she finds herself battling to keep the old boat, the new relationship, and her floundering sanity afloat. . . .
This sometimes hilarious, often harrowing, and always poignant memoir is set against a backdrop of the world's most beautiful and remote destinations. Equal parts love story and travel memoir, Love with a Chance of Drowning is witty, charming, and proof positive that there are some risks worth taking.
|Product dimensions:||5.42(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.91(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Torre DeRoche is an Australian native and self-proclaimed fearful adventurer. When she's not at home in Melbourne, Australia, DeRoche is at large in the world, exploring, writing, painting pictures, and snapping photos, as she faces her fears one terrified step at a time. Stories of her adventures can be found at www.fearfuladventurer.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Torre DeRoche leaves her family in Australia and travels to the US for one year. She promised it would only be a year and she wouldn’t fall in love with an American. But then she meets Ivan, not an American but an Argentinean young man, at a bar. He plans to set sail on his boat with a goal of seeing many beautiful islands and lots of quiet time. Torre must decide whether to join the man she loves or say goodbye and head back to Australia to her family. Love with a Chance of Drowning is a memoir, a true story of Torre DeRoche’s life. Most of the story takes place on Amazing Grace, Ivan’s boat. There are many islands they visit. The beautiful descriptions of these islands make you feel like you are seeing them also. Torre also manages to describe her fears and feelings while on this great adventure using all her senses making the reader part of the story. I found myself relating to Torre. From her fear of the ocean, to the lists that she makes, I could relate to her. When she started researching how to sail or how to store your ship and how to make it sea worthy again, she latched on to a lot of the “bad things” that could happen. I felt her fear. I wanted her to back out and keep herself safe. But after reading this novel I am so incredibly glad that she went. She faced her fears and became a much stronger and ambitious person. It changed her whole life, bother on the sea and on land. This is a story of travel, love, and overcoming your fears. I loved this book. I laughed, but mostly I dreamt of being on the ocean and traveling as Torre and Ivan did. I highly recommend this novel.
I absolutely loved this book. What an amazing true story! This will appeal to those who love a good memoir and a sweeping travel adventure. Every page was enjoyable. Highly recommended!