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Warm, funny, and bursting with heart‘ Rebecca Serle

An indie musician reeling from tragedy reconnects with her estranged father on a week-long cruise in this tale of grief, fame, and love from bestselling author Jennifer E. Smith.

Just after the sudden death of her mother – her most devoted fan – and weeks before the launch of her high-stakes second album, Greta James falls apart on stage. The footage quickly goes viral and she stops playing. Greta’s career is suddenly in jeopardy – the kind of jeopardy her father, Conrad, has always warned her about.

Months later, Greta – still heartbroken and very much adrift – reluctantly agrees to accompany Conrad on the Alaskan cruise her parents had booked to celebrate their fortieth anniversary. It could be their last chance to heal old wounds in the wake of shared loss. But the trip will also prove to be a voyage of discovery for them both, and for Ben Wilder, a charming historian on-board, who is struggling with a major upheaval in his own life.

In this unlikeliest of places – at sea and far from the packed venues where she usually plays – Greta finally confronts the heartbreak she’s suffered, the family hurts that run deep, and how to find her voice again.

‘Gorgeous, heartfelt’ Amanda Eyre Ward

‘Thoughtful and tender and true’ Janelle Brown

‘Filled with music, passion, and love of all kinds’ Jill Santopolo

‘A total delight!’ Christine Pride

‘Full of hope . . . vibrant’ Linda Holmes

Reviews

Warm, funny, and bursting with heart. A pitch-perfect story about the ways we recover love in the strangest of places. The Unsinkable Greta James is exactly the book you want to read
Rebecca Serle, New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years
Filled with music, passion, and love of all kinds, The Unsinkable Greta James is an unforgettable exploration of family and the choices we make that shape our lives. A fast-paced, emotional novel
Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost
I burst into tears at the end of Jennifer E. Smith's gorgeous, heartfelt The Unsinkable Greta James-tears of surprised happiness. I loved traveling to Alaska with the wild and tender Greta, her escape from her life as a literal rock star an addictive journey. Each evening, I looked forward to opening the novel and re-joining Greta's adventure, and will miss her - and her music - now that I've turned the final, beautiful page
Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author of The Jetsetters
Thoughtful and tender and true, The Unsinkable Greta James perfectly captures the messiness of loving and being loved. Smith has written a gripping relationship story that's also a perceptive exploration of what it means to dream. I devoured it
Janelle Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Things
This novel is unabashedly sentimental, in the best possible way. It's about how family can misunderstand us, grief can undo us and our dreams can save us. The Unsinkable Greta James is as transporting and diverting as the Alaskan cruise Greta herself is on in these pages. In short: it's a total delight!
Christine Pride, co-author of We Are Not Like Them
There's a generosity in the drawing of these characters . . . a vibrant sense of its unusual setting
Linda Holmes, New York Times bestselling author of Evvie Drake Starts Over