The Unsinkable Greta James – A Review

This is the first read for me from Smith and I was not disappointed! I love what I call “destination books” and this was one of those. And the punny title is just a bonus.

Greta, a famous indie rockstar decides at the last minute to join her widowed father on an Alaskan cruise. Ok, her brother may have guilted her into it. so, it’s not as “awe” as it sounds. Greta and her dad have been at odds for years. They butt heads and never get along. This cruise is going to be challenging for all.

I kept picturing Greta as Brandi Carlisle. Her dad, in my mind, was a younger John Mahoney from the 90s. Their characters were both likable and as the reader, you have this understanding of both sides. There’s love and caring there, but they have to address their issues if they ever want to connect. This cruise forces that. It was supposed to be an anniversary cruise for her dad and mom, but well, I’ll let you read about that on your own. Icebergs. That’s all I’ll tell you for now.

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The Unsinkable Greta James was heartwarming, sweet, and almost a coming of age for an adult. Both Greta and dad grow on this cruise and you’re going to love reading about their journey.

I received an advanced copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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