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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.
The Unimaginable by Dina Silver had an exciting premise that made me want to jump right in to the story. Jessica is a teacher from small-town Indiana, who finds the courage to move to Thailand following her mother’s death. Jessica has always done what was expected of her. She stayed in her little town, went to a small local college, and started teaching. She felt she was finally free after her mother’s passing to move on with her life and really live. She didn’t want her life to be safe and predictable anymore.
I really enjoyed the first half of this book. It was exciting to see Jessica really come into her own and develop as a character. I loved experiencing Thailand through her eyes. However, I think the book came up a little short for me in the second half. I felt as if the romance was a bit predictable and the action and excitement in the story felt forced at times. Overall, I did enjoy the story and read it pretty quickly. It did hold my attention and I liked what the author was trying to do. The ending was satisfying for me, though I did find myself still wanting ‘more’ from the story. It seemed like there was so much more that could come out of the story, but didn’t. As the book went on, it felt rushed. I would be willing to read other books by this author, as this was my first time reading her.
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Thank you for an excellent review. So many reviews out there are really lacking but I enjoyed your review and even with the shortfalls, this sounds like an excellent book to add to my collections.
You’re welcome, Janice! Definitely give it a try – it really was worth reading.