Monday, December 8, 2014

The Unimaginable by Dina Silver

The Unimaginable
by Dina Silver

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Just released: December 1, 2014
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mystery
Paperback: 264 pages
Rating: 4

From the author of One Pink Line comes a story about letting go of the past and finding bravery in the depths of fear. Set on the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand and the rough waters of the Indian Ocean, The Unimaginable paints a vivid portrait of a young woman on a journey to find herself—and her harrowing fight for survival.

After twenty-eight years of playing by the rules, Jessica Gregory moves from her small Indiana town to Phuket, Thailand. But her newfound routine is upended with the arrival of Grant Flynn, a captivating, elusive man who is sailing around the world while trying to move on from a past tragedy. Jessica volunteers to help crew Grant’s boat, Imagine, on a passage across the Indian Ocean and finds herself falling in love with him as the voyage gets underway. But when disaster strikes, Jessica must summon her courage as the crew is confronted by unspeakable terrors––and, aboard a boat named for such promise, comes the unimaginable.

My two-bits:

The first half of the story is a lovely tale of an American going overseas to experience another country through a teaching program. The main character, Jessica, is likable and she meets equally likable people including a love interest that makes the idea of travel dreamy - especially to Thailand.

Loved the character growth and romance that Jessica undergoes from her life in Indiana to Thailand.

However, it's stories like these similar to the films Captain Phillips and All is Lost, that make you re-think if a boat cruise around the world. The second half of the book takes a turn when Jessica continues to pursue her dream of travel by signing on to be a crew member of a boat cruise.

While the fantasy of experiencing the world traveling by boat is adventurous there are dangerous elements to being out at sea to consider.

Praise for the book:

"Dina Silver's deftly woven tale has all of my favorite fictional elements: romance, action and adventure, and a knock-your-socks-off ending. The Unimaginable is simply superb." —Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author of On the Island

About the author:

Dina Silver is an author, a wine drinker, and an excellent parallel parker.

She is the author of Kat Fight, Finding Bliss, and One Pink Line, which was chosen as a 2012 Top Title by IndieReader and was a finalist in their 2012 Discovery Awards.

She lives with her husband, son, and twenty-pound tabby cat in suburban Chicago. She’d prefer to live where it’s warm year round, but then she’d never stay home and write anything.


* review copy courtesy of Fall Reading Challenge 2014. @booksparks #FRC2014

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