Synopses & Reviews
In high school, Olivia, Tracy and Holly had been known as The Godmothers, and their friendship has endured throughout the ensuing decades. Now, with the death of Olivia's husband, a wealthy Italian Count, and her return to America, the friends decide to reunite on a luxury cruise in the Caribbean. Along with Tracy's college-aged daughter and a two-man crew, they begin their journey uneventfully, enjoying the sun and the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean.
Then, a series of devastating events unfolds, leaving the women crewless, starving and terrified. Almost overnight, what was meant to be a blissful vacation devolves into a desperate fight for survival, as they soon find themselves battling the elements, a horrifying attack by drug traffickers, and their own frailties. It is at once a story about the bonds of friendship, the love between mothers and their children, and the strengths we don't know we possess until we are faced with our own mortality.
About the Author
Jacquelyn Mitchard is the New York Times bestselling author of Cage of Stars, The Deep End of the Ocean and eight other works for both adults and children. She is also the author of The Rest of Us: Dispatches from the Mother Ship, a collection of her newspaper columns, which are syndicated nationwide by Tribune Media Services. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and seven children.