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Jo Edwards never planned to live on a barge. She’s not even sure she likes boats. But when her husband trades her in for a younger model, she finds her options alarmingly limited.

Dora Hamilton 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 …


The mother-daughter bond the women develop is endearing and the heartache caused by a failed long marriage is touchingly conveyed

Daily Telegraph

Sometimes you can't beat a good old fashioned dose of romance and this tale has that in abundance


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