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The Cruise

Book Description

Three friends set sail on a luxury cruise… will they be able to catch a husband on the open seas?

Leaving behind the heartache, guilt and disappointment of their real lives, three friends decide that now they’re in their sixties, it’s time they finally did something for themselves!

Swapping Christmas turkeys and BBC reruns for crystal waters, white sandy beaches and smooth golden rum, Anne, Jane and Kath throw caution (and tradition) to the wind as they set sail on a luxury two-week Christmas cruise around the Caribbean.

Will the three friends find the comfort and joy they seek aboard the Diamond Star?

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My Review Of The Cruise

With my 60s fast approaching, I feel that I’m not adventurous enough. When I read the blurb about 3 ‘old’ ladies in their 60s setting off on a cruise, I knew I had to read The Cruise.

Three life long friends, Anne, Kath and Jane, each have their own reasons for taking this cruise. Each of them really needs a time of adventure, a bit of pampering and perhaps some romance. Discovering themselves deeper is not something they bargained for, but it happens. The cruise more accepting of themselves and brings them closer to each other.

Great characters, beautiful settings and some doses of romance and lots of reality checks made this a delightful read.Full of humour and yet not without emotion, this lighthearted book, makes me want to experience a cruise too.

The Cruise is the first book I have read by Caroline James and I can definitely say it won’t be my last.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Author

Best-selling author of women’s fiction, Caroline James, has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry, a subject that often features in her novels. She is based in the UK but escapes whenever lockdown allows. A public speaker, which has included talks and lectures on cruise ships worldwide, Caroline is also a consultant and food writer. Caroline writes articles and runs writing workshops, is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association, the Society of Women’s Writer & Journalists and the Society of Authors. In her spare time, Caroline can be found walking with Fred, her Westie and in summer, wild water swimming. In winter, when not working, she relaxes with her head in a book and hand in a box of chocolates.

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A lover of words. A self-acceptance blogger. A creativity coach. A book reviewer. A woman happily journeying through midlife, moving from self-improvement to self-acceptance and enjoying being herself. I write about life, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. An avid reader, I review books at and offer coaching to writers and bloggers and anyone looking to explore their creativity at The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India.

One comment on “The Cruise

  1. Connie – thank you so much for your kindness and review of my new novel The Cruise. I am delighted that you enjoyed it and thanks too for taking part in my book tour. Warmest wishes to you and your followers. Caroline xx

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