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A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi. (In front of you, a precipice. Behind you, wolves.)

Friday, August 16, 2013


I recently took a cruise through a rollicking book by Donna K. Weaver called A CHANGE OF PLANS.

Having been on ships before, (one cruise line and one freighter and a number of tenders and small craft) I know a little of which I speak. This book evokes for me the feel of the salt spray in my hair, the bracing snap of the breeze, the smell of brine and fish, and the roller-coaster action of the waves.

I wish I could say that when I was on that cruise ship I would have welcomed the embraces of a hotty such as Braedon, but I was only four. For me, just keeping dinner down would have been agreeable. But for school teacher, Lyn North, Braedon Randolph would figure large in both her cruise and her life.

Despite her wish to be a social hermit in order to lick wounds her ex left, Braedon is an itch that can't be ignored. I have to hand it to the guy. He's tenacious and dedicated. I can't think of a better guy to have on one's deserted island (unless it's my man).

The whole time I found myself rooting for them to get together and stay alive. This is Jack Sparrow without the rum and the cheesy dreadlocks if he hadn't escaped on turtle-back. (I think Braedon has better teeth, too.)

I definitely enjoyed this, my end-of-summer mental cruise. It was the next best thing to being on an ocean liner headed for adventure and love.

You can dock with this book at:
Donna's Website
Barnes and Noble


  1. This is delightful. Thank you for the kind words, Heidi! lol

  2. Donna's book sounds wonderful and I've followed her blog for years now and hope to read this someday.