Love with a Chance of Drowning

Love with a Chance of Drowning

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By (author) Torre Deroche

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  • Publisher: Hyperion Books
  • Format: Paperback | 337 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 202mm x 24mm | 300g
  • Publication date: 14 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1401341950
  • ISBN 13: 9781401341954
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 354,771

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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.""

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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

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"In "Love With a Chance of Drowning," Torre DeRoche has given reluctant adventurers, romantics, and lovers of beautifully-told tales a compulsively good read. I was positively swept away by this large-hearted, hilarious story about how deeply and unexpectedly a person can be transformed by love." "Suzanne Morrison, "Yoga Bitch"""